Mizen Head scores well in tourist survey

March 4th, 2016 8:35 PM

By Southern Star Team

Mizen Head was voted the fifth best tourist attraction.

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A KINSALE restaurant was voted the best food location on the Wild Atlantic Way last summer, while Mizen Head was voted the fifth best tourist attraction.

The survey, conducted by vehicle rental company Europcar, revealed that the tourist route, launched by Failte Ireland, was a holiday highlight for 95% of tourists visiting Ireland, almost all of them (98%) would rate the tourist trail as the most scenically beautiful region in Ireland.

Fishy Fishy in Kinsale was named the Best Food venue, beating iconic venues like Vaughan’s Anchor Inn in Liscannor and Jack’s Coastguard Restaurant in Killorglin.

While the Cliffs of Moher was the obvious winner in the ‘Best Tourist Attraction’ category, Mizen Head came in fifth, after Slieve League, Dingle Bay, and Slea Head.

The Bulman in Kinsale was named the third best pub on the route, after O’Connor’s in Doolin, Co Clare and Matt Molloy’s on Westport.

 While there are many ways for tourists to experience the WAW, the freedom of driving the trail proved very popular, with over half of tourists (56%) deciding to drive at least one section during their stay.

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