Albeit a controversial opinion, Ireland is at its prettiest in Autumn.
It's the end of summer and Halloween is just around the corner but that doesn't mean it's the end of your outdoor adventures. Before you lock yourself away for the cold winter months, take some time to visit a few of the prettiest spots around Ireland that hit their peak during autumn:
1. Loftus Hall, Wexford
The eerie grounds of Loftus Hall and its three-story structure is a must for anyone who's interested in the paranormal. If you don't believe in the supernatural, this might be the place that changes your mind.
2. Kylemore Abbey, Galway
An abbey founded in 1920, the Kylemore Abbey is not only stunning but full of history. The abbey was founded by a group of Belgium nuns who fled World War I. You'll never know what you'll find on this 1,000-acre estate.
3. Glen of Aherlow, Tipperary
Bring your bikes and cycle through the scenic roads that surround the Glen of Aherlow. The clouds resting on the Galtee mountains is a beautiful sight to behold but don't forget to visit the picturesque Rock of Cashel while you're in Tipp.
4. Finnlough Forest, Enniskillen
Finnlough Resort hosts a night sleep that you and your friends won't forget. Known as the Bubble Domes, the outdoor sleeping pods have crystal clear ceilings which means you can star gaze all night long.
5. Dunmore East, Waterford
The Waterford village is home to stunning views of the Irish coast and isn't far from Waterford City. Take a detour here after you visit Loftus Hall.
6. Allihies, West Cork
Often considered one of the quaintest villages in Ireland, Allihies is the perfect overnight stay for anyone planning to visit the Wild Atlantic Way.
7. Slane Castle, Meath
The town of Slane is central to Newgrange, Newgrange farm and other historical monuments nestled in the Boyne Valley of Meath. The most iconic venue in Slane is Slane Castle itself so make sure you take a stroll through the idyllic castle grounds.
8. Mullaghmore, Sligo
The perfect spot to catch a few waves, Mullaghmore is home to the Ben Bulin mountains and the journey is worth it for the breathtaking views alone.
9. Doolin, Clare
Situated next to the classic townland of Lisdoonvarna, Doolin is known for its trad music scene and picturesque village. If you love castles you have the option of both the Doonagore and Ballinalacken Castles. Pop over to Crab Island and do a spot of surfing while you're there.