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Awaken your Giant Spirit

  1. Water Activities
    There’s water everywhere you look in Northern Ireland. With so much water about, it is little wonder that Northern Ireland is pure paradise if a dose of water-based adrenaline and inspiration is what you’re after.
  2. Shopping
    Wherever your travels take you in Northern Ireland, you can be sure that high fashion, traditional stores or multi-purpose shopping centres are always close by. So let’s step inside.
  3. TV & Film
    We love a good story in Northern Ireland. It could be a rattling good yarn of murderous intent and flying dragons or a children’s fable with witches and wardrobes, or a film about Northern Ireland itself.
  4. Walking & Hiking
    Northern Ireland is made for walkers - whether you’re a take-it-easy ambler or a hardcore trekker. All you need is a good pair of shoes and a spirit of adventure and you’re set to go.
  5. Cycling & Mountain Biking
    Cyclists young and old love Northern Ireland. With our forests and parks, your kids have safe trails as far as their little legs will take them. For more experienced mountain bikers, you have one of the most exciting biking destinations in Europe.
  6. Arts, Culture & Heritage
    Our painters, poets, musicians and actors are famous the world over. Whether it’s the inspiring soul of Van Morrison or the genius of Seamus Heaney, chances are your first encounter with someone from this part of the world was through the silver screen, the radio or the pages of a book.
  7. Outdoors, Nature & Wildlife
    Right across Northern Ireland, from the mountains of Mourne to the Fermanagh Lakelands, the Causeway Coast to the glens of Antrim, you’ll find plenty of places to feel the sun and the wind on your face, and get as close to our abundant wildlife as you dare.
  8. Music & Nightlife
    There is more entertainment in Northern Ireland than you could shake a proverbial stick at. A night out in Northern Ireland is a night out to remember so why not try several? Whether it's classy cocktails or some pints with friends, let’s go and have some craic.
  9. Game of Thrones®
    For ten years, HBO and Game of Thrones® made Northern Ireland their home. We’re rightly proud of that. And we’re confident enough to say that our country, our people, our raw, atmospheric heritage and stunning locations became part of the show’s soul.
  10. The Giant Spirit Experience Collection
    All across Northern Ireland, you’ll see people hard at work. It’s in our blood. There’s always bread to be baked, fish to be caught, trails to be walked, tunes to be played, tales to be told and smiles to be had. And we’re more than happy to share all of that with you.
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Awaken your Giant Spirit

  1. Golf
    In geographical terms, Northern Ireland is not a big country. But when it comes to golf, make no mistake: we’re a giant. With over 90 golf clubs, including the legendary Royal County Down and Royal Portrush, not to mention our Major Champions Rory McIlroy, Darren Clarke, Graeme McDowell, Stephanie Meadow and Fred Daly.
  2. Tours & Excursions
    Whatever your interest, if there’s somewhere you want to see, or something you want to experience in Northern Ireland, there’s a way to do it. Ulsterbus Tours runs day trips from Belfast to all the main attractions right across Northern Ireland. You just have to pick where you want to go first.
  3. Family Fun
    Let’s be honest about it, we all know Northern Ireland is really just a giant adventure park. There is no better place to be outdoors than this wee corner of the world and kids will love it here. Just in case it rains, and it has been known to happen, there are quite a few indoor adventures for them too.
  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. Titanic
    The chances of you doing just one thing in Belfast are pretty slim. But if you were to, it would have to be a visit the birthplace of the most legendary ship in the world: RMS Titanic.
  6. A couple converse in front of a sketch of Heaney
    This is a special place. A moving place. An inspirational place. Seamus Heaney HomePlace takes you on an inspiring journey through the life and work of one of Ireland’s greatest writers. While much of Seamus Heaney’s writing is inspired by words and ways of life specific to this area, his human relationships and household objects, which we bring to the fore in our exhibition, are familiar to many. This creates a deeply personal visitor experience.
    1. Follow in the footsteps of giants at Northern Ireland's iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site. The basalt columns of the Causeway landscape were left by volcanic eruptions 60 million years ago.
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