Visit the Giants Causeway, the famous geological World Heritage Site on the North Antrim Coast and Northern Ireland’s number one tourist attraction. The Causeway displays formations of unusual six sided basalt columns and a wealth of local and natural history. Stroll on the coast and cliff paths to go back in time and travel along stepping stones that lead to either the turbulence of a bygone volcanic age or into the mists and legends of the past. It is owned and managed by the National Trust.
For more information see www.causewaycoastandglens.com.
Oxford Island is on the south east corner of Lough Neagh, our largest freshwater lake. With reedbeds, woodland, wildflower meadows and wildlife ponds this is one of Northern Ireland’s most spectacular National Nature Reserves and a wonderful place to visit.
For more information see www.oxfordisland.com.
Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum
Visit the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum. The Flax to Fabric Exhibition begins in Lisburn's 17th century Market House where in times gone by cottage weavers brought their cloth to sell and tells the story of the Irish Linen industry, with skilled demonstrations of hand spinning and handloom weaving and a display of historic linen treasures.
For more information see www.lisburncity.gov.uk.
The Lagan Valley Regional Park
The Lagan Valley Regional Park It is an ideal place to enjoy the countryside, pursue active sports such as golf and canoeing, or to participate in more leisurely pursuits such as bird watching and walking. It consists of countryside, urban parks, heritage sites, nature reserves and riverside trails with Stone Age monuments, Norman mottes, relics of the linen industry and the Lagan Canal.
For more information see www.laganvalley.co.uk.
The Marble Arch Caves
The Marble Arch Caves European Geopark in Co Fermanagh is host to one of Europe's finest caves allowing visitors to explore a fascinating underworld of rivers, waterfalls, winding passages and chambers. They are a popular tourist attraction due to their accessibility and grandeur. Tourists can partake in a tour of the show caves during which they travel through the first part of the caves in a specially designed boat floating on the subterranean Cladagh River, before walking through the rest of the chambers. ^ back to top ^
For more information see www.marblearchcaves.net.