07 Sep 2020
Great holiday destinations, awesome activities and epic adventures are waiting to be enjoyed in Northern Ireland.
Invigorating coastal experiences
There are beauties galore on the spectacular Causeway Coastal Route. Wonder at the unique hexagonal stone columns that form the Giant’s Causeway UNESCO World Heritage Site and explore the history and mythology in its state-of-the-art visitor centre. Go off trail on a guided ‘wee walk‘ or indulge your taste buds on a Causeway Coast Foodie Tour.
Golf and historic treasures
Northern Ireland is made for golf and County Down boasts a number of great courses from the world-class Royal County Down to the dramatic Ardglass links course. It’s also home to the historic and recently restored Hillsborough Castle and Gardens. Take a tour of the elegant Georgian building, still in use as a royal residence, and stroll in the beautifully reimagined gardens.
Step back thousands of years to a place where myth and history merge with a visit to Navan Centre & Fort. The ancient seat of kings is one of Ireland’s most important archaeological sites. A guided tour reveals its story and the mythology surrounding it, while living history characters invite you to experience life as a Celt.
The charming walled city of Derry~Londonderry, where history is written into the very stones underfoot, is not be missed. But take time too to journey to the small village of Bellaghy where the Seamus Heaney Homeplace celebrates one of Northern Ireland’s literary greats. Discover his story and immerse yourself in the language that garnered Heaney a Nobel Prize.
Hire a boat and cruise around the gorgeous island-studded Fermanagh lakes. Stop off at Devenish Island to view the sixth-century monastic site and moor up at Enniskillen to explore the historic town. For more water-based fun, head to Share Discovery Village where an inflatable water park offers a variety of activities.
High octane thrills await in County Tyrone where, at Todd’s Leap in Ballygawley, you can have a go at blindfold driving, ziplining, paintballing, shooting and much more. Experienced mountain bikers should not miss the trails in scenic Davagh Forest, while beautiful Blessingbourne Country Estate offers mountain bike trails to suit all abilities as well as walking and fishing opportunities.
Northern Ireland’s capital, Belfast, is Titanic town, the city that built the world’s most famous ship. Don’t miss a visit to multi-award-winning Titanic Belfast which, over nine galleries, tells the story of the ship from its launch to its sinking. Another treasure house of history is the Ulster Museum where wonders of art and nature rub shoulders with ancient and modern history exhibitions.
Titanic Quarter, Belfast City
Navan Centre & Fort
Seamus Heaney Home Place
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