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Awaken your Giant Spirit

  1. Northern Ireland Bucket List
    Our 2024 bucket list is full of exciting and unique experiences from across Northern Ireland. Check out our list of recommendations and decide what you're going to do, see, and taste in the months ahead to make this a truly memorable year.
  2. 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.
  3. Water Activities
    There’s water everywhere you look in Northern Ireland, making it pure paradise if a dose of water-based adrenaline and inspiration is what you’re after.
  4. 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.
  5. Food & Drink
    Enjoy the great flavours of Northern Ireland through the fantastic bars, cafes and restaurants that can be found here.
  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. The Giant Spirit Experience Collection
    Get ready to be inspired by the very best of what Northern Ireland has to offer. Explore the incredible opportunities and experiences offered by locals, including walking tours of cities and mountains, cookery classes and interactive encounters. This collection of things to do will be inspirational for your next short break.
  8. Family Activities and Attractions Northern Ireland
    It's time to get booking your next family giant adventure. The great outdoors, thrilling activities and first class accommodation are all waiting for you to enjoy.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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 people, our raw, atmospheric heritage and stunning locations became part of the show’s soul.
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Awaken your Giant Spirit

  1. National Trust Sites
    There are over 20 National Trust sites scattered across Northern Ireland, including the Giant's Causeway, Castle Coole in Enniskillen, Mount Stewart in Newtownards and Rowallane Gardens in Saintfield. These destinations showcase the rich cultural heritage, natural beauty, and historical importance of the region.
  2. Northern Ireland Spirits Trail | Distillery Passport
    With four new distilleries added to the Spirit Trail in 2024, there's now 14 hidden gems located across Northern Ireland to explore. Use our interactive map to learn more about the passion for distilling that you'll uncover in this part of the world.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  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. Seamus Heaney HomePlace - Exhibition
    Seamus Heaney HomePlace takes you on an inspiring journey through the life and work of one of Ireland’s greatest writers. Situated between his two childhood homes at Mossbawn and The Wood, and only a few hundred yards from St Mary’s Church, Bellaghy, which he chose as his final resting place, HomePlace is at the heart of the area that inspired so much of the poet’s work.
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  7. waves lap over the basalt stones at the giants causeway
    Flanked by the wild North Atlantic Ocean and a landscape of dramatic cliffs, the Giant's Causeway is a geological wonder and home to a wealth of history and legend. The 40,000 basalt stone columns left by volcanic eruptions 60 million years ago, has captured the imagination of all who see it.
    1. Best things to do in Belfast
      Discover the best things to do in Belfast, including top tips and hidden gems. We've included local favourites like the Belfast Food Tour and Titanic Distillers, as well as incredible Michelin star rated dining experiences and a sky-high cocktail lounge.
    2. Best things to do in Derry~Londonderry
      Here's suggestions for a trip to Derry~Londonderry, including where to head if you're after the best drink in the city, the most opulent of surroundings or breathtaking cliff walks. The craic here is "legenderry", and this list will help you uncover all the best spots.
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