Trip To Northern Ireland.

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  1. Portland

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    We did a tour of Southern Ireland a couple of years back are planning to complete the tour by a visit to N/I in May and would like some place's to visit. Don't do Distilleries but would appreciate other sites. We intend to keep to the coast most of the journey but will alter course to see places of interest. Also I need some stop overs and special places to eat (y)
     
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    We've been watching the TV programme with Christine bleakley as she is revisiting places she grew up in. There have been some wonderful places. She is touring all the west coastline. Some of it you couldn't do in a MH but it might give you some ideas. Can't remember what it's called but it was on last night at 8. I'll try and find out.
     
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    It's called wild Ireland. Itv 8 o clock on Mondays.
     
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    hi Portland, if you come into Belfast, you could start with Belfast titanic.. im sure you will have that on your list..
    a costal route will take you round the glens of antrim , the carrick-areed rope bridge ,giants causeway and some beautiful scenery.. the walled city of derry might also be worth a visit ..if you continue along the coast.

    the ulster folk and transport museum in the Belfast area before you leave there also worth a visit..
    im sure a google will throw up all sorts of places that I have never been , and im here often ..
    hope you have a fantastic time . im over there now and the sun has been shining the last few days.. been lovely.
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    While not strictly Northern Ireland but Don't forget the North west.... Donegal is astoundingly nice.
    Mountains and coastline, lovely pubs with music, nice towns and very simple to wild camp.
    Have tons of wilding spots if you need them, also my place is available with hook up and somewhere for waste if you require a couple nights with no charge.
    One thing for sure is you will enjoy this part of the world...... let us know how you get on.
     
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    The Hedges Hotel or the Scenic Inn will let you park overnight in their carpark if using their bar or restaurant facilities ( both very good ) and either of them is close to The Dark Hedges where the Game of Thrones is filmed and not far from the coast.
     
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    You will also find The Gobbins coastal path at Whitehead near Larne on the coast
     
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    The Northwest 200 motorcycle races will also be on 16th May
     
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    I'm going to save this thread. There's some great suggestions and we're hoping to get over autumn this year for a few days and then tour next summer for at least a couple of weeks.
     
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    The coastal road fro Larne to Portrush is beautifull, the glens of Antrim are well worth seeing,I remember a building in the coast road that had been built by a retired sea captain in the shape of a ships bridge , the large inland sea area who's name I can't remember right now had some great sea food stops ,if you can take a day trip to rathlin island
     
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    Lough Neagh is the biggest inland water mass in the British isles..... the villages of gleanarm, portaferry, ardglass are all superb seafood places. Donegal Coast has malin, Letterkenny, rathmullen, portsalon along the western coast to falcarragh, dungloe, killybegs ....again seafood in abundance and the highest cliffs in Europe at sleeve league...... great scenery and magical if good weather.
    Also, quite close to me is the Ulster/American folk park that is a full size outdoor museum with full working exibits that show the story of the early irish and their route to the new world (USA)... it's a great day out.
     
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    Toured the West coast by car some 18 years ago, staying in B&B's, fell in love with it, want to return as soon as I can. Wonderful scenery, people, beer, music, dancing - everything in fact. I'll make a note of everything in this thread for reference for when we do return.
     
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    cant help myself, when I see this thread.. there are so many places worth a days visit depending on what you like doing....if its walking and lovely scenery then after passing portrush call in to castlerock , downhill, and benone strand.. there is a glen and some old ruins and the musenden temple to have a look round.. if golf is your bag castlerock has a lovely course and maybe easier to get a round booked as opposed to royal portrush which can be busy... a few pictures.. to give you a feel for it.

    downhill castle, sitting on cliffs above the musenden temple
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    the musenden temple, an odd looking folley right on the cliffs
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    another view looking towards Donegal
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