Northern Ireland is attractive to visitors. A remarkable culture and history, world class restaurants, fantastic shopping experience and the warmest of welcomes is synonymous with Northern Ireland. Explore the Northern Ireland tourist attractions when on holiday and you will not be disappointed.
The Giant’s Causeway
The Giant Cause is a UNESCO world heritage site known for its basalt layered columns. Sixty million years ago a volcano erupted and caused polygonal shape features that have become the focus of natural beauty in Northern Ireland today. Three separate volcanic eruptions birthed the Upper, middle and lower basalts. However, the Giant’s Causeway tells of a legend where Finn McCool the mighty giant went into battle with Benandonner, his foe a myth believed by many people in and around the country.
The Glens of Antrim
There are nine Glens of Antrim along the inland and coastline. Each Glen is unique and exudes an exclusive charm. Forest trails, rolling hills, tumbling waterfalls and serene lakes await visitors making their way to the Antrim. Glenariff is the famous of the nine Glens.
The Titanic Belfast
The Titanic Belfast building shaped like a star is a striking landmark and honours the story of the Titanic. There are interactive exhibitions that showcase the construction of the ill-fated ship. Visitors can enjoy a guided tour and visit the cafe, restaurant and gift shop as well. The Titanic Belfast is a world class tourist spot.
The Carrickfergus Castle situated in Carrickfergus is 20 minutes away from Belfast. It is a town and port and one of Ireland’s best and most preserved medieval structures. The fortress and banquet hall are still intact and has stood for eight centuries warding off foes.
The Ards Peninsula is long and picturesque located in the South of Bangor. Mourne Mountains can be seen shimmering in the distance. It is well worth a stop on the way to view Mount Stewart House and the Gardens. Visitors can also see Hilltop Castle and Strangford Lough, situated on the west shore.
Londonderry is Northern Ireland’s second city, locally known as Derry. With Ireland’s division, the natural part of Derry is long gone. However, Derry remains an industrial centre and significant port with ceramic factories, traditional textile industry and chemical and mechanical engineering plants. Derry is a famed tourist destination with attractive spots and a town fully preserved to the present day.
The smallest country in Great Britain, Northern Ireland is steeped in magnificent history and a rich culture. Being small, it is easy to travel around and has a vast and stunning variety of landscapes. Glens, breathtaking mountains and an inland sea contribute to the exceptional beauty of its countryside.
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|a myth [ə mɪθ]||a shore [ə ʃɔː]|
|The Glens of Antrim [ðə ɡlenz ɒv ˈantrɪm]||a division [ə dɪˈvɪʒ(ə)n]|
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|serene [sɪˈriːn]||contribute [tu: kənˈtrɪbjuːt]|