Why Northern Ireland Should Be The Next Place You Visit

There are a million great things to do in the UK and for many visitors that means heading straight to one of the main cities in London or Edinburgh. Some seek out the beautiful scenery in the Welsh valleys or the Scottish highlands, others travel the South West looking for a more traditional British trip and then some visit to seek out all things cultural in towns like Windsor, Oxford or Canterbury. But for many, Northern Ireland doesn't cross their mind and that is a shame because there are a ton of great things to do there, here are just a few of our favourites!


Giants Causeway


The Giant's Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic fissure eruption. It is located in County Antrim on the north coast of Northern Ireland, about three miles northeast of the town of Bushmills. It is also a great place to spot seabirds and take incredible photographs.


Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge


Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is a famous rope bridge near Ballintoy in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The bridge links the mainland to the tiny island of Carrickarede. It spans 20 metres and is 30 metres above the rocks below. The bridge is mainly a tourist attraction and is owned and maintained by the National Trust.


Belfast


The capital city of Belfast is a fascinating city to explore and is definitely worth visiting for a weekend if you get the chance. The city has plenty of excellent museums to explore, including the Titanic Museum (pictured above) and a beautiful botanic gardens that are perfect for leisurely summer strolls.


Dunluce Castle


The now-ruined castle at Dunluce has stood since around the 13th century although there is no accurate date for when a castle first appeared on this site. What you can be sure of though is the stunning views on offer as you gaze out over the ocean.

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