Best enjoyed with sound: No place feels more Irish than Ballintoy Harbour on Northern Ireland’s North Coast (one of our Top 10 favourite places). The old time charm of the harbour combined with the truly breathtaking, unique scenery that surrounds it makes this place feel like something out of a fairytale … or a TV series! Yup, that’s right, this is a famous Game of Thrones filming location. We even bumped into some of the series’ heroes while filming this …
Thursday is video day! We are trying something a little bit different again, so let us know what you think.
Today we are showing you one of our favourite hikes here in Northern Ireland. It has the added benefit of taking you into the Giant’s Causeway free of charge. This intermediate walk takes in some stunning scenery. You will cross a river, the gorgeous Runkerry Strand in Portballintrae and incredible clifftops.
The walk is gorgeous any time of year, as this proves. It was taken on a sunny February day before baby Jonas arrived.
Yesterday, we showed you some of Nigel’s photos from our Valentine’s Day mini road trip close to home. While they probably gave you a pretty good idea of how gorgeous the Antrim Coast Road is, we wanted to get as close as possible to making you feel like you were there with us. This is a video that Martha made, which we hope will have a soothing and relaxing effect on you after a stressful day at work. We hope you enjoy the scenery. Find out more about the Antrim Coast Road in yesterday’s post.
One of our favourite drives here in Northern Ireland is along the Antrim Coast Road, which runs along our East Coast and contains amazing scenery along with quaint sleepy villages and harbours along the way. This drive is recognised as one of the Worlds great scenic roads. The only problem is that the scenery is so stunning that you have to keep stopping to take photos or just to breath in the sea air so this drive might take longer than you think! View Post
Undiscovered Ulster: Belfast
Nigel’s Life in Northern Ireland
Having lived in Northern Ireland all my life and grown up through what became known around the world as ‘The Troubles’, I am still getting used to seeing Belfast, the city where I grew up and went to school and worked, as a tourist destination with visitors literally from all over the world. In 2014 over 60 cruise ships visited Belfast and the province has also hosted major events in recent years such as a G8 conference, MTV European Music Awards and the World Police & Fire Games. This is certainly something, which was never seen during my early life as literally nobody would have considered visiting Northern Ireland and especially Belfast for a holiday, concert or sporting event. View Post