Cliffs of Moher, County Clare

Cliffs of Moher, County Clare

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Shannon Campervan Holiday

photo by SteuveFE (Flickr Creative Commons)Poulnabrone Dolmen, The Burren Photo by SteuveFE (Flickr Creative Commons)

Shannon, like the rest of Ireland boasts of an eclectic mix of the old mingling and coexisting with the new; where the glorious and bountiful treasures of nature stand neck to neck with modern architecture. The Shannon region is well known for its breath taking beauty; the rolling emerald hills that stand in stark contrast against the soft waves that lap at the shores; the castles and churches reflecting the grandiose of a period gone by hob knob with practical modern establishments such as restaurants and pubs. The stunning landscape of Shannon is not as touristy as one would expect which means that you have the enthralling scenery all to yourself. Shannon can be easily reached by almost every means of transportation. However, the best way to explore the vast region which covers four counties is in your very own campervan. The highways that lead in and out of Shannon are pleasantly uncrowded so you can enjoy the exceptionally scenic drives into the area.

Camping in Shannon 

Shannon is another Irish hotspot that offers numerable camping facilities; here is a look at some of the best camper grounds in the area.

Lakeside Holiday Park: Situated in Mount Shannon, this amazing camping ground is set in the heart of the countryside complete with woodlands, mountains and the stunning scenery that surrounds the Lake of Lough Derg. The camping is ideal if you want to enjoy water sports in the area.

Battlebridge Caravan and Camping Park: Located in Carrick on Shannon, the park is set amidst the spectacular scenery that surrounds Leitrim village; the park has all the amenities that you will need to make your stay comfortable including a pub, friendly service and a brilliant playground.

Places to see in Shannon

Aillwee Cave: The caves look surreal with their stalagmites, stalactites and relics of bears along with a water fall. No trip to Shannon will be complete without visiting these impressive and wondrous caves in Burren

Hunt Museum: This was once a personal collection of arts and antiques; today it is open for public display; the collection belonged to a couple who analyzed, appraised and judged every piece that they purchased based on its design, craftsmanship etc.

The Rock of Cashel: This is one of the most stunning archeological sites in Ireland; located just outside Cashel ; the ancient fortification is built on a mound of limestone. The Rock of Cashel comprises of four structures; the hall of the Vicar, the cathedral, the Cormac’s chapel and the round tower.

Clare Glens: If you want to witness the spectacle of nature; there is no better place to do so than the Clare Glens formed at the boundary of two counties Limerick and Tipperary; the Clare River flows in a gorge here creating the perfect habitat for diverse flora and fauna. Walks in the area offer scenic views from all sides and several waterfalls.

 

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