Northern Ireland part 2

2017-12-26 The second part of the day was also packed with great sites to see and amazing nature. I did something I never thought I would dare to do, I crossed the Carrick-a-Rede Rope bridge which was built by local fishermen over 350 years ago. It’s located near Ballintoy in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The bridge links the mainland to the tiny island of Carrickarede. It spans 20 metres and is 30 metres above the rocks below and I crossed it! 

 To get to the bridge I had to walk a bit, but don’t forget to enjoy the great views around you. Be prepared for a long walk that ends with quite a steep path. Walking back from the bridge was a bit harder than going there because of all the uphill walking, but I survived and got back to the other side. 

Don’t forget to enjoy the view!  The next stop for the day was the cosy town of Cushendun where a scen for Game of Thornes was shot.

In this cave, the red priestess Melisandre gave birth to the shadow creature in front of Davos in Game of Thrones season 2. This is the same creature that ultimately killed Renly. Such a cool place to have seen! 

A great picture of the lovely town of Cushendun. I’m so happy about this day trip around Northern Ireland. I got to see and explore so much more than I ever thought. We finished off the day with a visit to Belfast where I got to visit a very cosy Christmas fair and enjoy the temperature of this amazing city. I really recommend a visit to the island of Ireland, both the Irish and the british part of the island. The nature is amazing! When I was there in mid-December, the temperature was about +12 degrees celsius and I had not even a drop of rain, which is quite marvellous for beeing Ireland. If you wish to visit a lot of the sites where turists go, I would recommend down-season so that you don’t have to throng with a lot of people. 


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