10 Points of Interest & Landmarks in Northern Ireland That You Shouldn't Miss

June 22, 2021 Lashaunda Abraham

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1. The Bank House

12 Edward Road BT38 9QB, Whitehead BT38 9QB Northern Ireland +44 28 9335 3021 http://www.thebankhousewhitehead.co.uk/
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5.0 based on 51 reviews

The Bank House

Reviewed By ChrisHuntingdon - Belfast, United Kingdom

I am fussy about my “flat white” coffees (first tried in Brisbane 20 years ago alongside their “long black” coffees). Bank House has it nailed. Most places have no idea how to make them and give you a cappuccino with less milk... Missed this place during “lockdown”. Also has a great deli (try the chicken liver parfait with pink peppercorns...) and a classy gift shop with some unique local craft items. Did I mention the paintings of local artists for sale? Relax here after your Blackhead path walk!

2. Templecorran Graveyard

Main Street, Ballycarry, Whitehead BT38 9HH Northern Ireland http://larnehistoricchurchtrail.co.uk/churches/templecorran/
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5.0 based on 10 reviews

Templecorran Graveyard

3. Mount Ida Pottery

32 Mount Ida Road, Banbridge BT32 4HF Northern Ireland +44 28 9269 3691 http://www.mountidapottery.co.uk
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5.0 based on 15 reviews

Mount Ida Pottery

Reviewed By 288angelat - Belfast, United Kingdom

Fantastic unique pieces Designed with great thought has gone into each piece Fab gift ideas for all occasions Or for pieces around the house

4. Carrowhony Pet Farm Fermanagh

135 Lisnagole Road, Lisnaskea BT92 0QH Northern Ireland +44 7546 270282 [email protected] https://www.facebook.com/goatsx5/
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Carrowhony Pet Farm Fermanagh

At Carrowhony, Lisnaskea therein lies Fermanagh's first ever Pet Farm. Set amidst 60 acres of beautiful Fermanagh country side, Carrowhony Pet Farm is home to over 200 exotic animals and birds. Enjoy the experience of a guided tour, where you will learn about over 65 various species while enjoying the panoramic views of breathtaking countryside. An unforgettable experience for all age groups.

Reviewed By K1190WWaarona - Aldergrove, United Kingdom

Brought by kids up here today!! Absolutely brilliant. Veronica and her assistant were fantastic from start to finish. My kid’s are still speaking about it!! Really really worth a visit. So much fun and learning for such a little cost. Can’t recommend this place enough!!

5. Falls Road

139 Falls Road, Belfast BT12 6AF Northern Ireland +44 7808 912543 http://www.coiste.ie/tours
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4.5 based on 944 reviews

Falls Road

Reviewed By ILOVEDOOLIN - Cambridge, United Kingdom

Hop on hop off tour bus around Belfast took us into the falls road estate and other areas of significance which I found very moving. We all know of the troubles that Belfast has had but it was somewhere that you felt slightly uncomfortable to be, and prying into people’s lives just didn’t seem right but at the end of the day it gave me a greater understanding. I think Belfast as a whole is very underestimated as it is a very vibrant and friendly city.

6. Giant's Causeway

Causeway Road, Bushmills BT57 8SU Northern Ireland +44 28 2073 3419 [email protected] http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/giants-causeway
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4.5 based on 11,147 reviews

Giant's Causeway

Northern Ireland's most popular tourist destination: this large stretch of staircase-shaped rocks is the result of cooled lava from volcanic eruptions that took place over 65 million years ago.

Reviewed By Orrix55

A one kilometer walk or bus ride (£1 each way for the bus - free for walking) gets you to this fascinating attraction created by volcanic eruptions millions of years ago. There is a very entertaining audio guide that provides information on the various features on the landscape, such as the camel and organ pipes etc. The walk down could be a bit challenging, the road and path down is quite steep so I would suggest the bus for those with any problems. We walked down and took the bus back. Make time to visit the visitors centre at the end, it has something for everyone, especially children, coffee, drinks and food available.

7. City Hall

City Hall Donegall Square, Belfast BT1 5GS Northern Ireland +44 28 9027 0456 [email protected] http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk/cityhall
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4.5 based on 4,682 reviews

City Hall

At the centre of Donegall Square proudly stands City Hall; the civic headquarters of Belfast City Council. City Hall is open to the public 7 days a week. It is a multi-purpose venue hosting a large number of events in its large functions rooms or outdoors on the beautiful lawns. Daily tours of the building allow visitors to admire the superb art collection, formal rooms such as the Council Chamber and Great Hall while its opulent interiors are lit by a stunning collection of stained glass windows. Guests can relax and refresh in the Bobbin Coffee Shop or pick up souvenirs in the Gift Shop. A 16 room visitor exhibition explores the history of the city through themed and interactive displays. City Hall grounds are the primary green space in Belfast City Centre and host continental markets and open air concerts. The grounds feature a number of statues and memorials relating to Belfast’s leading figures and historic past, including the Titanic Memorial Garden.

