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Why you should visit Northern Ireland?

Until recently, the turbulent history of Northern Ireland overshadowed the region’s rich culture and beautiful landscapes. But the end of the Troubles has revealed what locals always knew – Northern Ireland is a hidden gem.

In trendy Belfast and revitalised Derry you’ll find fascinating history and grand Victorian architecture. Venture outside the cities and you’ll encounter a surprisingly pretty landscape – in particular, note the old-grove forests of the Glens of Antrim and the mysterious Dark Hedges (also known as Kingsroad in the popular series Game of Thrones). Towering over them in popularity (no pun intended) is the Giant’s Causeway, where volcanic basalt columns form one of the world’s most unique coastlines.

And you’ll certainly learn a lot about their history and complicated relationship with the Republic of Ireland, shortly summarized for you by Odyssey Traveller.

Related Tours

Belfast City Tour

A small group tour of Northern Ireland‘s Belfast. Odyssey’s tour leader and local guides have a collection of day tours with itineraries that provide authentic experiences in this city. For mature couples and solo travellers. A single supplement is charged for solo travellers.

Departing May, Sep

Gardens of Ireland Small Group Tour

Ireland  a land of diverse and rich gardens from the dramatic Powerscourt to the impressive kitchen Garden of Kylemore Abbey and the secretive Anne’s Grove. Visit Dublin‘s historic Botanic Garden to the greenness of Killarney with its rugged Kerry peninsula and charming Muckross House.

Departing May

Ireland and Lake District walking small group tour

A guided tour for senior walkers that starts in the capital of Ireland, Dublin. This escorted tour with local guides also explores the Giant’s causeway, a UNESCO World heritage site. It transfers from Ireland to Scotland to head to walk in the National park of the Lake district. 

 

 

Departing Aug

Articles about Northern Ireland

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Lumps and Bumps: How to Read the British Landscape

The British landscape has been worked and re-worked. It is secrets of this palimpsest landscape is revealed through drainage patterns and prehistoric features all the way through to the modern day. These small group tours for mature and senior travellers examine the landscape from the Neolithic, to Roman, through the seven ages of Britain in walking tours and history tours of Britain.

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