27 Sep 2022
A helicopter tour is an amazing way to see Ireland’s stunning landscape and fascinating ancient landmarks.
Seeing Ireland from the sky is a breath-taking way to appreciate the magnificent scenery of the island and get a new perspective on some of its famous heritage sites.
There are lots of helicopter tours to choose from, so there will be one to suit wherever you choose to soar.
In Northern Ireland, Cutting Edge Helicopters offers a range of tours that deliver a ‘Giant’s eye’ view of the north.
They include an enthralling tour of the spectacular Causeway Coast. Departing from Derry City Airport, the 60-minute experience takes you over the iconic Giant’s Causeway and nearby Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge and on to the dramatic ruins of medieval Dunluce Castle.
You will fly over gorgeous Downhill beach and see Mussenden Temple perched on the edge of the cliff above it.
The tour also passes over a number of filming locations used in Game of Thrones including pretty Ballintoy Harbour (Iron Islands) Binevenagh (the Dothraki Grasslands) and Larrybane (the Stormlands).
Giant's Causeway, Co. Antrim.
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Lifting off from Navan Racecourse in County Meath, the tour passes over Slane Castle and the famous Hill of Tara, the ancient seat of the high kings of Ireland. Tara has been held as a sacred place in Ireland since the Stone Age and its ancient raths and monuments are best appreciated from the air.
The tour also passes over Newgrange, a 5,000-year-old passage tomb and one of the island’s most important archaeological monuments. Every year on the winter solstice, the inner chamber of the tomb is illuminated at sunrise.
Other helicopter tours on offer include a trip over Cork City and Spike Island. Used as an island prison over 400 years, Spike Island is often referred to as Ireland’s Alcatraz and is now a top visitor attraction.
The stunning scenery along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic way can be appreciated in a flight over the Cliffs of Moher. The 214m-high cliffs stretch for 8km and are the most visited natural attraction in Ireland.
Soaring above the mighty cliffs with the Atlantic Ocean stretching into the distance is an exhilarating and unforgettable experience.
So, take to the skies to see the island of Ireland as you’ve never seen it before.
'A Giant's Eye View', North Coast Helicopter Tours with Cutting Edge Helicopters
Hill of Tara, Co. Meath.
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