Located in Northern Ireland, Lisburn forms the boundary between County Antrim and County Down. The town is a segment of the Belfast metropolitan area and is the council district second largest only to Belfast. Lisburn was once a borough and only began to be considered as a city in 2002 as an addition to the Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee festivities. A mild winter with cool summers and drizzle year round represent a temperate maritime climate. The warmest days in Lisburn reach an average of 22,4 degrees and the coldest nights of the year normally drop to around -6 degrees. Approximately 1mm of rain falls for up to 154 days here. The population density experienced in Lisburn is 243 kilometers squared with a growing population of 114 000. Third in terms of size with regards to Northern Ireland, Lisburn and its intriguing features is not to be missed.
While this city is fortunate enough to have a strong infrastructure, featuring rail, bus and road means of movement. The railway of the Lisburn Railway station is considered the most popular way to move between Lisburn and Belfast. With an express train it takes approximately 10-15 minutes to get to Belfast’s Great Victoria Secret, but for tourists, the scenery in between is missed; hire a car in Lisburn to stop this from happening.
The Lisburn Railway station also connects the city to Portadown, Lurgan, Moira and Bangor. A change of train at either Portadown or Belfast Central makes one able to travel to Dublin, rent a car in Lisburn so that sightseeing opportunities are not passed.
Bus services in and around Lisburn are provided by Ulsterbus. Bus services operate on Lisburn Road and throughout the Falls area. Long distance services extend to Craigavon, Newbry and Banbridge, and a separate group of busses is used to serve the rural areas, these include Glenavy and Dromara. Car rental in Lisburn will make you journeys more comfortable, cheaper and more personal, allowing you to share your experiences more closely with those travelling with you.
The Belfast-corridor is the perfect opportunity to take in the scenery in Lisburn and is connected by the M1 highway motorway, entered onto via junctions 3, 6, 7 and 8. Here, you can open up on the motorways and relax in between sight -seeing, what a pleasure!
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