Self Catering Northern Ireland

The rural romance of Ireland is a perpetual attraction to traveller and holiday maker alike. Self catering in Northern Ireland is a great way to experience this wonderful country. Each town hosts a myriad of history burgeoning from its landscape and the embellished folklores of generations past, and there is self catering accommodation available in many of these towns. Experience the true beauty of this spectacular country by staying in the traditionally inspired accommodation of one of the charming holiday cottages in Northern Ireland.

Holiday Cottages Northern Ireland

Relax amongst the rich and verdant surroundings of the cottages and immerse yourself in the Gaelic culture of the surrounding towns which boast a broad range of holiday cottages. The cottages we advertise are in the most beautiful locations in the north of Ireland and a selection of them can accommodate up to 10 people. Each region gives you the option to simply relax at your own pace or the opportunity to visit local monuments and attractions from your base at a holiday cottage in Northern Ireland. You can see as much or as little of this magnificent country, walk the beaches, visit the historical sites or just rest and relax.

Accommodation Northern Ireland

If you choose self catering accommodation in Northern Ireland within the County of Tyrone, we offer accommodation in the most picturesque of settings with cottages in the valley town of Newtownstewart. Activities are in abundance here, with the opportunity to explore the surrounding mountainous landscape on various walks, or you may wish to play a few rounds of golf and relax afterwards in one of the many welcoming pubs in the town. Whether you are a couple seeking a romantic getaway or a family looking for exploration and adventure, you can find the perfect self catering accommodation in Northern Ireland.

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Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is blessed with beautiful countryside and fabulous beaches and a vibrant heritage. From castles, monuments and monasteries to a wealth of galleries that celebrate the arts and culture of this unique area. There are many distinctive landmarks to explore, including the famous Giants Causeway and Slemish, a reminder of the country’s volcanic past. Brewing plays a big part in Northern Ireland too, with big names such as Bushmills resident here, brewing distinctive whiskeys popular the world over.

Places to go in Northern Ireland

Parades are an important part of Northern Irish culture and take place in cities and towns across the country, but most frequently in the capital Belfast. Parades take many forms, from political marches like the Orange walks to carnival-type processions like the Lord Mayor's parades. Murals are also important cultural symbols and they adorn the sides of buildings in Belfast and other urban areas. The murals are political and religious statements, but they are also works of art that immortalise the country’s history and well worth going to see. Among the most famous murals is ‘Free Derry Corner’. Outside of the urban areas the landscape is a mixture of mountains, rolling hills, and fertile plains. The centrepiece of Northern Ireland's geography is Lough Neagh, the largest freshwater lake in the British Isles. You can explore the lake on boat trips run out of many of the port towns. Derrywarragh Island features a 17th century fortified house known as O'Connors Stronghold.

Our Top Picks in Northern Ireland

We want you to enjoy the best that Northern Ireland has to offer and so here's a selection of our favourite things to see and do;

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

For anyone with a fear of heights, this is not the place to come unless you are hell-bent on conquering that fear. The 20-metre wooden rope bridge, suspended some 30 metres above rocks and crashing waves below, links the mainland to the tiny Carrick Island. Although no one has fallen off the bridge, there have been instances where people have been ferried back to the mainland by boat because they couldn’t face going back across the bridge.

St. Patrick's Day parades

If you plan to be in Northern Ireland over St. Patrick's Day then you most certainly have to celebrate the occasion at one of the many parades that take place on the day. Belfast’s celebrations never disappoint, offering a colourful carnival atmosphere. In addition the parade itself there are usually free concerts and parties going on across the city.

Derry city wall

Derry is home to the only remaining completely intact walled city in Ireland. Built in the 17th Century, the walls stretch 1km around the inner city. You can walk along the top of the wall, which provides a unique promenade to view the city, including the Gothic cathedral of St Columb that was built around the same period.

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