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

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Beautiful views!

We drove around the Slea Head peninsula and saw some of the most beautiful scenery we had ever seen! The waters were crystal blue and some places were absolutely breath-taking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We drove around the Slea Head peninsula and saw some of the most beautiful scenery we had ever seen! The waters were crystal blue and some places were absolutely breath-taking! Plenty of places to explore, or you can just drive around and take in the gorgeous views!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is an absolutely stunning region of Ireland and is heavily touristed, particularly by travelers in buses. And all of that traffic flows clockwise down this very narrow road. Travel against this flow would detract from the pleasure of your day - and a memorable one will be!

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Bethesda, Maryland
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33 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The Slea Head Drive is the top attraction of Dingle Peninsula because of its views, truly spectacular. Most people travel it clockwise--you want to do that for two reasons: it's the best way to see the views (they open up to you); and, most people will be going the same way. That's significant because in many spots there's only room... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I had read about the road over Connor Pass being dangerous, but I didnt realise I would be faced with the same white-knuckle experience on the Slea Head Drive! The impossibly narrow little road whittled down to one lane width in places, and there were nail-biting corners where you had no idea if anything was coming round the bend! My... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely loved this drive, much prefer it to Ring of Kerry. We followed the coast on a fair sort of morning to Dingle and then continued on from there Very pretty drive, postcard weather at the beginning of the day. I would suggest that you call into the visitor's information centre at Dingle to collect a map and info sheets... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

A definite must see on Ireland's West Coast. The natural beauty is beyond words. The drive is worth it, but can be challenging. The signs are normally in Gaelic and English, and many a times directions/signage is written on the road itself.

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We drove clockwise on the advice of our host and really enjoyed the drive. It is part of the Wild Atlantic Way and the views are stunning. It is a long time since I saw 'Ryan's Daughter', but I have always wanted to see where it was shot and I did that today! Beautiful and historically very interesting too. Driving... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Another "must see" on Ireland's west coast. Easy drive you can make in a few hours. Take your time. Drive slowly.

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Cavan, Ireland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Even though it was raining on the day,we were lucky enough to have the sun come out and give us some fantastic views. Its a narrow road in places and I did read somewhere that its best to drive in a clockwise direction ,we did meet a few cars going in opposite direction and Im glad I wasnt driving a... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This was one of the highlights of my visits to Dingle Peninsula. It was amazingly spectacular! Was there on a beautiful sunny day. Numrous small pink flowers adorned the cliff edges. The fresh sea air was so invigorating! Will definitely return here again in the near future.

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