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Highlights in Northern Ireland
- Active family holiday destination
- World-class museums
- Wonderful hiking
- Striking Atlantic coast
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Holiday Rentals and Lettings in Northern Ireland
Spectacular mountains, rugged coastlines, beautiful castles and cities; there are so many amazing places to explore in Northern Ireland. Holiday rentals are available all across the magnificent country, from the cultural, vibrant city of Belfast, to the untamed Atlantic coast in the north, the gorgeous mountains in the south, and the traditional resorts in the east such as Bagnor.A wide variety of lettings to suit all tastes
Holiday rentals in Northern Ireland range from roomy and luxurious homes with big gardens and light, uncluttered open spaces, suitable for families or larger groups, to modern, highly appointed properties in the towns and cities. Look out for the fabulous rural lettings where you will feel like you are stepping back into yesteryear.
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The area and getting around
Most people arrive in Northern Ireland via the airport of the capital city Belfast, in the east of the country. This is undoubtedly the cultural and culinary heart of the country and home to its best museums. For the county’s most spectacular mountainscapes, head directly south to the Mourne Mountains. For amazing views of the wild Atlantic, go north to the Giant’s Causeway and the area around Portrush. For ancient Irish history, head straight west to Derry, with its remarkable 16th century walls.Experience Northern Ireland’s most beautiful towns
Bangor on the east coast is arguably the country’s most picturesque town, replete with fine architecture, sandy beaches and scenic promenades. Coleraine in the north has a rich history and offers spectacular waterside views, multiple winner of Best Kept Town and Ulster in Bloom awards. Kilkeelin in the far south is a charming town with a blend of ancient ruins, terraced shops and winding streets just begging to be explored. Just three of many beautiful towns in Northern Ireland that await you!
Travellers and activities
Whether you seek a clifftop stroll, sunset beach walk, or the majesty and solitude of the mountains, Northern Ireland offers a fantastic diversity of walks. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Giant’s Causeway in the far north of the island boasts a breathtaking and alien landscape which is a must-visit for walkers or all levels of experience. Top tip: instead of joining the crowds as they head down the tunnel to the causeway, take the red trail up to the mountain top for the best views of the area. For the best view of Belfast, take an invigorating walk up Cave Hill on the outskirts of the city from where you can admire Belfast’s stunning cityscape and famous landmarks below.Northern Ireland for families
Gruffalo Grotto, where children come face to face with the Gruffalo and friends; Ulster American Folk Park, a living museum which is packed with incredible exhibits and engages children with dozens of fascinating personal experiences; the mysterious Ring of Gullion standing stones in the Mourne Mountains with its magical rural landscape; Belfast Zoo, with its excellent breeding programme giving your children a high chance of meeting cute new babies – Northern Ireland offers so much for people looking for an active and educational family holiday.
Northern Ireland is where Game of Thrones was filmed, and you can visit many of its sets, such as Dunluce Castle, the Dark Hedges and Ballintoy Harbour!
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Titanic Belfast is an engaging exhibition of reconstructions, special effects, and interactive features that give you an insight into the journey of the Titanic from the docks, to the decks, and finally to the bottom of the sea. Uncover the true legend of Titanic in the city where it all began!2. Explore the Fermanagh Underground
Huge caverns, flowing rivers, cascades, and fascinating geological features are on display in Marble Arch Caves, one of the finest European caves open to the public. Board an underground boat that leads to a mile-long guided walk through and out of the caves!3. Visit a world-class museum
The Ulster Museum in Belfast tells the unique human story of this part of Ireland and brings you collections from all around the world. Come face to face with dinosaurs, get up close with an Egyptian mummy and dive into the interactive discovery zones. And best of all, admission is free!4. Walk Derry’s city walls
Built in the 1600s, these walls were never breached, despite being subjected to several sieges lasting up to 100 days. The walls today offer an original and astoundingly complete urban fortification with amazing views over the town, and the opportunity to literally take a walk through Irish history.5. Enjoy a serene beachside stroll
Whitepark Bay in the northeast Whitepark Bay is a secluded sweep of sandy beach that forms a spectacular white arc between two headlands. This gorgeous stretch of coastline is a chimerical location to enjoy a short seaside stroll.
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Northern Ireland
What was the average price for a holiday rental in Northern Ireland in 2020, the first year impacted by the corona crisis?
Rentals in Northern Ireland offer amazing prices, costing an average of £116.26 per night in 2020, which makes it the most money-saving holiday destination in the United Kingdom.
When are holiday rentals cheaper in Northern Ireland?
According to our most recent historical data, the months that hurt your pocket the least in Northern Ireland are March, February, and January, with average prices of £105.01, £105.47 and £106, respectively.
When are holiday rentals more expensive in Northern Ireland?
In 2020, the month that offered the highest average prices in Northern Ireland was October, with an average price of £129.32 per night. This was followed by July, with an average of £124.52, and December, with £121.68.
Should I plan a trip to Northern Ireland well in advance?
When visiting Northern Ireland, we recommend you to be proactive, as 60% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.
What time of the year can I find more available holiday rentals?
In 2019, the months with more free accommodation in Northern Ireland were January, February, and March with average availabilities of 60%, 49.2% and 49%, respectively.
When are there fewer rental options available in Northern Ireland?
According to data from 2020, the months with the fewest housing options available in Northern Ireland are, in order, August (with 21.2% of available rentals), July (28%), and September (29.5%).
How many holiday lettings does Holidu have in Northern Ireland?
In Northern Ireland we have a comprehensive catalogue of around 2100 properties, with options for all tastes, thanks to our 8 local and international partners.