Northern Ireland Travel Guide


Photo of Northern Ireland Photo: Belfast Visitor and Convention Bureau

Plan Your Northern Ireland Vacation

Never in its history has Northern Ireland enjoyed such peace, stability, and investment, all of which is making it the envy of Europe. Once a region torn apart by civil strife and sectarian violence, today it has changed beyond recognition. A dizzying rate of regeneration has led to the glossy rebirth of its two major cities, Belfast and Derry, bursting with confidence and contemporary cool. A creative and cultural renaissance has brought an astonishing surge of interest from many parts of the world, and new super-luxury hotels, trendy bars, and chic restaurants have created a huge number of opportunities for holidaymakers.


Northern Ireland Hotels

Major hotel chains based in both the Republic and abroad have invested in Northern Ireland's cities. In Belfast's... read more


Northern Ireland Restaurants

Belfast has experienced an influx of au courant and internationally influenced restaurants, bistros, wine bars, and—as in... read more

Things To Do

Things To Do in Northern Ireland

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.


Northern Ireland Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Belfast, Gateway City: As the locals put it, "Despite what you've probably heard, Belfast is not what you expect"—so get ready to... Read more

  • All About Irish Whiskeys

    Located on the Antrim coast, the small town of Bushmills lays claim to the world's oldest distillery. Today, its name is synonymous with... Read more

  • Beautiful Belleek Porcelain

    The origins of Belleek china are every bit as romantic as the Belleek blessing plates traditionally given to brides and grooms on their... Read more

  • Tracing your Irish Heritage

    A staggering 3 million documents are stored in the archives of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) with 900,000... Read more

  • Belfast's Wall Murals

    In Northern Ireland they say the Protestants make the money and the Catholics make the art, and as with all clichés, there is some... Read more


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