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Travels

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.

Ballintoy Harbour

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

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.

Dunbeg

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

Mount Stewart

Dunluce Castle

Belfast Castle

 

Historical places

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

Rathlin Island

Mount Sandel

Layd Church

White Park Bay

Carrickfergus

Malin Head

Torr Head (near Ballycastle)

Dark Hedges – Game of Thrones

Carnlough (Winston Churchill)

… and lot’s more!

 

Accommodation

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.