If you are looking for somewhere to get away from it all and get closer to nature this autumn, then the Aran islands may be the perfect place for you. Located off the coast of Ireland, these three islands feel as if they are still as wild and rural as they were hundreds of years ago, and this is what attracts many people to them.
The islands have been a source of inspiration to many poets and artists, and when you see the stunning landscape, it is easy to see why! From the wild coastline to the inland countryside with traditional stone walls, these are islands that can really help you to connect to the natural world and switch off from the stress of modern life.
Being part of Ireland, the weather can be a little wild too, and it is advisable to pack some warm clothing like these merino wool sweaters that women and men can wear shamrockgift.com/aran-sweaters/womens-aran-sweaters/womens-merino-wool-irish-sweater as well as footwear that is suitable for walking if you want to explore the beautiful terrain.
You can get to the islands on a ferry which sails from Rossaveal and operates all year round, and with three islands to explore you can spend your time on one or travel around all three of them. Inis Meain is the island that receives the least visitors, so if you want a true rural retreat this is the place for you. The largest Island Inis Mor has the most going on if you want history as well as some cafes and restaurants to eat in, and the smallest of the islands Inis Oirr is perfect for nature lovers and has a beautiful sandy white beach.