The Wild Atlantic Way - Irelands Treasure Monday, July 07, 2014 The Mills Inn, Ballyvourney has long been captivated by the ancient and savagely beautiful west coast of Ireland. The Wild Atlantic Way opened in early 2014 as the world’s longest coastal tourist route. Stretching 2,500 km from Mizen to Malin Head, Ireland’s timeless secret has been revealed to the world in all its wild magnificence. Embarking on a journey of discovery, travellers can experience roaring seas, colossal cliffs, rugged landscapes, brilliant beaches and staggering views. Along the way, you will encounter hidden towns and villages, where you can indulge in delicious local food, wines and local craft beers in a variety of restaurants and traditional pubs. While there, you will no doubt fall in love with the local culture and people… the heartbeat of the west. As the The Mills Inn Hotel borders both Cork and Kerry, this stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way has a special place in our hearts. Many of our guests who venture from our hotel to explore the region come back mesmerised by the secret world they discovered just a short journey from the Mills Inn hotel. Many stories of the treasures hidden throughout the Way have been shared in front of the fire in our Traditional Irish Pub or while enjoying the tasty, wholesome food on offer in our restaurant. While the entirety of The Wild Atlantic Way has so many wonders to behold and experiences to be a part of, we are a little bias here at The Mills and feel the true beauty and magic lies in the incredible 700km of the Cork and Kerry coast. There are endless things to experience along this dramatic section of the route, both by the sea and further inland. From mouthwatering world class cuisine in Kinsale, to the stunning sights on the rugged and remote Beara Peninsula to everything in between, each enchanting place is unique and full of picturesque charm. There are too many fond memories and great experiences to pick our favourite part of the Wild Atlantic Way. It would be impossible. However, here is a great guide from Discover Ireland that shows some of the best attractions along the Way. The Mills Inn Hotel is ideally situated as a starting point for your adventure along the Wild Atlantic Way. Following just a short journey from Cork Airport you will arrive in Ballyvourney at the heart of the Gaeltacht, the perfect gateway to the treasures of the Southwest of Ireland. Steeped in heritage and culture, you will feel right at home in the welcoming and cosy atmosphere. After your days of exploration, you can come back and relax, eat and drink, while you get lost in the thoughts of all you have seen and done. The Wild Atlantic Way is truly incredible. Even if you can only catch a brief glimpse of it, it will no doubt leave a long-lasting impression and create memories that will last a life time. This is the perfect time of year to see Ireland’s best treasure. Don’t wait another second to be part of something special, take the chance and embark on the journey of a lifetime. We cannot wait to hear all the stories you have to share when you come to stay with us at The Mills Inn Hotel.