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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.

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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

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    Places in and around Northern Ireland

    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.

    • Finn Lough Resort

      Finn Lough Resort

      First Class

      Finn Lough Resort is a nature-inspired retreat with varied sleeping options including lodges, cottages, and unique bubble domes, located on a peninsula surrounded by woodlands and a lake.

    • Bishop's Gate hotel

      Bishop's Gate Hotel

      First Class

      A notable landmark in the heart of Derry/Londonderry that has hosted many prominent figures over the years, Bishop’s Gate Hotel offers an elegant and pleasant stay. A top choice for the location, characterful touches and overall historic charm.

    • Beech Hill Country House

      Beech Hill Country House

      First Class

      Situated on well-kept grounds just a short drive from the heart of Derry/Londonderry, Beech Hill Country House is a historic and charming property. In addition to its scenic landscape including a walled garden and woodlands, the property has extensive connections to WWII.

    • Culloden Estate & Spa, Belfast

      Culloden Estate & Spa

      Deluxe

      Housed in a country manor house with views across Belfast Lough, Culloden Estate and Spa balances history and heritage with contemporary style to provide guests with comprehensive comfort and luxury.

    • The Fitzwilliam Hotel, Dublin

      The Fitzwilliam

      First Class

      Elegant and sophisticated, The Fitzwilliam Hotel offers stylish, Art Deco themed guest rooms, an intimate restaurant and a lively bar all accompanied by warm, friendly service.

    • The Merchant Hotel, Belfast

      The Merchant Hotel

      Deluxe

      An exceptional property, known for its lavish interiors and warm service, The Merchant Hotel is situated on the edge of the vibrant Cathedral Quarter within one of Belfast’s grandest and most historic buildings.

    • Ten Square Hotel, Belfast

      Ten Square Hotel

      Medium

      With stylish guest rooms and an ideal location, the boutique Ten Square Hotel is a great value Belfast option that is also home to an intimate restaurant and a casual bar which offers traditional pub food and live entertainment.

    • Europa Belfast, Belfast

      Europa Hotel

      First Class

      Though famous for a particularly rough history during the Troubles, the Europa Hotel has maintained its status as one of the most sought-after hotels in Belfast for the global elite.