Meath is one of the most desirable destination spots in Ireland for a variety of reasons. Not only will you find luxury hotel accommodation and a myriad of bustling tourist spots to marvel at, but the landscape, local history and vibrant culture will ensure you have a holiday to remember.
1. Historical legends
One of the biggest reasons to visit Meath, or The Royal County as it is known, is the abundance of legends and tales which make up the colourful and intricate history of the region. There are 5000 year old burial sites, World Heritage sites and tales of kings that will ignite your imagination. You’ll be able to see castles, historical items of disputed origin and explore the details of the monastic past in other areas. It’s wonderland for those with an active imagination and for those who enjoy hard facts - there are stories from times past that will keep you enthralled for days.
If you’re staying at one of the many luxurious hotels in Meath, you’ll no doubt want to venture around the countryside to explore. As Ireland is never exposed to any kinds of extreme weather, visitors can expect a moderate and enjoyable climate while holidaying. The best months to visit are July and August, when the weather is at its warmest, however the coldest months of January and February are just as beautiful on the landscape.
3. A chance to relax
Being the fact that Meath is the 13th largest country of Ireland’s 32, visitors can expect a lively time if they go looking for it. There are a host of activities, festivals, concerts, attractions and bustling tourist routes to travel on. But if it’s peace and quiet you’re looking for, you’ll find it in abundance too. With large amounts of open space and many chances to go off the beaten track, there is ample opportunity for the chance to relax and take in the fresh air and calm demeanor of the countryside.
What would a place like The Royal County be if it didn’t have the vibrant culture to go with the title? If you fancy a drink with the locals, they’ll be more than happy to oblige; a game on the golf course is the perfect recipe for some friendly banter, and the local sayings, community spirit and sense of pride is something that is impossible not to soak up. In Meath, aside from the hum drum of busy shopping streets, the comfort of luxury hotel accommodation and the lure of legends, there is a world of culture waiting to be explored.