Northern Ireland // Travel with me

Last year, during the Easter holidays, I went to Wales and the Lake District. This time, I decided to go to Northern Ireland. I got on a plane to Belfast, spent a day there and then went on a tour to see the rest of the country where they filmed a lot of scenes from Game of Thrones!

Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge

The first stop on my tour from Belfast was the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. This bridge was used by fishermen so they could get to the island without having to rely on a boat. Unfortunately, due to bad weather, visitors weren’t allowed to cross the bridge. We did get some time to explore the area around there, which was amazing.

The Giant’s Causeway

The Giant’s Causeway is a UNESCO World Heritage site and definitely worth a visit. The area is made up of massive black columns that stick out of the sea. While geological studies have shown that they were caused by volcanic activity, around 50 to 60 million years ago, there are stories about giants striding over the sea to Scotland.

I would definitely recommend coming here early in the morning before it gets completely overrun with tourists. It’s a lovely place to just sit down and enjoy the landscape.

The Dark Hedges

The Dark Hedges were planted around 250 years ago by someone who wanted to impress his neighbours. There are many myths and tales that surround the trees of the Bregagh Road – like the ghost that flits from tree to tree. They are now mostly known as the King’s Road from Game of Thrones. The trees are very pretty and won’t be there for much longer. Definitely worth a visit while they are still there!

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  1. I recently did a tour of these places in Northern Ireland and it was an absolute blast! I think that the Giant’s Causeway was my absolute favorite place in all of Northern Ireland. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂 I’m a new follower.
    Krystianna @ Wanderlust Adventurist

  2. 26 April 2019 / 7:32 pm

    How fun! And these pictures are amazing. I would love to visit one day!

  3. 26 April 2019 / 1:38 pm

    Northern Ireland is a gorgeous destination. I hope to visit there someday with my family.

  4. twinspirational
    26 April 2019 / 6:32 am

    We have never been to Ireland. We have a friend that may get married there, so we are excited to visit.

  5. 26 April 2019 / 5:42 am

    I have never been to Ireland but your pictures and this post are tempting me to go visit.

  6. Mudpie Fridays
    25 April 2019 / 8:48 am

    Your overviews of these places are so thorough and they give so much good infomation.I will def have to add this to my list

  7. Alexandra Cook
    25 April 2019 / 8:45 am

    I have never been to Ireland but it looks so beautiful, just perfect to relax and refresh. Thanks for showing me another great place to add to my bucket list.

  8. 24 April 2019 / 10:57 pm

    This is beautiful and the pictures are so pretty. It’s really a nice place to visit.

  9. 24 April 2019 / 7:29 pm

    WOW, those rocks look unbelievable. It’s crazy to think that there is landscape that can look that beautiful and precise.

  10. You, Me and Benny
    24 April 2019 / 5:16 pm

    WOW I would LOVE to go here but I do hate to hear that the trees are going to disappear !

  11. 24 April 2019 / 5:02 pm

    Thanks for sharing this nice and concise Ireland travel guide. The photography is awesome.

  12. 24 April 2019 / 11:04 am

    Wow, the pictures are so enticing. I love such calm and close to natire spots.

  13. 24 April 2019 / 8:51 am

    It’s no surprise that it has become the shooting location base for Game of Thrones! This place is unreal!

  14. Bindu Thomas
    24 April 2019 / 6:19 am

    Beautiful place. I really want to visit there once.

    • maartjevansandwijk
      Author
      28 April 2019 / 7:36 pm

      They’re dying – only live for about 250 years…

  15. I had no idea Norther Ireland had all of these amazing places! Why are the trees going to disappear? I hope to be able to visit one day because now I want to see all of this! Amazing photos <3

    • maartjevansandwijk
      Author
      28 April 2019 / 7:35 pm

      Because they only grow for about 250 years ;(

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