Northern Ireland

Truly breathtaking, from the legendary basalt columns of the Giant's Causeway to the haunting Fermanagh lakeland

Places to visit

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family enjoying the Lady's Mile Walk at Ardress House

Top Family Walks in Northern Ireland 

The world’s biggest playground is right outside your front door, so create unforgettable memories and share some quality time exploring the great outdoors on a fun family walk today.

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Step into spring

Time for outdoor adventures

News and conservation

Bluebells in the woods

Bluebells in Northern Ireland 

In spring time the bluebells are the stars of the show at our places in Northern Ireland. The beautiful landscapes are set off by carpets of blue, making them the perfect places to take a relaxing spring time walk with family and friends. Read our list to find a bluebell bounty near you.

Upcoming events

Florence Court

Scenic Forest Trek

Mon 01 May 2017
11:00-13:00
Join one of our Rangers for a scenic 9km trail in the wooded Florence Court forest. At the highest viewpoint enjoy panoramic views of Fermanagh and learn a little more about the estate and it's surroundings along the way.
Murlough National Nature Reserve

Flutter by Butterfly Trails

Sat 06 May 2017
11:00-16:00
Learn about the management and conservation of Murlough's amazing range of butterflies and moths.
Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

Behind the Scenes-Bluebell walks

Sat 06 May 2017
14:00-16:00
Come along for an afternoon stroll around the Bishop's Gate gardens and glen to see the bluebells in full bloom.
Strangford Lough

Dawn Chorus Walk

Sun 07 May 2017
05:00-08:00
Enjoy the delights of the spring dawn chorus and learn all about bird song with our Ranger, followed by a hearty breakfast.
Mount Stewart

Bluebell Walks at Mount Stewart Demesne

Fri 12 May 2017
11:00-12:30
Join the ranger team and explore the newly opened trails, with carpets of bluebells and primroses at this time of year
Castle Coole

Candlelit Tour

Fri 19 May 2017
19:30-21:00
Experience the sights and sounds of Castle Coole as you never have before as part of Museums at Night. After a candle lit walk through the upstairs rooms and basement, enjoy a glass of wine in the basement kitchen.
A family on Lough Erne, Crom

May Bank Holiday fun in Northern Ireland 

As the long Bank Holiday weekend approaches and the temperature rises, make plans to fill your days exploring the great outdoors at some of our special places at the National Trust...

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