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Walking holidays in Northern Ireland 

Our walking holidays in Northern Ireland go big on drama. The north of this pint-sized nation manages to pack in almost 33 miles of scenery-drenched coastline and even a UNESCO World Heritage site. Ruined castles, otherworldly rock formations and wild, untamed moorlands provide the backdrop to a break you won’t forget in a hurry. 

Follow the legendary Causeway Coast 

Northern Ireland’s rugged coast delivers on far reaching Atlantic views, mist-wreathed headlands and a slew of spots eagle-eyed visitors may recognise as having featured on hit TV show, Game of Thrones. But the route with real star quality here is undoubtedly the Causeway Coast Way.  

Learn about long-gone Gaelic kingdoms as you explore the crumbling clifftop remains of Dunseverick and Dunluce castles and test your mettle crossing the nerve-shredding Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. 

If wildlife spotting is on your walking holiday wish list, Rathlin Island is a designated Area of Outstanding Beauty home to tens of thousands of seabirds. 

And as far as geological marvels go, few places measure up to the UNESCO-listed Giant’s Causeway. Said to have been created in a fit of rage by much-fabled mythical giant, Fin McCool, the causeway is a hexagonal-shaped carpet of rocky steppingstones, some of which are up to 12 metres tall. 

Enjoy the craic in Belfast and Ballycastle 

When you’re not out enjoying Northern Ireland’s great outdoors, there’s ample time in two of her most visit-worthy spots. Soak up the sea air in the bucket-and-spade resort of Ballycastle or visit Belfast’s star-shaped Titanic Museum – an exhibition that pays tribute to the ill-fated megaship.