Sightseeing on the Beara Peninsula is a very special treat. Some of the most beautiful and spectacular views in Ireland are found here.

But natural sights are not the only delight. There are world-class art and craft galleries, stone circles, ancient ruins, museums, gardens (like the Italian garden on Garnish Island), great traditional shopping, golfing and fishing. In addition, there are clean empty beaches and majestic mountains and fabulous bays to feast upon.

Eating in towns such as Kenmare, Castletownbere, Glengarriff and Bantry, and historical monuments such as the uniquely situated, and beautifully maintained, Bantry House.

Here are a selection of views from around the cottage.