Category: Northern Ireland

Omagh

Omagh is a town in County Tyrone and is only two hours away from the busy city of Belfast which makes it the perfect place to stay if you are looking for a central location to explore this part of Northern Ireland. The main street of the town is long and steep and is dominated…

Holywood

Holywood is not to be confused with Hollywood in the US – you will find no large white letters set into the hillside here. What you will find is a charming seaside town with a wonderful sense of history and heritage. The town got its name from the Normans, they called it Sanctus Boscus which…

Cookstown

To the visitor Cookstown has more than meets the eye.  It is an interesting town with plenty of history and character that sets it apart from other towns in the region, and it is set within some wonderful countryside that you can’t fail to appreciate. The main thing that the town is famous for is…

Portrush

Portrush is billed as being the most popular holiday destination in Northern Ireland, a bold statement but one that the town can easily live up too. The location of the town itself is spectacular, situated as it is on the peninsula that extends out for over a mile into the Atlantic Ocean, on Northern Ireland’s…

Strabane

The town of Strabane has much in common with many other towns in Northern Ireland. As you wander through the high street you will see a good selection of familiar high street stores but unlike many towns on the mainland you will also find a good selection of local and independent traders that have been…

Coleraine

As the largest town on the beautiful Causeway Coast Coleraine has everything you could want from a typical Irish town. It is located alongside the River Bann and is known for its inherent charm and character as well as its award winning floral displays. Here you will find the old alongside the new working in…