From spectacular scenery and captivating history to colourful street art and a thriving culinary scene, Northern Ireland holidays offer new discoveries in abundance. Northern Ireland is brimming with beautiful views and world-class attractions, yet it remains something of a hidden […]
From spectacular scenery and captivating history to colourful street art and a thriving culinary scene, Northern Ireland holidays offer new discoveries in abundance.
Northern Ireland is brimming with beautiful views and world-class attractions, yet it remains something of a hidden gem. Those that do venture to this beautiful part of the United Kingdom are often very pleasantly surprised with just how much it has to offer. The countryside is unspoilt, the food is delicious and hearty, the locals are friendly, and the cities are full of things to do. The region also has a rich and sometimes turbulent history to explore; from medieval settlements to Victorian industry, and most recently, Ireland’s ‘Troubles’, and you’ll find plenty of opportunities to delve deeper into what shaped the region we see today.
One of the biggest draws for many Northern Ireland tours is the breathtaking scenery the region offers. Antrim is home to beautiful green glens and a pretty coastline complete with traditional arcades, while the enchanting Giant’s Causeway never fails to delight visitors from far and wide.
The Mourne Mountains make for dramatic photographs, while the loch of Strangford Lough provides a serene escape, as does Lough Erne; a particular favourite for fishing and watersports. Lough Neagh is another highlight of many Northern Ireland trips; it’s the largest lake in the United Kingdom, no less.
Northern Ireland doesn’t just offer beautiful rolling countryside, however. Its cities are vibrant and welcoming, with a wide variety of things to do and see. Belfast is full of history, from its industrial past and the birthplace of the Titanic to the more recent Troubles. With grand architecture, a thriving arts scene and plenty of great dining options, it’s well deserving of its status as Northern Ireland’s capital.
Londonderry, meanwhile, is home to medieval relics, a fantastic museum and easy access to the gorgeous County Donegal.
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