The Wild Atlantic Way on Ireland’s west coast leads you through one of the world’s most dramatic coastal landscapes. On the edge of Europe this landscape has shaped the development of its people, communities and settlements. The Wild Atlantic Way is one of the longest defined coastal driving routes in the world, stretching over 2500 km, starting from County Donegal and finishing in County Cork.
Newport is a picturesque, authentic Irish town at the heart of the route, that isn’t flooded with tourists so you can truly experience the Irish way of life. Located half way along the route it is the perfect place to stay to discover a landscape that has inspired its own particular language, literature, art, song and dance.
Within close driving distance to so many of the signature and discovery points
, there is so much for you to see and do when you stay at Hotel Newport. This route from start to finish unfolds the wonders of nature, the power of the ocean and its imprint on the west coast of Ireland, and the stunning countryside in all its diversity.
Enchanting villages are nestled along the coast as well as ancient monuments – their origins having long sunk into the mists of oblivion dot the landscape. Behind every bend on this magical coastal road a new delight awaits. It’s a place of many natural features - seascapes, sea-life, cliffs, mountains, glens, loughs, trails and pathways. It’s a place to experience nature at its wildest, a place to explore the history of the Gaels and their religion; a place to experience great events, great food and drink, great music and the craic.
Join us for a journey that will stay with you forever...