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Castles, Monuments & Monasteries

Experience history coming alive in Northern Ireland. A place where legends are born of inspiration, created by courage and remembered forever.

From ancient times, to the formation of the early Christian Church; the art and architecture of our rich built heritage – telling the many stories of times long ago; to the engineering achievements of the Industrial Revolution, leading us to our more recent past. Northern Ireland is a place where you will come face to face with centuries of unique heritage in ways that are guaranteed to engage, intrigue and often astound.

So why not go and discover our Castles, Monuments and Monasteries yourself –  you might just learn something new.

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    Historic Sites, Houses, Castles and Buildings

    Discover our wealth of historic sites and buildings, from our impressive castles to more recent stately houses and symbols of our industrial heritage.

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    Stunning Castle Walks

    Journey with us to the past and discover our rich and diverse heritage on a stunning castle walk.

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    Ancient Sites

    Northern Ireland is home to a wealth of ancient, pre-Christian sites, steeped in mystery and mythology.

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    Christian Heritage

    Saint Patrick's legacy is enshrined in our churches, cathedrals and historic sites including abbeys, high crosses and round towers.

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    Historical Attractions

    Discover Northern Ireland's unique history at many of the wonderful attractions and experiences on offer.

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    National Trust Properties and Outdoor Spaces

    The National Trust looks after many wonderful historic properties and scenic places in Northern Ireland.

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