Everywhere in Northern Ireland is easily accessible, from the countryside to the coast it can all be reached in just a few hours.
Northern Ireland is home to a breathtaking mix of exceptional natural wonders, fantastic attractions and, to top it all off, an exciting foodie scene. The capital, Belfast, is brimming with places to visit, including the Titanic Quarter which tells the history of the fated ship’s construction and only voyage. Add to that the plethora of shops in its retail centres and high streets and its wonderful choice of bars and restaurants; it’s certainly a place to while away a day. Overlooking the city is Cavehill which can be reached via a challenging route which skirts around the Devil’s Punchbowl and offers spectacular views from the summit.
While on the subject of natural wonders, Northern Ireland’s crowning glory, the Giant’s Causeway warrants more than just a passing mention. Its polygonal basalt columns are recognisable worldwide and visitors are treated to a state-of-the-art visitor centre and audio guides to enhance their experience. Other significant natural attractions are Marble Arch Caves, the Mountains of Mourne and the 160-mile watery expanse of Lough Neagh.
Ramblers will be overwhelmed by the walking opportunities, with key destinations including the undulating Glens of Antrim, the peaceful scenery of Gortin Glen, the wild beauty of the Sperrin Mountains and the volcanic landscapes of the Ring of Gullion. The Fermanagh Lakelands offer yet another tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of Northern Ireland’s cities.
Besides the treasures inland, there are coastal sights aplenty. Hop in your car and take the Causeway Coastal Route to experience some of the most beautiful scenery imaginable, drive the Marlbank Scenic Loop and enjoy far-reaching views over Lough MacNean, or head for the brooding Mourne Mountains to view landscapes reminiscent of fantasy novels.
When you’re not exploring Northern Ireland’s great outdoors on foot or by car, pick up a golf club, bicycle, kayak, paddle board or even wetsuit and flippers to enjoy the region from a different perspective.
You’ll need somewhere restful to stay during your action-packed adventure in Northern Ireland, and our large holiday cottages are perfect to accommodate your group of family or friends.