Is this the most scenic airport in the world?
If you would like to fly into the most scenic airport in the world, you’ll have to come to Ireland! Donegal airport has been voted voted the most scenic in the world for the second year in a row. It’s one of our favourite airports, so we agree 100% with this result.
The airstrip at Carrickfinn, which is on the west coast of Ireland, finished ahead of Barra Airport in Scotland in the annual poll. Donegal airport finished second in 2017 and seventh in 2016, in the poll by PrivateFly.
Voters pointed to its scenic surroundings and dramatic approach as its stand-out features.
“The view is spectacular! Mountains on one side and a beautiful rugged coastline dotted with islands and golden sandy beaches running adjacent to the runway,” said one voter.
Another said it was the “most beautiful scenery I ever saw, with the beach on one side with crystal clear water and Mount Errigal standing tall on the other side”.
If you haven’t had the opportunity to touch down in Donegal, we certainly recommend it and can arrange short flights from Dublin city to the Wild Atlantic Way.
Across the water in Scotland, is an island in the Outer Hebrides. Here, small jets land on the beach itself.
“The approach to Barra airport is awesome – superb views over to Skye and the small isles then seeing the causeway between Eriskay and South Uist coming in over the sand dunes to land on the beach at Barra is a totally unique experience. Nothing beats it,” commented one voter. We haven’t landed there yet but are putting it on our list when we travel to Scotland next month to find new experiences for our Scotland itineraries.
Back home, Donegal is in the habit of winning awards – Harvey’s Point won TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Award for hotels earlier this year, while National Geographic Traveller voted the county the “coolest place in the world” to visit in 2017.
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