Northern Ireland covers a huge area, includes many large towns and cities and could / should be divided into smaller counties such as County Antrim, County Londonderry, etc. However, I have tried to provide some of the more popular and well known attractions that visitors want to see. I will try to add other attractions in the future. DW
Belfast Zoo has over 1000 animals and 150 species with the majority of these animals classed as endangered species in their natural habitat.
The zoo has plenty to see such as the bird park
containing many exotic birds such as the blue-
If you aren't exhausted looking at all the animals, the 55 acres and the hills in the Zoo will probably finish the job, the zoo could quite easily be a mountain zoo!
WOW what a building !!! The newly opened Titanic
Belfast is an un-
The Titanic Belfast has nine themed Galleries
called: Boomtown Belfast, The Shipyard, The Launch, The Fit-
The exhibition uses special effects, dark rides,
Titanic Walking Tour
Giants Causeway Is a spectacular natural feature created by volcanic action millions of years ago. The 40,000 basalt columns form hexagonal steps that lead from the cliffs and under the sea.
Local legends will fire your imagination and have you believe Giant Finn walked this path years ago and the weathered stones are actually the giant's boot, eyes and some of his belongings.
Regardless of what you believe this is a fantastic place to walk, bird watch or admire the scenery at this National Nature reserve and UNESCO World Heritage site.
The beautiful coastal path extends 11 miles
Belfast Castle is worth visiting just for the views alone. The Castle is set on the slopes of Cavehill Country Park in a prominent position 400 feet up with unobstructed views of the city of Belfast and Belfast Lough. The castle has an antiques shop, a restaurant and visitors centre and is a popular venue for conferences, private dining and wedding receptions.
Enniskillen Castle is home to the Fermanagh County Museum and the Inniskillings Museum, which is the regimental museum of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards.
Exhibits include the area's prehistory, natural history, traditional rural life, local crafts and Belleek Pottery, and history of the castle. The regimental museums have uniforms, medals, flags, regimental regalia, weapons and other military memorabilia.
This area has many castle ruins but many are remote and in some cases very little remains. Visitors could be disappointed if they need to make a long journey to visit them. A few have been listed.
Folk and Transport Museum in Holywood is an outdoor museum
set in 170 acres of rolling countryside that tells the story of life 100 years
ago. Staff are dressed in period costume and demonstrate some of the traditional
craft skills. There are also many transport exhibits that include horse drawn
carriages, electric trams, motorbikes, fire-
Visitors will get the opportunity to see how the crisps and snacks are made and even meet Mr Tayto the mascot. The tour lasts for approximately one hour 30 minutes and visitors should expect to be walking for around one hour.
is an Interactive Discovery Centre in Belfast and is Ireland's award-
Planetarium and Observatory has a range of shows that
include 'a night sky tour', 'dynamic earth, sun', 'moon and stars' plus several
others. Some of the shows are designed for children and others are restricted
to children over 6. Tickets must be collected thirty minutes before the show
commences and tickets for all shows must be pre-
Barry's Amusements Theme Park in Portrush is a small theme park situated in the centre of Portrush on the north coast of Northern Ireland. The Amusement park is free to enter and you pay as you ride by purchasing tokens, which are priced at 50p each. The theme park has a range of rides suitable for all age groups including roller coaster, dodgems, Helter Skelter, swings, Carousels and many other favourites.
Sandra's Candy Factory -
DunDonald International Ice Bowl in Castlereagh has an Olympic size ice rink, a Tenpin bowling centre, a jungle inspired indoor playground called Indiana land and for babies and toddlers there is also a separate play area.
Indiana Land is filled with lots of activities where kids can scamper through hidden tunnels, swing over daring rope bridges and free fall down the giant vertical slide for an exciting adventure.
in Portrush has a great adventure pool for kids called
Pirates cove. The centre-
For those who prefer not to be forced to 'walk
the plank', they can stay on dry-
When the sun shines, it's great to be outside, sitting beside a pool sipping a nice cool drink and having a little dip occasionally.
Tropicana waterpark is a heated outdoor pool, open in July and August, where kids can let off steam, splashing around and racing down the water slide. Toddlers can play safely in a separate area and enjoy their own Nellie the Elephant slide.
Brunswick MovieBowl in Derry has a 7 screen cinema, 16 cosmic ten pin bowling lanes, Banana's Adventure Park (Ireland's largest indoor play centre) and 6 American pool tables.
Fergusons Irish Linen Factory Tour offers visitors a rare opportunity to see Irish Linen at its various stages of production. These include design, weaving, specialist cutting and hemming and ornamenting.
Children will find lots to do at Clementsmount Fun farm. There are playgrounds, pets corner, pony rides, trips on barrel trains, pedal karts, mini golf, human hamster balls, jumping pillow, trampolines, football and a softplay indoor barn.
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Lough Neagh is a place where you can walk, cycle, drive or fish. The Lough is encircled by the Longshore Trail which is 113 miles long. The trail is part of the National cycle network and is known as Route 94. Along the trail there are 25 highlights such as marinas, nature reserves, parks and historical monuments. The route has several places to eat & drink as well as quality accommodation. The area is very popular and is a great place to stay and relax, enjoy tranquil surroundings and enjoy the beauty of the area.
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