Best Places to Visit in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is a gorgeous country with a rich history and culture, the people are friendly, the beer is yummy, and the scenery is breathtaking. If you are planning a visit to this gorgeous country, you will no doubt be pleased with the endless beauty and greenery that this country has to offer. There are so many places that you can visit while in Ireland, and the great part of this country is that it is relatively small, so if you have a car you will be able to travel to a large majority of it easily and quickly. So, if you are flying into Belfast soon and looking for things to do here are a few suggestions.

Best Places to Visit in Northern Ireland

The Giants Causeway

Northern Ireland is a gorgeous country with a rich history and culture, the people are friendly, the beer is yummy, and the scenery is breathtaking. If you are planning a visit to this gorgeous country, you will no doubt be pleased with the endless beauty and greenery that this country has to offer. There are so many places that you can visit while in Ireland, and the great part of this country is that it is relatively small, so if you have a car you will be able to travel to a large majority of it easily and quickly. So, if you are flying into Belfast soon and looking for things to do here are a few suggestions.

The Giants Causeway

The Giant’s Causeway is a natural phenomenon located on the north coast of Ireland. It is in County Antrim about 3 miles Northeast of the town Bushmills It is a result of a volcanic eruption that caused over 40,000 interlocking columns to form on the coast. It has been a world heritage site since 1986. It has been said to be the fourth greatest natural owner in all of the United Kingdom. The columns form stepping like stones that lead down to the coast that you can walk along. A lot of the columns are shaped like hexagons, there are a few that have seven or eight sides. The site is now Owen and managed by the National Trust and it is said to be the most popular tourist attraction in all of Northern Ireland. Its name comes from an old Irish legend that says that the columns are left over from a causeway that was being built by a giant. He had built the causeway to go over to Scotland to fight another giant. Across the sea in Scotland there are similar columns that corroborate the legend. Regardless of how the columns were formed they are a true beauty to see and admire.

The Old Bushmills Distillery

This whisky distillery is located in Bushmills, County Antrim, it is very close to the Giant’s Causeway. All whiskey that is bottled under the Bushmills brand is produced at this distillery and this is something that they hope to never change. The distillery is a very popular tourist destination and they have over 120,000 visitors per year. The area has long been known for its whiskey distilleries although this may be the most famous of them all. The Bushmills distally is the oldest whiskey distillery in the world, it has been in operation for over 400 years. They have several different whiskeys available from a range of prices. The tour of the facility is fascinating and includes a tasting at the end if you desire.

While there are many great and interesting things to do in Northern Ireland these are two of our favourites. They show you so much of the Irish history, culture, and countryside. We are sure you will enjoy this trip around the Irish North coast and its treasures.

 

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