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Northern Ireland

Expert travel guides & holiday advice

Northern Ireland is known for its convivial cities, coastal adventures, expansive lakes and countryside. It is also home to one of the most striking Unesco World Heritage sites in Europe. To help you plan your next trip, our travel experts have compiled guides to their favourite hotels, restaurants and things to do in Northern Ireland.

<p>Giant’s Causeway at sunset</p>

The ultimate Northern Ireland travel guide

With convivial cities, rugged coastal adventures and countryside that’s the stuff of cult TV shows, this petite nation is criminally underrated


The city’s characterful quarters are packed with vibrant food and nightlife. Thanks to the excellent tours and Titanic heritage, the Northern Irish capital makes for a lively weekend. Fans of Game of Thrones will be able to visit numerous filming locations. The Independent’s travel experts have reviewed the best hotels, restaurants and activities so that all types of travellers can make the most of Belfast.

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