The ‘Coolest’ Place to Visit on this Planet – County Donegal, Ireland (National Geographic Vote)

According to the National Geographic Traveller Magazine, Co. Donegal is the top place on its Cool List to visit in 2017. Indeed a great honour for this fairly remote north-west corner of the Republic of Ireland. Here are the Traveller magazine editor’s comments:

‘We considered many destinations for our Cool List 2017, but we felt Donegal was in a real sweet spot – off-radar and hard to access, but on the cusp of a breakthrough.’

‘On the one hand, you have big pushes like the Wild Atlantic Way and the recent visit of Star Wars; on the other you only have to drive a few miles to have a beach or a road completely to yourself.

‘It’s a warm-hearted place, but wilderness always feels just a stone’s throw away. And it is wilderness . . . world-class wilderness. We think it’s due a big year.’

What’s more, Donegal Airport has also been voted one of the most scenic airports in the world. 

Here are some Donegal images to wet your appetite to visit.

Donegal is perhaps scenically wildest part of Ireland. If mountains and magnificent seascapes and few people push your buttons then come to Donegal. Click here to find out more.