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From Budapest to Everest, Google Street View reaches 50 countries

Google is celebrating the 50th country on Street View, and Ireland is among the places where you can see everything from cemeteries to giraffes.

IF YOU FANCY noseying around even more of the world without paying a cent, check out Google Street View.

It has added lots of new countries, bringing the total to 50, so if you’re itching for a break somewhere new, but can’t quite hop on a plane to get away, you’ve plenty of of escapism here.

Among the new additions are Hungary:

The Chain Bridge, Budapest, Hungary.

Lesotho:

Leribe District, Lesotho.

And the Sha Tin Che Kung Temple in Hong Kong:

They have also ‘refreshed and expanded’ Irish locations that can be visited, from the military cemetery in Dublin 8 to Clonmacnoise, and even a megalithic cemetery:

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While it’s not new, it’s always nice to pop in to see the animals at Fota Wildlife Park and Arboretum and Gardens in  Co Cork. Hey there, Mr Giraffe:

Google say they launched the service “to give you what we called a ‘feet on the ground’” experience and have been growing it to “make it more comprehensive, accurate and useful for everyone”.

Read: Ireland’s top tourist destinations now on Google Street View>

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