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Scenic drive from Dingle Town to the Dingle Peninsula and back.
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  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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“famine cottages” (27 reviews)
“blasket islands” (58 reviews)
“beehive huts” (55 reviews)
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Ireland
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"famine cottages"
in 27 reviews
"blasket islands"
in 58 reviews
"beehive huts"
in 55 reviews
"gallarus oratory"
in 30 reviews
"ring of kerry"
in 149 reviews
"dunbeg fort"
in 13 reviews
"ryan's daughter"
in 13 reviews
"tour buses"
in 40 reviews
"take your time"
in 35 reviews
"dingle town"
in 21 reviews
"historical sites"
in 14 reviews
"every turn"
in 23 reviews
"blasket centre"
in 10 reviews
"stone walls"
in 10 reviews
"every corner"
in 12 reviews
"breathtaking views"
in 28 reviews
"connor pass"
in 17 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We traveled on a windy rainy day. Even then the road was easy and the countryside was grand. I can only imagine it on a sunny day. If you want to experience the western coast then you should make this trip you won’t be disappointed

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Definitely a drive worth doing. Start early to avoid the tour buses, but take your time to stop for breaks and to take pics. Be patient. You'll enjoy it more. The drive starts and finishes in Dingle. A great place to recharge and take a...More

Thank jjackson42
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thought it was as beautiful as the Ring Of Kerry in a lot of ways. There are some rather tricky and narrow roads to get through. One lane road with two way traffic on a cliff can be rather difficult at times but worth...More

Thank Peter V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ride is fantastic. The views are spectacular. Take 1000 pictures. Stop at the beaches. Driving it yourself adds flexibility and adrenaline. But beware - not everyone knows it's only supposed to be driven clockwise.

Thank Mike T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best part of this drive is the views. We could even see Skellig Michael from here. We did a couple of the "stops" but many of them want you to pay to see things such as a tomb or beehive hut. Kind of hard...More

Thank QGJohn
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rented a car and went around clockwise. The roads were super narrow and at points only one lane but so worth it. The views and scenery are amazing not to mention there are some fun stops along the way. One we did was a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful views of the ocean and the mountains. Very peaceful drive. Make sure to pull over and take photos. Narrow roads make make some folks nervous especially if there is a buss on coming.

Thank teapartygirl
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a one-way road around the peninsula. Luckily all the coach drivers know clockwise is the way. Unfortunately, some of the tourists do not, resulting in traffic standoffs on some of the corners. The scenery is breathtaking on this beautiful spring day. How we...More

Thank AngusR56
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a glorious day to tour and enjoy stops along the way. Had lunch at Murphy’s Pub in Ballyferriter, a sweet little stop two thirds through the journey. This drive should not be missed. Unbelievable views, beauty of both land and sea.

Thank Auntfeena
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not one to tell people what is a must see because everyone is different but anyone who would not enjoy this drive is dead. Even the drive can enjoy because of frequent pull outs.

Thank Paroshep
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astonehocker
March 30, 2017|
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Response from Bob H | Reviewed this property |
We stopped near Ventry at the Relics of 1845 Famine and then the Prehistoric Beehive Hut Fahan Group. Great sea views, cool buildings and grazing animals add to the experience. Head to the Great Blasket Centre. It is a... More
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ACLovesSD
March 1, 2017|
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Response from Nancy J | Reviewed this property |
It is basically a big loop leaving from and returning to Dingle. You need to give yourself a minimum of 4-5 hours to do it justice.
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Mary H
February 16, 2017|
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Response from Bob H | Reviewed this property |
We drove the Slea Head Drive out of Dingle last October. No issues. Plenty of places to pull over and park and take in the wonderful views.
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