Ireland & Northern Ireland, so close but so far away. Northern Ireland is part of United Kingdom and they use pounds, The Republic of Ireland is not part of UK, they prefer EU and euro.
Our trip started it Dublin, where one of the most amazing libraries is situated. Trinity library, as part of Trinity Collage. For me, that’s the best thing in the city. All the life is there; students, tourists and universities. Have to mention exhibition about “Books of Kells” is part of the library entrance. After university we headed to famous “Temple Bar” street, which if funny because Temple Bar is name of the whole street and now just one bar as tourists often confuse.
On our way to Belfast we visited Newgrange, which is 5,200 year old passage tomb located in the Boyne Valley. Newgrange was built by Stone Age farmers and it is far older than pyramids of Egypt or Stonehenge.
As we arrived to Belfast quite late, we decided to visit the city last and head more to north. The next day we went to Dark Hedges, which became quite popular after Game of Thrones series. This beautiful avenue of beech trees was planted by the Stuart family in the eighteenth century. It was intended as a compelling landscape feature to impress visitors as they approached the entrance to their Georgian mansion, Gracehill House. Two centuries later, the trees remain a magnificent sight and have become one of the most photographed natural phenomena in Northern Ireland.
After the Dark Hedges, we took “causeway coastal route” starting from Castlerock and ending at Belfast. It is quite easy road, you’re just following the coast and enjoying the ride with beautiful landscapes.
As we made up to the end (you can do this road in one day) we explored the city, which is nothing special. The most interest things to do in Belfast is Titanic museum and pub “The Crown Liquor Saloon”, one of the most beautiful pubs I have ever seen.