EXPLORE

ARDTARA COUNTRY HOUSE
A local favourite not to be missed. Menu on their website. 

JOE'S PIZZA HOUSE
Take out / dine at home. Menu on Facebook. Weekend delivery available.

LUCKY DRAGON
Take out / dine at home. Menu on Facebook. Delivery available.

FRIEL'S BAR AND RESTAURANT
Traditional Irish bar and restaurant. Menu on their website. 

THE OLD THATCH INN
Gastro pub. Menu on their website. 

TAPHOUSE BAR & RESTAURANT
Local culture and cuisine. Menu on their website. 

OX BELFAST
Michelin star fine dining. Menu on their website.

RAMORE
A selection of several restaurants and bars along the coast. Check out their website. 

MAGHERA
The local town offers several amenity shops, supermarkets, liquor stores, chemists, butchers, plus a handful of eateries. 

MAGHERAFELT
This nearby town offers a greater variety of shopping experiences, with Meadowlane Shopping Centre at its heart.

BELFAST
The mothership for discerning shoppers. Victoria Square and Castle Court are the most popular shopping centres. There is truly something for everyone. Don’t miss the famous St. Georges market Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

DERRY
A prime destination for shoppers. An eclectic mix of traditional craft, contemporary individualism, and quirky finds. Foyleside, and Richmond Shopping Centres are the hotspots. 

NATURE WALKS 

DRUMNAPH NATURE RESERVE
An ancient woodland site with a rich history. It was once part of an immense oak forest that covered much of Mid-Ulster. There are three ancient raths within its boundary. 

CARNTOGHER WAY - SLI AN CHAIRN
A walk on the hills above the Glenshane Pass with views across Lough Foyle to Errigal and Muckish in Donegal, Sawel and the high Sperrins, and south-east to The Mournes and Slieve Gullion.

PORTGLENONE FOREST
Best time to visit is in early May when the Blue Bells blanket the forest floor.

GLENARIFF FOREST PARK
The Queen of the Glens, it is considered the most beautiful of the nine Antrim Glens.

CUILCAGH BOARDWALK TRAIL
Climb Irelands stairway to heaven.

 

BEACHES

PORTSTEWART STRAND
Views of Inishowen headland and Mussenden Temple. Blue flag beach is popular for picnics, swimming, surfing and long walks along the shore.

BENONE BEACH
Beautiful golden strand that stretches out as far as the eye can see. Popular for surfers. Blue flag.

WHITE PARK BAY
Beautiful blue flag beach. You may be greeted by the unusual resident cows on your way down to the water.

TYRELLA BEACH
With the Mourne Mountains as the backdrop, this gem is popular for horse riders riding along the shore.

 

TOURIST HOTSPOTS

SEAMUS HEANEY HOMEPLACE
Taking you on an inspiring journey through the life and work of one of Ireland’s greatest writers. Situated between Heaney’s two childhood homes, Home Place is at the heart of the area that inspired so much for the poet’s work.

OLD BUSHMILLS DISTILLERY
The world’s oldest whiskey distillery offering tours and tastings.

GIANTS CAUSEWAY VISITORS CENTER
The National Trusts visitor centre that sits tucked into the hillside above the causeway acting as a gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

TITANIC BELFAST
The birthplace of the world’s most famous shipwreck. The visitor centre tells the story of the Titanic from her conception, through her construction and launch, to her maiden voyage.

ULSTER MUSEUM
The museum is home to Northern Irelands treasures of the past and present. There is something for the art lovers, history buffs, inquisitive kids and the culturally curious.

ULSTER FOLK MUSEUM
A place where traditions and heritage skills are preserved and celebrated to help shape future generations. Experience daily craft demonstrations, wander the lanes of the rural site taking in the views and wildlife and learn about life in rural ulster.

 

ROAD TRIPS

CENTRAL SPERRINS
90-mile looped route starting and ending in the town of Strabane, this drive offers views along Irelands most extensive mountain range.

BINEVENAGH SCENIC ROUTE
For magical views over the north coast of Ireland. From the top of Binevenagh you can take in the views over Magilligan, Donegal and the Atlantic Ocean stretching out for miles into the distance.

CAUSEWAY COASTAL ROUTE
130 miles along the coast from Belfast to Derry, this scenic drive offers everything from castles to stunning landscapes, distilleries and more.

STRANGFORD LOUGH SCENIC DRIVE
Stretching around the Ards Peninsula, this drive covers and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Strangford Lough. Popular with cyclists.

FERMANAGH LAKES
Drive through the stunning scenery of the Fermanagh Lakes, taking in views of Lough Erne and the Benauglin Mountains through Fermanagh and Enniskillen. 

HIGH MOURNES SCENIC LOOP
A 20-mile drive stretching from Newcastle to Annalong. Offering the best views of the Mourne Mountains without having to hike it.

