Welcome to Northern Ireland!
There's so much to see and do...
Northern Ireland has it all,
sports, events, shopping, great days out, but one of the best things I
like about this friendly and cultured province is the beautiful
scenery...it’s so green and luscious.
Hi, I'm Mark McKnight, your
friendly travel and tourism guide. You'll see what I mean about the
scenery when you discover Northern Ireland.
The rest of the province is also extremely interesting with many great
attractions and a fabulous place to come for an exciting holiday or
vacation. More about that later! So...What would you like to know about
The currency used here is the pound sterling
or ‘£stg’. Some places accept the Euro, which is the currency that is
used in the Republic of Ireland and the rest of Europe.
The population is around 1.75 million for
here is varied. Regular rainy spells, provide a blanket of green
creating the exceptional scenery.
On warm sunny days in the summer the temperature can rise to around 25
The winter is usually wet and mild with temperatures staying just above
freezing, mostly around 4 degrees Celsius.
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There are so many great attractions to
Mount Stewart House And Gardens
...to name but a few! There's so much useful information about these
attractions in my Travel guide and you
can find out more about them at Northern
Let’s just say it’s worth
attractions this country has to offer are divided nicely into the six
You’ll love it! Everything you need to
discover this beautiful country at your finger tips.
If you're visiting Belfast, don't miss out on the opportunity to add
your name to a piece of history by signing the peace wall.
Take a Black taxi tour with Belfast Cab Tours and their friendly tour
guide, see the World Famous Wall Murals
of West Belfast and find out lot's more about the political and
historical background of this famous city!
The beautiful picture above was taken at the Giant's Causeway, County
Antrim. Probably one of the best and most unique
attractions in the world! And now for something that
goes hand-in-hand with the great attractions in the province is the
you do when you are not sight-seeing?
You might want to try something different and out of the ordinary when
you are away on holiday.
What about relaxing in a spa, fishing,
taking in a round of golf or even just a leisurely stroll in a
beautiful forest park?
Whatever your interests are, I’m sure that you'll find something
exciting and fun to do while enjoying your stay.
I mentioned a little about holidays.
A comprehensive list of places you can stay, whilst travelling in the 'six
counties', can be found in my hotel guides for each
I have even included a special listing for Belfast
Hotels, which you can see here.
They're packed full to the brim with hotels for every budget all sorted
by star rating.
Whether you're interested in a short break or luxurious
extended Northern Irish vacation, look no further. Compare hotels in
Northern Ireland to find
yourself the best deal.
Part of the fun of travel is staying in unusual types of accommodation.
In Ireland you can find everything from local inns to timeshares in
centuries-old castles and transformed country estates.
Ireland Food and Drink
What else can I tell you in my Northern Ireland Travel Guide?
Well...probably one of the most important parts of any trip...the Food
and Drink. After all, you've been out all day sight-seeing. You’ll need
the nicest places to have food here are local pubs and restaurants
in the towns and cities you are visiting.
Hotels also offer a tasty selection of food too, especially if they are
by the sea. You can taste all the local seafood and fine wine.
One of my favourite places to eat is the Causeway Hotel
at the Giant’s Causeway, County Antrim. After an exhilarating walk
around the causeway and taking in, the appetite building, fresh, sea
air, you get a great meal here.
Wash it down with a cold pint of Guinness!
Recently I tried a new beer that has come to Northern Ireland. It's
full title is Peroni Nastro Azzurro, but
most people know it as just Peroni. This beer was an instant hit with
me. It's all I drink at present when I go out anywhere.
It has a really nice mediterranean flavour to it that reminds me of
being on holiday. I normally drink Coors Light, but this beer has a
totally refreshing taste.
The first time I came across this beer was last week when I went out
for Pizza. My wife and I found a great little Italian restaurant on
Botanic Ave called Carlito's (Use the
search bar above to find website). I saw someone with the Peroni as I
was going in and decided to try one. It was on draught and came in a
tall, frosted pint glass. Great looking and great flavour. Totally
Apart from the places to see, things to do, eating out, etc. I haven’t
told you how you are going to be getting
around these beautiful sites. My excellent transport guide
presents many different ways to get around these top tourist
You can tour by bus, hire car, train or even walk. It’s up to you.
Learn more about these various methods in the getting around guide.
Incidentally, if you are hiring a car, make sure you have car insurance.
Last, but not least, is another important point to note when planning
your trip to Northern Ireland. Don't forget to book your travel
insurance. Annual travel insurance is often
the best value. Don't let something trivial like losing your suitcase
or baggage ruin your trip.
Take advantage of competitive prices and comprehensive cover from a
good holiday insurance provider before you travel.