Dublin’s Kilmainham Gaol has today been named as the best-rated landmark in Ireland by travel website TripAdvisor's Travellers’ Choice awards.
Kilmainham Gaol is one of the largest unoccupied gaols in Europe, covering some of the most heroic and tragic events in Ireland's history.
Attractions include a major exhibition detailing the political and penal history of the prison and its restoration.
"This year’s awards prove the enduring popularity of Dublin’s Kilmainham Gaol, as it holds on to the title of Ireland’s best rated landmark for the fourth year in a row," said TripAdvisor spokesperson Hayley Coleman.
The Travellers’ Choice awards honour top landmarks worldwide based on the millions of reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travellers.
Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews for landmarks worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.
The ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu in Peru is this year named as the world’s best rated landmark, rising up from second place last year.
Built in the 15th century, it was abandoned when the Inca Empire was conquered by the Spaniards in the sixteenth century and it was not until 1911 that the archaeological complex was made known to the outside world.