8 Great Ways to Discover Northern Ireland
Belfast Murals Walking Tour
The murals of Belfast are world famous; there are over 300 across the city and there are many great ways to see them all. The murals are stunning and many tell the history of the city. There are plenty of walking tours that will take you through the cultural and political history of Belfast and Northern Ireland. If you are feeling a bit lazy, however, you can opt for a Black Cab tour.
Giant’s Causeway and Antrim Coast Tour
The Causeway Coastal Route is said to be one of the five most breathtaking driving routes. A great way to experience its charms is by booking a coach tour and travelling in comfort. The tour stops at each attraction to allow a closer look at the amazing sights, and the full day trip is an experience not to be missed.
Slieve Donard Walk, Newcastle
The Slieve Donard Walk is a three mile trek that will take you up to the highest geographical peak of the Northern Ireland region. If it happens to be sunny, you may be lucky enough to see Newcastle Beach and the Isle of Man.
Belfast Bar Crawl
You can’t visit Northern Ireland without stopping at a few bars, and some of the best options are located in Belfast. Start your tour by heading into the Crown Liquor Saloon, followed by a stop at the Robinson & Cleaver for a great view of City Hall – and steak and chips to die for. Quickly pop into Café Vaudeville for a cocktail afterwards and then head towards the Cathedral Quarter for the true pub experience.
Belfast City Sightseeing
If you are more interested in seeing the city than the pubs, take this wonderful hop-on/hop-off bus tour to see most of historic Belfast. It leaves every thirty minutes from Belfast City centre at Castle Place.
Tour Fermanagh; Lough Erne & Lusty Beg
The Lusty Beg is an island in the Lakeland of northern Fermanagh. Many people choose to camp out on the island over the weekend, but if you just want to explore it you can also travel over to the island and take the Loughshore Trail. This path gives you a great workout, and some stunning views of the lakes.
Belfast City Bike Tour
The Belfast City Bike Tour is an excellent way to stay in shape and see all of the great sites of the city, without worrying about parking. There are several different bike tours available including the Hilden Bike n’ Brew, Titanic Bike n’ Boat, and the City Tour.
Dundrum Murlough National Reserve Trail
Finally, if you want to make sure that you see all of Northern Ireland’s unique geography, take the Dundrum Murlough National Reserve Trail. In just one trail you get to enjoy mountains, a beach, and can even stop in at a café at the end as a reward.