A holiday in Northern Ireland can be equated to a once in a lifetime experience. For this little country truly does pack a giant punch. Besides having the one of the greatest drives on earth, “ The Causeway Coastal Route”, it is also hailed as the best place to spend Halloween…Londonderry is the holder of that honor in addition to the #1 golf course on earth – Golf Digest should know! However, there is so much more to be offered. Besides the epic sites, and world class experiences, Northern Ireland has hip cities and an exploding food scene…there’s plenty to pull you to visit the North. When you cross from the Republic into Northern Ireland you’ll notice a couple of changes: the road signs are in miles and the prices are in pounds – you’re definitely in the UK.
Northern Ireland definitely has a spirt of its own. It is a land that resounds with myths from the Sperrin Mountains to the Giant’s Causeway. It’s a place of unbridled creativity, from the music scene in Belfast to the literary greats from both past & present. It’s a hub for great culinary experiences, with cutting-edge restaurants to cosy old pubs. It has sights from every era of Ireland’s history in addition to a magnificently varied coastal and lakeland scenery.
Belfast’s grand Victorian buildings, Titanic Experience and the excellent Ulster Museum are usually the norths first impression. But Northern Irelands greatest attractions lie along it’s coast which of course includes the Giant’s Causeway to Carrickfergus Castle, Irelands best preserved Norman castle. There are Victorian resorts like Portstewart, tiny fishing villages and unspoiled sand beaches like Benone Strand. Ramblers love the Mountains of Mourne, while anglers and boaters are more drawn to the Fermanaugh Lakelands of the Lower Lough Erne. One things for certain, if you’re traveling to Ireland, make sure to “Embrace a Giant Spirit” and head to Northern Ireland, if you truly want to have the complete Irish experience.
Armagh, Ballycastle, Belfast, Londonderry, Portstewart, Cookstown, Cushendall, Enniskellen, Dungannon, Carrickfergus, Larne, Hillsborough, Downpatrick
Benone Strand, Causeway Coast, Giant’s Causeway, Old Bushmills Distillery, Rathlin Island, Glenariff Forest Park, The Wilson Ancestral Holme, Ulster Museum, Bellek Potter, Lower Lough Erne, Marble Arch Caves, Florence Court, Carrickfergus Castle, Titanic Quarter – Museum & Experience, Mount Stewart House, Hillsborough Castle, The City Walls of Derry, St Columbs Cathedral,Beaghmore Stone Circles, Crown Liquor Saloon, Grand Opera House, St Anne’s Cathedral, Botanic Gardens, Albert Memorial Clock Tower