Why we love Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland has everything from World Heritage sites to real-world Game of Thrones locations, plus scenery that will leave you in awe. From the mountains of Mourne to the Fermanagh Lakelands, the Causeway Coast to the glens of Antrim, you’ll find an inspiring country made for nature lovers, adventure seekers, and adrenaline addicts.
With a wild Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Irish Sea on the other, take your pick of spectacularly unique beaches set against backdrops featuring mountains, cliffs, caves and even temples. Stand on the very spot where the Titanic launched, or marvel at the remains of a causeway, believed to be built by a giant so he could cross the North Channel.
Follow in the footsteps of local heroes Rory Mcllroy and Darren Clarke and tee off at over 90 courses, including the legendary Royal County Down. Or stay in the three-bedroom terrace house where football legend George Best grew up.
There’s no better time than the present to embrace your giant spirit and discover what adventure awaits you in Northern Ireland.
Castles and Historic Sites
Northern Ireland is filled with towers, turrets and tales of yore. From the 400-year old Antrim Castle in the north to the ruins of Dunseverick Castle, plus the magnificent medieval Dunluce Castle, there’s plenty to explore across these historic lands.
Located on the very spot where the ship was designed, built and launched, discover the story of RMS Titanic from her conception, through her construction and launch, to her maiden voyage and subsequent place in history.
The Fermanagh Lakelands
You’ll find family fun as well as romantic weekends away around the lovely Fermanagh Lakelands. On a rainy day, a visit to the Marble Arch Caves is an experience not to be missed.
Featured things to do in Northern Ireland
OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory
Davagh Forest in County Tyrone is the country’s only official ‘dark sky’ park. Found near the ancient Beaghmore Stone Circles, at the foot of the Sperrin mountains, visitors can star-gaze and explore the solar system from the park’s observatory.Find out more about OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory
For a truly thrilling cliff walk, head to this network of walkways and bridges on the County Antrim coastline. Witness dolphins dancing out to sea, native sea birds overhead and the Irish Sea winds on your face.Find out more about the Gobbins Experience
St George’s Market
Explore the colour, craic and cracking food at St George’s Market. On Fridays, there’s over two-hundred stalls selling the freshest fruit and vegetables, the widest range of fish in Ireland and a unique assortment of antiques, books and clothes.Find out more about St George’s Market
Home to Northern Ireland’s treasures, past and present, the Ulster Museum features rich collections of art, history and natural sciences that will take you on a journey across the globe and to the far reaches of space.Find out more about the Ulster Museum
Our favourite experiences in Northern Ireland
Suspend yourself above a giant
The Causeway Coast is a must-visit, from its giant boulders to its remote walking trails, but did you know there’s a way to soar above it? Embark on a 30-meter high adventure on a rope bridge walk towards the tiny island of Carrick-a-Rede. If heights aren’t your thing, make sure you don’t look down!