Birthplace of Titanic and gateway to Northern Ireland, Belfast is one of the top destinations to visit in Europe. 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. Once the home of the Irish linen industry, tobacco production, rope making and the world-famous Harland and Wolff shipbuilders, Belfast lays claim to a unique history. And there's something for everyone to love. Shopping, tours, world-class dining, block rockin' beats, you name it - we've got it. So dig a little deeper and start planning your Belfast adventure!
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 Giant's Causeway
A landscape of dramatic cliffs which have for centuries inspired artists, the Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland's first UNESCO Heritage Site, clashes with the North Atlantic Ocean to create a phenomenon like no other, capturing the imagination of all who see it. The geological wonder is home to a wealth of history and legend.
Visit the world-famous 40,000 basalt stone columns on a guided tour or pick up an audio guide and explore at your own pace. Climb the Shepherd's Steps and hike along the cliff top path to discover the mystery of the attraction while getting a bird's eye view of the beautiful causeway coast.
Stop by the award winning visitor centre to discover the stories which lie behind the dramatic landscape, offering a unique glimpse into the wonder that is the Giant's Causeway, or take well deserved rest in the café and pick up you souvenirs and crafts before you leave.
Ulster American Folk Park
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 icluding the Ulster American Folk Park.
Experience the adventure that takes you from the thatched cottages of Ulster, on board a full scale emigrant sailing ship, to the log cabins of the American Frontier. Meet an array of costumed characters on your way with traditional crafts to show, tales to tell and food to share.
The indoor exhibition at the Ulster American Folk Park examines life in Ulster in the 18th and 19th centuries. It reveals the reasons behind the exodus and shows how the settlers adapted to and impacted on, a new and unfamiliar environment.