 

GOLF 

MOYOLA PARK GOLF CLUB
An 18-hole championship golf course set in 130 acres of mature wooded parkland.

ROYAL COUNTY DOWN GOLF CLUB
One of the oldest golf clubs in Ireland. It is in Murlough Nature Reserve, set against the backdrop of the magnificent Mourne mountains, the links stretch along the shores of Dundrum Bay.

ROYAL PORTRUSH GOLF CLUB
Home to the world-famous Dunluce Links, one of the most challenging golf courses in the world. 

PORTSTEWART GOLF CLUB
Home to three fine true links golf courses.

 

FISHING

RIVER BANN
Northern Irelands longest river. In the Upper Bann, the stretch downstream is regarded as one of the best coarse fisheries in Europe, offering lots of roach and bream. The Lower Bann contains head of bream, roach, eels and hybrids. 

THE SIX MILE WATER
One of a handful of rivers in the world where anglers can catch dollaghan, the large brown trout-like species native only to Lough Neagh and its feeder rivers. The river holds salmon and brown trout too.

RIVER BUSH
Best known for its salmon fishing and hard-fighting trout.

LOUGH ERNE + ENNISKILLEN
The capital of coarse angling. Dominant shoals of roach, bream, rudd, hybrids and tench.

LOUGH MELVIN
The native trout here have not changed since the Ice Age. Including four varieties of pure-bred, wily and energetic trout, and salmon plus sea trout, char and perch are all present in good numbers.

COASTAL FISHING
All along the coast offers beach and rock fishing for a variety of species.

 

STATELY HOMES

MUSSENDEN TEMPLE AND DOWNHILL DEMESNE
An iconic landmark, perched right on the cliff edge at Downhill Demesne. One of the most photographed places in Ireland. 

GLENARM CASTLE
Home of the Viscount and Viscountess Dunluce and their family. 

HILLSBOROUGH CASTLE + GARDENS
A working royal palace, it’s the official residence of the Royal Family when they’re in Northern Ireland.

CASTLE WARD
A house of contracts, a classic Palladian frontage and a romantic Gothic style rear.

FLORENCE COURT
Much like the mansion, the gardens have a unique story to tell. Home to the mother of all yews. Gifted to Lord Enniskillen by a local farmer in the 1700s, the Florence Court Yew is reputedly the ancestor of the millions of Irish yews.

EXPLORE

ARDTARA COUNTRY HOUSE
A local favourite not to be missed. Menu on their website. 

JOE'S PIZZA HOUSE
Take out / dine at home. Menu on Facebook. Weekend delivery available.

LUCKY DRAGON
Take out / dine at home. Menu on Facebook. Delivery available.

FRIEL'S BAR AND RESTAURANT
Traditional Irish bar and restaurant. Menu on their website. 

THE OLD THATCH INN
Gastro pub. Menu on their website. 

TAPHOUSE BAR & RESTAURANT
Local culture and cuisine. Menu on their website. 

OX BELFAST
Michelin star fine dining. Menu on their website.

RAMORE
A selection of several restaurants and bars along the coast. Check out their website. 

MAGHERA
The local town offers several amenity shops, supermarkets, liquor stores, chemists, butchers, plus a handful of eateries. 

MAGHERAFELT
This nearby town offers a greater variety of shopping experiences, with Meadowlane Shopping Centre at its heart.

BELFAST
The mothership for discerning shoppers. Victoria Square and Castle Court are the most popular shopping centres. There is truly something for everyone. Don’t miss the famous St. Georges market Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

DERRY
A prime destination for shoppers. An eclectic mix of traditional craft, contemporary individualism, and quirky finds. Foyleside, and Richmond Shopping Centres are the hotspots. 

NATURE WALKS 

DRUMNAPH NATURE RESERVE
An ancient woodland site with a rich history. It was once part of an immense oak forest that covered much of Mid-Ulster. There are three ancient raths within its boundary. 

CARNTOGHER WAY - SLI AN CHAIRN
A walk on the hills above the Glenshane Pass with views across Lough Foyle to Errigal and Muckish in Donegal, Sawel and the high Sperrins, and south-east to The Mournes and Slieve Gullion.

PORTGLENONE FOREST
Best time to visit is in early May when the Blue Bells blanket the forest floor.

GLENARIFF FOREST PARK
The Queen of the Glens, it is considered the most beautiful of the nine Antrim Glens.

CUILCAGH BOARDWALK TRAIL
Climb Irelands stairway to heaven.

 

BEACHES

PORTSTEWART STRAND
Views of Inishowen headland and Mussenden Temple. Blue flag beach is popular for picnics, swimming, surfing and long walks along the shore.

BENONE BEACH
Beautiful golden strand that stretches out as far as the eye can see. Popular for surfers. Blue flag.

