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Coleraine, Northern Ireland

Dunluce Castle

The ruins of this medieval castle in Northern Ireland have inspired artists from C.S. Lewis to Led Zeppelin.
County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Giant's Causeway

Northern Ireland's Brobdingnagian stepping stones.
County Antrim, Northern Ireland

The Dark Hedges

The atmospheric road was never meant to be so creepy.
Antrim, Northern Ireland

Lough Neagh Torpedo Test Platform

This former World War II torpedo testing location is now an important nesting site for migratory birds.
Bushmills, Northern Ireland

Giant's Causeway and Bushmills Railway

This tiny train shuttles passengers to one of Northern Ireland's most spectacular sights.
Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

Castle Lug

This castle once belonged to one of the most prominent families of medieval Carrickfergus.
Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

Carrickfergus Radar Tower

An abandoned shipping control tower looks like a satellite perched at the end of a pier.
Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

King William III Statue

Commemorating the landing of William of Orange with his European army on their way to the Battle of the Boyne.
Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

Naval Mine

This mine was once used to defend the coast from attack during World War II.
Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

Poppy Mural

A local remembrance for lives lost—a poppy for each—in war more than 100 years ago.
Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

Churchill Tank

A restored World War II Churchill Mark VII Tank now stands guard in Carrickfergus.
Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

Carrickfergus Witches' Pillory

A replica memorializes the site where women were punished after the last witchcraft trial in Ireland.
Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

Fisherman’s Quay

A glimpse into the last days of a once-booming past fishing industry.
Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

Carrickfergus Knights

These sculptures honor the knights who once called Carrickfergus Castle their stronghold.
Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

Sir Arthur Chichester Mural

A mural commemorating a man who was instrumental in the development and expansion of Belfast.
Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

Carrickfergus Rangers Stone

This stone honors the U.S. Rangers who made Carrickfergus their home base during World War II.
Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

Knockagh Monument

High on a hill, an obelisk stands as tribute to local soldiers from several wars.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Friar's Bush Graveyard

Celebrated in poem, this tiny hidden cemetery has a big and grisly history.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

'Alec the Goose'

The statue honors a beloved bird that once roamed St. George's Market.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Lord Mayor’s Parade

Robotic car thieves, freakish animals and huge neon floats in Northern Ireland's capital.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Telegraph Building Belfast Blitz Scars

A small plaque highlights the damage caused by German air raids during World War II.
Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland

Gideon Green Memorial Stone

This stone pays homage to the diaries written by Gideon Bonnivert.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast Botanic Gardens Palm House

For part of the year, this innovative greenhouse is painted white to keep the plants from getting scorched.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast Titanic Memorial Garden

The only monument to name all of the passengers and crew who died on the RMS Titanic.