200 year old cottage recently restored to a high level of comfort with 2 ensuite bedrooms loctated in the orchard county of Ireland next to the Georgian City of Armagh. more info...
Northern Ireland, with its emerald green countryside and stunning coastline, is an area of spectacular natural beauty. It is divided into the six counties of Down, Armagh, Tyrone, Fermanagh, Londonderry, Antrim and the capital city, Belfast.
Belfast, a major shipbuilding centre, is a lively and cultural city offering some fine museums and galleries as well as many pubs, theatres, parks, restaurants and leisure centres.
The Giants Causeway in County Antrim is a World Heritage Site where you can view 40,000 hexagonal basalt stone columns, created 55 million years ago by cooling lava.
Loch Strangford, in County Down is a beautiful marine nature reserve for sailing or bird watching.
Lough Erne, an angler's and sailor's paradise in County Fermanagh, stretches for nearly 40 miles with many islands and coves to explore.
The city of Londonderry is worth a visit as its 400-year-old walls are still intact despite being subjected to a siege by James II in 1688-1689 for 105 days.
Strangford Lough, in County Down, the biggest sea inlet in the British Isles, is a marine nature reserve designated both an area of outstanding natural beauty and an area of special scientific interest.
Northern Ireland is cloudier than much of England, because of the hilly terrain and the proximity to the Atlantic. Yet the coastal strip of County Down manages an average of over 1,400 hours of sunshine per year. Rainfall in Northern Ireland varies widely. In the mountains the annual rainfall is 1,600 mm, about half that of the English Lake District. On the east coast near to Lough Neagh, the annual rainfall is less than 800 mm, similar to that near the Firth of Forth in Scotland. The wettest months are between August and January. Temperatures are influenced to a very large extent by those of the surface of the surrounding sea. February is normally the coldest month and July is the warmest month with the temperatures inland higher.
Belfast has an international airport and ferry port. Northern Ireland's is best explored by car. The roads are uncluttered and well maintained.
Northern Ireland is a superb golfing destination. Courses can be found along the coasts of Down, Antrim and within a short distance of Belfast. There are championship courses at Royal Portrush and Royal Down. It is a great place for touring, taking in the spectacular scenery. Northern Ireland is a fine angling destination whether you’re into sea angling, coarse or game fishing. Other watersports are well provided for.