Top 9 Tourist Attractions In Northern Ireland
Many people come to Northern Ireland every day to spend their holidays. When they do our Ballycastle Accommodation is the ideal hub for their tourist activities.
Here are the 9 top tourist attractions they are likely coming to see:
1. Giant’s Causeway
The Giant’s Causeway is found on the Antrim Coast. It is now a World Heritage Site about two miles north of Bushmills. It’s made up of more than 40,000 interlocking columns of basalt and was created by a volcanic eruption millions of years ago. However, legend says that it was created by the Giant Finn McCool.
2. Bushmills Distillery
Bushmills Distillery is home to Ireland’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery in the town of Bushmills. The distillery gets more than 100,000 visitors a year and produces all the bottled whiskey that bears the Bushmills brand logo. It received its brewing license in 1608 from King James I. If you go on a tour of it, you get to sample this delicious brew at the end of the tour.
3. Irish Linen
The Irish Linen Guild was founded in 1928. It’s Ireland’s official organization for promoting the linen industry. They are well-known for producing fine quality linen products that are sold world-wide. The Irish Linen trademark can only be placed onto items that are genuinely made from yard that was spun in Ireland and on fabrics made by Guild members.
4. Belfast City
Belfast is one of the popular cities that tourists like to visit in Ireland. Some of the popular sights to see there include St. Anne’s Cathedral, free concerts in the Custom House Square, the annual Belfast Festival, Botanic Gardens, the Ulster Museum, as well as fantastic restaurants and bars and shopping districts that attract thousands of tourists on holiday.
5. Belleek Pottery
One thing that many tourists want when they come to Ireland is to buy some Parian china at Belleek Pottery. The company was founded in 1857 by John Caldwell Bloomfield. The company is so strict that they destroy any piece of china that has even a small flaw. They also have an online store at www.belleek.ie.
6. Crown Liquor Saloon in Belfast
The Crown Liquor Saloon in Belfast is one of the only High Victorian Public Houses left and it still features its gas lighting and snugs. Formerly called the Liquor Saloon, it is known for having a huge range of genuine ales, great pub food selections and of course tons of Irish hospitality. It originally was known as being a mighty gin house back in the Victorian age and it is still popular with tourists today who flock to it every year to try out its wares.
7. Walled City of Derry
The Walled City of Derry is the last of the totally walled cities in Ireland. It was originally founded in the 17th century. Some of the fantastic sights to see inside those walls are the Verbal Arts Centre, St. Columb’s Cathedral, the murals along the Lincoln Courts and Bond Street, Apprentice Boys of Derry Association and Memorial Hall, Ashbrook, First Derry Presbyterian Church, Brook Hall or the Ebrington Barracks to name a few.
8. Ulster Folk and Transport Museum
This is a museum that houses the country’s biggest collection of trains, cars and vintage buses. It also features an outdoor display depicting Ireland’s country life from a hundred years ago and has several farm and other restored buildings.
9. The Odyssey Complex
The Odyssey is one of Belfast’s entertainment centres and it also holds the biggest indoor arena in the country. The Belfast hockey team the Giants play there, and there are also several restaurants, pubs, cinemas, a bowling alley and an interactive discovery centre the kids are sure to enjoy.
These are but a few of the superb things to see or do in Northern Ireland on your next holiday and when you visit we would love it if you stayed with us at one of the best campsites in Northern Ireland.