Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
The Cliffs of Moher features in both ancient Irish legends and big-screen films - and it's not hard to see why. Framed by towering rises and crashing waves, it's Irish landscape at its most rugged. Skip the local guide and bypass group tours in favour of exploring the storied lands by foot. For an especially pretty route, the Doolin Cliff Walk trail will take you on an 8km stretch backed on one side by bucolic countryside and by sweeping scenes of the ocean and the Aran Islands on the other. Be sure to pause at the O'Brian Tower for a movie-worthy scene of the cliffs.