Reviewed By Wurzel67 - Wells, United Kingdom

if you like your architecture, and history, then definitely visit the City Hall building, some gorgeous exhibits on show, the amazing stained glass windows to the right of the main hall is a must see, and some brilliant information within some of the rooms, a great venue to tour around, and the memorial to the titantic victims hits home how many were lost on that fateful night back in 1912.

8. Castle Ward

Castleward House Castleward Estate Strangford, Downpatrick BT30 7LS Northern Ireland +44 28 4488 1204 [email protected] http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/castleward
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4.5 based on 628 reviews

Castle Ward

Castle Ward will take you on a journey of discovery. The 18th-century eccentric house with two distinctly different styles, classical and Gothic, will entice you to explore further. This truly beautiful 332-hectare (820-acre) walled demesne, with walking trails, exotic garden, stunning vistas and picturesque farmyard, will unlock your imagination through family history, leisure pursuits, events and industrial heritage. A children's pastimes centre and laundry room are a short walk from the house in the stableyard, alongside a gift shop, second-hand bookshop and tea-room.

Reviewed By shivaom6 - Castlewellan, United Kingdom

Beautiful location, fantastic scenery Forest walks The castle gardens Game of thrones fame as winterfell The tour of the old castle ward national trust was well worth a visit- historic old house well kept and maintained from the Victorian age Lovely gardens

9. Mount Stewart

Portaferry Road, Newtownards BT22 2AD Northern Ireland +44 28 4278 8387 [email protected] http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/mount-stewart
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Mount Stewart

Mount Stewart is one of the most inspiring and unusual gardens in the National Trust's ownership. The garden reflects a rich tapestry of design and great planting artistry that was the hallmark of Edith, Lady Londonderry. The mild climate of Strangford Lough allows astonishing levels of planting experimentation. The formal areas exude a strong Mediterranean feel and resemble an Italian villa landscape; the wooded areas support a range of plants from all corners of the world, ensuring something to see whatever the season. Mount Stewart House re-opened after our 3 year long restoration project. We've brought back the elegance and charm of the house when it was home of the 7th Marchioness Edith, Lady Londonderry and her family in the early 20th century and we look forward to welcoming you to enjoy in all its splendor. Six kilometers of walking trails wind through a landscape ‘lost in time’ and establishes Mount Stewart’s reputation as one of the best-preserved Irish country demesnes.

Reviewed By 174eleanora

Yet another great family day at mount stewart. Joined last year and we have had the best picnics,walks and good fun here.the freedom for the kids to run and learn about all the habitat.adventure play area and den building is a real hit for kids!!and competitive adults!!such beautiful lake walk and has been a pleasure enjoying all the changing seasons.halloween was great for the kids and staff are friendly and helpful.thanks to all who keep it one of the most beautiful places we are lucky to have.

10. Guildhall

Guildhall Shipquay Place, Derry BT48 6DQ Northern Ireland +44 28 7137 6510 [email protected] http://www.derrycityandstrabanedistrict.com/Subsites/Museums-and-Heritage/Guildhall
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4.5 based on 954 reviews

Guildhall

The historic Guildhall is one of Derry's most recognisable landmarks, located in the heart of the city since 1890. The Guildhall is a must see visitor attraction with over 20 magnificent stained glass windows representing the history of the city and the Plantation of Ulster exhibition . The newly refurbished and award winning Guildhall provides a unique and state of the art venue for events. The main hall has a capacity of up to 600 standing or 400 seated and provides a stunning backdrop for corporate hire, conferences, events and civil ceremonies. The Whittaker Suite can accommodate up to 60 and is the perfect space for business meetings, functions and civil ceremonies. All spaces are equipped with state of the art technology for sound, audio and lighting.

Reviewed By Fortiche - France, null

Well worth a visit ! The guildhall is beautiful inside and outside. This must see landmark looks like a church, but it is not one.The architecture is stunning (it has been refurbished recently !) The stained glass windows were donated by the Guilds of London, hence the name. It is free to the public. It is gorgeous & educational thanks to the historic exhibit. Let us not forget the huge organ in the main hall ! There is a good café at the back of the building and a nice view of the river and the peace bridge.

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