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21 Places To Visit Santa In Ireland This Christmas

21 Places To Visit Santa In Ireland This Christmas

The run-up to Christmas is a highlight for many families every year, with twinkly lights everywhere, festive parties and nativity plays, and of course, a trip to visit Santa!

The elves at everymum have been researching the best options for visiting Santa in Ireland in 2022. Read on to find the best options for your family.

21 magical Christmas experiences await!

The run-up to Christmas is a highlight for many families every year, with twinkly lights everywhere, festive parties and nativity plays, and of course, a trip to visit Santa!

The elves at everymum have been researching the best options for visiting Santa in Ireland in 2022. Read on to find the best options for your family.

A trip to see Santa used to mean one of two options: The local shopping centre, or the local department store. Either way, there was usually an elf, there might be a present, and there was always a man in a red suit. It was quick and easy. A no-frills experience, but often the highlight of the Christmas.

Today, it’s not just about going to your shopping centre, oh no. There are now “destinations” and “experiences” where you can visit Santa in his winter wonderland or have a video call live from Lapland in the comfort of your own home!

No longer just a queue and a three-minute chat with the main man; there are train rides, magical trails, forest walks, feeding animals, sleighs, live shows, Mrs Claus, and gallons of hot chocolate (or if you’re lucky, mulled wine). Although of course, it all costs a bit more than Santy in Switzers ever did.

Searching online it might be difficult to make sense of the numerous destinations around the country. But don’t worry, we’ve done the phoning and the googling, and put this list together for you.

It’s just a sample of the many Santa experience options available – based on good online and real-life reviews.

1. Santa’s Magical Trail, Clanard Court Hotel, Co. Kildare

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Breaking Great News from Santa’s Magical Trail HQ in The North Pole and the Clanard Court Hotel in Co. Kildare! Together with Santa, Mrs Claus and Head Elf Holly Berry, we are running a Sleep Over event and a NEW Santa Visit experience this December, hurrah!

For the full festive experience, you’ll love Santa’s Magical Sleep Over. It will be a scaled-back experience in comparison to our previous years, but we pinky-promise it will be carefully thought-out and will deliver on guaranteed FUN and oodles of Christmas Cheer!

If you prefer, you could book in for the new Festive Family Meal, followed by a visit to Santa in his log cabin. Click Here for more details.

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2. Elf Town, Galway

Elf Town always offers a special experience. Based at Galway Racecourse, visit Mrs Claus in her kitchen and decorate your own Christmas tree cookie with her and the Elves, while enjoying a glass of mulled wine or fruit punch. Then as a small group, you will meet Santa in his grotto, where Santa will give each child a special Elf Town coin, beautifully presented in a gift box to bring home with them.

Elf Town is wheelchair accessible, and also runs special Sensory Events, so if your little one has special needs and would benefit from a quieter environment, just contact info@elftowngalway.com to find out more.

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3. The Santa Express, Wicklow Christmas Market, Wicklow Town

The Santa Express at Wicklow Christmas Market will transport you on a magical train journey to Santa’s Wonderland, in exclusive family carriages. Let the elves guide your through their creative workshops, then relax as Mrs Claus reads some of her favourite Christmas tales.​

Of course, Santa will also be waiting to meet all the boys and girls, and each child will get a special gift. Don’t forget to enter the festive colouring competition too!

You can also explore the magical Abbey grounds to find delights including a magical funfair, and artisan food and craft stalls. Plus don’t forget to say hello to the Alpacas, and post ​your letter in Santa’s Official Postbox.

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4. The Santa Experience

The Santa Experience is renowned for being full of magic and fun every year, and this year in-person visits are back. Visit Santa in his Magical Cabin where you’ll receive a gift and a memorable photo of your visit with the big man.

Want something more traditional this year? You could get a personalised signed letter from Santa with an official ‘Nice List’ certificate. Or order a special personalised gift box – it includes the letter and certificate, plus a copy of the beautifully illustrated children’s book Finding Nutmeg, which details the story of one boy’s magical adventure to the North Pole, a Finding Nutmeg activity book, and a pack of reindeer food!

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5. Santa’s Enchanted Forest, at Luggwoods

Luggwoods is renowned for creating a magical Christmas experience every year, and this year is no exception.

