Here at The Giant’s Causeway Tour, we are big advocates of adventure, so why not start the new year as you mean to go on with a weekend away to Belfast? Explore the local area and give yourself time to see some of the most historical and natural wonders the world has seen.
Our fantastic Giant’s Causeway walk is much more than meets the eye, but there’s so much more on offer here in Northern Ireland, too; from the Old Bushmills Distillery to St Georges Market, there is plenty to see and do here in Belfast,
Many new year’s resolutions are to see and experience new things, so why not move Belfast to the top of your list? Get rid of the January blues by having something to look forward to. We’ve put together some of our favourite things to do in the great city itself.
Start off with The Giants Causeway Tour
The Giants Causeway tour is the perfect way to see a whole lot of Northern Ireland in one day. There is a lot to see while you’re in Belfast, of course, but the tour gives you natural wonders that are world class, plenty of history and culture – and a little bit of Game of Thrones thrown in for good measure!
During the tour, you will travel along the beautiful Antrim Coast where you can admire the stunning coastal villages and really appreciate the scenery. You will stop off at the famous Titanic dock and see the site where it was last on land, giving you a real look at the history of one of the most famous ocean liners in the world.
Not only are there historic wonders but also wonders that most people will recognise from the iconic TV series Game of Thrones. The Dark Hedges will give you chills and leave you feeling like you’re in the hit drama and you can also visit the Larrybane Quarry where many scenes were filmed.
You’ll even have a chance to cross the world-famous Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge – but be warned, this is not for the faint-hearted!
If you like natural beauty, seeing the Giants Causeway may leave you breathless as you learn about the myths surrounding the causeway itself, while admiring the amazing basalt columns.
Exploring St Georges Market
Back in Belfast, we promised you plenty to see and do, and one of the best spots to visit is St Georges Market.
As one of the oldest attractions in Belfast, St Georges market is also known as one of the best markets in the whole of the UK and Ireland. Famous for its local produce and great atmosphere the market is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The Friday market dates to 1604 and visiting can really make you feel as though you’ve stepped back in time.
Visit the Old Bushmills Distillery
Dating back to 1608, the Old Bushmills Distillery is a must see when you visit Belfast. It’s the oldest working distillery in Ireland and creates handcrafted Irish whiskey. When you visit you will be guided around the distillery and given the chance to see how their whiskey is made.
You can have an amazing experience, a chance to taste the wide variety of whiskies and learn more about the different blends.
With so much on offer, it begs the question – why haven’t you booked your trip to Belfast already?
For more information or to book the Giants Causeway tour please contact us today.