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Hill of The O’Neill & Ranfurly House

Hill of The O’Neill & Ranfurly House

One of Ireland and Europe’s most important heritage sites – Hill of The O’Neill. From here the famous O’Neill dynasty utilized a stunning 360˙view of the province of Ulster to rule Gaelic Ireland for over 300 years.

Derry City Walls

Derry City Walls

The best way to experience these magnificent 400yr old walls is by taking a stroll along the rampart walkway. Today we did just that and captured a few 360° panoramic photos while there.

St Columb’s Hall

St Columb’s Hall

In its heyday, Derry’s St Columb’s Hall was a vibrant, much-loved theatre attracting many thousands through its doors in pursuit of escape and entertainment.

First Derry Presbyterian Church

First Derry Presbyterian Church

Located within the city’s Walls, First Derry Presbyterian Church has a significant historical context. It is believed to be on the site of an earlier Presbyterian church founded in 1690, as a reward for the bravery of the Presbyterian’s during the Siege of Derry in 1689.

The Great Room Restaurant

The Great Room Restaurant

A sumptuous space evoking effortless and timeless grandeur, situated in the former main Banking Hall of the building. A more fitting setting for the gastronomic delights prepared daily for discerning guests could not be imagined.

Merchant Hotel Belfast

Merchant Hotel Belfast

The Merchant Hotel offers unrivalled service in a luxurious, beautifully appointed and historically significant building.

Tully Castle

Tully Castle

Tully Castle is a fortified house with a rectangular bawn and was built for Sir John Hume, a Scottish planter, in 1619. The bawn had four rectangular corner towers. There is a recreated 17th Century style garden for visitors to enjoy. A visitor’s centre, located in a restored farmhouse, houses an exhibition telling local stories relating to the castle.

Monea Castle

Monea Castle

A State Care Historic Monument. The design of the castle, started in 1618, appears to be strongly Scots influenced. It is a rectangular tower house three storeys high, with tall attics and vaulted ground floor. Two massive semi-cylindrical towers sit on either side of the entrance.

Hillsborough Fort

Hillsborough Fort

An artillery fort built in 1650 by Colonel Arthur Hill – the Hill family built the village of Hillsborough starting with the fort. Remodelled in the 18th Century for feasts and entertainment.

Hillsborough Courthouse

Hillsborough Courthouse

The Courthouse, which is based in the Square in Hillsborough, is one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture in Ireland. The central arcade block was built by Wills Hill in 1760 and in 1810 the North wing was added and housed a courthouse. Visitors can view the interior of the courtroom where the fittings date from 1823.

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Antrim Town

Antrim is the county town of County Antrim in Northern Ireland. Antrim is a small town not frequently visited by tourists, yet it is one of the more historic towns in Northern Ireland with many interesting sights and buildings of historic note.

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