Monday, January 12, 2009

The Amazing Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is typically like a fairyland with the amazing sights and attractions to capture our heart, mind and soul. Northern Ireland is bounded on the north and northeast by the North Channel, on the southeast by the Irish Sea and on the south and west by Ireland. This Northern Ireland consists of a wide coastline of sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, a diverse terrain with a dramatic coastline, gently rolling fields and the lush Mountains of Mourne. The capital, Belfast, is a vibrant city with ornate Victorian architecture and lively nightlife. Londonderry is one of the finest walled towns in Europe.

Let us know this dazzling country in detail.
  1. This Northern topography is describes as saucer shaped. A low lying central area is surrounded by the Antrim Mountains and Glens of Antrim to the north and northeast, the Mourne Mountains to the southeast, the uplands of south Armagh to the south and the Sperrin Mountains to the northwest.
  2. A number of broad river valleys run from the central region to the sea. The highest mountain is Slieve Donard (2,795 ft) is located at the eastern end of the Mourne Mountains in County Down.
  3. Near the Northern Ireland is Giant's Causeway, an extraordinary formation of basalt columns created by the cooling of an ancient lava flow. Rathlin Island and several smaller islands lie off the northern coast.
  4. Talking about its climate, then Northern Ireland experiences less sunshine and more rain. It has warm winters and cool summers.
  5. Rivers and lakes form the major tourist spot. Lough Neagh, in the center of Northern Ireland, is the largest freshwater lake in the British Isles.
  6. Upper and Lower Lough Erne, in County Fermanagh, are the only other major freshwater lakes. Belfast Lough, Carlingford Lough, Strangford Lough, and Lough Foyle are the largest sea inlets.
  7. The major river of Northern Ireland is the Bann, which rises in the Mourne Mountains and flows northward through Lough Neagh to become a wide and navigable waterway to the sea. The Foyle flows north to the sea at the port city of Londonderry (Derry), forming the border with Ireland for part of its length. The Lagan flows northeast to the sea at Belfast.
  8. Many wild plants and animals are found in the Northern Ireland. The major plants are Sedges, rushes, ferns and grasses.
  9. Wild mammals are limited to small rodents of the woods and fields, such as rabbits and stoats. There are many species of small birds. Salmon and trout thrive in Northern Ireland's rivers and lakes and the province is also known for a distinctive type of whitefish called the pollan, found in Lough Neagh and Upper and Lower Lough Erne.
  10. The largest capital city of north Ireland is Belfast. This city is full of historical places such as Shankill and Falls Roads to see the famous Republican and Unionist wall murals.
  11. The archaeological museum in North Ireland is Belfast's Ulster Museum or if you are interested in viewing the whole city from high altitude then climbs up to famous Cave Hill.
  12. Take an underground boat trip to see the magnificent caverns of Marble Arch Caves, Florencecourt.
  13. You can also seek out more photo opportunities along this stretch of coastline, at the enormous cliff-top remains of Dunluce Castle.
Thus traveling to Northern Ireland can be a very wonderful experience in seeing the gorgeous white sandy beaches and other famous historical places.

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