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Absolute serenity awaits you in the tiny village of Carrick in County Donegal. Miles from anywhere, and on the edge of the gentle River Glen, Carrick makes a wonderful base to enjoy the natural wonders of the Slieve League Mountain, whose accompanying cliffs are some of the highest and most majestic in Ireland, if not Europe. While this may not be the place to come for a shopping break or lively nightlife, the village is nevertheless steeped in charm. Surrounded by barely touched rolling hills and rocky cliff-faces, Carrick is somewhat reminiscent of a Mediterranean mountain village and you will find a number of outdoor activities to keep you busy.
Undoubtedly the most famous landmark in the area is the Slieve League Mountain. Visit here for an unbeatable hike in unspoiled landscapes that are home to many rare species of wildlife. You might spot Irish deer, falcons, or – if you’re lucky – the always-magnificent golden eagle, which was reintroduced to the area in 2001. The Slieve League cliffs are nearly 2,000 feet high, making them some of the highest coastal cliffs in all of Europe.
What better way to see the Atlantic Ocean than by getting out on it? Why not book a charter boat service on the coast near Carrick ? You’ll be able to enjoy views of the Atlantic, uninterrupted until the coast of Canada.
The nearby Glen Fishery organises regular angling for salmon and trout in the Glen River. Gushing through scenic valley’s blowing grasses and heathers, the river passes through Carrick village before emptying into Donegal Bay. Even for the inexperienced angler, this is a great way to relax, and the river has areas suitable for all skill-levels. Sea fishing is also available.
If you prefer to see the fish up close and aren’t afraid of a little cold water, why not head out scuba diving? The west coast of Ireland has exceptionally clear waters and some excellent dive sites are in the area. Beginners can swim around unspoiled reefs, while experienced divers could explore the nearby sea caves. Both British Sub-Aqua Club and PADI divers are welcome.
It might seem extreme to travel all this way simply to look at the sky, but the coast of County Donegal is so remote that it has almost zero light pollution. With the Atlantic to the west and nothing but countryside to the east, let the universe put you in your place by gazing upon some of the most awe-inspiring night skies you will ever see in Europe.
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The Advantages of Carrick Weekend Breaks
Discover a different side of the British Isles with a weekend break in Carrick. Take short breaks away from home and enjoy some quality time in a beautiful place. You’ll come back feeling refreshed and inspired. You can have an action-packed Carrick weekend break or get some peace with a relaxing holiday. Whatever experience you’re looking for, find it with our deals on hotels in Carrick.
Cheap Weekend Breaks to Carrick
There are lots of ways to take cheap weekend breaks to Carrick. Expedia offers deals on car hires and hotel rooms and covers trips for all kinds of travellers. The best way to save is with our holiday packages in Carrick. First, choose your car hire and hotel reservation. Then we’ll bundle them together into one discounted price. Solo explorers, couples, families, and groups of friends can discover budget solutions for their weekend breaks. Once you arrive, enjoy some of the fun things to do, many of which are free or cheap to experience.
Carrick Romantic Weekend Breaks
Couples love taking romantic weekend breaks in Carrick. Whisking your lover away for a romantic Carrick weekend break is the perfect opportunity to make new memories together. Expedia offers all kinds of hotel options, so you can find romantic hotels in Carrick and choose the best place for you. Check out our deals on beautiful properties, and you’ll save even more when you choose to package your hotel reservation with a car hire.
Family Weekend Breaks in Carrick
Set some time aside to experience family weekend breaks in Carrick. There are plenty of excellent family-friendly hotels in Carrick within our selection of hotels. You can also find a place to call home in one of the holiday rentals in Carrick. With accommodation, activities, and adventure all waiting, there’s never been a better time to plan Carrick family weekend breaks.
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