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Car Hire in Belfast Airport, Northern Ireland

If you’re heading to historic Northern Ireland and would like to truly explore the city and surrounding countryside, grab a discount hire car in Belfast Airport and start your holiday with savings.

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Build on the industrial revolution and central in The Troubles – fighting between the Irish Republican Army and British Forces in the 1970s – Belfast has been undergoing somewhat of a Renaissance.

Take the fantastic open-top bus tour of the city to get a sense not just of Belfast itself but of the modern history of Ireland as experienced on the front line.

The bus will take you to the Titanic Quarter, to see the dry dock where the ship Titanic was built, to several points of interest in the city and to the Falls and Shankill roads, where a high wall and gate still stand since the days the gate was closed in the evenings during some of the worst violence of The Troubles.

Celtic Tour: Northern Ireland and Scotland by car

Ireland and Scotland share a Celtic history.  You might think of tartan and the kilt to be purely Scottish accessories, but the tradition is actually of the Celts and you will find tartan shields and the kilt costume connected to old Irish families too.

Leaving Belfast, head towards the medieval walled city of Derry – sometimes called Londonderry – and take the coast road to Larne.

On the way you will be treated to fabulous scenery and stark cliffs stretching up out of the sea and the Giants Causeway, slender volcanic columns creating a walkway into the sea.

From Larne take the Ferry across the Irish Sea to Scotland.  Continue your Celtic discovery tour through the highlands of Scotland.

There are more than a hundred castles to explore across the rugged landscape.

First stop at Alloway, then prepare for a challenging, but highly rewarding, drive into the hills, mountains and lochs (that’s Scottish for “lake”).

You can spend as much or as little time as you like exploring the highlands, and may choose to arrive in historic Edinburgh, one of the oldest cities in all of Europe.

Edinburgh is a mecca of arts and culture in the UK and well worth a couple of days on your road trip.

Luckily, most car hire agents will allow you to return your rental car to a different drop off location, in mainland United Kingdom.

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