Standing at Malin Head, Ireland’s most northerly point, visitors can experience the Wild Atlantic Way at its most ferocious and spectacular. Nowhere else, offers a better unspoiled, unhindered view of the coast and the Atlantic, while also letting Star Wars fans walk in the footsteps of a Jedi master.
Stand on the cliff top to feel the raw power and expanse of the Atlantic, view the wildlife and immerse yourself in the history of the place. From the tip at Banba’s Crown – named after a Celtic mythical goddess – you can visit ‘The Tower’. It was built by the British Navy in 1805, as one of hundreds of lookouts located around Ireland, designed to guard against a possible French invasion.
Visitors can see and take pictures of the white stone markings of ‘Eire 80’ which was laid down to guide fighter pilots in World War II and visit the smaller WWII lookout posts dotted along the coastal walk.
A designated coastal walk along the cliff tops will take visitors to the spot where the Millennium Falcon from the Star Wars film The Last Jedi was resting. If you time your visit right you could take part in the annual Star Wars Festival at Malin, around May 4th (‘May the fourth be with you’) each year, while travelling along the R2D2 road into Malin Head (aptly renamed in honour of the Star Wars festival).
Visitors to Malin Head may also be lucky enough to see the natural phenomenon of the Northern lights (Aurora Borealis) on select evenings.