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Northern Ireland lies on the island of Ireland, and is a beautiful country full of magnificent scenery, rich history and genuinely friendly people. Enjoy the "craic" and good fun of traditional Irish music with the locals over a pint or two of Guinness. See green hills, spectacular coastline, lakes, fishing towns and mountains of this gorgeous country. There are also ancient castles, religious sites, cathedrals and elegant country houses to visit. Although this is a small country, sights are within a short scenic drive from each other hence easy to cover in a few days, and you can see them all with your car hire from DriveAway Holidays!
When driving in another country, it is important to be aware of their road rules and regulations. As these rules can differ between each country, we have put together a driving tips page containing plenty of information about driving in Northern Ireland. Click here to view it but please be aware that this information should be used as a guide only, if you have any further questions please visit the website of the local authorities.
The capital city of Belfast offers the visitor an abundance of things to see and do. It has world class restaurants and cafes to delight the culinary traveller. Savour the hospitality of the locals at one of the many historical pubs like 'The Crown Liquor Saloon' on Great Victoria Street. Shop 'til you drop in a diverse range of shopping experiences, from the oldest covered market in Ireland, St George's market, to the chic boutiques of Lisburn Road. For a taste of history, visit Belfast Castle, City Hall , St Anne's Cathedral or the Ulster Museum.
Discover the other delights of Northern Ireland with your car hire. Just an hour out of Belfast is Carrick-a-Rede, with unparalleled coastal scenery and the rope bridge that was built over a chasm that's 30m deep and 20m wide. Also close by are the ruins of Dunluce Castle and the famous Bushmills Distillery where a tour and a whiskey tasting are highly recommended. If you drive your hire car along the Antrim Coast road through the Glens of Antrim you'll come across the World Heritage listed Giant's Causeway; a natural phenomenon that extends 4.8km along the coast and consists of 40,000 polygonal basalt columns.
Drive your car hire to the walled city of Derry (or Londonderry); built in 1613, and is on the west bank of the River Foyle. Its rich history and modern outlook make it a remarkable destination that is not to be missed. The oldest city in Ireland is Armagh; once home to Saint Patrick, where he built his first stone church in 445AD. Your car hire will allow you to discover all the beautiful beaches, amazing cities, friendly people and small country villages that Northern Ireland has to offer!