Little-Known Facts About Our Tours

April 21, 2017 by
Alex hiking in Connemara
POSTED BY April 21, 2017

If I were to say Ireland, Scotland or England to you, you’d have a picture of those places in your head.

Ireland: Green, cliffs and leprechauns.

Scotland: Wild, rugged and men in kilts.

England: Open countryside, quaint hamlets and history.

But what about getting into the nitty gritty of those countries? The little-known facts about each of our tour regions that really make those places unique.

Dingle Way

Inch Strand is actually a 5km-long beach on the Dingle Way The dunes on this beach hide shipwrecks and ancient stone-age settlements.

Want to find out more?

From just €329

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Beara Way

The population of Bere Island on the Beara Way is 210 people. A census shows a population of 2,122 in the years before the Great Famine.

Interested in more Beara history?

From just €379

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Wicklow Way

In the 6th Century, Saint Kevin sought solitude and contemplation in the tranquil valley of Glendalough. His followers built a monastery there which became on of the most important centres of monastic learning in Europe.

Want to experience that tranquility that made Saint Kevin settle here?

From just €339

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Kerry Way

Look out for the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks when you’re on this trail, although they’re not hard to miss.

They are Ireland’s highest mountain range, containing 9 of Ireland’s 10 highest mountains. Carrantouhill, Ireland’s highest mountain, is nestled in this mountain range.

Think you can tackle this strenuous hike?

From just €409

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West of Ireland/Connemara

Dun Aengus is on the island of Inis Mor (Inishmore) on the Aran Islands. It has been described as ‘the most impressive barbaric monument in Europe’.

It was presumably built in an oval shape, however eroded cliffs mean that much of that oval is now on the seabed.

Fancy exploring this ancient monument?

From just €519

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Antrim Glens and Coastline

Probably not a little-known fact, but a lot of Game of Thrones is filmed in Antrim.

Why not see for yourself?

From just £379

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Sheep’s Head Way

It’s not just sheep that you’ll find on the Sheep’s Head Way….

From just €469

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Burren Way

The Cliffs of Moher are Ireland’s most visited Tourist attraction, with one million visitors each year. Given that the entire population is just 4.5 million, that number is quite impressive.

Want to be visitor one million and one?

From just €409

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West Highland Way

The Clachann Inn claims to be the oldest pub in Scotland, having been licensed since 1734.

Maybe you should go and check it out?

From just £339

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Great Glen Way

The Great Glen Way takes in Loch Ness, so you might be lucky (or unlucky) enough to catch a glimpse of Nessie.

Want a sighting of Nessie?

From just £339

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Rob Roy Way

The Rob Roy Way takes its name from Rob Roy MacGregor, a scottish folk hero who had quite an interesting life, to say the least.

Would you like to follow in his footsteps?

From just £429

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Hadrian’s Wall Path

Hadrian’s Wall was abandoned just a couple of decades after construction was completed and replaced by a wall even further north – the Antonine Wall. This wall was subsequently abandoned and replaced by Hadrian’s Wall for its purpose.

Want to retrace 2,000 years of history?

From just £319

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