Ireland Travels – Ireland tours to sites that feed your soul
Discover the wonders of Northern Ireland
Guests at Castle Anam Cara can now enjoy the opportunity to visit some of the most legendary sites in northern Ireland, thanks to our bespoke guided tours to places that will add another dimension to your holiday.
Golf in 2019
This year, we are delighted to announce that we are opening Castle Anam Cara especially for selected golf players here for the 148th Open – held at Royal Portrush from 14th of July until 21st of July 2019.
Hidden mystical places
Portrush Whiterocks Beach
A dramatic and mesmerising coastline with stunning views of the Skerries with almost-white sand and stunning limestone rock formations. A Blue Cross beach with lifeguards in the main season to keep you safe whilst frolicking in the surf.
A small fishing village filled with atmosphere. The perfect place to while away an afternoon playing on the rocks, admiring the wild sea and enjoying tea and cake in the cafe. And it will seem very familiar to Game of Thrones fans – the scenes from the Iron Islands were filmed here.
Clontygora Court Tomb
One of the most iconic places of Ancient Ireland, the ‘King’s Ring’ is a megalithic portal tomb located at the foot of Anglesey Mountian and is widely regarded as one of the most important burial sites in Northern Ireland.
Monasterboice – Christian monastic
Monasterboice is a beautiful site, well-worth taking the time to travel to, not least because entrance and parking are free! Admire some of the best-preserved Celtic crosses in the world.
Enniskillen is an interesting town with plenty of things to do. There are several castles, a barber shop and railway museum, stunning caves, and organised boat tours.
Beaghmore Stone Circle
Head off the beaten track and explore the Beaghmore Stone Circle, an ancient site filled with atmosphere and mystery. An ideal spot for a quiet picnic in the summer sunshine.
Breen Oakwood Nature Reserve
Discover the last fragments of the once extensive ancient forest in the glens of Antrim. Breen Oakwood Nature Reserve has numerous trails and provides ample opportunities to spot rare wildlife amidst the oak canopies.
A scenic hill-fort in County Down.
Castles and Gardens
Castle Anam Cara is within easy driving distance of numerous castles and gardens. Some of our favourites include:
Downhill Demesne & Mussenden Temple
Newgrange – Donore – Old passage tomb
Northern Ireland’s oldest passage tomb and boasts World Heritage status for its historic significance and its awe-inspiring winter solstice illuminations.
Navan Fort – Ancient ceremonial monument
Navan Fort is an ancient ceremonial monument and visiting the site offers the opportunity to travel back in time and discover the wonder and majesty of Ireland’s Iron Age.
Ulster American Folk Park
Immerse yourself in three centuries of Irish emigration history at the Ulster American Folk Park, a unique outdoor museum of homes that is well worth a visit.
These are just a few examples of the places that you can discover when on holiday at Castle Anam Cara. We can think of plenty more excellent destinations; some well-known and some less so.
More places & somewhere in the middle of nowhere
Some of our favourite places for days out that we love to recommend to guests include
Causeway Coastal Route with Giants Causeway & Bushmills Irish Whiskey
Hill of Tara
White Park Bay
Torr Head (near Ballycastle)
Dark Hedges – Game of Thrones
Carnlough (Winston Churchill)
… and lot’s more!
For example, Castlerock:
Get in touch
If you would like to find out more about the tours we offer at Castle Anam Cara, please feel free to get in touch.