Our group is 1 set of G/parents (not elderly) and my husband&I &chn(9-4yrs).Is it best to hire cottages for a few days at a time and do day trips or keep moving on to cover the north (5-6 day stay in total).Are their any must see spots?I have no concept of size of area/time it would take to travel?
For what it's worth, I've travelled around the north of Ireland with my family (2 parents/2 kids) and here are a few ideas... The Antrim coast is fabulous; Giant's Causeway and Carrick a Rede "Rope Bridge" worth a visit. Port Stewart (Co Derry) is a lovely seaside town nearby. Belfast is probably worth visiting too - we stayed in Benedict's Hotel, which had an executive room (very reasonable, very comfortable) which had double bed & two sofa beds. The Odyssey Centre has "W5" which most kids love (science museum). Carlingford (further down on the east coast is beautiful but probably not as much for the kids unless you book for the Adventure Centre). Dungiven Castle in County Derry is a great base to explore from also. They have family rooms (very reasonable also) and, as far as I know, you can do self catering or b&b/meals etc. Good Luck!
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