Ireland's County Cavan is one of the country's best kept secrets. Its lush landscape surrounded by miles of crystal clear water gives way to a rich culture that is open to locals and visitors alike. County Cavan is touted as the only place on Earth that has 365 lakes; this makes its popular folklore true that in the region every day of the year is blessed with a different lake.
The region is bordered by six counties but remains relatively unknown -- except to those who venture a visit. Yet with its glassy lakes and several acres of scenic forest parks, it rivals any other place on earth for postcard-perfect scenery.
County Cavan is great as a place to relax, well suited to people looking to get away from their busy schedule, soak up some sun (if you visit at the right time of year) while having fun in this beautiful area. The scenic countryside is full of guest houses and hostels that are ready and waiting to welcome visitors seeking comfort, rest, pampering and relaxation.
Most importantly, some of the hostels and guest houses offer retreat style living at very affordable prices with amenities that will rival that of any 5-star hotel. Depending on the property, guests can expect to enjoy amenities like free internet, cable television, bathroom linens, and fully equipped business centers for those who would like to take their work on the road.
At the same time, County Caven isn't just bucolic scenery. Like many places in Ireland, the region knows how to turn up the volume on having fun -- expect to enjoy life to the fullest here, and County Cavan is built for relaxation, work, play and fun at the same time.
County Cavan's many lakes are perfect for water lovers, with Shannon and Earne rivers flowing lazily by the doorsteps of some of the region's best guest houses. There are many scenic routes along the Shannon-Earne waterway, which links both rivers while offering some of the most breathtaking views of the quiet and unspoiled countryside. There are also long and winding hiking trails for the nature lover: the Canal Walk in Ballyconnell, the Burren national park, the Cuilcagh Mountains, the Castle Lake loop in Bailieborough and the Cavan Waymarked Trails are waiting for explorers.
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