Best Places to Visit in Ireland

Ireland, the "Emerald Isle," is welcoming and culturally rich, and it is guaranteed to put a glint in your eye. Its friendly people, laid-back attitude, tragic yet interesting history, and rugged, scenic scenery will all appeal to you. With more Nobel Prize winners for literature than any other country, this is known as "the land of saints and academics." To top it all off, Dublin, the country's capital, was named a UNESCO City of Literature in 2010.

Tourist attractions and places to visit abound, and they are endlessly different. All of the state museums are free, heritage sites date back to prehistory, and there are endless outdoor activities to enjoy across the country, including horseback riding, golf, sailing, and exploring the numerous distant, untamed islands. And, of course, wherever you go, you may enjoy the legendary Irish "craic" (good time).

With this list of the top tourist attractions in Ireland, you can learn about everything there is to do in this beautifully beautiful country.