Birthplace of Titanic and gateway to Northern Ireland, Belfast was voted one of the world’s top destinations for 2012. Some of the better known Belfast attractions include Belfast Zoo, St Anne's Cathedral, and of course the titanic quarter, birthplace of the famous RMS Titanic. However we also have our hidden treasures. Why not visit our own version of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory, Aunt Sandra's Candy Factory, take a boat tour along the Lagan or try comedy nights at the Empire bar which is housed in an old church.
Everywhere you'll come across country fairs, street markets, carnivals, drumming contests, road bowls in progress or a regatta on the lake. When the nights draw in, popular venues in town and cities are packed to capacity.
Voted 4th in Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in Travel Guide 2013’, Londonderry, also known as Derry, is an ancient yet contemporary city. It was also the worthy recipient of the prestigious title ‘UK City of Culture 2013’.
If you have an interest in the past, the Tower Museum and Museum of Free Derry reveal different aspects of the city’s economic, social and more contemporary history. Other buildings located around the city walls include the Apprentice Boys Memorial Hall, steeped in history relating to The Siege of 1688-89 and The Apprentice Boys Association. Be sure to walk across the gleaming new Peace Bridge, which curves majestically across the River Foyle.
This is a city that just loves to party and enjoys a year-round cycle of festivals, including Ireland’s biggest Hallowe’en carnival.
The Tyrone & Sperrins region is dominated by the heather-clad slopes of the Sperrin Mountains, Northern Ireland’s largest and least explored mountain range. Discover the region's romantic landscapes, rich history and heritage, and wide range of outdoor activities. The region has plenty to offer, from the fascinating Ulster American Folk Park to historic buildings, intriguing archaeological sites and unique shopping and dining. Immerse yourself in the story of Irish emigration at the museum that brings it to life.
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