• Activities,  Historic,  Tourist

    Old Bushmills Distillery

    In the small village of Bushmills, settled on the banks of the river you’ll find the oldest working distillery in Ireland. Old Bushmill’s Distillery. A place where family and friends have worked for generations, in a small Northern Irish village that for over 400 years has kept to the philosophy that hand crafting small batches is the way to produce beautifully smooth tasting Irish whiskey.

  • Historic,  Tourist,  Walking

    Ulster American Folk Park

    The Ulster American Folk Park is 63 miles from “Willow” and takes approx. 1hour 45 minutes by car, it is well worth a day trip. Immerse yourself in the story of the brave emigrants who made the journey across the Atlantic to America hundreds of years ago. Wander through the thatched cottages and log cabins and meet costumed characters who will show you traditional crafts, tell you a few stories and maybe even share a bit of their good food. Board a full-scale emigrant ship to experience the conditions faced by many as they set sail for a new life in America. With 30 buildings and exhibits to explore, masses…

  • Historic,  Tourist

    Doagh Famine Village

    Approx. 30 miles by ferry & 45 minutes by car from “Willow” . A MUSEUM LIKE NO OTHER Doagh Famine Village tells the story of Irish life from the Great Famine of the 1840s through until the present day. Our tour guides will take you on a journey showing how families and communities have lived on the edge generation after generation, adapting and surviving as the environment and society around the local area changed over the years. A combination of informative story telling and life size exhibits provides an informative, thought-provoking and at time humorous look at Irish life. Attractions include original thatched Irish cottages (inhabited as recently as the…

  • Historic,  Tourist,  Walking

    Malin Head

    Approx. 40 miles and 1hour 30 minutes by car & ferry from “Willow” Malin Head, in County Donegal, is renowned for its rugged coastal landscape and attractive beaches. The area is steeped in history and folklore. Malin Head is an area for all tastes, including walking, fishing, swimming, photography, studying rock formations or rare flora and it is close to Inishowen’s splendid golf courses. Discover some of the largest sand dunes in Europe at the famous Five Finger Strand from Knockamany Bens. At low tide, see if you can spot the wreck of the Twilight, which sank in 1889 on its voyage to Derry. The circuit of the head will…

  • Activities,  Historic,  Tourist

    Dunree Fort

    Approx 32 miles & 1hour 15 minutes by car & ferry from “Willow”. Fort Dunree is situated 7 miles outside Buncrana on the Inishowen Peninsula, housing a Military Museum, Wildlife Discovery Room and Coffee Shop. Dunree, Dun Fhraoigh in Irish means, “Fort of the Heather” and indicates that this site has been an important defensive site down through history. Today however, its stunning natural beauty and abundant wildlife are drawing increasing numbers of visitors to one of Inishowen’s most beautiful and peaceful locations.. Fort Dunree was first opened to the public in 1986 and has attracted tourists from all over the world ever since. It has one of the best…

  • Historic,  Scenic,  Tourist,  Walking

    Grianan of Ailigh

    The Stone Fort of Grianán of Aileach sits on a hilltop in Inishowen County Donegal. 250m above sea level, the stone fort was probably first built on an earthen rath. The view from Aileach is breathtaking. The glistening waters of Lough Foyle and Lough Swilly are clear, as is the form of the entire peninsula. A windy and exposed place, Grianán has been a silent witness to the history of Ireland. The origins of the Grianán of Aileach fort are dated back to 1700 BC. It is linked to the Tuatha de Danann who invaded Ireland before the Celts and built stone forts on top of strategic hills. They worshipped…

  • Historic,  Tourist

    Tower Museum

    The Tower Museum is located at Union Hall Place, within the historic walls of the city of Derry, and tells the fascinating story of the city from its monastic beginnings to present day. ‘The Story of Derry’ permanent exhibition uses a wide range of artefacts, displays and interactives to narrate the story of this city, through the Plantation of Londonderry, the Siege of Derry, and its growth through the 18th and 19th century. It also covers the dramatic events of the early 20th century, including Partition, which it aims to present in a balanced way that includes all aspects of this issue. You can also find out about the impact…

  • Historic,  Tourist

    St Columbs Cathedral Derry

    St Columbs Cathedral is almost 400 years old so it has a rich history, which you can discover in the small museum, or history room inside. It’s wonderfully atmospheric and much more interesting to children than people often expect! This is a stunning building that will absolutely amaze young imaginations, and it is free to visit! There is an exhibition of copies of the Book of Kells, plus a number of other historical artefacts, including a lovely collection of silver Communion plate, plus information about a variety of famous people, such as the hymn writer Cecil Frances Alexander, and the philosopher George Berkeley. The cathedral also has some fantastic stained…

  • Events,  Tourist

    Game of Thrones

    Westeros might feel like another world, but the Seven Kingdoms in are very real, and they aren’t far away. The dramatic landscape of Game of Thrones® finds a home in Northern Ireland. As one of the key filming locations for the hit television show, this is a place where fantasy comes to life. You can imagine White Walkers roaming the forests, direwolves howling in the night and dragons soaring overheard. So be brave, and take your first steps down the Kingsroad to discover the wonders of Westeros…

  • Activities,  Historic,  Scenic,  Tourist,  Walking

    Mussenden Temple

    The Mussenden Temple lies within the grounds of Downhill Demense and is located in one of the most amazing coastal locations in the world, perched literally at the edge of a cliff which falls away to the rocks and beach far below. The Mussenden Temple was originally built as a library, and the inscription on the outside of the temple reads, “Suave, mari magno turbantibus aequora ventis e tarra magnum alterius spectare laborem” which translates to “Tis pleasant, safely to behold from the shore, the troubled sailor, and hear the tempests roar.” There are a large number of links Wikipedia , Walk NI , Atlas Obscura , and the site…

  • Activities,  Nearby,  Surfing,  Swimming,  Tourist

    Benone Complex Swimming

    The Benone Tourist Complex is about 5 minutes walk from Willow Caravans. The complex was developed in 1987 and has a fully serviced caravan and camping site with many other features. The complex is open to both residents and day-trippers. The site is designed to be suitable for all ages and includes a 9-hole golf course, a putting green and a golf practice range. There are also tennis courts, outdoor heated splash pools, an outside activities area with a bouncy castle and an indoor games room. The main building is a tourist information office, a café and a shop and over the summer there are many organised events.

  • 7 July,  Activities,  Events,  Festivals,  Tourist

    Red Sails Festival Portstewart

    Approx. 15 miles and 20 minutes by car from “Willow”. The Red Sails Festival – 22nd – 28th July 2019 – is a week long festival featuring a variety of free entertainment and workshops organised by Portstewart Community Association. The festival concludes with a magnificent fireworks finale organised by the Council Events Team at The Crescent, Portstewart.

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