Top 10 from 2013: What were the most popular #360photos?

Top 10 from 2013

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As we ease into 2014 we thought we’d take a look back at our most popular posts and 360° photos as visited by you.  We’ve excluded any referral traffic from this report and concentrated solely on direct visits and organically searched for posts.

Northern Ireland is the clear winner here with ALL of our Top 10 coming from this up and coming region.  Is this a sign of the times for Northern Ireland?  This destination has enjoyed much success and visibility over 2013 with the City of Culture events and the popular TV series Game of Thrones filmed here attracting travellers from across the globe.

We’re delighted to see it and admittedly a little biased as it’s where we’re based. 🙂 Northern Ireland is a unique location. What makes it even more special is that it’s all so accessible. Every corner of the country is within a two hour drive so exploring its distinctive landmarks couldn’t be easier.

So without further ado…here are the Top 10 most popular posts and 360° photos you viewed in 2013.


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At No.1 with a staggering 11,153 views is W5 Belfast.  This award-winning science & discovery centre unlocks the secrets of science, nature, flight, geography, and creativity.  A great family day out.


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At No.2 with 4,456 views is Exploris Aquarium in County Down.  Here visitors can view & learn about the marine life indigenous to Strangford Lough (an Area of Special Scientific Interest) and coastline.


03

Followed closely at No.3 with 4,351 views is Lagan Valley Leisureplex in the city of Lisburn.  One of the most popular swimming pools and Water Parks in Northern Ireland.


04

At No.4 with 4,296 views is Belfast’s Crumlin Road Gaol.  This Grade A listed building tuned visitor attraction is part of the social fabric of Belfast City.


05

At No.5 with 4,117 views is the stunning landscape of Silent Valley in County Down.  A Mountain Park situated in the high Mournes ringed by dramatic Mountain panoramas.


06

At No.6 with 3,479 views is the mighty Carrickfergus Castle.  You can’t miss this unique attraction as it dominates all approaches to the town.


07

At No.7 with 2,793 views is Blackhead Lightkeepers Houses.  The panoramic views from this Irish Landmark Trust holiday accommodation are stunning.


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At No.8 with 2,759 views is Aunt Sandra’s Candy Factory.  Belfast’s answer to Willy Wonka! Candy making as it used to be some to traditional recipes over 100 years old.


09

At No.9 with 2,421 views is the amazing Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge.  One of Northern Ireland’s best-loved attractions. Unrivalled coastal scenery & stunning views.


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At No.10 with 2,377 views is Holywood Town in County Down.  This jewel in North Down has a rich ecclesiastical heritage and boasts Ireland’s only surviving Maypole.


 

Editors Picks

Downpatrick Town

We flew our drone over Downpatrick town and captured a couple of aerial 360° photographs. Look out for the marker points in the aerial virtual tours, some of which will allow you to jump from the sky down into some of the various visitor attractions found in the town.

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