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Ireland has two of the most epic drives in the world

Ireland has two entries in the latest compilation list from Lonely Planet, this one naming the most epic roads to drive in the world.

The Wild Atlantic Way and the Causeway Coastal Route have both been included in the list created by the online travel guide.

Ireland has two of the most epic drives in the world

Anyone who has been on a road trip along the west coast of Ireland will not be surprised to learn that the Wild Atlantic Way has been included in the list.

The narrow roads that wind in and out of the rugged mountains of the west coast are simply stunning.

From one side of the car you can see the lush greenery of the Irish country, and on the other is the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

Of course the Wild Atlantic Way is made up of many roads. In fact, the route spans 2,500km from its most northern point in Co Donegal all the way down to the south-west of the country in Cork.

It has been huge marketing success as a way of showcasing the numerous attractions along the west coast.

Vibrant cities such as Galway, Kerry and Cork are packed with entertainment and history, while the coastal roads and countryside also pass right by natural beauty spots such as the Cliffs of Moher and the Ring of Kerry.

The island of Ireland’s other entrant in the list was the Causeway Coastal Route, that spans 320kms from Co Derry to Belfast.

The Northern route also showcases the stunning coastline around the island, and also features various landmarks for fans of the HBO series Game of Thrones.

The route includes a drive through the Dark Hedges which was used as The Kingsroad on the popular show.

The incredible rock formation of the Giant’s Causeway is one of the final stops before arriving in the city of Belfast, which itself is packed with fascinating and engaging attractions and activities for visitors to enjoy.

The Lonely Planet list included stunning coastal roads, mountain highways and desert crossings from all corners of the globe.

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