Northern Ireland’s gorgeous landscape has many Insta-worthy views, from ancient castles to majestic mountains.
If you are lucky enough to visit Ireland, then your friend will drool over the gorgeous photos you will capture of The Emerald Isle. For those of us who are not able to visit this gorgeous country, we can drool over these gorgeous photos instead.
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Dive into these stunning photos and immerse yourself in scenic beauty.
Six Stunning Beauty Spots in Northern Ireland
Carrick-a-Rede, County Antrim
Northern Ireland’s majestic Causeway Coastal Route is peppered with jaw-dropping sights that beg to be captured on camera. Among them is the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, which swings dramatically over the waves below. The bridge links the coast with a tiny island – the haunt of fishermen for over 250 years. Gorgeous on a clear day, and thrilling on a windy one, crossing the bridge also delivers some stomping views of the coast.
Dunluce Castle, County Antrim
The sprawling ruins of a medieval castle sitting at a cliff edge make for a dramatic image that evokes a time past. Once the seat of the earls of Antrim, Dunluce Castle was home to rebellion and intrigue over centuries. It is said to have inspired CS Lewis to create Cair Paravel, the capital of Narnia. Reputedly haunted by banshees (fairy ghosts), the castle has a uniquely expressive presence.
The Mourne Mountains, County Down
The magnificent Mourne Mountains dominate the skyline of County Down and beyond. Beloved of walkers, the Mournes also have a colorful history. Hare’s Gap (shown at sunset on the Instagram image) is an opening in the 35km drystone Mourne Wall that stretches across 15 peaks and through which all manner of merchandise was once smuggled.
Cuilcagh Boardwalk, County Fermanagh
Part of the UNESCO Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark, this boardwalk trail is truly a stairway to heaven. Crossing the rugged wilderness of Cuilcagh Mountain, it climbs to the summit plateau, where spectacular views await. A tranquil place of breathtaking beauty.
Giant’s Causeway, County Antrim
The iconic Giant’s Causeway is one of Northern Ireland’s don’t-miss sites. Located on the Causeway Coast, the 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns are geological wonders and the stuff of legends. The columns were created by slow-cooling lava millions of years ago, but legend has it that the giant Finn McCool had a hand in it. The causeway is magnificent in every kind of weather but especially dramatic under a brooding sky.
Mussenden Temple, County Londonderry
Overlooking the golden sands of Downhill Beach, the eighteenth-century Mussenden Temple dramatically clings to the cliff edge. The building was inspired by the Temple of Vesta in Italy and was once the private library of the Earl Bishop. Standing like a solitary sentinel above the waves, the temple is understandably one of the most photographed places in Northern Ireland.
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