Northern Ireland self catering holidays

Northern Ireland is an inspired choice for family holidays or for the perfect short break. Try something different with this excellent location and choose from some great city or countryside accommodation. Belfast is a great base for exploring from. With good shops, hotels and restaurants, it's now emerging as a sophisticated city to visit for all ages. Good local transport means that everything is easy to get to. If you take the ferry and go by car you'll be able to travel the length and breadth of Northern Ireland easily as the roads are also good and well maintained. From a holiday cottage with stunning sea views, to a self-catering apartment which is pet friendly, there's sure to be something for you. It's a friendly area where new visitor's are always made to feel welcome. Local pubs and bars are a must after a busy day seeing the sights and attractions. Guinness and oysters are as popular here as they are further south. Visit the famous Giant's Causeway, or the Marble Arch Caves for a memorable day out. Northern Ireland is steeped in history and tradition and is sure to be a winner with all ages. See beautiful Strangford Lough and some of the most secluded and beautiful beaches you could imagine in this friendly country.

Something for Everyone
Choosing a destination which everyone is happy with is not as easy as you may think. We all have different likes and dislikes, and for a holiday to be truly great, everyone's tastes have to be taken into consideration. Northern Ireland is the perfect solution. Easy to get to by ferry from the UK, there are also several cheap flights to Belfast. Belfast is a city filled with unusual and different images, with remnants of its troubled history such as the murals on the Falls Road now a tourist attraction. Ideal for a short break, there are some cheap self catering options which would make it perfect for a young couple or for a group of friends. Just outside Belfast there is lots of great farmhouse accommodation, ideal for family holidays. Set in the soft rolling countryside, or with superb sea views, wherever you choose is certain to be special. Child friendly accommodation is a must for those with a young family, but this friendly area is welcoming and adaptable and it's sure to have something just right for you.

Great Attractions in Northern Ireland
Many people left Northern Ireland bound for America during the terrible famines of the past. During the 18th and 19th centuries, thousands of people emigrated and the Ulster American Folk Park in Omagh is an interactive museum and theme park where you can learn all about the great emigrations, see re-enactments of historical scenes and just have a great day out. The spectacular Giant's Causeway in County Antrim is one of Ulster's best known attractions and these basalt columns are Northern Ireland's only UNESCO world heritage site. Sure to be a must see attraction on family holidays, the W5 Discovery Centre in Belfast is filled with things to amaze and delight. A cornucopia of interactive scientific delights, it will keep children of all ages and adults too, happy all day. Walk through Cavehill park in Belfast to McArt's Fort. It's pet friendly, so take the dog across the moorlands and meadows of Cavehill to the children's adventure playground for a fun filled afternoon. Strangford Lough in County Down is a must. The biggest sea lough in Britain, it's a mass of bird life and wildlife as well as unspoiled beaches and rugged countryside. A really special location. The Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark at Fermanagh is another great favourite with visitors. See underwater rivers and caverns by boat in this subterranean wonderland.

Northern Ireland is filled with wonders to delight visitors, and with everything from a remote farmhouse where you can enjoy a pet friendly break, to child friendly accommodation in and around Belfast, you can be certain that you'll fit in just fine. Take the kids and the dog to one of the many secluded beaches at the end of a busy day, and feel as if you're the only people in the whole world. Or, go shopping in Belfast, where you can choose from some great local souvenirs or a designer handbag under the same roof. A real mixture of past and present, old and new, Northern Ireland is a special destination. Try a holiday cottage with stunning sea views, or find a bed & breakfast convenient for the ferry. Whatever you have in mind, it's sure to be available in this great country.

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