Northern Ireland Attractions

Always the industrial workhorse of Ireland, since becoming the capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast obviously has reached even greater prominence in the last century. Today Belfast is undergoing an economic renewal unlike anything seen since the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries when the city was a world centre for shipbuilding and textiles. The Titanic was constructed at Belfast’s Harland and Wolff shipyards from 1910-1912.

West of Carrick-a-rede is Northern Ireland’s most famous attraction. The Giants Causeway provides a truly unique and memorable travel experience. Nobody is exactly sure how the Giants Causeway was formed, but scientists say the process involved the unusually rapid and even cooling of lava eons ago. Some prefer the legendary theory as to how the causeway was formed.
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The Giants Causeway

Ginats CausewayThis incredibly unique geological phenomena has to be seen to be believed. Consisting of over 37,000 geometrically shaped columns of volcanic basalt, the Giants Causeway reaches from the shoreline out into the sea. Legend has it that the island was formed by the giant Finn McCool who built it to link Ireland with Scotland. Entry to the causeway is free.

The Glasgow School of Art

Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed the Glasgow School of Art in 1896. Today, over one hundred years later, the Glasgow School of Art is still a hard working art school attracting talented students from all over the world. The Mackintosh Building continues to be admired and respected and has taken its place as one of the most influential and significant structures of the twentieth century.
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