Exploring Northern Ireland

I love old castles and there is no shortage in the United Kingdom and Ireland!  This castle, Carrickfergus Castle, was a fortress on the edge of Belfast.  It’s right off the main road now and a whole portion of the city has grown up around it.  It was one of the first structures in that area and it’s wonderful that they preserved it even with the modern world growing up around it.  One of the best tips I could give anyone traveling to Ireland during March is to pack lots of light layers, because the weather is erratic but the landscape is beautiful!  A light rain jacket and a light down jacket are a great option for layering.  I chose one from Uniqlo, which I’m linking here because it’s the ideal travel jacket and it happens to be on sale right now!