Northern Irish Cities – history in an urban context

Cities. They can be exciting, big, polluted, stressful, crowded. Not the Northern Irish cities though. They seem to be quieter and more pleasant. Why is that? Primarily because cities in Ireland tend to be smaller. There are no real big cities in Northern Ireland. Belfast is the largest with about half a million people. By modern standards this is a fair sized city but by no means a large one. Even in Belfast you are never far from beautiful countryside or from a nice seaside walking area or park. The excellent road system of Belfast makes a drive through it a comfortable experience apart from the morning and evening rush hour.

Beyond Belfast, Londonderry has about 100,000 and the rest of the cities and towns are substantially lower in population. Which means N. Ireland for the most part has a quieter, countryside, serene look about it, much more so that you would meet in the English Midlands or the industrial belt of, say, Germany.

Nonetheless, Northern Ireland does have its important cities. They may not be large, but they are important. They are often packed with history and places of interest. So we will give you some information about the main cities in Northern Ireland and useful directories. The information will be valuable to you as you plan what to do and which places to visit.

Just click on the link for each city to read more about it.

Ballycastle

Banbridge

Larne

Scarva Village

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