Northern Ireland Travel Experience – Belfast Up Close, Black Taxi Tour, The Giant’s Causeway & More – History Brought to Life!
If you are looking for a fun place to go where you can not only enjoy your time but also want to look at nature at its best, then Ireland is the place for you. When you visit Ireland, the Northern Belfast tour from Dublin will surely be a trip to remember for you. You will go towards the ‘rugged north’ and find the beautiful landscapes and mesmerizing sceneries on your way.
Northern Island also gives you the sneak peek of ‘The North’ from a popular TV show Game of Thrones. If you are a fan of the show, then you must be familiar with Belfast, and you would like to see what it feels like to be actually there in those places and visiting Belfast where the legendary show has been shot.
I have also enjoyed the geographical diversity of the place. My personal favorite was the blend of modern and historical styles which gave this place an unimaginable charm. My tour was arranged to go to the Belfast and Carrick A Rede Rope Bridge and then to the Giant’s Causeway. Belfast’s political history is fascinating because of the ups and downs and stories related to it. My first stop was to take the black taxi tour in Belfast.
Hill of Tara
I left for the tour from Dublin and took the luxury coach which passed through the Boyne Valley which also has a five-thousand-year-old Hill of Tara which was used to be the capital of kings in Ireland. It was a guided tour arranged by Wild Rover Tours, and my guide kept telling me about the stories and events which have happened there centuries ago. I also came to know about the Battle of Boyne which was fought between King James and King William and it had a huge impact on the cultural, political and religious scenarios of both Ireland and Britain. The most interesting thing is that I didn’t see a border while crossing Dublin to Belfast but I definitely noticed some observable changes.
Black Taxi Tour
The famous black taxi tour is for those who want to spend their time looking at the political histories of Belfast. This is a guided tour where the guide will tell you everything you want to know about “The Troubles.” As beautiful as the Belfast is, its history is still filled with struggle and overall unrest in the nation. People here struggled for almost forty years for stability and peace. You will see many of the political murals along the tour.
You will also see the Peace Line and where you can sign the wall. This wall was also signed by celebrities and world leaders like Dalai Lama and Bill Clinton. This is a huge wall which separates the two religious/national communities of Belfast. I walked along it, and I saw the wall paintings which showed the conflicts between these two groups of Belfast. This is a fabulous tour for people who have an interest in history and politics.
If you are not interested in Black Taxi Tour, then you can always go for the Belfast Titanic quarter and look the state of the art Titanic Visitor Experience. This place will tell you everything about Titanic. It is also a great experience, and I had to see the galleries full of special effects, dark rides, and full-scale reconstructions. I also paid a visit to the live undersea exploration center.
Filming Location for Game of Thrones
An avid fan of Game of Thrones like me will definitely won’t want to come back home from Belfast without visiting the filming location. My tour took me straight to the heart of the six countries of Northern Island, i.e., North Irish Coast. We visited the amazing Dunluce Castle which is located on the edge of the North Atlantic coast and was used in Game of Thrones as a filming location. Then we went through the beautiful stony shores and village of Bushmills.
The Giant’s Causeway
The tour then took us to the Giant’s Causeway which is a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, and it was created 60 million years ago after a volcanic eruption series. It has distinctive rock formation, and it is an amazing site for a photographer.
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
We arrived at this remarkable attraction which is fisherman’s rope bridge and traverses a 30 meter deep and 20-meter wide chasm.
It was the last stop of our tour, and it was much more than that was just promised. The scenic views and the historical knowledge left us mesmerized and amazed. Then we headed back to Dublin.
When you visit Ireland you can always book your tour with by Wild Rover Tours for an unforgettable experience.