Northern Ireland Luxury Travel Vacation Guide

One of the four nations of the United Kingdom , the others are, England , Wales , Scotland , With the numerous tours available, you can literally name the type of Coach tour your want and have it available for you. Take a sightseeing tour of Belfast in a double-decker bus, a tour of the top attractions in County Antrim or a heritage tour of Tyrone. Take a trip by train or the Portrush Puffer the only road rail in Northern Ireland.

Follow the many marked trails to take a walking tour of the various parts of the country. The City of Derry is the only walled city remaining in Northern Ireland and you can walk back through the pages of history with one of the many tours of the Renaissance style streets and the cultural trails.

Stay at one of many quaint bed and breakfast establishments, rent a self-catering cottage or stay in a luxury hotel. Groarty House is a delightful farmhouse in Londonderry, with awesome views of the City and Lough Foyle estuary. Set in a tranquil location it is the prefect base for your exploration of the countryside. Choose a castle for your accommodations when you make reservations at the Ballygally Castle Hotel. This comfortable hotel in a historic setting has amenities at your fingertips.

Northern Ireland has pubs galore. Drop into the pub in each village, but careful not to have the locals talk you into "having one more" too many times as you want to be fit as a fiddle for more sightseeing the next day. Take part in the music and song and tap your toes to the lively music. Converse with the locals and you will find yourself enthralled with the Irish lilt in their voices. Walk the Giant's Causeway in Bushmills where you will see a rope bridge across an 80-foot chasm. A short distance away is the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and you can walk along a coastal path before you get to the bridge from where you get a scenic look at Scotland.


City of Belfast

The 5 star Malone Lodge Hotel in Belfast is located in the Queens University area and is renowned for its friendly service. It is in a residential area, but is only 2 miles away from the city center. The Green Door Restaurant at this hotel has gourmet food that will tickle your pallet. Along with the many tourist attractions, the food and the comfortable rooms of this hotel will leave you with a satisfied smile on your face.

Belfast Tourist Attractions

If you really want to get to know the real Belfast, take a walking tour. The Old Town has many of the 17th century ramparts used to defend the city still intact. Blackstaff Way will give you a great introduction to the heart of the city. You can also take a tour of the pubs to visit establishments that have been in business for centuries.

Belfast Castle

Dates back to 1870. This sprawling property, which rises 400 feet above the city on Cave Hill contains a museum filled with castle antiques, the Cellar Restaurant with food to die for and a Visitor?s Center where you will find out everything you want to know about the castle. Also located on Cave Hill, you will find the Belfast Zoo, with a collection of rare animals from all over the world.

See the cast iron glass house at the Belfast Botanic Gardens and Palm House, where you will also see tropical fruits, such as bananas, growing in a northern climate. Experience Irish and Ulster history at the Ulster Museum and see the treasure recovered from one of the ships of the Spanish Armada. Visit the farmhouses at the Ulster Fold Museum to get a glimpse of the rural way of life in Ireland. View the impressive buildings in Donegal Square and the statues at the Old City Hall.

Belfast will leave you with unforgettable memories that will make you want to return again and again to see all of Northern Ireland.



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