DISCOVER NORTHERN IRELAND...
Voted Best Region to Visit in 2018 by Lonely Planet, the Causeway Coastal Route is a world-class driving route with breath-taking coastal views, charming towns and villages, and spectacular cliff top experiences. Travel with P&O Ferries and from Larne journey just 25 minutes to brave the Gobbins cliff path, a dramatic coastal path clinging to the cliffs of Islandmagee. Walk the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, a swaying little bridge that has hovered almost 100 feet between Carrick Island and the mainland for more than 250 years. The Giant’s Causeway is the gem of Northern Ireland’s dramatic coastline, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site that should be added to your bucket list.
Belfast is an exciting city with a unique maritime history, thriving arts culture and delicious food scene. Belfast hums with the hustle and bustle of a city that dares you to keep up the pace. Discover the birthplace of the Titanic, embark on a unique urban adventure with a Black Taxi Tour, dine at Michelin-starred restaurants or simply soak up the atmosphere of the buzzing Cathedral Quarter. Whether you opt to eat everything in sight, absorb the enthralling history, or escape to Belfast’s beautiful surrounding areas, this ‘wee city’ is the place to be right now.
Say hello to Derry-Londonderry, the final stop on the Causeway Coastal Route. Enveloped within the fully intact 17th century walls, the city is rich with historical significance where sieges, battles and intrigues left their mark over centuries. Mix this with the modern cafes, boutique stores and eclectic spaces and you’ll find a whole new world within ancient walls.
Buzzing cities and glorious scenery – Northern Ireland is a land of fantastical landscapes, warm welcomes, dramatic history and enduring legend. County Fermanagh is a water-lover’s paradise. Strange, maybe, for a county without a coastline but here’s the thing: Fermanagh has an amazing abundance of lakes, rivers, inlets and waterways. What’s more, there’s gracious Armagh with its strong links to St. Patrick (it has not one but two cathedrals named after the saint); arty Lisburn with its 18 th century streetscapes; and buzzing Newry, a modern urban hub with a history that stretches back over 850 years.
Northern Ireland is a place where Game of Thrones ® fantasy comes to life with so many filming locations to visit. The Dark Hedges near Armoy, County Antrim is known to fans as the Kingsroad, where Arya disguised herself as a boy to avoid capture. Close by Shane’s Castle hosted the jousting tournament where Gregor Clegane beheaded a horse. Ballintoy Harbour was used for the return of Theon Greyjoy to the Iron Islands as he sails into Lordsport Harbour. Visit Steensons, the artisan jewellers that created many stunning pieces for the series including Joffrey’s crown, Lannister lion pendants, stag pins and silver fish brooches.