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Irelands Stairway to Heaven Blog | Everything You Need To Know

Irelands Stairway to Heaven Blog | Everything You Need To Know

Cuilcagh Moutain, famously known as Irelands Stairway to Heaven is located in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Is arguably one of Ireland's most beautiful spots. The walkway ascends all the way up the mountain's summit in a stairs format. Giving off the illusion that the stairs are reaching for the sky or for heaven, as the name suggests. The top of the stairway is a host to phenomenal views of Fermanagh and beyond. Making you feel as if you're on top of the world. Irelands Stairway to Heaven Blog | Everything You Need To Know

I recently wrote a blog post on my day trip to Irelands Stairways to Heaven and people were overwhelmed by its beauty. So today, I decided to put together post highlighting: Everything you need to know about Irelands Stairway to Heaven. Irelands Stairway to Heaven Blog | Everything You Need To Know

Irelands Stairway to Heaven Blog | Everything You Need To Know

Getting There: Stairway to Heaven Ireland

By Car: Irelands Stairway to Heaven Blog | Everything You Need To Know

From Dublin - 2 and 15 minutes drive     

From Galway - 2 and 45 minutes drive                                    

From Limerick - 3 hours and 15 minutes drive

From Belfast - 2 hours 15 minutes drive

From Derry - 2 hours 15 minutes drive

From Donegal - 1 hour 30 minutes drive

Parking: Stairway to Heaven Ireland

The Marble Arch Caves Car Park: The caves car park is located 1km away from the stairway. It's an easy walk up a country road. Just check what time the car park closes at.

The Stairways Car Park: The official car park is passed the caves on the left. It's small in size and sometimes difficult to get a space.

By Bus: Stairway to Heaven Ireland

Tour companies such as Discover Ireland, Hidden Dublin Tours and 365tickets offer a day tour trip. Tickets range from 30 to 42 euros. Some tour agencies offer a combined stairway and cave package.

Irelands Stairway to Heaven Blog | Everything You Need To Know

The Walk Stairway to Heaven Ireland

Time: The walk takes roughly 2 hours to get the top and 2 hours and a half to get to the bottom. (including time to stop for lunch and take pictures).

Fitness: The trail gets steep very quickly and a moderate level of fitness is needed to complete it.

Distance: The total hike is 7.4 km

Steps: The stairways is home to 450 steps

Irelands Stairway to Heaven Blog | Everything You Need To Know

Tips and Advice Irelands Stairway to Heaven Blog | Everything You Need To Know

  • Look up weather before you go
  • Bring a camera
  • Bring a packed lunch
  • Arrive early, avoid a big crowd

Where to stay near Irelands Stairway to Heaven

Enniskillen is a 30-minute drive from the stairway. It's the perfect place to grab a bite to each before the drive home or maybe even stay the night. Use sites such as ebookers or booking.com to find the best deals.

Hope you found this guide helpful, if you have any more question please don't hesitate to ask in the comment section below.

Those of you planning a trip to Ireland feel free to check out some of my other Irish blog posts below.

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Everything you need to know about the Cliffs of Moher

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