As my Ireland excursion continued, I decided to head north. There were three things I needed to do while in the area, and they all touched on my passions: history, pop culture, and sports. Here is a look at the best attractions in Northern Ireland.
There are few moments in history that entice me more than the tragic sinking of the Titanic. That’s why visiting Titanic Belfast was a must during my trip to Northern Ireland. This is an extraordinary exhibit that tells the story of the construction of the RMS Titanic. It features details about life in Belfast at the beginning of the 20th century; when construction of the ship began. Guests can walk through exhibits or take a virtual journey through the Titanic’s timeline. The last stop of the tour includes actual pieces of the ship that have been uncovered from the bottom of the sea.
Royal County Down Golf Club
As I mentioned in my last blog, I have to hit the links whenever I go to Ireland. The Royal County Down Golf Club is the most historic course in all of Northern Ireland. It opened in 1889 – yes, 129 years ago. This 36-hole course is truly a sight to behold. The par is 66, so essentially, I’ll never be able to compete on this course; I’m better off as a tourist. But trust me, this course is a must see when visiting the area. After all, this is PGA star Rory McIlroy’s favorite course to play.
Game Of Thrones Tours
If you are anything like me, you are a HUGE fan of the Game of Thrones series on HBO. Many of the beautiful scenes in the show are filmed right here in Northern Ireland. And there are several different tours available to fans of the program. One is a fascinating tour of the seven kingdoms. You won’t have to live like a member of the Night’s Watch because you will be able to eat meals fit for a king!