10 places to visit in Northern Ireland

Belfast is a bustling metropolis

Giant’s Causeway

Giant's Causeway, Antrim (Getty Images)
Giant’s Causeway, Antrim (Getty Images)

Is it a crossing for Finn MacCool to fight Scottish giant Benandonner or cooling lava from ancient volcanic activity?

 

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

Carrick-a-Rede Bridge
The rope bridge (Rob Durston)

Channel your inner Indiana Jones and have a go on this crossing near Ballintoy, Co Antrim.

 

Walled City of Londonderry

Derry
The city is steeped in history

See the city from on high, where a full circuit takes in the informative plaques and historical cannons.

 

Marble Arch Caves

Marble Arch Caves
The caves

Series of natural limestone caves near Florencecourt stretch for more than seven miles, the longest known in Northern Ireland.

Ulster American Folk Park

Ulster American Folk Park
Regular re-enactments take place

Open-air museum near Omagh tells the story of three centuries of Irish emigration via 30 exhibits, including a full-scale ship.

 

SS Nomadic

SS Nomadic
The ship has been restored

Located just by the Titanic museum, millions were spent restoring the only surviving White Star Line steamship.

 

Dunluce Castle

Dunluce Castle
The castle is a stunning location

Medieval castle ruin surrounded by steep drops that’s featured on a Led Zeppelin album cover and in several films.

 

Clearsky Adventure Park

Clearksy has a number of activities on offer
Clearksy has a number of activities on offer

A Game of Thrones filming location, this park near Strangford boasts 20 activities including mountain biking and canoeing.

 

Rathlin Island

Rathlin Island
The island

Northern Ireland’s only inhabited offshore island, located just 12 miles west of Mull of Kintyre.

 

Old Bushmills Distillery

One of country's finest distilleries
One of country’s finest distilleries

Guided tour of Ireland’s oldest working distillery, in Co Antrim, operating since 1608.

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