Where to stay around Northern Ireland?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 493 holiday lettings near Northern Ireland. From 209 Condos/Apartments to 134 Houses, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Northern Ireland area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Northern Ireland?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Northern Ireland. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Belfast: 222 holiday homes
  • Portrush: 85 holiday homes
  • Portstewart: 88 holiday homes
  • Newcastle: 31 holiday homes
  • Belfast: 169 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Northern Ireland! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Northern Ireland?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Northern Ireland with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Belfast: 222 holiday lettings
  • Portrush: 85 holiday lettings
  • Portstewart: 88 holiday lettings
  • Newcastle: 31 holiday lettings
  • Enniskillen: 23 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Northern Ireland?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Northern Ireland are:

  • City of Derry Airport (LDY): 30 self catering accommodations
  • Belfast City Airport (BHD): 231 self catering accommodations
  • Belfast International Airport (BFS): 207 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Northern Ireland?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Northern Ireland. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Portrush Beach: 110 holiday rentals
  • Giant's Causeway: 108 holiday rentals
  • Ballycastle Beach: 95 holiday rentals
  • Dundrum Castle: 56 holiday rentals
  • Belfast City Hall: 231 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Northern Ireland listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make a holiday rental property or holiday cottage in Northern Ireland your home away from home

It is impossible not to relax on holiday in Northern Ireland. The windswept moors, rugged mountains and timeless lake scenery is an absolute joy to explore from any Northern Ireland holiday cottage, and the many unassuming rural towns and quaint fishing villages hide a wealth of cultural and historical treasures.

Things to do in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland property is the perfect base for anyone that loves the great outdoors, active living and nature. The fishing is simply exceptional, whether sea fishing, course fishing or game fishing. Lough Erne is a particularly popular place to fish from a Northern Ireland holiday cottage, but there are many miles of rivers and countless loughs for fishing.

Golf holidays in Northern Ireland are also of the highest quality. There are some 90 golf courses in Northern Ireland including Royal Portrush and Royal County Down (which are both exceptional links courses), and golf is taken very seriously. There are some excellent Northern Irish golf passes you can buy, giving you a great selection of courses to play during your Northern Irish holiday.

The open countryside is a walker’s, mountain biker’s and horse rider’s dream. The stunning landscapes of the Mountains of Mourne, Fermanagh Lakeland and Ulster Moors are covered in a maze of trails, taking in some of the most important attractions and sites. There are thousands of castles and fortresses dating back to the 12th century which adorn the landscape, and around Fermanagh and Tyrone especially are an astonishing array of Stone Age discoveries. The walled city of Derry and Mountsandel are two of the most popular places to visit whilst staying in a Northern Ireland holiday cottage, but there is so much to see across the whole region that you shall certainly not want for attractions, whether historical, cultural or natural.

Places to visit on holiday in Northern Ireland

In Northern Ireland, you will find the vibrant city of Belfast in County Antrim and a landscape of quaint villages, lush green scenery and long golden beaches. One of the most popular beaches is the Portrush East Strand Blue Flag Beach, which features fabulous views over the Skerries to the Scottish Islands and is backed by an extensive dune system and the Royal Portrush golf course. The Glens of Antrim features lovely valleys and waterfalls.

Northern Ireland's most popular tourist attraction, the Giant's Causeway, is an incredible volcanic rock formation made up of 40,000 symmetrical basalt columns that resemble a giant staircase leading from the cliffs to the ocean floor, and is an almost vital part of any Northern Ireland holiday experience

Belfast is known for its lively nightlife, fine dining, and great shopping. Cultural and historical sights for guests of Ireland holiday rentals include the City Hall in Donegall Square, St. Anne's Cathedral, the Ulster Museum, Belfast Castle, and the historic buildings on the Golden Mile.

Weather in Northern Ireland

The weather in Northern Ireland can be a little unpredictable, but it is this that keeps the Emerald Isle quite so lush and attractive! Packing a rain coat is always advisable when travelling to a self catering Northern Ireland property just in case, but you shouldn’t need it between June and August as temperatures rise into the 20’s (7deg;C).

Travel to Northern Ireland

Reaching Northern Ireland holiday cottages could not be much easier. As part of the UK, Northern Ireland is wonderfully easy to access, with flights arriving into Belfast (BFS), George Best (BHD) and Derry City Airports (LDY) from across the whole of Great Britain. There are also regular ferry services from ports across western England and Wales.


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