Lovely to hear you'll be coming over to Ireland for a road trip and will be taking your toddler along!
Have you decided on a route yet? There's a really scenic drive to be taken between Belfast
. I'd suggest skipping the main road to Dublin, but instead taking the smaller roads towards Portaferry along beautiful Strangford Lough
with its many little islands. The ferry between Portaferry and Strangford will only take you around five minutes. From Strangford, continue to Downpatrick
- the place where St. Patrick is buried in the cathedral. From there, drive on to Newcastle, by the rolling Mourne Mountains
(great for a hike!), down to Kilkeel and on to Warrenpoint.
Close to the road to Dublin, there are another two highlights which are not to be missed and will only require a small detour. Between Dundalk and Drogheda, you'll find the remains of Monasterboice
, which boasts one of the most impressive high Celtic crosses on the island. A bit further down south, the Boyne Valley
with its century-old castles and even older prehistoric burial mounds are waiting to immerse you in history.
Any of the places mentioned will prove a great break of the drive. You can check out approved accommodation
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For some fun kid activities, I've created this personal Scrapbook
I hope this is of some help, and I'm sure some other members will jump in with some other suggestions!