10 magnificent "places to see before you die"
Wondering where to go on your next vacation – or just want to read about breathtaking sights from all over the globe? The updated edition of "1,000 Places To See Before You Die" spans the globe to compile a list of inspired destinations for the diehard traveler.
1. Ashford Castle
Ashford Castle in County Mayo, Ireland, is now a hotel where guests can stay and enjoy views from battlements as well as a good night's sleep in a four-post bed. Non-guests can also participate in activities at the castle or enjoy a bistro lunch. In the 19th century, the castle served as the residence for the Guinness brewing family; more recently, stars John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara stayed there while they filmed the 1952 movie "The Quiet Man."