48 Glorious Sights of Northern Ireland ...

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You’ve seen the sights of the Republic of Ireland, so it’s only right and proper to bring you some sights of Northern Ireland.

The two countries share the same island so of course, there is some similarity but there are differences to be celebrated too.

Here’s my photo album of the sights of Northern Ireland.

Enjoy!

1. The Dark Hedges, Ballymoney

The Dark Hedges, Ballymoney

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The Dark Hedges is a beech tree tunnel planted in the 18th Century.

It is one of the most visited attractions and most photographed sights of Northern Ireland.

2. The Mermaid's Cave, Bushmills

The Mermaid's Cave, Bushmills

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The cave is below the ruins of the medieval Dunluce Castle.

Can you see the faint rainbow?

3. Stone Path, Newcastle

Stone Path, Newcastle

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The stepping stones are over the Shimna River in Tollymore Forest Park.

4. Giant’s Causeway, County Antrim

Giant’s Causeway, County Antrim

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Surely the top of any list of places to go in Northern Ireland.

5. Statue of C. S. Lewis and the Famous Wardrobe, Belfast

Statue of C. S. Lewis and the Famous Wardrobe, Belfast

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The statue of the Chronicles of Narnia author stands outside the public library.2

C.S.

Lewis was born in Belfast.

6. City Hall, Belfast

City Hall, Belfast

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The building stands in Donegall Square and was completed in 1906.

7. Dunluce Castle, Bushmills

Dunluce Castle, Bushmills

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The now ruined medieval castle stands on the site of an ancient fort.

Obviously the location was chosen for its defensive position on the rocky headland.

Some people say it was the Lewis's inspiration for Cair Paravel in the Chronicles of Narnia.

8. The Mourne Mountains, County down

The Mourne Mountains, County down

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Slieve Donard in the Mourne range is the highest peak in Northern Ireland.

9. Mussenden Temple, Castlerock

Mussenden Temple, Castlerock

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The temple is in the grounds of the National Trust property, Downhill Estate.

It is modeled on the Temple of Vesta in Rome and is dedicated to the memory of Frideswide Mussenden.

Entrance to Marble Arch Caves, Florencecourt
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