Northern Ireland is a relatively young country when compared to other places on earth; it was only established in 1921 after all! But despite its youth, the country has grown into a very popular and active tourist destination. People from all around the world visit Northern Ireland every year and for good reason, too!
There’s plenty of amazing things to see and do in Northern Ireland and a variety of great towns and cities to visit. If you’re travelling from the UK, getting there will usually be quick and easy but don’t worry if you’re travelling from further away because there are plenty of flights to and from Northern Ireland to ensure you don’t miss out!
So why should you travel to Northern Ireland? Well, let’s take a look and find out what amazing things there are to do and see, shall we?
The historic Giant’s Causeway is found on the coast of Northern Ireland in the County of Antrim. The result of an ancient volcanic eruption, the Giant’s Causeway is made up of over 40,000 basalt columns – all completely natural in occurrence. Some columns stretch up to 12 meters in height and there’s a visitors centre onsite as well so you can learn more about this natural wonder.
The Giant’s Causeway is an amazing place to visit and it will literally feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Millions of people travel to Northern Ireland solely to see the Giant’s Causeway because there really is nowhere else on Earth like it!
If you really want to get the full visitors experience, then I would suggest professional Giant’s Causeway tours are ideal. They make interesting and educational events for people of all ages. Plus, you get to say that you’ve officially taken a tour around a place that is both a World Heritage Site and a natural nature reserve.
Get Your Hiking Boots On!
Northern Ireland offers some stunning natural scenery and there’s no better way to see it than by taking a hike. Northern Ireland features a wide variety of mountain ranges and you’ll be sure to find one (if not more) that will suit hikers of any experience.
The Sperrin Mountains in County Tyrone is the perfect spot for beginners and features an abundance of wild moorland. But if you want something a bit more advanced than the Mourne Mountains in County Down is perfect for you.
With rugged terrain and incredibly high peaks, this is the perfect hike for thrill seekers. Now don’t worry if you still want to experience the wondrous Northern Irish nature but don’t fancy a hike, then you’re in luck because there’s a number of guided tours around many of these spots as well.
Northern Ireland is a wondrous country with many amazing towns and cities but one place that you just have to visit is the capital city of Belfast if you’re looking for some evening entertainment. Belfast offers an amazing range of attractions and landmarks making it a rising star in the UK’s most popular cities.
If you’re a fan of music then a visit to the Limelight Complex is a must, you can also immerse yourself in Northern Ireland’s beautiful scenery by visiting Belfast’s Davagh Forest. There’s also a variety of museums and galleries and don’t worry if you want to enjoy some shopping because Belfast has some spectacular shopping centres.
There’s also plenty of restaurants and cafes and if you want to sample the Irish nightlife you’ll find a great array of bars and clubs. Northern Ireland has got something for everyone from stunning shops to terrific tours and much more. So, start making travel plans now!