Travel Northern Ireland - Tourist Information of things to see and do
We are delighted to announce we are expanding our hotel breaks to Northern Ireland - known as the country that built the famous Titanic. This is a fantastic country located as part of the UK in the North East of the island of Ireland. Known for its Norman castles, glacial valleys, steep mountains, beautiful scenery and of course its world class coastal golf course links. It is easy to understand why much of the hit HBO TV series, Game of Thrones was filmed here!
Northern Ireland is underestimated as a holiday and a short hotel break destination. It has something to suit everyone! Whether you are looking for a city break, romantic getaway, getting out into the great outdoors on an activity break or for a cultural and historical break. The country has something for everyone. What is even better? Northern Ireland is small enough that you can rent a car and see a fair chunk of it over a weekend to explore all the best sights and attractions.
Every corner of Northern Ireland has something to discover. With its world class attractions, captivating landscapes including the famous Giant’s Causeway, delicious food and drink and unique places to visit. This is a must destination to have a hotel break.
Capital of Northern Ireland - Belfast
Let’s start with the capital of Northern Ireland – Belfast, the largest city of Northern Ireland and the second largest city on the island of Ireland. Known as the birth place of the famous Titanic, centre of Irish linen, tobacco processing and ship building industry. Belfast, offers the buzz and vibrancy of a British capital city whilst being a gateway to the rural retreats of Northern Ireland.
Located on the River Lagan, Belfast has grown into a cosmopolitan destination and has become a popular weekend break spot for an energising getaway. It is packed with history, culture, exciting events, great food and super shopping… you might even spot a ship or two.
One of the top must see attraction to visit is the Titanic Belfast, named “World’s Leading Tourist Attraction” at the prestigious World Travel Awards, 2016. Located in the heart of Belfast, right beside the historic site of this world famous ship’s construction. This self-guided interactive attraction explores the sights, sounds, smells and stories of Titanic, as well as the city and people who made her.
Another worthwhile place to visit is the City Hall, one of Belfast most iconic buildings located in Donegall Square. Look out for the City’s Hall illuminations as they light up the building in a variety of colours and combinations at night. Showing off the buildings beautiful architectural features.
There are plenty of entertaining attractions for families (and the young at heart too) in Belfast, from the W5 interactive science museum and Belfast Zoo, to Aunt Sandra’s Candy Factory and Belfast giants ice hockey centre.
Keen Golfer? Visiting Belfast is the perfect destination to walk the hallowed ground of golfing giants Rory McIlroy, Darren Clarke and Graeme McDowell. Then tee off in Belfast! Boasting fourteen courses and golf centres within the City’s boundary.
In total, Northern Ireland consists of six glorious counties: Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry and Tyrone. Below we have listed, top 10 attractions that are well worth the visit.
Top 10 Attractions:
1. The Giant’s Causeway UNESCO World Heritage Site
2. Causeway Coastal Route
3. Titanic Belfast Museum
4. Carick – a – Rede Rope Bridge
5. The Marble Arch Global Geopark
6. Ulster Folk and Transport Museum
7. Mussenden Temple
8. Saint Patricks Cathedral
9. Glens of Antrim
10. Mourne Mountains
To help you on your way and point you in the right direction we have highlighted worthwhile things to see and do in each county that have their own unique character. You can do this by clicking on one of the counties at the bottom which may interest you.