Co. Tipperary, Ireland
View from the ancient Rock of Cashel, which was the traditional seat of the kings of Munster (an Irish province) for several hundred years prior to the Norman invasion.
In 1101, the King of Munster donated his fortress on the Rock to the Catholic Church. The picturesque complex has an extraordinary character of its own and is one of the most remarkable collections of medieval architecture and Celtic art to be found anywhere in Europe. Most of the buildings on the current site date from the 12th and 13th centuries.