Summer is a great time to visit Northern Ireland because the temperatures are warmer but due to the Atlantic Ocean never get too warm. In fact, 17 to 22 degrees is basically the norm for the summer allowing you to enjoy the many outdoor adventure sports or outside historical sites without freezing or baking. In addition, during the months of July and August it doesn’t get dark until about 11pm allowing you plenty of daylight to fit in every activity possible. For go-getters, the summer is the perfect time to discover Northern Ireland. Here are just a few things you might want to consider checking out during your trip.
Northern Ireland is home to plenty of festivals on almost every bank holiday and every weekend in between. Whether you enjoy food, music, arts, or sports there is sure to be an event or festival that lines up with your summer trip to Northern Ireland. Some highlights include; The Kincora Traditional Weekend, the All Ireland Chowder Cook Off, The Sky Cat Laughs Comedy Festival, Virginia Pumpkin Festival and more besides!
The Northern Ireland region is dotted with many old historical castles and each and everyone is worth a visit. Although you are not likely to fit every castle into your itinerary, make it a point to at least make it out to the GlenarmCastle, Ballycastle, BelfastCastle, and CarrickfergusCastle. Almost every castle sits on the side of a mountain, cliff, countryside, or next to the coastline allowing for scenic views immersed in history.
If you happen to hit a rainy during your visit to Northern Ireland there is no need to worry because there are plenty of great museums that you can stop in and see. The Ulster Museum is a great place to see art, dinosaurs, and mummies. For a more cultural experience stop in at the North Down Museum and see how the land came to be. Another great piece of Northern Ireland culture can be explored at the Irish Linen Center and Lisburn Museum where visitors learn about the rise of the linen industry in Lisburn.
Summer is a great time to visit Northern Ireland for thrill seekers and athletes as there is plenty to do and the weather is perfect for it. From paddling canoe trails to surfing on the North Atlantic waves there is something to everyone. The MourneMountains alone offer horse riding, walking, climbing, and mountain boarding opportunities all in one location. Parachuting, sailing, caving, and white water kayaking are just a few more great opportunities. Mountain biking and cycling are also great ways to explore the countryside and mountainous terrain. If you want to see some of the country in style then why noe take our giants causeway tour from belfast.