5 Day Road Trip From Dublin Towards The North (Itinerary)

Day: 4 Down

Castle Ward

Step back in time to the 18th century with a visit to this lovely mansion. On site is a caravan park, situated right next to the beautiful Strangford Lough. The house contains French art exhibitions and you can learn about how servants communicated before the invention of the telephone. This is even a filming location for Winterfell, from the internationally famous HBO show Game of Thrones!

Scrabo Tower

One of Northern Ireland’s best known landmarks, this 41-metre tall tower was built to honour Charles William Stewart, a local nobleman who fought in 25 major battles. Climb 122 steps to view the spectacular landscape, including Strangford Lough. This was also a filming location for the film Dracula Untold!

Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

One of the more unique attractions on this road-trip, the museum is where you can experience Ulster life from 100 years ago, with a complete recreation of an Ulster village in 1900. “Villagers” in their homes will tell you all about life in 19th century Ireland. On site is a transport exhibition where visitors can explore rail-motors from Donegal, to Irish steam locomotives!

Day 5: Antrim

Game of Thrones Filming Locations

Tullymore Forest Park, Co. Down
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Need more be said? Transport yourself into the magical world of the world-famous TV show and explore the places that make up the world of Game of Thrones. Do you dare step into Tollymore Forest Park, the site which was named the Haunted Forest of the White Walkers. Shillanavogy Valley is where the mighty Dothraki horsemen made their home. This will no doubt be an unforgettable adventure.

Titanic Belfast Visitor Experience

Learn all about the “ship of dreams”, the ill-fated Titanic, in the city where it was built. The museum boasts nine interactive galleries detailing the construction and voyage of the famous ship. Learn about life as a shipyard worker working on the Titanic and explore the decks of the doomed ship. This is something everyone should experience!

Giants Causeway

Credit to Gareth Wray

This is one of Ireland’s most unique landmarks, with thousands of visitors travelling to the top of the country to see the unusual rock formations. When there, you can decide for yourself; is the Giant’s Causeway a 60-million-years-old volcanic formation, or the pathway of an Irish giant into the sea? Whatever decision you make, you’ll be awe of the views of the Northern Irish coast.

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