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Northern Ireland

General Information about Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom and occupies the North Eastern part of the island of Ireland. It has a population of 1.7 million and its largest city Belfast is its capital. Northern Ireland has a temperate maritime climate with unpredictable weather for most of the year with much of the country covered in grassland.

Northern Island has many fine examples of castles some dating back to the Norman times and with its many museums there is plenty of history to view. Nature lovers are well catered for too with many nature reserves, forests and wildlife to see during the many walking trails. The outdoor adventurers are well looked after too with a wide range of outdoor activities from caving, climbing and water pursuits.

Northern Ireland has a full range of accommodation on offer to suit all budgets from hostels, guest houses, bed and breakfasts, homes to stay, as well as the usual range of hotels.

Northern Ireland Destinations

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Climate

Find Out About The Climate In Northern Ireland

The climate of Northern Ireland is typically temperate and maritime. July is the warmest month to visit with averages of up to 18 degrees while in January temperatures can vary between 1 to 3 degrees. Northern Ireland's can experience strong winds especially on the north and east coast. Spring time is usually dry whereas rainfall is more common is the summer and winter months.

Geography

Geographical Information On Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland can be located in the north eastern portion of Ireland. Northern Ireland has a coastline of 539 kilometres and a total area of 13,360 square kilometres. The the two main city's are Lodonderry with the capital city being Belfast and a population of over 1.710 million people. Northern Ireland is also home to the largest freshwater lake in the United Kingdom the Lough Neagh.

Festivals and Events

Discover What's On In Northern Ireland

There is so much to do in Northern Ireland for everybody especially in the capital of Belfast. Held annually each October for over 41 years the Belfast Festival at Queen's is packed full of cultural activities and is one of Northern Ireland's largest arts festival. In May the long running international street theatre the Festivals of Fools is held in the centre of Belfast with many amusing and entertaining performances.

Attractions, Activities and Tours in Northern Ireland

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