Walking vacations in the West and North of Ireland


Pubs Pubs are the theme of one of Belfast’s most popular walking tours – Historical Pub Tours. Visit six of Belfast's most historic pubs, led by a local "pub expert" guide, Judy Crawford. Visits include Kelly's Cellars, McHugh's, The Morning Star, White's Tavern, The Blackthorn, Duke of York and more. Duration: 2 hours. Departs from the Crown Dining Rooms, upstairs at the Crown Bar, Great Victoria Street. More information: tel. 028-9268-3665; www.belfastpubtours.com

So, as you enjoy your summer visit to Ireland, follow your feet and take a local walking tour. It’s a great way to meet the Irish!

Patricia (Pat) Preston has written 23 travel books (15 about Ireland). Her latest book, Ireland Travel 101 (http://www.IrelandTravel101.com) won 1st Place in the Travel Guide category of the North American Travel Journalists Association annual competition this year. Visit Pat’s web site (http://www.IrelandExpert.com).