Explore the new Woodland Walk of Wonder with some of Luggwoods’ amazing fairytale characters, before meeting Santa in a breathtakingly beautiful Enchanted Forest setting.

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6. Kia Ora Farm, Gorey, Co. Wexford

A popular destination all year round, Kia Ora Farm is a magical place to visit at Christmas, with the arrival of Santa and his Wexford Winter Wonderland.

Each (good) child will receive an ‘I’m on the Good List’ key from Santa, which will give them access to the fantastic new present room where they can pick their own unwrapped present from a large range, with the help of the merry elves.

From start to finish you’ll be surrounded by fun and sparkle, including a live nativity scene, thousands of twinkling lights and an illuminated light show. You can also visit Santa’s bedroom, kitchen, workshop and post office, and even feed the Reindeer and other animals.

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7. Donegal’s Lapland, Donegal

Donegal’s Lapland is a magical experience, starting with a live Christmas show with music, elves, and plenty of surprises thrown in. Look out for Santa as he arrives down the chimney with treats for everyone, but beware the naughty elf! After the show, visit Santa’s village for a trip to the toy factory where your child can choose their own gift, visit the live nativity and much more!

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8. Santa House Express, Palmerstown House Estate

Santa’s House Express is back at the Palmerstown House Estate this Christmas for its seventh year!

Hop onboard Santa’s House Express Train for a journey through the beautiful grounds of Palmerstown House Estate, until you reach the Manor. Mrs Claus and friends will welcome you to the great hall with a wonderful show for all their special guests.

She will then invite families to join Santa and some very special characters for an audience to remember! Each family bubble will have their own space to enjoy the show and atmosphere of the audience with Santa and his hilarious helpers.

A warm festive welcome awaits you after your train journey back to the North Pole Village. 2021 will see the return of the extremely popular festival funfair that can be enjoyed by all ages, with unlimited rides for all visitors. There will also be magnificent additions to the festival lighting show.

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9. The Christmas Experience, Tayto Park, Meath

At The Christmas Experience each family will meet Santa individually (from a safe distance) and have a chat during your visit.

You can also meet Mrs Claus as she bakes in preparation for the Christmas holidays, help get the elves out of bed and do their daily exercises, and prepare some magic reindeer food which you can take home to help them on their way on Christmas Eve.

The Christmas Experience includes entry to Tayto Park and attractions such as the Zoo and Junior Zone.

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10. Santa at Airfield Estate

Set in the magical surrounds of Airfield Estate, begin by savouring some homemade Airfield Christmas fudge from Santa’s chief elf, before making your way up the sparkling Yew walk.

During the private visit with the man himself in Airfield House, each child will receive a gift and have a chance to share their all-important list with Santa!

Don’t forget to take a peek into Santa’s cottage, take photos on his Sleigh, and receive a goodie bag from the elves. Plus drop by The Elves’ Kitchen for a creamy hot chocolate or delicious mulled wine which you can enjoy as you take in the festive surrounds.

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11. Christmas Island, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow

The award-winning Christmas Island – the Santa Experience returns for its 9th year at Hidden Valley Resort, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow. Expect festive fun, and an unforgettable and unique Christmas Experience – You can even stay overnight!

Your experience will include an exciting train journey to the fairy forest. Meet the elves, and bring out your creative side by making a decoration to take home; before enjoying stories and games from one of Santa’s head elves.

When you’re ready to meet the big man himself, Santa will give each child a special token so your little one can choose their own present at the Elves Gift Exchange. You can also enjoy food, drinks, and get a professional family photo (extra fee) while you explore the magical Christmas Island experience, which is packed with twinkling lights.

Where to Find the Best Santa Trains in Ireland

Are you looking for something unique and fun to do with the kids on the Emerald Isle this festive season? Then, why not take them to see Santa on a train. In this guide, you’ll find ideas for the best Santa trains in Ireland and where to find them.

NOTE: We highly recommend you pre-book your tickets early to avoid disappointment. These events are always popular and can sell out quickly.

Updated September 2022 – Note that there are a small number of events yet to be confirmed for 2022, but many are already confirmed with tickets already on sale!

