Planning a staycation this winter? Well, you’re in luck as this Irish county has been named one of the 22 best holiday destinations in the world, especially for foodies.
County Tipperary made Condé Nast Traveller’s of the best holiday destinations around the world, with the travel magazines dividing destinations into categories such as the best places for culture lovers, foodies and more.
Tipperary was shortlisted as one of the “best for foodies”, with the area being praised for its cheese making, craft distilleries and honey farms.
It also added that 2022 is a landmark year to visit Ireland, “marking 100 years since the Irish Free State Constitution Act was passed”.
Speaking of the county being named as one of the top destinations, Condé Nast Traveller revealed:
“County Tipperary has long held an appeal for history buffs due to the atmospheric Rock of Cashel landmark – the most spectacular cluster of medieval buildings in Ireland – but it has rarely been more than a half-day bullet point as part of a longer itinerary.
“But 2022 should see guests pump the breaks, as there is much more to enjoy in this cosy, characterful county, from local artisans and family-run woollen mills, to craft distilleries and ancient cave formations.
“In spring, Relais & Chateaux will open its newest property in Cashel. An artful renovation of a grand 18th-century house once home to Ireland’s archbishops, Cashel Palace will offer 42 smart rooms and suites, a promising spa and a restaurant focusing on hyper-local, seasonal dishes.
“A cornucopia of goodies can also be gobbled up on Tipperary Food Tours, which take in honey farms – showcasing the importance of protecting the tiny but impactful Irish black bee – and trad cheesemakers where you can indulge in an unfathomably creamy wedge of Cashel Blue.
“Walk it all off along the blustery shoreline of Lough Derg, where you’ll be joined by kayakers, paddleboarders and cyclists whizzing alongside acres of cheerful wildflower meadows.”