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Wild Atlantic Way named as top attraction in world travel bible


Inishowen Peninsula

Inishowen Peninsula

Inishowen Peninsula

Considered by many as the world's travel bible, Conde Nast Traveller simply cannot get enough of Ireland.

The country's newest tourist attraction, the Wild Atlantic Way, is being called "Ireland's Route 66" by the world-renowned publication.

"More and more visitors are now taking on the Wild Atlantic Way, the world's longest road trip, around the Emerald Isle's craggy west coast," reads the article. It was compared to Italy's Amalfi Coast and California's Pacific Highway.

So impressed was the magazine with Ireland's latest tourist offering that it said it, "is set to join the prestigious list of the world's best car journeys".

The 2,500km driving trail was developed last year and Irish tourism bodies have been promoting it with journalists from around the world.

With 157 "discovery points", it runs from Donegal's Inishowen Peninsula (pictured left) down to Kinsale, Co Cork.

Conde Nast Traveller gave the route a glowing review using words like "unique", "stunning", and "exciting".