The Six Counties in Six Days (Northern Road Trip Itinerary)

Day 3: Derry and Tyrone

Take in the view at Mussenden Temple, Co. Derry

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Mussenden Temple is located in the beautiful surroundings of Downhill Demesne near Castlerock in County Derry. It perches dramatically on a 120 ft cliff top, high above the Atlantic Ocean on the north-western coast of Northern Ireland, offering spectacular views westwards over Downhill Strand towards Magilligan Point and County Donegal and to the east Castlerock beach towards Portstewart, Portrush and Fair Head.

Experience The City Walls, Derry

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A walk around the walls in Derry reveals a splendid city crammed full of history, heritage, interest and a vibrant cultural scene. This is the only remaining completely walled city in Ireland and one of the finest examples of Walled Cities in Europe. The Walls were built during the period 1613-1618 by the honourable, the Irish Society as defences for early seventeenth-century settlers from England and Scotland. The Walls, which are approximately 1.5km in circumference, form a walkway around the inner city and provide a unique promenade to view the layout of the original town which still preserves its Renaissance Style street plan to this day.

Have a good Irish dinner in Omagh

Finish your day in Omagh with a good Irish dinner. We recommend going to Grants is a Bar & Grill which serves all sorts of fantastic food. This place is good value and the food is excellent. Enjoy a pint while you’re at it, you deserve it!

Day 4 – Fermanagh

Climb Cole’s Monument

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Credit: www.carookee.de

This tall standing monument took an overwhelming twelve years to build and commenced in 1845. It consists of 108 spiralling steps leading to the top of the monument. From the top of the monument, you gain a spectacular 360-degree view of the town of Enniskillen.

Experience the amazing Enniskillen Castle

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Credit: www.motel.co.uk

This castle is the focal point of Enniskillen and is a castle steeped in history. It goes so far back that they don’t really know when the castle was originally built. The earliest they can accurately date it being already built is the 1420’s when the castle was the stronghold of the Maguire family for 300 years while they were the overall chieftains of Fermanagh. Nowadays you can come here to see this impressive structure and experience the two museums contained within.

See Lough Erne from the viewpoint at Meenameen Lough

You can’t go to Fermanagh without seeing Lough Erne. The best place to take in Lough Erne is at the Meenameen Lough viewpoint. Meenameen Lough and the surrounding lakes of Lough Navar, Lough Naman and Lough Achork illustrate why Fermanagh is known as the Lakeland County. Lough Achork, the smallest of the upland lakes situated within Lough Navar Forest, is accessed via a looped path that hugs its shore line.

Experience the amazing Marble Arch Caves

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This is an exciting tour, where you will explore underground natural rivers, passage cavities and waterfalls. It takes approx 1 hour and 15 minutes and includes an underground boat journey, followed by a 1.5km walk.  These caves used to be home to the now extinct ‘Giant Irish Deer’.

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