Dotted with stunning coastal drives, panoramas and breathtaking landscape, Northern Ireland is perfect destination for a road trip. If you are based out of United Kingdom or Ireland, a weekend getaway to Northern Ireland is something you should consider to break from routine. If not, then plan a combined trip to UK and Ireland and be amazed by the stunning country side this part of the world has to offer. 🙂
Living in Dublin , Northern Ireland is conveniently a few hours drive from home. We planned two short trips to cover few of the major destinations. The first trip was in October and the second one was in February. If you had a choice, we recommend travelling in summer as winters in Northern Ireland are cold, windy and rainy. However having said that, every now and then you get lucky with one beautiful sunny day.
Just like that we crossed the border between Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. There were no check posts or signs and before we knew we were driving in miles per hour instead of kilometers per hour. Both times, we decided to take our trip slow by just hitting 2-3 major spots and spend our time there. And both these times we got just one good day to explore and we had to return early due to storm or rain on the other day. You can still cover a lot in one day or a weekend though. Some of the places of interest are Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-rede, the dark hedges, Causeway costal drive, Belfast and the titanic museum in Belfast. We will do a separate post on the experiences and place you should visit.
When we travelled back to Norther Ireland in February, we decided to capture our time on videos. This post is featuring a small 1 minute movie of the time we spent exploring, and our experience. You will see how amazing this country is. Do take a look!