The only thing we knew about Cambridge was that it’s one of the 2 major university towns in the UK. Luckily, we found a really interesting free walking tour where they told us many interesting facts:
Our guide was quite opinionated about the difficult history for women at Cambridge. We were pretty surprised to later find out that Cambridge actually still has 3 colleges that only admit women. Apparently they're now re-assessing their stance on admissions for transgender students who identify with the female gender.
They gave us instructions to take the “lower road” toward Dingle. On our first pass, we completely missed the turn-off, so we turned around and slowly approached the junction that Google was directing us toward. When we arrived at the supposed turn-off, we all looked at each other thinking “uh.. that can’t be right..?!”. We were staring down at a very narrow “2-way” road (barely 1-car wide), that descended steeply down into the valley with sharp blind and winding turns. We took a deep breath and started down the road feeling nervous and skeptical.
It turned out to all be worthwhile as this section of road ended up (by far!) being the highlight of our entire Ireland trip! The views were so absolutely stunning that we had to stop every 200 meters to admire the incredible scenery and take pictures. This 20 km stretch of road actually took us about 2 hours to complete!
After exiting the lower road, we finally made our way to the Dingle peninsula. We stopped at mile-beach, where Dom got to drive the car on the sand and dip his feet in the chilly water.
In the morning, we did a quick visit in Limerick to see St. Mary's Cathedral and King John's Castle.