North & Northwest
Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo, Antrim, Armagh, Belfast, Derry, Down, Fermanagh & Tyrone
Ireland’s North West is home to an amazing variety of landscapes from the Shannon Erne Waterway, Europe’s longest navigable waterway to the majestic Ben Bulben in Sligo and the wild, rugged coastline in Donegal. Experience breath-taking scenery along the coastline, a huge variety of festivals and cultural events throughout the year and outdoor activities including surfing, angling, water sports, golf and walking. Visit the grave of W.B. Yeats at Drumcliffe Church in Sligo or the megalithic site of Carrowmore, one of the largest and most important in Europe. In Donegal visit Glenveagh National Park to see Glenveagh Castle and Gardens as well as lakes and woods and a large herd of red deer.
In Northern Ireland take in the Causeway Coastal Route and wonder at the sight of the Giants Causeway in Antrim or cross the magnificent Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. Experience the outdoors in Fermanagh and go cruising or enjoy water sports on the many lakes. For a city break, Belfast offers a vibrant and exciting range of shopping, dining and entertainment options. Visit the Titanic Quarter and Titanic Belfast, the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience or one of the many galleries, museums and theatres. In Derry see the only remaining completely walled city in Ireland or enjoy one of the many festivals taking place throughout the year. Armagh is Ireland’s oldest city and its ecclesiastical capital and offers many interesting and historic sites. Newry is a great shopping city and also a good base for exploring the Mountains of Mourne.
The region has a variety of hotels offering great value breaks throughout the year. Browse through the Aertel pages above to find a deal.