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Awaken your Giant Spirit

  1. Belfast
    Belfast is a giant city of buzzing culture and industrial prowess. Whether you’re exploring the restaurants of the Cathedral Quarter or visiting the birthplace of the world's most famous ship, there is something for everyone in Northern Ireland’s dynamic capital city.
  2. Causeway Coastal Route
    If ever a place embodied Northern Ireland’s Giant Spirit, it is the Causeway Coastal Route. Maybe it’s the sheer breadth and beauty of its landscape. Perhaps it’s the mythical stories that are shaped by the dramatic coastline, or the fabled figures said to roam its glens.
  3. Derry-Londonderry
    Whether you start or finish your journey along the Causeway Coastal Route in Derry-Londonderry, this beautiful city, with its 400 year old walls, is steeped in history, rich in culture and wrapped up in a world-famous sense of humour.
  4. County Down
    Stretching from the shores of Belfast Lough, around Strangford Lough and down into the magnificent Mourne Mountains, County Down is home to castles, beaches, forest parks, stately homes and the world's top links golf course.
  5. County Fermanagh
    From the mighty Upper and Lower Lough Erne, to the Shannon-Erne Canal and the River Erne itself, almost a third of County Fermanagh is covered by lakes and waterways of all shapes and sizes, making it a paradise for boating, kayaking and more.
  6. County Tyrone
    Tyrone is packed with loads to do for families, groups of friends and couples alike. So, if your short break wishlist includes spectacular landscapes, cycling, trekking, observing the stars, a bit of history and possibly a trip to a fabulous spa, you’ll find it all here.
  7. County Armagh
    Armagh's big open-hearted nature means within minutes of arrival, you’re one of our own. Whether that’s meeting the wildlife at Lough Neagh, exploring an ancient pagan ceremonial site, or tasting the cider that inspires the Orchard County’s name.
  8. County Antrim
    County Antrim is like a snapshot of Northern Ireland. Home to the dynamic city of Belfast, it is the playground of giants that walk its nine glens. It offers you spectacular cliff top walks and dramatic sea views before giving you refuge in its cosy restaurants.
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Awaken your Giant Spirit

  1. The grassy shore of Lough Neagh. The water is still and the sky is cloudy.

    Is it any wonder that C.S. Lewis hailed from this wondrous place or that Seamus Heaney and Van Morrison were and are so inspired by its beauty? When you are surrounded by such magical landscape and so many natural oddities and wonders, it must be hard not to contemplate, appreciate and write about them all.

  2. What's On
    For such a small corner of the world, you’ll find there’s very rarely a dull moment in Northern Ireland. That’s all part and parcel of this dynamic spot’s get up and go, and for you the visitor, it makes taking part in the life, and soul, of the place so much more fun.
  3. Titanic Belfast exterior with daffodils in the foreground

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

  4. Giant's Causeway from the water's edge, looking back towards the coast. Waves are crashing on to the basalt columns.

    You could spend a lifetime in Northern Ireland and still not see it all. Much of that is down to the ever-changing mood of the surrounding seas and the seasonal shifts in colour on the slopes of mountains and the shores of lakes. It has much to do with our people, their endeavour and their giant spirit. 

  5. Boats docked at Portrush Harbour with Kerr Street and the RNLI Portrush Lifeboat Station visible in the background.

    Nothing says summer like a seaside town and Northern Ireland has some of the prettiest, most panoramic and most welcoming of all. Whether you’re looking for a coastal adventure, an encounter with sea-faring wildlife or villages to potter about in, there’s a place here for you. And if all that doesn’t have you reaching for the buckets and spades, our locally produced food and drink certainly will.  

  6. A gloved blacksmith forging tools with a hammer and anvil and hot coals and tools in the background, at Hot Milk Forge in Martinstown, County Antrim.

    Monty Halls is a man of many titles. Adventurer, marine biologist and travel writer are just a few. He’s also travelled all over the world - so it was about time he took a trip to Northern Ireland. Monty took a few weeks away from trotting the globe to explore Northern Ireland and the local characters who make our country so giant. Expect a deep dive into all that Northern Ireland has to offer.

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