Travel Blogs from Ballymena
... Okay so getting back to the family visits it was next on to go for dinner at The Big House, where we were joined by another set of great cousins who were down from Bushmills. Had we known these great cousins could've got us into Bushmills Distillery for free and gotten us a 25% discount at the gift shop, that would've saved me a good chunk of money on that bottle of whiskey!
Edith had made a reservation at The Big House, it's safe to say though it ...
... not shake the bridge hahaha
After the bridge walk we got back on the bus and went to the Giant's Causeway. I had seen loads of pics online and in books of the Giant's Causeway and have to say it didn't disappoint when I got to see it in person. The mountains surrounding the coastline were huge and amazing. I got a sore neck from just looking up at them haha There were loads of tourists around walking all over these hexagonal pillars and ...
... chamber floor to meet the beam of light exactly over 3500 years ago is simply mind blowing.
Our next stop was the ancient area of Tara. There isn't much to see in the area itself as the ancient buildings are long buried and are just mounds in in the earth but the significance blew me away. To be standing in what is called the most spiritual place in Ireland, the land closest to the other world was spectacular. The landscape stretched for miles and there were ...
Today was a day to really take in some of the beautiful architecture of Belfast. Our day began around 11 for a trip into City Center to The Garrick to have my first taste of fish and chips and mushy peas. It was very good and filling. Mushy peas were just fine....especially if you enjoy split pea soup. The bar looked exactly like you thought a typical Irish pub should look, with the dark stained wood everywhere, including the ceiling. ...
... hotel, I was once again pulled off course by the sound of music coming from another exquisitely ornate pub, The Duke of York. Outside, in the alley, a small band played. With nothing else to do and nowhere else to be, I decided to get me another pint of Guinness and pull up a perch and watch the band play.
Once again, my iPhone rescued me from myself, this time by means of a ...
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