It is a land of spectacular countryside and historic towns
Things To Do
Visit Titanic Belfast, the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience. Located beside the historic site of the ship’s construction, the state of the art exhibition tells the story from conception in Belfast during the early 1900s until its tragic end and the aftermath. Explore the ship with exclusive footage from the bottom of the ocean, where Titanic now rests.
Take the rope bridge to Carrick-a-Rede Island for a thrilling (not for the faint-hearted) walk across the chasm. At 80 feet (30m) above the sea, those bold enough to cross are rewarded with amazing views of the Antrim coast.
Visit the Old Bushmills Distillery, the world’s oldest working distillery. Take a guided tour and watch whiskey being made before sampling a wee taster of one of the world’s most famous brands.
Have fun while learning about the importance of sustainability and biodiversity at the ECOS visitor centre in Ballymena. One for all the family to enjoy on your caravan holiday, interactive displays and galleries highlight topical issues while outside, there are 220 acres of woodlands, lakes and meadows to explore in the Nature Park.
Take an award-winning Black Cab Tour of Belfast for a hard-hitting look at the British/Irish conflict. A political sightseeing tour, you’ll gain an insight into Belfast during The Troubles, seeing famous hotspots and associated murals.
Stena Line operates between Cairnryan and Belfast and Liverpool (Birkenhead) and Belfast – do check the website as sometimes there are special offers for caravans. P&O Ferries sails to Larne from Cairnryan and Troon.
Visitors travelling from south west and southern England may find it easier to use ferry routes to the Republic of Ireland and use the M1 motorway to Northern Ireland and Belfast, a two-hour drive. Stena Line has sailings between Fishguard and Rosslare, Holyhead and Dun Laoghaire, and Holyhead and Dublin. Irish Ferries operates between Holyhead and Dublin and Pembroke and Rosslare.
Being a part of the UK, passports are not required by British citizens when travelling to Northern Ireland on caravan holidays. It is advisable, however, to have passports to hand, along with all vehicle documents, in the unlikely event of being stopped by the police.