Ireland's rolling hills, jagged cliffs and stately castles lure travelers looking to explore the country, its history and its natural beauty. In contrast, pubs, whiskey and potatoes have also put Ireland on the map. In fact, it is these opposing pictures that make the country so appealing to a wide variety of people. These two distinct faces of Ireland are often intertwined within its cities, creating a welcoming atmosphere for visitors who want to enjoy the attractions while still feeling a bit "at home". Dublin, for instance, is home to St. Patrick's Cathedral and the Book of Kells, as well as the Jameson Distillery and the Guinness Brewery, allowing travelers to immerse themselves in culture during the day and enjoy a locally brewed pint in an authentic Irish pub that evening. Because of its rich history and diverse opportunities, vacations to Ireland can be tailored to include a particular theme (castle stays, countryside drives, whisky tours and literary tours, to name a few) or to embrace a variety of these themes to create a well-rounded experience with "a little bit of everything."