Self-Drive Trip in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is one destination in the UK that should be high on your list of places to visit. If you want to take a self-drive holiday there you will not be short of things to see and do.

If you prefer your attractions to be natural, then consider spending some time around one or two of the mountain ranges here. The Sperrin Mountains are criss-crossed with small roads so getting around and making the most of the views is easy. There are also the Mountains of Mourne, located in County Down and the beauty of the landscape is guaranteed as this is now an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. These mountains are also home to a large number of ancient monuments that date back as far as 35,000 BC. Another natural feature that you cannot miss is the Giant’s Causeway, which looks man-made and which has fascinated visitors for centuries.

During your self-drive trip in Northern Ireland you can spend some time taking part in outdoor activities. The Fermanagh Lakelands, for example, offer you the opportunity to take part in water sports or you could choose an eco-friendly activity such as cycling around the Gortin Glen Forest Park.

No trip to Northern Ireland would be complete without spending some time in the city of Belfast. The Cathedral quarter has become very fashionable and is now worth a look and you should definitely spend a little time in the Titanic Quarter. You can hop on one of the river tours and get to see where the most famous ship of all time was built.

When you are taking a self-drive tour in Northern Ireland you can head a little out of the city to the historic city of Londonderry. There are amazing views here and plenty of places where you can learn more about the city’s history such as the Tower Museum.