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Address: Ireland
Activities: Driving
Description: Scenic drive from Dingle Town to the Dingle Peninsula and back.
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Breath takingly beautiful

I was fortunate enough to rent Slea Head Cottage on the main drive. It's an exceptional experience with fantastic views and lots of historic gems to visit on route. I won't spoil... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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County Kerry, Ireland
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County Kerry, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I was fortunate enough to rent Slea Head Cottage on the main drive. It's an exceptional experience with fantastic views and lots of historic gems to visit on route. I won't spoil the surprise. Great little fish restaurants for lunch or dinner. The ultimate surprise is at the end of the drive where you will discover a beautiful small cove... More 

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Pakenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

You know what is like, you drive all the way to the most western point of Ireland (and Europe) to try this great drive and it rains non stop. Yes it's very scenic, very peaceful and if you choose a very wet Sunday in June virtually devoid of tourists. However the views were limited by the rain and fog and... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Beautiful scenic liesurely drive well worth the effort and a repeat visit. Some nice stops along the way

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a drive well worth taking. Beautiful scenery and fascinating history and culture. Can be broken up into segments or do the whole circuit.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Takes the better part of a day if you stop for photo ops and sights along the way. The road puts a new meaning to narrow - as in REALLY narrow, but traffic is light enough, you really just have to watch out for the tour buses. We started out very early to get ahead of the bus crowd and... More 

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Creswell, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

If you are looking for picturesque beauty and adventuresome driving, try this scenic trip around the Dingle Peninsula. The drive is one continual vista of beautiful coastal scenery. Even though it rained hard at times, we thoroughly enjoyed this drive, and would recommend it highly.

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is the real coastline of Ireland - rugged and beautiful. We took the drive and really enjoyed the views and the experience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I was not certain what to expect on this drive. Like many others I have done in Ireland, the road on Slea Head is very narrow and you have no space to turn around. Make sure you take pictures at EVERY opportunity. It was raining slightly but added to its beauty! This is a must for all visitors.

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I drove the Slea Head loop on a rainy day in July. However, the rain and wind only added to the beauty of the coastline! Highly recommended drive, even in the rain. Standing on the edge of the cliffs with the wind whipping around is one of my favorite memories!

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great views, drive was pretty straight forward, only a few windy areas, did it in circular fashion as recommended. Not many tourists buses. We drove from Killarney, and the host at the Hostel we stayed (Dunloe View Hostel) are recommended it over Ring of Kerry. I recommend the Hostel as well if you have a car. Slea Head is about... More 

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Address: Ireland
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Dingle Peninsula

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