Lakes of Killarney © Kglavin
Kerry County is widely considered to be the most beautiful region in Ireland, and is the country's most popular tourist destination with its rugged scenery, picturesque villages, coastal resorts and wealth of attractions. The panoramic Ring of Kerry drive on the Iveragh Peninsula affords breathtaking views of Ireland's highest mountain, the Lakes of Killarney, and the stunning coastal scenery made up of rocky headlands, beautiful sandy beaches and windswept cliffs. There are also many ancient archaeological sites, castles and monasteries along the way, including the incredible ruins on the Skellig islands, just off the coast. The Killarney National Park is also renowned for its scenic beauty and variety of outdoor activities. The Dingle Peninsula has magnificent coastal scenery and is the westernmost point of Europe, while villages like Kenmare and Dingle offer a wonderful glimpse of traditional Irish life where fresh seafood and authentic music make any visit a delight. County Kerry is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, ideal for boating, fishing, walking, golfing and cycling. The Ring of Kerry is best enjoyed during the summer months as bad weather reduces visibility, but it is an enchanting region which makes its way onto most Irish travel itineraries and seldom disappoints, even in thick fog.