Santa on the Polar Express

Best Santa Trains in Ireland

This guide is divided into two sections, one with the best Santa train Ireland has this year and one with the best Santa train Northern Ireland has to offer. So, if you have been wondering are there any Christmas trains near me, this list is sure to answer that question.

Best Santa Trains, Ireland

Santa Express, Donegal

Address: Oakfield Demense Oakfield Demense, Raphoe, Co. Donegal, F93 XY1R

Taking place at Oakfield Park is the Santa Express. As one of the best Christmas trains Ireland has to offer, this is a must if you are based in or near County Donegal. Hop onboard the Santa Express into your own compartment and enjoy onboard entertainment and a hot drink. You will meet Santa on the journey and each child will receive a wrapped present.

For more information and to book your tickets, CLICK HERE. But hurry, tickets are selling out fast.

A picture of the Oakfield Park Santa Express standing in the station with a sign saying Oakfield Park with tinsel around it

Picture Source: Oakfield Park

Santa Express, Waterford Suir Valley Railway, Waterford TBC

Address: Train Station, Kilmeadan, Co. Waterford

If you are looking for one of the best Christmas trains Ireland has to offer, head to the Waterford Suir Valley Railway this festive season. Santa is returning to the Kilmeaden Station this year.

Set off on the Santa Express beside the Waterford Greenway on a magical 25-minute journey before meeting Mrs Claus and friends in the Magic Woods. Fairies in the woods have been making special fairy dust that will help Santa find your house on Christmas Eve and Mrs Claus has some for each child.

After your journey, you will arrive at Santa’s Cottage where each family will have a private chat with Santa before the kids receive a present from him.

Note that this event has not been announced yet for 2022. Keep an eye on the website for further details.

A picture of Santa, Mrs Claus and a Snowman on the Santa Express, Waterford Suir Valley Railway

Picture Source: Waterford Suir Valley Railway

Winter Wonderland, Westport House, Mayo

Address: Quay Rd, Westport Demesne, Westport, Co. Mayo

Winter Wonderland takes place at Westport House. Visitors will enter Tinsel Town and meet Santa, before enjoying face painting, decoration making, and more. Afterward, enjoy a ride on the Winter Wonderland Express train to Westport House to enjoy the lights and decorations.

For more information and to book your tickets, CLICK HERE.

A picture of the front engine and half a carriage of the Westport House Santa Train

Picture Source: Westport House

Santa Visit’s Big Top, Rathwood, Carlow

Address: Rath East, Tullow, Co. Carlow

Ireland’s most popular Santa Train Experience can be found at Rathwood in County Carlow. Journey through the Enchanted Forest to visit Santa and the Elves as they prepare for the big day. The train will take you to Fossett’s Big Top where you’ll see Santa, Mrs Claus, and the Elves perform a spectacular show.

For more information and to book your tickets for the Rathwood Santa train, CLICK HERE.

Santa Express, Galway Christmas Market, Galway

Address: Eyre Square, Galway City

Santa’s Express Train returns to the Galway Christmas market this year in Eyre Square. Kids can take a ride on the train and also visit Santa in his grotto where they will receive a gift.

As well as Santa’s Express Train, there will be lots of things taking place during the Galway Christmas market including market stalls, a Big Wheel, amusement rides, and more.

For more information, CLICK HERE.

The Amber Springs Express Santa Train Experience, Wexford

Address: Wexford St, Knockmullen, Gorey, Co. Wexford, Y25 FY07

Follow the glimmering lights and sparkling trees on the Santa Express to the Amber Christmas Village. Disembark to explore the village while enjoying a festive treat and see the elves hard at work. Then have a personal visit with Santa to top off the experience. Note that tickets for the Santa Express are reserved for guests staying as part of the Santa Train Experience for a 1- or 2-night stay.

For more information and to book your Santa Train Experience stay at the Amber Springs Hotel, CLICK HERE.

Christmas Island, Hidden Valley, Wicklow

Address: Lower Main St, Glasnarget North, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow

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Take a magical train ride through the Fairy Forest at the Christmas Island Santa Experience at the Hidden Valley Resort in Wicklow. Enjoy meeting the Elves and getting creative with them, meet Mrs Claus, write your letters to Santa, and enjoy a personal meeting with Santa himself where each child will receive a present.

