Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Giant's Causeway
Northern Ireland is a land of immense variety, with wave-swept coastal drives, hazy mountains, vast open moorland, loughs and glassy lakes, heavy with fish. There are intriguing towns and villages tucked away, cosmopolitan cities, each with their own history and culture. Compact and accessible, it’s a region you can tour at your own pace.


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Cities and Sights

Belfast
After years of conflict, Belfast is coming into its own as a burgeoning metropolis. Its various shopping centers sell everything from strawberries to luxury watchwear. The city's people are kind and friendly, even though you don't have to go far to find someone who remembers “the Troubles,” . But far from having resentment and a “hush-hush” attitude, the people of Belfast enagage with their history; black cab tours of West Belfast, the area of hottest conflict, have become a popular tourist attraction.

Giant's Causeway
Situated on the North coast of Ireland, the Giant’s Causeway is an area of approximately 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption; however the legend is more convincing for those who prefer a more colourful story.  The Giant’s Causeway has often been described as the Eighth Wonder of the World and was declared as Ireland’s first World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1986.  The unique hexagonal basalt columns which form stepping stones that disappear downwards into the sea.The Giant’s Causeway was formed some 50-60 million years ago as a result of repeat outpourings of volcanic basalt, during the Tertiary period of the earth’s evolution. 


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Map of Northern Ireland, UK

Map of Northern Ireland
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1UK & Irish Escorted Coach Touring
Experience the best of Northern Ireland on these memorable Escorted Coach Tours. Choose from our range of  UK & Irish Escorted Coach Tours to find what suits you. There are many options.