Northern Ireland 2018



Northern Ireland Holiday Destinations for 2018 with Car Rental Ireland


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About: car hire to Northern Ireland

If you planning to hire a car from Dublin Airport and drive to the northern Ireland you need to keep in mind that there are border fees.

Drive from the Republic of Ireland to Northern Ireland you’ll notice a large number of changes starting off that the road signs are in miles and the currency thereafter changes from pounds sterling. that when you need to enjoy and gain the fullest of enjoy being in the UK and living its traditions.

It is important to check with the car rental if they charge extra for driving from Ireland to the Northern Ireland to check on the prices visit here to pick your car from any of our travel locations and start tripping.




About Northern Ireland: When renting a car to Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland consists of 6 counties and is a part of Great Britain. The currency is the Britain pounds. Belfast is the biggest city in Northern Ireland and this is where the Northern Ireland assembly sit. For those travel enthusiasts who have interest in the history and the past, the north has a lot to offer to them, from the norths plethora or a historical tour from north religious perspective. The North offers you different cultures where ever you go starting from the George best airport to the Harland and the Wolff docks. It is ideal to plan your booking of accommodation and transport when you travel to the Northern Ireland car rental would offer you flexible and convenience with all the road trip with the best scenic way and they have also been featured in the top 10 road trips to take, and maybe if you're lucky on clear night you might catch a glimse of the Northern Lights.



Car Hire Northern Ireland: Estimated traveling time from all our rental locations

Dublin to Belfast – 2 hours

Cork to Belfast – 4 hours 30 mins – 5 hours

Galway to Belfast – 4 hours

Shannon to Belfast – 4 hours

Knock to Belfast – 3 hours 41 minutes

Kerry to Belfast – 4 hours 55 minutes

Waterford to Belfast – 3 hours 30 minutes

Northern Ireland is becoming more and more popular as the secret of its beauty is brought to more people’s attention and Game of Thrones has highlighted the special qualities of the historic land. With beautiful beaches, ancient ruins, historical landmarks and walking trails with the finest views, Northern Ireland has so much to offer. If you have never been to Northern Ireland, then make sure it is your next road trip to the most scenic location.



Things to do in Nothern Ireland: Our 2018 Bucket list

Car hire to Northern Ireland: Giants Causeway

This is one of Northern Irelands most important routes and it’s the only UNESCO world heritage site in Northern Ireland.

Beyond the grandeur and myth, there’s whiskey to be drunk, dizzying bridges to be crossed, castles to be explored, birds to be spotted, golf to be enjoyed and cities to be discovered Therefore, it was chosen as our top region to visit for 2018.

The Giants Causeway is proof that Mother Nature provides the most dramatic tourist attractions. The natural wonder is comprised of around 40,000 polygonal basalt rock columns, formed by the ancient volcanic landscape and stretching along the coastline like a series of gigantic stepping stones: A Giants Causeway.



Car rental to Northern Ireland: Dunluce castle

Dunluce Castle is located dramatically close to a headland that plunges straight into the sea, along with the North Antrim coast, and was the headquarters of the MacDonnell Clan. There is archaeological evidence of a village that surrounded the castle which was destroyed by fire in 1641. The site was also witnessed to the sinking of a colony ship that broke up on the rocks off Islay in 1857 with the loss of 240 lives.



Car hire to Northern Ireland: Glens of Antrim

The Glens of Antrim, known locally as simply The Glens, is a region of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It comprises nine glens (valleys), that radiate from the Antrim Plateau to the coast. The Glens are an area of outstanding natural beauty and are a major tourist attraction in north Antrim. The main towns and villages in the Glens are Ballycastle, Cushendun, Cushendall, Waterfoot, Carnlough and Glenarm. The inhabitants of the glens are descended mainly from native Irish, Ulster Scots and Hebridean Scots. The Glens are mentioned in the song “Ireland’s Call”.



Car rental to Northern Ireland: Belfast Titanic

The stunning design of the venue is meant to remind you of two ships being built side-by-side in the Harland & Wolff shipyards, and the building contains a fantastic series of interactive displays on Belfast’s industrial heritage – as well as, of course, the history of Titanic herself from inception right up to exploring the seabed and finding the wreck.

You can see recreations of cabins on board, learn fascinating facts about the vessel and even enjoy afternoon champagne teas in a recreation of the famous grand staircase from the ship. It’s a romantic, intriguing and gripping exhibition which is well worth the admission fee.



Rent a car to Northern Ireland: Rathlin islands

Amidst the rugged landscape of this isolated island, you can let your mind wander and discover a tranquillity and beauty that is so unexpected. The ferry to Rathlin Island travels just six miles across the “Sea of Moyle”. This island is six miles long, one mile wide, “L” shaped and home to a small population of around seventy people.



Northern Ireland Car Rental: Home of Bushmills

Bushmills Irish Whiskey is made at Ireland’s oldest working distillery in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The Bushmills Brand Experience encompasses guided tours around a working distillery with all the associated sights and smells, tutored whiskey tastings, a specialist whiskey shop and a well-stocked gift shop with exclusive Bushmills merchandise. There is also a restaurant serving lunches and Bushmills inspired treats throughout the day. The Distillery Tour Centre is open 7 days a week.



Northern Ireland Car Hire: Game of Thrones - The Famous Dark hedges

The stunning tunnel of trees along the Bregagh Road was planted in the 18th century by the Stuart family, owners of the Georgian mansion, Gracehill House.It was designed to impress the Stuarts' visitors as they approached their estate.

The Dark Hedges, which have long been one of the most photographed attractions in Northern Ireland, was propelled to even greater fame by HBO's cult television series, Game of Thrones.

The trees represented the King's Road in the first episode of the second season of Thrones, as Arya Stark, who had escaped from King's Landing disguised as a boy, travelled through the Hedges with other characters to join the Night's Watch. And ever since, the Dark Hedges has proved to be a magnet for followers of the series from right around the world, including Japan, China, America and Scandinavia.



If you want to keep traveling around Ireland, why not take take your rental car and have a look at our other suggested driving routes. If you have any questions regarding car hire, please take a look at our car rental guide. There is so much beauty around Ireland just waiting for you to capture it on your cameras. Don't forget to send in your pictures and review of any of the trips you've taken, we love getting feedback from our customers.