| There are three
World Heritage Sites on the island; these are the Bend of
the Boyne, Skellig Michael and the Giant's Causeway. A number
of other places are on the tentative list, for example the
Burren and Mount Stewart.
of the most visited sites in Ireland include Bunratty Castle,
the Rock of Cashel, the Cliffs of Moher, Holy Cross Abbey
and Blarney Castle. Historically important monastic sites
include Glendalough and Clonmacnoise, which are maintained
as national monuments.
Dublin is the most heavily touristed region, and home to
several top attractions such as the Guinness Storehouse
and Book of Kells. The west and south west (including the
Killarney and Dingle regions in County Kerry, and Galway
and the Aran Islands) are also popular tourist destinations.
The stately homes, built during the 17th, 18th and 19th
centuries in Palladian, Neoclassical and neo-Gothic styles,
such as, Castle Ward, Castletown House, Bantry House, are
of interest to tourists, and those converted into hotels,
such as Ashford Castle, Castle Leslie and Dromoland Castle
can be enjoyed as accommodation.