Tourist & Leisure Information - Northern Ireland
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The National Trust for England, Wales & Northern Ireland
Headers: News, Places to visit, Environment & conservation, Helping, Historic properites & collections, Hiring, Holidays, Learning, Membershiip, Campaigns
Founded in 1895, The National Trust, a registered charity, now manages over 6000,000 acres of countryside, 600 miles of coastline and and more than 200 buildings and gardens of importance in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The loacations are very diverse in character, from the Conwy suspension bridge to Craigside House in Northumberland to the Downhill Estate in Londonderry. For each property there is essential visitor information such as opening times, how to get there and so on. It is also possible to hire some of the Trust's buildings for holidays and private functions. If you wish, you can join online.
Northern Ireland Environment & Heritage Service
Headers: Natural Heritage, Environmental protection, Built heritage, Education, Places to visit, Kids zone
The aim of the Environment & Heritage Service is to promote and conserve the natural and built heritage. Therefore there is information on the biodiversity and geology of the area in addition to buildings and monuments. There are 10 country parks described with details of facilities etc plus trail maps. There are details of 12 historic monuments to visit, again with details of facilities and access. Excellent, fast loading site.
Northern Ireland Tourist Board
Headers: Explore, Where to Stay, Things To Do, Entertainment, Travel
This is a nice fast loading site from the Northern Ireland Tourist Board. Plenty of accomodation links from hotels to campsites plus places to eat and entertainment and events throughout the region. There is an enormous amount of information on where to go and things to do from birdwatching to sailing. Excellent site.
Headers: Birds, Gardens, Countryside, Reserves, England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds is a wildlife conservation charity founded in 1889. Part of its aim is to protect and restore important wildlife areas across the UK. At present there are over 150 RSPB reserves in the UK covering more than 240,000 acres. Each reserve is described with details of opening times and charges. The site contains an A-Z of UK birds with images, descriptions and habits. If you are new to birdwatching, there is also a section on watching birds, which contains useful tips and advice. Membership of the society is £30 per year for one adult or £38 per year for 2 adults. Family membership is £48.