For more information and to book your tickets, CLICK HERE. You do not need to be a guest to book tickets.

A picture of Elves and Mrs Claus standing on or beside the Hidden Valley Santa Train

Picture Source: Hidden Valley

Santa Express, Christmas Market, Wicklow

Address: Leitrim Place Wicklow Town, Wicklow

The Santa Express at the Wicklow Christmas Market in Wicklow Town will transport visitors to the North Pole home of Santa and Mrs Claus. Have fun with the mischievous train drive, Oribel the Elf, as you journey on the train to see Santa. After disembarking you can enjoy a story with Mrs Claus before it is time to visit Santa himself. Each child will receive a gift from Santa once their visit is over. And you can also post those all-important letters to Santa.

For more information and to book your tickets, CLICK HERE.

Wicklow Christmas Market Santa Express

Picture Source: Wicklow Christmas Market

The Polar Express, West Cork Model Railway Village, Cork (Dates TBC for 2022)

Address: Inchydoney Road, Desert, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, P85 HR26

Santa and his Elves are visiting the West Cork Model Railway Village this festive season.

The Polar Express is an indoor and outdoor, immersive, walk-through Christmas event at the Model Railway Village, Clonakilty, Cork.

West Cork Model Railway

Jump onboard the Polar Express for a festive ride to remember. Meet Santa’s hard-working Elves who are getting the train carriage loaded with presents before meeting the big man himself in your family booth. After this enjoy a UV torch experience to discover where the Elves live and help them find Dasher who has gone missing.

For a Santa train experience not to be missed in Cork, head to the Model Village for this amazing Christmas event.

For more information and to book your tickets, CLICK HERE (Booking not open yet). You can sign up HERE for news about the release of tickets.

A picture of the advertisement of The Polar Express, West Cork Model Railway Village

Picture Source: West Cork Model Railway Village

Bunratty Castle Trail of Lights Polar Express, Clare

Address: Bunratty West, Bunratty, Co. Clare

There will be a Polar Express train ride at the Christmas Trail of Lights at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park this festive season. Hop on board the Bunratty Polar Express and enjoy a magical train ride through the woodland winter wonderland. Pass the enchanting fairy village, enjoy the twinkling lights of Bunratty House and Ardcrony Church.

Afterwards, wander through the village and encounter colourful Christmas characters, see more Christmas light displays and enjoy a ride on the carousel. There will be puppet shows, a Christmas wishing tree, and more to enjoy. Note that this is a Santa-free event meaning there is no meeting with Santa.

For more information and to book your tickets, CLICK HERE.

A picture of the advertisement for Trail of Lights at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

Picture Source: Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

Best Santa Trains, Northern Ireland

Christmas Experience, Glenarm Castle and Gardens, Antrim SOLD OUT

Address: 2 Castle Lane, Glenarm, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, BT44 0BQ (UK)

One of the best Santa Trains Northern Ireland has to offer is the Polar Express at Glenarm Castle and Gardens. Hop onboard the Polar Express train adventure and start your visit to the Christmas Experience.

The grounds of the castle are transformed into a winter wonderland, and visitors can enjoy a nativity scene with live animals, gingerbread making with Mrs Claus, and a visit with Santa who will give each child a gift.

There is also story-telling and plenty of Elves to see, along with carousel rides, and complimentary refreshments for adults and children.

This is a Santa train Christmas experience not to be missed in Northern Ireland.

For more information and to book your tickets, CLICK HERE. SOLD OUT – Contact the venue to see if any cancellations become available.

A picture of a Santa Claus reading a book in an advertisement for the Glenarm Castle Christmas Experience

Picture Source: Glenarm Castle

The Polar Express, Slieve Donard Resort, Down TBC

Address: Downs Rd, Newcastle, Co. Down, BT33 0AH (UK)

If you are looking for the best Santa’s train ride Northern Ireland has to offer, then head to the Slieve Donard Resort. Hop onboard the Polar Express for an unforgettable Christmas event the whole family will love.

