Why You Must Visit Skellig Michael in 2022

If you have always wanted to visit Skellig Michael and see everything that this stunning island has to offer, then going on a tour with a reputable tour company such as Skellig Coast Adventures is absolutely the best thing you can do. You’ll be able to see all the incredible wildlife, amazing scenery and history of the island like no experience you’ve ever had before. 

Skellig Michael is a world-recognised Christian monastic site, as well as a prestigious UNESCO world heritage site. It is home to so many different wildlife characters, has a rich history and has been the site of many film shoots too. 

To find out more about the reasons why you should go to Skellig Michael and take part in an unforgettable tour, read the following article that the Skellig Coast Adventures team has written below. If you would like to proceed with booking a tour, please go to our website and select which tour you’d like today.

History of the Island

Quite simply, there are very few places that match the history and prestige that Skellig Michael can offer. Not only is this island a UNESCO world heritage site and a tourist attraction that has seen thousands of visitors from all over the world, but it also has an impressive story that goes back as early as the sixth century. 

It is home to a monastery and hermitage built by the monks of St Finian, and it was a site of solitude and contemplation for many centuries. As such, when you come to Skellig Michael, you will be able to experience the uniqueness and individuality of this amazing island, which remains exactly as it was hundreds of years ago. 

Filming Locations

Skellig Michael has featured in a number of films on the big screen. This includes two films in the Star Wars Franchise – ‘The Force Awakens’ and ‘The Last Jedi’; it was shown as the home of Luke Skywalker. Skellig Michael has received worldwide acclaim, becoming well known as one of the most popular filming locations in the world – as a result of its truly wondrous and breathtaking environment. 

Wonderful Range of Animals 

When you come to Skellig Michael, you will be able to see a diverse variety of wildlife creatures. These range from puffins and the second biggest colony of gannets to seals, bottlenose dolphins and the occasional humpback whale. The creatures that you will see are one-of-a-kind, and you’ll be able to see and experience them in their natural habitat. This is an experience that you simply cannot replicate. 

Want to Visit Skellig Michael?

Should you wish to experience the magnificence and sheer beauty that Skellig Michael has in abundance, then you should book one of the tours offered by Skellig Coast Adventures today. To book a tour – whether it’s the Skellig Landing Tour or Skellig Coast Eco Tour – please head over to our website today. 

Here you’ll find our easy-to-use online booking system, where you can view a complete breakdown of our different tours, pick your preferred tour, and go ahead with the booking. All the relevant tour information you require will be available to view – such as itinerary, availability, pricing and timings. 

You can head over to the Skellig Coast Adventures website or view our Instagram page to see the latest photos of our tours and experiences too. You can also view our most recent reviews from past visitors – we’ve got countless five-star testimonials. 

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