Discover the Emerald Isle on a driving holiday

Friday, 16 September 2011 8:29 AM

One of the best ways to enjoy a break for a few days is to jump in your car and head off on a driving holiday and Ireland could be the ideal destination to do this.

All you need to do is pack up your cravan and check your touring caravan insurance and you can be on your way to discovering the Emerald Isle.

The beautiful location is one of the best destinations to drive around as there is breathtaking countryside scenery wherever you look.

You are sure to love cruising over the pretty roads, in between rolling hills and through picturesque villages, getting some fresh air on your short break away.

And there are plenty of places for you to visit so you can pitch your caravan for a few nights and have a lovely weekend in Ireland.

Donegal, situated in the northern part of the nation, is one such location. As it is near to the coast, this is likely to be a popular choice among younger members of the family, as they can go splashing in the water or lay on the white sand beaches.

Indeed, the area is well known for its blue flag shorelines so you can be confident that the water is clean as your youngsters go swimming in the sea. And if they're feeling particularly energetic, you could take them to Rossnowlagh beach where there's the chance to get involved in water sports, such as canoeing and surfing.

Come here in the summer and it may even feel as though you've gone to the Mediterranean, as the beach will fill with tourists eager to bask in the sunshine.

However, there is more to Donegal than its nearby shorelines and you are bound to find its rugged landscape breathtaking. You might want to park up and hike over its cliffs or go for a stroll along the coastline.

And a good way to treat yourself after all that exercise is by indulging in traditional food at a local pub or restaurant. There are plenty to choose from, so you can be sure that every taste is catered for - brilliant if you have fussy eaters among your brood!

If you fancy cooking up a storm inside your caravan, there's still the chance to make the most of the delicious produce found here.

Head to nearby food markets where you can find fresh vegetables, locally-produced cheese and crusty bread, among many other ingredients that you can use to whip into a tasty meal.

Another beautiful place you should try to visit is the Boyne Valley, where you will see some of the best scenery in all of Ireland.

While taking in the breathtaking sights, don't forget to stop off for a day or two as there are also lots of activities you can take part in around the area.

Kids are sure to love heading to the Funtasia Waterpark or, if the weather is good, you could take them to petting farms or to play some crazy golf.

And adults who are interested in times gone by are sure to like learning about the country's past by visiting the many historical locations in the region.

These mesmerising sights are sure to entice you to visit the Emerald Isle, so why not make sure you have the latest caravan insurance today?

As soon as you have bought caravan insurance online you can start packing for a brilliant short break in Ireland.

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