Take a magical journey to visit Santa and his Elves in their busy workshop as they prepare for Christmas Eve. Children will journey around the magical grounds of the Slieve Donard Resort onboard the Polar Express, place their Christmas wishes on the special Wishing Tree, enjoy the magnificent Winter Wonderland, and of course, meet Santa who will have a gift for each child.

For more information and to book your tickets, CLICK HERE. This event is yet to be confirmed for 2022, but 2021 sold out so keep a close eye on the website for confirmation that this event is going ahead this year and when tickets go on sale.

A picture of the Santa Train, Slieve Donard Resort lit up at night

Picture Source: Slieve Donard Resort

Railway Preservation Society of Ireland Santa Express Steam Train, Antrim

Address: trains depart from Belfast Lanyon Place, East Bridge St, Belfast, Co. Antrim, BT1 3NR (UK)

This year the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland is running a Santa Train between Belfast and Whitehead over 3 weekends before Christmas. Families can hop on board and take the 35-minute journey to Whitehead, during which there will be a visit from Santa. Upon arrival, Santa’s elves will present each child with a gift and there will be a 40-minute time period during which you can get pictures with Santa. Other activities will also be available. If you are based in or near Belfast, book your tickets today for this Santa Express Steam Train experience.

Find more information and book your tickets by clicking here.

So, there you have it. Some of the best Christmas trains rides, Santa Special trains, and Santa train rides in Ireland. If you know of any others taking place, let us know and we’ll add them to the list.

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14 Places To Visit In Northern Ireland

Over the years, Northern Ireland has slowly emerged as a fascinating tourist destination. That’s with the help of the new Titanic Museum, and being featured as a setting in the hit fantasy series, Game of Thrones.

Northern Ireland is a small country and it’s part of the United Kingdom. Still, it is never lacking in things to see and do.

A lot of its attractions are pretty extraordinary, too.

From charming medieval towns to lake islands, stunning castles and dramatic coastal landscapes— these are some of the places to visit in Northern Ireland.

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14 Places To Visit In Northern Ireland

1. Giant’s Causeway, Co. Antrim

Giant’s Causeway Belfast

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Exquisite, dramatic, awe-inspiring. It’s easy to run out of ways to describe the Giant’s Causeway, but one will always find more reasons to go back.

Comprised of 40,000 polygonal basalt rock columns, this stunning natural wonder stretches along the coastline like giant stepping stones. These were created by a volcanic eruption that took place 60 million years ago.

These layered basalts are known around the world and are the prime focus of a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Giant’s Causeway is also the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland.

2. Causeway Coastal Route, Northern Ireland

Causeway Coastal Route

The Causeway Coastal route is easily one of the most scenic drives in Ireland.

This is essentially the surrounding coastline to the Giant’s Causeway, an extraordinary experience that you shouldn’t miss. The drive only takes ten minutes, but you can always slow down as you take in the sights.

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The stunning beaches, the sand dunes, the rolling waves as you pass Portrush and Portstewart. This drive is stunning any time of the day, but it’s best to do it at sunset as the sights are particularly breathtaking.

3. Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Co. Antrim

Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge Northern Ireland

If you’re in for an adventure that also lets you enjoy the stunning views, cross the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge.

Found in County Antrim, this rope bridge links the mainland to the island of Carrickarede. The bridge spans 66 feet and about 98 feet above the rocks below.

The Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is mainly a tourist attraction and not an official means to get to and from an island.

It’s quite a thrilling adventure to cross it and a must experience when in Northern Ireland. It is also one of the best day trips from Belfast.

4. Dunluce Castle, Co. Antrim

Dunluce Castle in Ireland

Located in the North Antrim Coast is the brooding and dramatic Dunluce Castle. It is situated close to a headland and used to be the headquarter of the McDonnell clan.

This medieval castle maybe mostly ruins but at least we know now that a village used to surround the castle. This village was destroyed by fire in 1641. Dunluce Castle was featured in ‘Game of Thrones’ as the castle of Greyjoy.

5. The Glens of Antrim, Northern Ireland

glens of antrim

The North Antrim may have some stunning otherworldly sights, but its nine glens are not to be upstaged.

These are among the most breathtaking places you’ll ever see. These nine glens even exude a unique individual charm that you simply lust to spend time here when you visit.

