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Male and female couple enjoying the views of the Gortin Lakes and the Sperrin Mountains in Gortin Glen Forest Park, County Tyrone.

Small steps to an enjoyable day out

As we start to get out and about, let’s try to be mindful that our stunning landscapes and outdoor spaces are popular destinations for locals and visitors alike at the moment and some are experiencing record numbers. 

  • Spiced Cabbage Terrine at Killeavy Castle Estate
    Categories: things to doFood & Drink

    Northern Ireland chefs serve up tempting vegan recipes

    Veganuary, the January challenge for people seeking to move to a plant-based diet has exploded in popularity with around half a million people worldwide signing up this year.

    Across Northern Ireland people have been embracing the vegan lifestyle with some even choosing to explore veganism beyond January. 

  • Metal sculpture of Aslan the Lion from the Chronicles of Narnia at C.S. Lewis Square in East Belfast at the intersection of the Connswater and Comber Greenway

    Top Northern Ireland reads

    We know it’s tough having to stay inside at the moment but now is the perfect opportunity to get stuck into some reading. 

    Northern Ireland is spoilt for choice with our rich literary talent, from Nobel Prize-winning poets to creators of childhood heroes and a crop of gifted up and coming writers.  

  • A silhouette of a couple with their backs towards the camera, looking out to the sunset over the waters at Birr Point in County Down.
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    Support Local this Valentine's Day

    Valentine’s day is almost here and while it may not quite be the romantic occasion we envisaged, local Northern Ireland tourism and hospitality businesses have come up with some wonderful ways to make sure love is still in the air this Valentine's Day! 

  • Snow Patrol concert at night time in front of Belfast City Hall with blue lights.
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    Ultimate Northern Ireland Playlist

    Soundtrack your days at home with our Ultimate Northern Ireland Playlist. We have compiled a brilliant playlist, made to ‘get you going’ and make your everyday that bit better. From doing the dishes, to going on your daily walk, you will love listening to Northern Ireland’s top picks.

  • Image from behind of a couple sitting on the stones at the Giant's Causeway looking out at the water in front of them

    The Northern Ireland Bucket List

    Why not add Northern Ireland to your Bucket List and see how many you can tick off when we can travel again? We have everything you can imagine from foraging for food, hiking the magical Mournes, to having the craic with the locals, or even getting up close and personal with a few Alpacas.

  • Man standing on a paddle board on Lough Foyle, County Londonderry.
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    Behind Northern Ireland's Giant Spirit

    Here in Northern Ireland, the food is delicious, the scenes are mighty and our people’s friendly welcome is what puts the 'Giant' into Northern Ireland’s Spirit. We want to celebrate and shine a light on the wonderful people behind our Giant Welcome.

  • Visitors admiring the Irish Sea and the rugged coastline of the Causeway Coast from The Gobbins Cliff Path

    20 reasons to visit Northern Ireland

    There are so many reasons to visit - but here are twenty to get you started. Once you’re done with the thinking, start planning, booking and getting ready for your best ever adventure.  

  • A mountain biker taking on Boundary Rock as part of the red trail at Davagh Forest Trails in the Sperrin Mountains, just outside of Cookstown, County Tyrone.
    Categories: things to do

    Get on your bike and enjoy Northern Ireland’s beautiful trails

    There’s nothing like the freedom of getting active on your bike. The fresh air all around you, the wind in your face, and the pedalling is well worth it for an enjoyable day of fun and fitness.  Plus, it is the perfect time of year to enjoy outdoor beauty as we take in the changing autumn colours.  

  • Family of 4 enjoying a sunny day out whilst a duck walks in front of them
    Categories: things to do

    Outdoor places to visit right now

    The benefits of a good walk in the outdoors and connecting with nature has been proven to lift our moods, so why not blow the cobwebs off with some of these suggestions.

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