Expert Travel Advice to Ireland

Top Answers To Ireland Travel Questions

  • Anonymous user answered:
    Hi, Can you please clarify, where in Ireland, you require accommodation? A good alternative to hotel room(s) would be holiday apartments or vacation rentals. They are more spacious and also allow you to save on food expenditure as they have well-equipped kitchens and Internet Access, leaving you more scope to divert the savings into more pleasurable activities. Just Google Ireland vacation rentals or Ireland holiday apartments. Reputed sites would be HomeAway.com and RatedApartments.com
  • Alistair answered:
    Lori, that should be a good time to visit either country, with Europe's summer season winding down and better availability and dates. You might want to search on "holiday rentals" or "holiday cottages" to get a better selection of local properties, as "vacation" is more of an American term. I don't know Ireland all that well so can't speak to that side of your question, but I do have a few specific suggestions for Scotland. The West Coast has some fabulous spots, especially on the outer isles like Uist or Harris, though these take some getting to. A little closer to Glasgow, Loch Awe is a beautiful location -- you might try the rental properties at Ederline Estate (http://www.ederline.com/) or Ardbrecknish House (http://www.loch-awe.co.uk/). Another fun place to visit, which is within easy range or Glasgow or Edinburgh, is the Isle of Arran (one hour by ferry from Ardrossan). There are loads of holiday rentals here, though my favorite is Castle Lodge, a former hunting lodge on the grounds of National Trust-listed Brodick Castle (http://www.stay-arran.co.uk/accommodation/cottage.php?ID=1). We stayed here to celebrate my mum's 60th birthday and had a fabulous time. Plenty of rooms, big kitchen and dining area, a game room for kids, and you're just steps from the trail leading up Arran's signature peak, Goatfell, as well as the lovely castle gardens and a rocky beach where seals congregate. Great place. Hope this helps!
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  • Anonymous user answered:
    We went in April and got round trip air for $450 per person from St. Louis, MO

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