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2 questions about Northern Ireland

We are travelling to Northern Ireland for 8 days next year and will travel mainly in Northern Ireland due to time constraints and wanting to see ancestral towns near Derry Question 1. Does anyone know of middle range accommodation near Lettterkenny and Ramelton Does not have to be in town?
Question 2. we will stay 1 or 2 nights near Giants Causeway, etc. Do you recommend Portrush or Bushmills?

Posted by
188 posts

Although I have not stayed in either of those areas, I would recommend using Trip Advisor to get an idea. I've used TA in the past and had good results. Same with booking.com. I'm sure there may be some who disagree with me, but I've been satisfied. BTW, we were in and around NI 2 years ago and loved it. I highly recommend Ulster American Folk Park near Omagh. Good luck and have fun!

Posted by
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Question 1: What's "middle range" to you in terms of Euros? Question 2: Depends what you want to experience and what month you are going. Parts of Portrush are nice if you want to be near the water and there are a few good choices in town for dining and lodging, but other parts of Portrush have that kind of slightly run-down beach town vibe with it's amusement park area (think a smaller, crappier version of Luna Park). A lot more families and younger people seem to gravitate towards Portrush and the middle-aged/older to Bushmills.

Posted by
78 posts

Thanks for responding. I suppose middle-range means up to 130 euros /pounds per night. The rate is flexible depending upon what is on offer.
re. Bushmills or Portrush, we are 60ish so don't really need to mix it with the family scene- mch as I love kids, I will be on holiday from them.I am now leaning towards Bushmills area or a little further along the coast. Personal recommendations are always a wonderful part of this helpline and I also use TA.

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30 posts

I stayed in Portrush last fall. Solo traveler, mid-50's. It was a quiet town, not a lot of tourists. Nice place. Bushmill was a much larger, busier place, in my opinion.

Posted by
78 posts

Thanks everyone, We will most likely be going in late September so plenty of time to research it. Leaning to Bushmills area at the moment but that could change : such are the joys of planning. recommendations of great B&Bs or small hotels world be greatfully received.
cheers and happy travelling

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A few years ago, we stayed at a forgettable B&B in Bushmills but had a lovely dinner at the Bushmills Inn...seemed like a nice place to stay too