Places to visit in Northern Ireland
Scramble over the world’s most amazing landscape of polygonal stone columns, stroll along the lakeside walks of inspirational gardens, catch a glimpse of amazing seabirds and discover fascinating heritage and artefacts at National Trust places near you.
Now is the time to get together with family and friends and enjoy a breath of fresh air. Kids can channel their energy into romping around beautiful gardens and parks, enjoying natural play areas and having a go at discovery and nature trails. Meanwhile you can indulge your many passions for rambling, gardens, music, crafts, good food and much more.
Here’s a taster of where to go
In County Fermanagh there is something for all the family to enjoy at Florence Court, set against a beautiful backdrop of mountains and forests. You can also savour the stately grandeur of Castle Coole with its Lake Walk or escape to the breathtaking Crom Demesne on the shores of Lough Erne.
Described as one of the best gardens in the world, the impressive garden at Mount Stewart makes the most of the unique microclimate of the Ards Peninsula. Enjoy a stroll around the gardens and see the Londonderry family home recently restored to glory after a three year restoration programme.
Also on the shores of Strangford Lough is Castle Ward, with miles of walking and cycling trails and stunning views. Nearby, Rowallane Garden in Saintfield is a captivating natural garden with a dazzling variety of rare trees and shrubs from across the globe.
Along the North Coast take the exhilarating rope bridge challenge to Carrick-a-Rede island and enjoy a truly unique cliff top experience. Close by are the Giant’s Causeway, Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House, Portstewart Strand and White Park Bay.
In mid Ulster a tour of The Argory reveals this Neo-classical masterpiece has unchanged since 1900. You can also visit the charming 17th-century Ardress farmhouse or Springhill in Moneymore which has a beguiling spirit that captures the heart of every visitor.
For a flavour of our Industrial Heritage visit the unique Patterson’s Spade Mill in Templepatrick, Wellbrook Beetling Mill near Cookstown or Gray’s Printing Press in Strabane.
As well as something to see, do and enjoy every day of the year our places are open for a fabulous array of events. Whatever your interest, you’ll find the perfect day out – from guided walks and boat trips to music, craft fairs and children’s activities. So start planning fun days out for all the family.
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