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  1. The Giant Spirit Experience Collection
    The number one reason to visit us is...us. We might be a small place but we are a warm, welcoming, innovative and adventurous bunch and there is nothing we like more than talking to strangers. Whether it’s in our Belfast Black Cabs, on our buses and trains or behind the counter of a bar, we are always up for a chin wag and a chat.
  2. Things to Do
    The UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Giant’s Causeway is our most popular attraction, but a stellar line up of natural wonders await for those who go off-the-beaten track. Visit the Cuilcagh Lakelands UNESCO Global Geopark, the idyllic Fermanagh Lakelands and the captivating Mourne Mountains. Seamus Heaney HomePlace opened to great acclaim in 2016, paying homage to the talented life and career of the Nobel Prize winning Irish poet Seamus Heaney. Did we mention Titanic Belfast or the only remaining completely walled city in Ireland, located in Derry~Londonderry?
  3. Causeway Coastal Route
    Drive the spectacular Causeway Coastal Route - rated one of the Top Five Road Trips in the world. Navigate winding, rugged coastal roads along the Irish Sea and around the Atlantic Ocean stopping off in white-washed villages or sandy stretches of beach, cliff top walks and of course the basalt columns of the Giant’s Causeway. Plus you can drive from city to coast to countryside in just a few hours and get a taste of Northern Ireland in a few days. Our cities and towns are extremely compact and easily explored on foot. No busy undergrounds or messing about with apps or maps and sure if you’re stuck, we’ve said it before, we are always on for a chin wag.
  4. Game of Thrones®
    Northern Ireland's epic landscapes have been used as the backdrop for the hit HBO series Game of Thrones®. If you're a fan of the show, embark on a tour of filming locations including Winterfell Castle, Kingsroad and Riverrun. Fill your passport on the Journey of Doors.
  5. Music & Nightlife
    There’s always a great buzz at night and there’s something of a choice for everyone. Whether you're a fan of pints and ballads and trad or a disco queen with a penchant for cocktails we have it all here for you. Big city boppers will love the legendary nightlife in Belfast or Derry-Londonderry. And with annual events including Belfast’s popular Belsonic music festival, and Emerge plus smaller events dotted across Northern Ireland, there is something for every music lover.
  6. Distillery & Brewery Tours
    Northern Ireland is renowned for its whiskey, so pay a visit to The Old Bushmills Distillery or Echlinville. If gin is more your thing, then take a trip to Rademon Estate Distillery where Shortcross gin is produced or Boatyard Distillery in County Fermanagh. We can’t go talking about the hard stuff without giving the local beers a mention. There has been a boom in micro-brewing these last few years and you can see how it all comes together at the Walled City Brewery in Derry-Londonderry.
  7. Golf
    Northern Ireland is home to some of the best links golf in the world. As well as Royal Portrush, which is once again hosting The Open in 2025, there are other gems like Portstewart and the beautiful Royal County Down near the Mourne Mountains. These courses are part of any golfing trip to the island of Ireland so make sure they're on your card.
  8. A couple looking up at a telescope at the OM Dark Sky Observatory
    Northern Ireland's lush green fields, dramatic coastline and tranquil lakes make an amazing outdoor playground. We have stunning cycle routes and some of the best wreck-diving in the world. As if that were not enough you’ll find a heap of giant loughs and rapid rivers perfect for all levels of kayaking and paddleboarding. For those who like the gentle art of fishing, you’ll find plenty of space to cast your reel in these parts. Northern Ireland’s most remote parts can reward you with superb stargazing. The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) have dazzled the north coast in recent years, and there are designated dark sky sites like the Sperrins where the new OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory will put the skies above in a whole new light for you. You can even sleep under them in some places.
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  9. Accommodation
    In Northern Ireland we use a five-level star grading system to indicate the standard of customer care, quality and range of facilities. From the uber-cool Elephant Rock and the luxurious Culloden Estate and Spa to quirky options like glamping, there is really something for everyone of every taste and every budget in Northern Ireland.
  10. Food & Drink
    There has been a real restaurant boom in Northern Ireland. Our meat and dairy produce are among the best in the world. A visit to St George's Market in Belfast is a must and while you’re here you really should try one of our Michelin-rated restaurants. Don’t forget your Ulster Fry and the sweet Yellowman treat. There has been an abundance of different foodie options popping up in Northern Ireland in recent years too - try Common Market in Belfast, a covered indoor market which caters for a variety of taste buds with lots of delicious food and drink stalls to choose from.

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