See the Sights
Northern Ireland has the most stunning scenery with rolling hills, mountains, lough’s, castles and buildings oozing with history and atmosphere. To give you a taste, we can recommend the following.
Armagh, Northern Ireland’s smallest city where you can take a short stroll to Navan Fort and gaze upon the spectacular views of Saint Patrick’s City, with the spires of the two cathedrals standing proudly above the skyline. Then there are the golden sands of Whiterock’s Beach in Portrush, where you will be rewarded with a view of the striking white chalk cliffs, sea stacks and a chalk arch. From here you can also catch a glimpse of the haunting ruin of Dunluce Castle looming on a cliff edge in the distance.
If you’re looking for a great view of Northern Ireland’s capital city, Belfast you need to head to Cave Hill to the basaltic outcrop known as ‘Napoleon’s Nose’ that makes the hill easily recognisable. From the summit, you can enjoy sweeping views over the city, all the way to the Mourne Mountains, and on a clear day, the Isle of Man and the Mull of Galloway in Scotland are also visible.
The only inhabited offshore island in Northern Ireland, Rathlin sits just six miles from the mainland and a short ferry trip from Ballycastle. Walk from the harbour to the RSPB Bird Sanctuary to marvel at the thousands of fulmars, razorbills, guillemots, kittiwakes and puffins in residence on the nearby cliffs.
Then there is the most popular tourist attraction in Northern Ireland, the Giant’s Causeway on the North Antrim Coast, which lies at the foot of the basalt cliffs along the sea coast on the edge of the Antrim plateau. It is made up of some 40,000 massive black basalt columns sticking out of the sea. The dramatic sight has inspired legends of giants striding over the sea to Scotland. It continues to draw thousands of visitors year-round. For the best views take a bracing walk along the Red Trail on the cliffs above the Causeway.
Game of Thrones
We can’t ignore the fact that Northern Ireland was a key filming location for Game of Thrones with over 25 locations where this famous series came to life. As well as the visiting the filming locations, you can also call into the Titanic Studios in Belfast, where much of the show was filmed. Why not go on your own Game of Thrones themed Irish adventure? There are so many tours and activities on offer linked to the show that you ‘live’ the experience yourself.
Tourism and Where to Eat Websites
So, we have whetted your appetite for Northern Ireland, and you want to know more. This information website is the best we have seen, so we can recommend it for all sightseeing tours in Northern Ireland. This is a handy resource for where to eat, and if you’re a vegetarian or vegan, this is the best resource.
Activities and Adventure Website
If you want to do less looking and more doing and take part in the best activity adventures in Northern Ireland, there is no better resource than Geronigo®. Tried, tested and approved activities can be found on the site, and you can book with ease as they have live availability, which is available 24/7. Many people download the Geronigo® App onto their phones before they set off, so they can book more activities when they are actually exploring Northern Ireland.