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Big 7 Travel Have Named The Aran Islands Amongst The Top 10 Best Islands To Visit In The World

By Sarah Finnan

September 28, 2019 at 11:44am

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We may not have won the rugby, but we’re certainly winning when it comes to the top islands to visit in the world.

The list, compiled by Big7 Travel, used votes from readers, aggregated scores from social media and contributions from their editorial team to rank the so-called 50 Best Islands In The World.

Coming in at an impressive number six on the list, the Aran Islands were deemed to be worthy of a top 10 spot.

Located on Ireland’s west coast, easily visible on a good day from both Galway and Clare, the Aran Islands are famous for their rugged beauty and stunning seaside views.

A mere 40-minute ferry ride or a 10-minute flight from the mainland, the islands give the sense of stepping back in time nonetheless.

Dripping with rural charm and Irish charisma, the islands showcase some of the best landscapes the country has to offer, so it’s really no surprise that it has ranked so highly.

Explore on foot or rent bikes for the day, invest in a famous Aran jumper and listen to some trad. And of course make sure to sample the seafood, you can’t get much fresher.

 

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