Northern Island is home to some stunning scenery, friendly people, and interesting history. If making a trip to the island of Ireland, make sure you don't miss out the north. You will not regret it at all.
The capital city is Belfast. Flights frequently depart this airport to London and a series of other destinations. Or if you are coming up from Dublin, you can spend a couple of hours on a bus and it is quite cheap. The city is very pretty and has a quaint charm about her. It's from here that the Titanic sailed on her maiden voyage, and you will find an impressive museum here showing the history of her construction. There are quite a number of hostels in Belfast for you to stay in, but make sure you book in advance in high season to ensure that you don't miss out.
The second largest city in Northern Ireland is Derry. There are a few really nice cathedrals to visit during your stay at a hostel here. One of the things not to miss are the murals along the city walls of Londonderry. You can get a guided tour and they will tell you stories about the paintings and what their meaning. It will give you an insight into the history and people of the area. The Museum of Free Derry will also shed more light on this and historical events such as Bloody Sunday which shaped the communities here.
The Causeway Coastal Route is one of the most popular drives in Ireland. It's in this region that they filmed parts of the Game of Thrones. In fact, you can book a Game of Thrones tour to go to the specific sets of the show if you are a die-hard fan. But if not, there are still some incredible scenery to be had. The most popular of features along this road is the Giant's Causeway. All of the rocks sticking out of the earth in long hexagonal pillars are quite astonishing to behold. It is rare to see anything like this anywhere on the earth. Take your time and explore the area. There are an abundance of small towns along the drive and in each town there may be one or two hostels scattered along the way. One of the other things to do recommended by locals along this route is the rope bridge at Carrick-a-rede. You may also want to get a hostel in Bushmills for a night or two and visit the famous distillery and other sites in the town.
If you have even more time from here, you can see some incredible mountain ranges driving around on the Ring of Gullion.
When travelling through this incredible landscape, you will be blown away by the amazing scenery to be found in this spectacular country.
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I spent nine woderful months in Cushendall and I have very good memories of a very quiet but pleasant time over there.
Belfast is a city with a lot of unrest and it is recommended that single women should not walk on the streets alone at night.
Kilkeel village is a beautiful town with lots of very good charity shops, coffee shops, and everything you need for a good holiday. It's also very close to the countryside if you want to go for a walk -- and Mournes the town is set in the backdrop of the Mournes and it's very beautiful.
Newcastle is a great night out, shame it's so far away from everywhere!
A small town, mostly popular because of its whiskey distillery, Bushmills has some interesting attractions to offer a visitor. But its location near many other popular Northern Ireland destinations is what makes it worth staying in a hostel here. Tour buses often frequent the town, laden with older, wizened travelers …
One of the few places along the Causeway Coastal area in Northern Island that is home to hostels, Portrush is a great small town to set down some roots for a couple of days to properly explore the area. It is only a short drive away from the Giant's Causeway UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is the most famous thing to …
Ballycastle is perfect for exploring the stunningly rugged Northern Ireland coastline and its greatest natural wonder -- Giant’s Causeway. The town itself is fairly low-key but is a good base to hop around the Causeway Coast, which is full of lovely wild beaches and ideal for long walks. Ballycastle has its own beach …
The unassuming but pleasant town of Newcastle sits proudly on the broad sweep of one of the most magnificent bays in the whole of Ireland. Visitors stay in the hostels here since it is the major gateway to the Mourne Mountains. It sits in the shadow of Northern Ireland's highest and best known peak, Slieve Donard. …
Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland, part of the United Kingdom and it's where you'll find the most hostels of any city in the country. It is still a small city, where it is possible to see the sights by walking around the city centre. Must-sees in the city centre include the magnificent Town Hall (tours are …