Some suggestions of general interests that you may have and N. Ireland can offer include: to discover interact and experience our history; learn about new cultures; investigate your family's past; get lost in our myths and legends; explore the outdoors; be pioneering and experience less explored areas such as the rural countryside; to celebrate an occasion such as a stag / hen party or wedding; recharge and relax perhaps at a spa; make new aquintances; to just get away and leave it all behind.
We would like to meet your general interests whatever they maybe and it does not matter if you are a sole or single traveller, couple, family, friends, small group or large group; all are welcome. To begin your venture, go to Getting Started.
N. Ireland has an array of recreational activites. Some suggestions for you to consider.
Personal activities: learn how to cook new recipes, learn about photography whilst sightseeing, paint the landscape, take in the atmosphere of a pub, go clubbing and dancing, shop, eat out, be waited on, listen to a "yarn" (story), be treated at a spa, go get a make over, visit our museums, go see a play, attend a fair or festival, attend a pop or rock concert, bring the kids on a treasure hunt, seek romance or be romanced, just be socialable or not, go to the greyhound or horse races.
Outdoor Activities. On land: hill walking, hiking, cycling, mountain biking, mountain boarding, horse riding, archery, paintballing, zorbing, coasteering, fishing, golfing, go karting, rallying, hovercrafting, off road experience, motorcycle racing, learn about and play our sports. On Water: sailing, canoeing, kayaking, water skiing, jet skiing, surfing, wind surfing, take a cruise, boating, diving and snorkelling On Air: Skydiving and flying.
N. Ireland's most famous natural landmark is the Giant's Causeway designated a world heritage site and managed by "The National Trust". Some other beautiful areas include: Glens of Antrim, Antrim's North Coast, Rathlin Island, The Sperrins, Mountains of Mourne, Fermanagh Lakes, Gortin Lakes, Clougher Valley, Strangford Lough, Lough Neagh, Marble Arches. There is also the unspoilt countryside and ancient bogs. There is the coastline with beaches such as Benone. The rivers such as the Bann and Blackwater. Loughs such as Lough Erne.
The built environment ranges from early structures such as Navan Fort in Co Armagh, right through to such castles as Dunluce, Carrickfergus and Enniskillen Castle and the City Walls of Derry. There are centuries old large estates and gardens like Crom Estate, Mount Stewart and Castle Ward. Armagh City boasts cathedrals of different religious denominations. Canals such as the Lagan with towpath that wind their way into the countryside. Newer structures include: museums such as the award winning Ulster Museum, Ulster Folk and Transport Museum and Ulster American Folk Park. The Titanic Belfast building open on 31st March 2012, provides a special and extraordinary visitor experience. Purpose built marinas on the coast. The public buildings such as Stormount, Belfast City Hall and Guildhall in Derry. These are just a sample of a few of the places that you can explore.
Final note. Everyone has there own different interests and recreational activities that they like depending on their own personalities and physical limitations. Your interests and activities can be enjoyed in our environment for example learning about immigration at the Ulster American Folk Park; hill walking in the Sperrins, Mountains of Mourne and Antrim coast; fishing in the loughs and rivers; kayaking off Antrim's North coast and Lough Neagh; relax in a 400 year old traditional pub in the countryside. Mix your interests and activities up. It is up to you to decide.
Whatever you decide to do, we look forward to hearing from you. To get you on your way, go to Getting Started or Contact Us .