The Wild Atlantic Way has been named one of the 12 most romantic spots on earth by a panel of travel experts.
The stunning 1,600-mile route that runs along the west coast from Donegal to Cork was first created five years ago and has become hugely popular with tourists since.
Travel expert Jonathan Epstein from Celebrated Experiences named it in the list that was compiled by the US travel magazine Travel + Leisure.
Epstein wrote, ‘I think Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way is one of the world’s most romantic locations.
‘While most couples will not drive the entire 1,600-mile coastal route in one vacation, each region of the Way has its own share of welcoming Irish personalities; jaw-dropping views; charming villages; atmospheric pubs; photogenic sheep precariously close to cliffs; restaurants with the freshest seafood and organic produce; and award-winning country houses, castles, manors and boutique hotels with warm fires to set the mood.’
Other stunning places included in the list were The Maldives, Salina in Italy, The Amalfi Coast and The Serengeti in Tanzania.