Nestled in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains lies a picturesque valley and a lake that oddly resembles our favourite alcoholic beverage – Lough Tay, or the Guinness Lake.
The dark peaty water of the lake, combined with its oval shape and frothy white sand, makes it appear as if you’re overlooking a large pint of Guinness, surrounded by green, rolling mountains.
Not only is Lough Tay beautiful to look upon, but it’s steeped in history as well.
The Guinness family had the lake’s white sand imported to give it that distinctive look. This eye-catching shore was at the entrance of their 6,000 acre estate Luggala – complete with a castle and smaller lodges – which is now available for rent.
It’ll only cost ya €20,000 per week.
Luggala is an ornate, 18th century hunting lodge that resembles a small castle. Even legends Ronnie Wood and Mick Jagger from The Rolling Stones, Hollywood film star Charlotte Rampling, and The Beatles themselves have partied there.
And they all got to enjoy this view.
Along with Glendalough, the Guinness Lake is one of the most photographed spots in Wicklow.
Easily one of the most beautiful spots in the country, too.
If you’ve never been, plan that trip immediately. You can thank us after.