Belfast or Dublin, which is better?

Belfast or Dublin, which is better? It is a tricky question. You are deciding between the capital of the Republic of Ireland and the capital of Northern Ireland. Both cities have huge personalities and lots of attractions (cultural, historical, and otherwise). You can’t even decide based on the season of your visit. Belfast and DublinContinue reading “Belfast or Dublin, which is better?”

Beaches near Belfast: Six best beaches to visit from Belfast

Looking for beaches near Belfast? The good news is that you won’t have to go far. Belfast isn’t exactly the Algarve, but the city has a great coastal location and lots of beaches to visit. You may want to drive the short distance to Bangor, one of Belfast’s closest coastal towns. Here you’ll find stunningContinue reading “Beaches near Belfast: Six best beaches to visit from Belfast”

Holidays by ferry in the UK: 7 trips to consider

When you picture exploring the UK, what comes to mind? Most people consider romantic city breaks, a hiking trip in a national park, or perhaps a road trip – usually driving around Scotland. Ferry trips are often overlooked yet can be some of the best adventures that the UK offers. Holidays by ferry can get you toContinue reading “Holidays by ferry in the UK: 7 trips to consider”

The Mourne Mountains: A Complete Guide to Visiting the Mournes

Visiting Northern Ireland? The Mourne Mountains are the best destination for hikers, climbers, and outdoor enthusiasts. The Mournes are fabled in Northern Irish legend and adored today. Even out of season in November, I climbed Slieve Binnian alongside a steady stream of hikers and struggled to book last-minute accommodation around Newcastle. Visiting the Mourne Mountains isContinue reading “The Mourne Mountains: A Complete Guide to Visiting the Mournes”

Things to do in Newcastle Co Down: 12 things for your itinerary

Looking for things to do in Newcastle Co Down? You’ve come to the right place. Much like Portrush, Newcastle is a small seaside town with some big claims to fame. Newcastle is a gateway to the Mourne Mountains, a short drive to the Silent Valley Reservoir, and surrounded by way more National Trust sites thanContinue reading “Things to do in Newcastle Co Down: 12 things for your itinerary”

Hotels in Portrush: 6 best places to stay while visiting Portrush

For a small town, there’s plenty of hotels in Portrush. Whether you’re looking for a Bed & Breakfast, hostel, or self-catered apartment, you’ll have lots of property types to consider. Location-wise, you could also choose to base yourself in Portrush Harbour, overlooking the Royal Portrush Golf Course, or even further inland for a quieter atmosphere.Continue reading “Hotels in Portrush: 6 best places to stay while visiting Portrush”

Things to do in Portrush: 10 attractions for your itinerary

Portrush is a respectable hybrid of a blink-and-you-miss-it town and a prominent tourist destination. Portrush sits on the Causeway Coast, sandwiched between Portstewart and Portballintrae. If you’re looking for a scenic base to explore the Giant’s Causeway, Dark Hedges, and crumbling ancient architecture, Portrush is a strong contender. However, there are plenty of things toContinue reading “Things to do in Portrush: 10 attractions for your itinerary”

Things to do in Derry: 10 attractions to visit

Many people mistakenly overlook Derry in favour of Belfast when visiting Northern Ireland. Don’t be one of these people! Derry, also known as Londonderry, is full of things to do and see. The city is a particularly good place to explore Northern Irish culture and history and is much smaller than Belfast. Derry’s size givesContinue reading “Things to do in Derry: 10 attractions to visit”

Visiting the Giant’s Causeway: A Complete Guide

Who doesn’t love a good mythical tale? The Giant’s Causeway is a place of natural wonder and has a big backstory to discover. The Causeway was the first UNESCO World Heritage site in Northern Ireland, and it remains a firm favourite amongst tourists and locals alike. For those researching the best places to visit in Northern Ireland,Continue reading “Visiting the Giant’s Causeway: A Complete Guide”

Things to do in Belfast: 10 attractions for your itinerary

James Nesbitt sums Belfast up pretty nicely: ‘Belfast is a city, while not forgetting its past, is living comfortably with its present and looking forward to its future’. Tourists can appreciate the fascinating blend of past, present, and future. From the Murals and the Titanic to the new hotels and cultural spaces popping up aroundContinue reading “Things to do in Belfast: 10 attractions for your itinerary”