WHITE PARK BAY
Beautiful blue flag beach. You may be greeted by the unusual resident cows on your way down to the water.

TYRELLA BEACH
With the Mourne Mountains as the backdrop, this gem is popular for horse riders riding along the shore.

 

TOURIST HOTSPOTS

SEAMUS HEANEY HOMEPLACE
Taking you on an inspiring journey through the life and work of one of Ireland’s greatest writers. Situated between Heaney’s two childhood homes, Home Place is at the heart of the area that inspired so much for the poet’s work.

OLD BUSHMILLS DISTILLERY
The world’s oldest whiskey distillery offering tours and tastings.

GIANTS CAUSEWAY VISITORS CENTER
The National Trusts visitor centre that sits tucked into the hillside above the causeway acting as a gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

TITANIC BELFAST
The birthplace of the world’s most famous shipwreck. The visitor centre tells the story of the Titanic from her conception, through her construction and launch, to her maiden voyage.

ULSTER MUSEUM
The museum is home to Northern Irelands treasures of the past and present. There is something for the art lovers, history buffs, inquisitive kids and the culturally curious.

ULSTER FOLK MUSEUM
A place where traditions and heritage skills are preserved and celebrated to help shape future generations. Experience daily craft demonstrations, wander the lanes of the rural site taking in the views and wildlife and learn about life in rural ulster.

 

ROAD TRIPS

CENTRAL SPERRINS
90-mile looped route starting and ending in the town of Strabane, this drive offers views along Irelands most extensive mountain range.

BINEVENAGH SCENIC ROUTE
For magical views over the north coast of Ireland. From the top of Binevenagh you can take in the views over Magilligan, Donegal and the Atlantic Ocean stretching out for miles into the distance.

CAUSEWAY COASTAL ROUTE
130 miles along the coast from Belfast to Derry, this scenic drive offers everything from castles to stunning landscapes, distilleries and more.

STRANGFORD LOUGH SCENIC DRIVE
Stretching around the Ards Peninsula, this drive covers and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Strangford Lough. Popular with cyclists.

FERMANAGH LAKES
Drive through the stunning scenery of the Fermanagh Lakes, taking in views of Lough Erne and the Benauglin Mountains through Fermanagh and Enniskillen. 

HIGH MOURNES SCENIC LOOP
A 20-mile drive stretching from Newcastle to Annalong. Offering the best views of the Mourne Mountains without having to hike it.

 

GOLF 

MOYOLA PARK GOLF CLUB
An 18-hole championship golf course set in 130 acres of mature wooded parkland.

ROYAL COUNTY DOWN GOLF CLUB
One of the oldest golf clubs in Ireland. It is in Murlough Nature Reserve, set against the backdrop of the magnificent Mourne mountains, the links stretch along the shores of Dundrum Bay.

ROYAL PORTRUSH GOLF CLUB
Home to the world-famous Dunluce Links, one of the most challenging golf courses in the world. 

PORTSTEWART GOLF CLUB
Home to three fine true links golf courses.

 

FISHING

RIVER BANN
Northern Irelands longest river. In the Upper Bann, the stretch downstream is regarded as one of the best coarse fisheries in Europe, offering lots of roach and bream. The Lower Bann contains head of bream, roach, eels and hybrids. 

THE SIX MILE WATER
One of a handful of rivers in the world where anglers can catch dollaghan, the large brown trout-like species native only to Lough Neagh and its feeder rivers. The river holds salmon and brown trout too.

RIVER BUSH
Best known for its salmon fishing and hard-fighting trout.

LOUGH ERNE + ENNISKILLEN
The capital of coarse angling. Dominant shoals of roach, bream, rudd, hybrids and tench.

LOUGH MELVIN
The native trout here have not changed since the Ice Age. Including four varieties of pure-bred, wily and energetic trout, and salmon plus sea trout, char and perch are all present in good numbers.

COASTAL FISHING
All along the coast offers beach and rock fishing for a variety of species.

 

STATELY HOMES

MUSSENDEN TEMPLE AND DOWNHILL DEMESNE
An iconic landmark, perched right on the cliff edge at Downhill Demesne. One of the most photographed places in Ireland. 

GLENARM CASTLE
Home of the Viscount and Viscountess Dunluce and their family. 

HILLSBOROUGH CASTLE + GARDENS
A working royal palace, it’s the official residence of the Royal Family when they’re in Northern Ireland.

CASTLE WARD
A house of contracts, a classic Palladian frontage and a romantic Gothic style rear.

FLORENCE COURT
Much like the mansion, the gardens have a unique story to tell. Home to the mother of all yews. Gifted to Lord Enniskillen by a local farmer in the 1700s, the Florence Court Yew is reputedly the ancestor of the millions of Irish yews.