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Dingle

This scenic oceanfront town in County Kerry is known for its nearby golden beaches, spectacular mountain ranges and historic pubs and restaurants.

Visit Dingle for breathtaking views of the Atlantic coastline. This town is renowned for its striking green countryside. Hike a trail and take in the surroundings or relax on a sandy beach. Enjoy a traditional Irish meal in an old pub. Venture onto the peninsula and discover an early Christian church. Climb one of Ireland’s most imposing mountains for spectacular views of the countryside. This pretty township also features a range of independent clothing stores and art galleries.

Discover the remarkable Gallarus Oratory on the Dingle Peninsula. This architectural marvel is believed to be an early Christian church. It was built from large cut stones over 1,000 years ago. Listen to a short presentation and learn about this building and the peninsula’s rich archeological history.

The Dingle Peninsula is one of Ireland’s most beautiful natural areas. Cycle or drive along a scenic route and appreciate the rolling mountains and jagged cliffs. Hike to the summit of Mount Brandon. At over 3,000 feet (1,000 meters) high, the mountain trek is considered moderate to difficult; however, the breathtaking views of the Dingle Peninsula are worth the effort.

Stop at the Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium and see the distinctive gentoo penguin. A white-striped head and bright orange beak distinguish this species of penguin from others. See exotic fish and fearsome sharks. Learn how the aquarium is committed to restoring endangered Irish and international marine life.

Spend some time at Inch Beach, located about a 30-minute drive from the center of Dingle. This beach stretches about 3 miles (5 kilometers) long and is considered one of the most beautiful in Ireland. Relax on the sand, swim and learn to surf at this stunning coastal treasure.

Back in Dingle, wander along lively Strand Street and enjoy a pint of Guinness in a cozy Irish pub. Stay in a guesthouse or old inn.

Dingle is about 90 miles (150 kilometers) from Cork. The closest airport to the peninsula is Kerry Airport in Farranfore, about 40 miles (60 kilometers) from Dingle.

Top hotels in Dingle

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Dingle Skellig Hotel & Peninsula Spa
Dingle Skellig Hotel & Peninsula Spa
4 out of 5
Dingle, Dingle, Kerry

This family-friendly Dingle hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Greenlane Gallery, Irish Adventures and The Dillon Gallery. Trinity Tree and St. Mary's Church ...

4.3/5Excellent! (237 reviews)

"Service. Location. Food. All 5*. Would definitely stay again"…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb 2020

Dingle Skellig Hotel & Peninsula Spa
Base Accommodation Dingle
Base Accommodation Dingle
2.5 out of 5
Bridge St, Dingle, County Kerry

Situated near the beach, this hotel is steps away from Greenlane Gallery and The Dillon Gallery. Trinity Tree and St. Mary's Church are also within 5 ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)

"Very modern and clean. Friendly staff. Great location to all that Dingle has to offer."…"

Reviewed on 19 Feb 2020

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Dingle Benners Hotel
Dingle Benners Hotel
3 out of 5
Main Street, Dingle, Co Kerry, Dingle, Kerry

Located in the heart of Dingle, this family-friendly hotel is steps away from St. James Church and St. Mary's Church. Greenlane Gallery and The Dillon Gallery ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (302 reviews)

"The location was great! Parking was convenient, good breakfast on site, walkable location to all the local shops and pubs, the bar on site was perfect for a night cap. All of the staff we encountered were pleasant and helpful!"…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2020

Dingle Benners Hotel

Popular places to visit in Dingle

Banna Beach
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Banna Beach

5/5(9 reviews)

Relive the beach vacations of your childhood. Stretch out with a book, clamber over the dunes, build a sandcastle or learn to surf.

Slea Head
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Slea Head

5/5(1 review)

Part of the Dingle Way walking route, this promontory offers magnificent views of western Ireland’s rocky coastline and rolling green countryside.

Top things to do in Dingle

Dingle & Slea Head Day Tour
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Dingle & Slea Head Day Tour

€45
Per adult
Ring of Kerry & Valentia Island Day Tour
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Ring of Kerry & Valentia Island Day Tour

€45
Per adult

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2 Oct 2019

Must visit place in Ireland in my opinion! WAW drive was spectacular! Dingle has very good restaurants and cafés. All the modern necessities are there. Love Dingle! ❤️