From breathtaking castles to old pagan settlements and impressive medieval abbeys and monasteries, Northern Ireland’s history can be seen through many old buildings and structures that still stand today. Steeped in centuries of history, myths and legends, these unique and impressive sites reveal surprising aspects of our past. Attend the various Love Heritage NI events which include talks and tours and lots of living history characters for the family to enjoy!
Places to visit
Don’t forget our State Care Monuments many of which are open all year.
For more information visit our Places to Visit page
European Heritage Open Days
A major event celebrating Northern Ireland’s rich heritage every year 2nd weekend in September
Visit our EHOD Page
For more information visit Discover Northern Ireland website.
Check our Facebook page for updates about our events and details of “Archaeology Days” events, hosted by different organisations.
National Monuments and Buildings Record lectures
Each year Historic Environment Division (HED) organises a series of lectures by professional archaeologists, architects and historians to highlight various aspects of our local heritage.
The full programme is available at National Monuments and Buildings Record for Northern Ireland Lecture Series 2018/2019 schedule.
Historic Environment tours
Historic Environment Division will be running tours of Nendrum Ecclesiastical Site, Ballycopeland Windmill, Newtownards Priory and Mountsandel Fort on selected days from April to September 2019.
Details on how to book are available here.
Our historic sites are there for everyone!
Have you ever thought of holding your own event or exhibition? Why not hold it at one of our sites?
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