Moneymore Northern Ireland 

Moneymore, Northern Ireland

For those looking to get away for the weekend or who are planning an overseas trip to the United Kingdom, you have a lot of potential locales to consider. Many people want to see all that both England and Ireland has to offer, but with so much to take in, you may be confused about where to begin. Northern Ireland should be at the top of your consideration list, as you can easily traverse back and forth between England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales from this relatively-central location. In the centre…

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Carrickfergus Northern Ireland 


The town of Carrickfergus is in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, and is only a few miles up the coast from Belfast. It’s one of the oldest settlements in Ireland and is known to have been a small town in the 1100s. It was around this time that the original Carrickfergus Castle was built by John de Courcy, an Anglo-Norman knight. Since those early days, the town has been the location for a number of historical events, including the Battle of Carrickfergus in 1597 and the last witch trial to be…

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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 by the town courthouse with its classical styling. The twin gothic spires of Omagh’s Sacred Heart Church pierce the skyline, matched only by the single, simple spire of the church of St Columbus. The rivers…

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Holywood Northern Ireland 


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 literally translates as ‘Holy Wood’, which is a reference to the woodlands that surrounded the town that were home to an ancient monastery which was founded by St Laiseran in the 600’s. Today the ruins…

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Northern Ireland The Giant’s Causeway 

The Giant’s Causeway

The area known as the Giant’s Causeway is the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in the whole of Northern Ireland. It is something that needs to be seen to be believed. It was created during a volcanic explosion which left behind a wide expanse of columns of polygonal basalt. The causeway has been attracting people to the region for centuries and is included in many myths and legends that relate to the area. Lava forcing its way through the chalk bedrock led to the formation of a lava plateau. The…

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Cookstown Northern Ireland 


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 that it has both the broadest and the longest street in the whole of Northern Ireland, along which you will find a good variety of shops and other businesses which range from the small family…

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Northern Ireland 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 most northerly coast. Ocean views can’t help but be impressive and they stretch out as far as the Causeway Coast across to Scotland and then to the beautiful Donegal Hills. This is a town that…

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Northern Ireland 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 trading here for generations. Like many other towns in the region the centre of Strabane has undergone some major redevelopment in recent years, but despite the new developments and upheaval that they bring with it,…

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Bangor Northern Ireland Northern Ireland 

Bangor, Northern Ireland

The southern coast of Belfast is where you will find the seaside town of Bangor. This pretty little seaside town has been popular with visitors and those on day trips for centuries. It is a year round destination for those looking to enjoy a relaxing break by the sea, such is the popularity of the place that there are events planned that take place right through the year. No matter what time of the year you choose to visit Bangor you will find plenty to see and do to make…

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Coleraine Northern Ireland 


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 harmony to offer incredible parks, shopping facilities and historic buildings all within easy reach of each other. Amongst its ancient treasures is Mountsandel which is believed to be the site of the very first man…

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