Feryport recommend the following attractions:-
The Ulster Museum is a great introduction to
the history of the city. It includes gold jewelry from a ship of the Spanish Armada,
wrecked off the Giant's Causeway. The museum is set in the grounds of the Botanic Gardens,
whose palm House has recently been restored.
The City Hall in Donegall Square is an
imposing building from the turn of the twentieth century. See its lavish interior and its
art collection on a free guided tour.
Queen's University is a fine example of
Victorian architecture, surrounded by beautiful landscaped grounds. It was built by
Charles Lanyon in 1849 and remains the intellectual heart of Ulster.
For restaurants and pubs head for the
southern part of the city. There is always plenty of further entertainment on offer in
Belfast at the Grand Opera House or one of Belfast's many theatres plus the many musical
pubs or a comedy clubs in Belfast are always enjoyable.
Dublin is a place of creativity and conviviality.
As the home of Joyce, Shaw, Wilde, Yeats and Beckett, it has
a claim to being called the literary capital of the world.
It also has a lighter reputation - as one of the most
sociable and lively cities in Europe. And recently it has developed an exciting new
cultural and commercial district.
Ferrrport recommend the following Dublin attractions:-
Trinity College - a huge walled complex
containing beautiful buildings and tranquil lawns. The Old Library has among its treasures
the Book of Kells, a 9th century illuminated manuscript of the Gospels.
Dublin is so full of interesting sights that it hardly
matters which direction you wander. But be sure to see the famous Georgian squares,
with their magnificent townhouses, gardens and sculptures. You will pass through some of
the citys best architecture if you head for the National Gallery
with its new Millennium Wing. There are plenty of smaller art galleries to explore.
The nightlife is sensational - every type of restaurant and
bar is here. Dublin has become amazingly cosmopolitan in recent years. Those of more
traditional tastes need not worry - it still offers countless mellow pubs with Guinness
and live music.
If you fancy a break from the city, the Wicklow
Mountains are just short drive away, with their huge gorges and waterfalls and
views of the sea.