Nestled in the Northeast of Ireland lies the glorious coastal town of Carlingford. With its tiny cobbled streets and small alleyways, Carlingford still retains remnants of its medieval past and is an absolute gem within Ireland's Ancient East.
Ireland has always been very special to me. I have lots of family who live in Ireland and I have travelled across more times than I can count to visit them. It just has a certain charm that cannot be beaten. So when my mum suggested a trip to the historic town of Carlingford, I did not need convincing. Not only is it full of historical charm and medieval tales, but the rows of pubs lining the cobbled streets provided the perfect fun Irish experience (despite the sore heads the next day!) With an enchanting main street, full of cafe’s, pubs and shops (cutely decorated with bunting I may add) and adorable roads lined with crooked, rose-covered cottages, it was easy to fall in love with this medieval town. We spent the day we had there exploring the old castle and the harbour and even visited a fairy cavern to hear folklore stories of the town. Our evening was spent how every evening should be spent in Ireland- at the pub listening to live music and drinking pint after pint of Guinness!