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Activities: Driving
Description: Scenic drive from Dingle Town to the Dingle Peninsula and back.
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Mind Blowing Drive!

The drive itself can be done in a couple of hours if you don't stop but make sure to leave enough time to get out and explore along the way. Some of the scenery on the peninsula... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The drive itself can be done in a couple of hours if you don't stop but make sure to leave enough time to get out and explore along the way. Some of the scenery on the peninsula was the best that we had seen in Ireland. Everywhere you look there is another breathtaking view.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Slea Head Drive is one of the very best travel experiences I have had. The views are absolutely staggeringly beautiful and the roads are relatively quiet. To be honest, we ran out of superlatives at certain points because every turn in the road revealed another breathtaking view. Essential.

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Craigavon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This drive is one you will want to repeat and repeat. A relatively short drive but stunning at any time of day. Do your research and choose the spots of interest. Don't miss the Blasket Centre but don't bother with the bee hive huts at Fahan. Sunsets are good here. I hope to come back soon!!

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A fairly short loop drive from Dingle town out to the tip of the peninsula. Fantastic views of Slea Head and the Blasket islands, several ancient sites featuring early medieval stone huts and churches, and, inevitably, your choice of several pubs. We were already amazed by the scenery during our drive into Dingle, but the views from the Slea Head... More 

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Berea, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Visiting Dingle for a horse back ride, we had time to make the drive along Slea Head. I would probably have been able to give it a 5 rating, however as often is in Ireland it was rainy and misty and the views were almost non existant. We did stop at the Slea Head Famine Cottages. There was a fee,... More 

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Brisbane
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is a great drive, wonderful, spectacular views. We rate it better overall than Cliffs of Moher, and you didn't have to pay to park. Don't miss the walk to the water's edge at 'Dun Chaoin Pier', great place for photos.

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Like a condensed Ring of Kerry except maybe a bit wilder. Don't forget to detour to Coumeenole beach. The power of the waves has to be seen ( and heard) to be believed

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Gorgeous! Everywhere you looked, the views took your breath away! Make sure to stop along the beaches and take a walk along the cliffs!

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Pequea, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

You can't go wrong even if you just travel on part of Slea Head Drive, west out of Dingle Town. Ask your B & B hosts for a map and information about the many historic and antiquities options (ex. beehive forts, famine cottages, ring forts) along this route. Decide how much time you want to spend -- a few hours... More 

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Whangarei, NZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a magnificent drive around the end of the Dingle Peninsula. The scenery is stunning with fantastic coastal views and there are lots of stop-off points to places such as Dunbeg Fort, the Famine Cottages, Beehive Huts, and the Blasket Centre. Up until the day we did this drive, we had experienced dreadful weather (on the Beara Peninsula and... More 

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