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Sheep's Head Peninsula

Bantry, Ireland
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Sheep's Head is a timeless place. As you travel West along the peninsula you relax more and more... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Phil2252
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Cork
Loved this drive, even in bad weather!

We drove the Sheep's Head Peninsula road after our kayaking plans were shelved due to bad weather... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
AlfieandOllie
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Hartford, Connecticut
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Reviewed yesterday

Sheep's Head is a timeless place. As you travel West along the peninsula you relax more and more. The views all along the way are special. There is good food in Durrus, Ahakista and Kilcrohane. The pubs are friendly, and the shop and post office...More

Thank Phil2252
Reviewed 3 days ago

We drove the Sheep's Head Peninsula road after our kayaking plans were shelved due to bad weather. Beautiful scenery the whole way. Just when you think things couldn't be more picturesque another stunning vista is around the next corner. The roads are narrow with just...More

Thank AlfieandOllie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To truly experience the Sheep’s Head Peninsula you must drive out to the point and make the hike out to the lighthouse. Depending on your starting point, you may want to allow at least a half-day for the drive and hike. Drive to Kilcrohane then...More

Thank IN_Travelers47906
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the Wild Atlantic Way, beautiful wild scenery, stiff cliffs, horrible weather, and even worse roads...loved every knuckle blanching second!!!

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The roads are narrow that get you to the end point but that's part of the charm of driving the Wild Atlantic Way. This is as spectacular and the rest of the coastline in this area. Unfortunately on the day we drove it the sea...More

2  Thank machinmad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful scenic drive, great cafe at the lighthouse end. Pity it was so misty. Walk from the cafe to lighthouse well marked, undulating route. Took 35 minutes one way.

Thank Jimlad69
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

When you eventually get to the end of the road, where there is a small car park, turning area and cafe, there is still a 2km rough track walk (up and down!) to the lighthouse on the headland. We visited on a grey day so...More

Thank Roganroy
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Nice area, good walks (although not if you have dogs - the whole area is very dog UNfriendly), and when the sun is out, it's really lovely.

Thank SupertadJP
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Breath taking views, this and are is a treasure in the depths of rural Ireland. There is a fantastic walk so it is perfect for those who enjoy hiking you can take in amazing views of the sea and mountains combining. The sheep head way...More

Thank deirdre m
Reviewed 24 April 2017

we did the drive around the sheep head, it;s breathtakingly beautiful area. We got lucky and the weather was great. I would definitely recommend this

Thank pkpa
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staggerlee2015
I would to know how difficult is it to cycle the peninsula and where to stat over a few days
24 August 2015|
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Response from Peter M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ships Head is fantastic for cycling. We stayed there two time (as walkers) and always could watch cycling tourists making there way. The streets are calm with good ground, sometimes you have to climb little hills. On top... More
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