Eight Irish tourist destinations have been named on a list of the best places to visit in the world.

The Wild Atlantic Way is the highest new entry in Lonely Planet's Top 500.

The Wild Atlantic Way stretches all along the west coast, from Donegal down to Cork and is always a popular tourist destination.

So much so that the Wild Atlantic Way comes in at No.21 on Lonely Planet's Ultimate Travel List.

Tom Hall, a writer for the publication, says it's like the ultimate road trip.

There are 6 destinations in the Republic and 2 in the North that also make the cut - the Giant's Causeway, the Ring of Kerry, Connemara Peninsula, Sliabh Liag, Titanic Belfast and Trinity College. Brú na Boinne, home to Newgrange, is at No.265.

The Lonely Planet list puts Petra in Jordan and the Galapagos Islands as the top two destinations.

It says the places included can be added to our bucket lists for when international travel resumes.



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