Crystal Travel & Tours Blog

Top 5 Haunted Castles in Ireland and Britain

October 09, 2017

In honor of All Hallow’s Eve, we’ve put together our picks of the most haunted castles in Ireland and Britain. Read on, if you dare!

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ireland

October 09, 2017

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has deemed many sites around the world as heritage sites and Ireland hosts three of those sites. A World Heritage Site is a property inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List because of its outstanding...

Why Honeymoon in Ireland?

October 09, 2017

Following all of the hustle and bustle of the months leading up to the wedding and the day itself, Ireland offers you a chance to stop and smell the flowers.

7 Must-Try Drinks in Ireland

October 09, 2017

Ahh, Ireland... Home to vibrant music, welcoming people and, of course, great drinks. Think you've had some of these before? Well, believe us when we say, everything tastes a little better on the Emerald Isle. One sip of these across the pond and you'll realize we were right.

The History of Kylemore Abbey

October 04, 2017

 Picturesque, stunning and quite like something out of a fairy tale – Connemara’s Kylemore Abbey is a destination like no other. From its majestic Victorian architecture to the luscious hills and lough nearby, you’ll find it’s the perfect spot to take photo after photo....

Welcome to the Wicklow Mountains

October 04, 2017

Wicklow Mountains National Park is situated just south of Dublin. It is the largest of Ireland’s six National Parks and the only one located in the east of the country. The Wicklow Mountains form the largest continuous upland area in Ireland. They occupy the whole centre of...

The Irish Language

October 04, 2017

As the phrase goes, it’s not what you say, it’s how you say it. In Ireland, how something is said generally boils down to English or the centuries-old Irish language. Where does Irish get its roots from? Why is its popularity steadily decreasing? And in what regions might you...

Our 7 Favorite Castles in Britain

October 04, 2017

Ireland and Britain have a wealth of castles between them. While a great deal are in ruins, many more have been restored and renovated over hundreds of years to become major tourist attractions, historical landmarks and hotels. Here we have picked our 7 favorite castles in...

Easter in Ireland

October 04, 2017

Apart from St. Patrick’s Day, Easter is one of the most important religious dates in the Irish calendar, as they celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and carry out a number of different Irish traditions. Preparation for Easter usually starts on the first day of Lent, 40 days...

Why You Need to Visit Wicklow Gaol

October 04, 2017

Unique and eerie, the Wicklow Gaol is one of our favorite attractions found throughout Ireland’s Ancient East. Take a tour and you’ll discover more than 300 years of history and the brutal conditions prisoners experienced portrayed by actors and exhibits.The Wicklow Gaol...