Peace and prosperity have brought a new-found vitality to Northern Ireland, with Belfast leading the parade with glittering new attractions, fine restaurants and a flourishing arts scene. Our specialists visit regularly to keep track of the fast-paced changes here, and their first-hand experience can help you decide on the best places to visit, depending on your interests.
You can explore the history of Belfast from its time as an important shipbuilding hub at Titanic Belfast or hear a resident’s account of the reasons behind the more recent political unrest on a black cab tour. Venture along the rugged Antrim coast to see romantic ruined castles, the basalt columns of the Giant's Causeway or the filming locations for the medieval epic Game of Thrones.
Rapid regeneration and a clutch of new cultural, historical and scientific attractions make Northern Ireland an exciting destination. Our specialists have explored the main sights and the lesser-known ones. They’ll carefully and individually plan your time here to match your preferences.
Places to visit in Northern Ireland
Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting Northern Ireland, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travelers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.
Suggested itineraries featuring Northern Ireland
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Northern Ireland, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Northern Ireland
Places & hotels on the map
Places in and around Northern Ireland
- Belfast Northern Ireland
- Giant’s Causeway Northern Ireland
- Newgrange and the Boyne Valley 75 miles away
- Dublin 100 miles away
- Galway 138 miles away
- Kilkenny 147 miles away
- The Burren 150 miles away
- Connemara 157 miles away
- Limerick 163 miles away
- Inis Mór 163 miles away
- County Wexford 168 miles away
- Waterford 173 miles away
- Cork 210 miles away
- Cobh 210 miles away
- Killarney 217 miles away
- Kinsale 223 miles away
- Kenmare 230 miles away
- Dingle Peninsula 231 miles away
Accommodation choices for Northern Ireland
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Northern Ireland. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
Ideas for experiencing Northern Ireland
Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Northern Ireland, and which use the best local guides.