A great way to see the glens is by driving along the main A2 coastal road, where you get to enjoy a closer look at the lakes, waterfalls, rolling hills and forest trails.

6. The Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland

dark hedges northern ireland

The Dark Hedges is undoubtedly one of the most photographed and truly iconic sights in Northern Ireland. This natural attraction was featured in a few episodes the hit fantasy TV series ‘Game of Thrones as the road to King’s landing.

The best time to go here is in the morning, preferably before eight in the morning to avoid the crowds.

Aside from being a popular photography subject and tourist attraction, the Dark Hedges is also now a favorite location for wedding photographs.

7. Mussenden Temple, Co. Derry

Mussenden Temple and Downhill Demesne

The beautiful and dramatic location of Mussenden Temple made it an ideal setting for a rather horrifying scene in ‘Game of Thrones’.

Perched 120 feet high on a rugged clifftop, the temple overlooks the Atlantic as well as the Downhill Strand towards Magilligan Point. The views from here are spectacular, a definite must-visit when in Northern Ireland.

8. Londonderry, Northern Ireland

Derry City Walls - things to do in londonderry

Londonderry or simply Derry is the second city in Northern Ireland. It is located where the River Foyle opens out into the sea-lough of the same name.

Derry is known to have brilliantly preserved medieval walls as well as some interesting old buildings. It is now an important port and industrial center. Its main industries include textiles and ceramics.

The town’s gorgeous surroundings also make it an ideal base to explore the Inishowen Peninsula and Donegal in the Republic of Ireland. Both places are known to be ideal sights for chasing the northern lights

9. Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast in Northern Ireland

Exploring Belfast is a definite must when in Northern Ireland.

There’s just a lot to see and do here — from the Titanic Museum and HMS Caroline to a hike up a castle on a hill.

Other places that should be in your Belfast itinerary are the Belfast Cathedral, the Belfast City Hall, the Botanical Gardens and the Crumlin Road Gaol,

10. Titanic Museum

titanic belfast

This place is in Belfast but deserves a separate post. One should definitely devote ample time to visiting this stunning museum. It opened in 2012 during the centennial of the sinking of the Titanic, but the building is already an iconic Belfast landmark.

Located in the middle of the Titanic Quarter, the museum features extensive displays and collections on everything Titanic. They’re all interactive, too.

A visit here is a great way to learn more about this intriguing part of Northern Ireland’s history.

11. Carrickfergus Castle

Carrickfergus Castle Northern Ireland

The imposing Carrickfergus Castle is one of the best-preserved medieval structures in Ireland.

Constructed over eight hundred years ago, it has been a witness and a target during war, conflict, and revolutions. It is nestled near the shore and still mostly intact.

The facade of the church set against its interesting location is already a treat in itself. Its namesake town is also a lovely place to explore.

12. Newcastle, Northern Ireland

Murlough Beach County Down

The charming town of Newcastle in County Down is a perfect seaside escape. The water may be colder than usual but the pristine beach is worth a leisurely stroll.

Or you can check out the incredible sand dunes at Murlough Beach. The seafront is lined with quaint shops and restaurants that serve up delicious local and international cuisine.

Newcastle also has the beautiful Mourne Mountains, which is a relatively manageable hike. This small town is also known to have the best golf course in all of Northern Ireland.

Get in for a few swings, or if you know nothing about golf, try the crazy version instead.

13. Lough Erne, Northern Ireland

Lower Lough Erne

Lough Erne might as well be a living museum. Comprised of two connected lakes and islands, this part of County Fermanagh is a must-see.

See the castles and manor houses spread along the shore. See the 12th century round tower in one of the islands. Or how about some Celtic art?

Head on to White Island and Boa Island and see the carved stone figures done over a thousand years ago.

14. The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

Ulster Museum Belfast

The Ulster Museum is easily accessible within a fifteen-minute drive from Belfast city center. This is a living museum that showcases the fascinating Ulster life more than 100 tears ago. Being here is like being sent back in a bygone era.

You get to walk around a village, explore a parkland or even get on steam locomotives. This place is an amazing glimpse at a life that we only read about in books.

Seeing them up close is a Northern Ireland experience that one shouldn’t pass up.

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