Belfast and Northern Ireland

Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland
Giant's Causeway, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland - Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry & Tyrone

Explore the counties of Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry and Tyrone. Visit ancient castles, historic sites, and national museums. Belfast and Londonderry City are two of Northern Ireland’s most popular locales. Discover what makes Northern Ireland such a scenic and fun destination, especially for outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy walking, cycling, hiking, golfing, rock-climbing and water sports.

Map of Ireland Counties, Ireland
Northern Ireland - featured in dark orange on the map above

Giant’s Causeway – Top Attraction

Giant’s Causeway is Northern Ireland’s most popular must-see tourist attractions. The rare and magnificent rock formation, a World Heritage Site, draws over half a million tourists each year. Some have called the famous giant stone columns the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” The Causeway Coastal Route is one of the world’s most spectacular drives. Take this 120-mile route to see this spectacular natural wonder. Giant’s Causeway is located in County Antrim, about 75 miles northwest of Belfast in Northern Ireland.

Book a fun Day Trip from Belfast to Giant’s Causeway and walk across the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. It spans over 60 feet and is 98 feet above the rocks below.

Giant’s Causeway Sightseeing Tours & Day Trips

Belfast - Botanical Gardens and Giant's Causeway © Tourism Ireland
Belfast – Botanic Gardens and Giant’s Causeway © Tourism Ireland

Belfast and Fun Attractions

Belfast, the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland, is located in County Antrim. It’s one of the country’s most popular destinations. The city is very easy to get around; it’s split into quarters: The Titanic Quarter (the Titanic was built here), The Cathedral Quarter, Queen’s Quarter and The Gaeltacht Quarter. Belfast attractions include:

  • Albert Memorial Clock Tower
  • Belfast Botanic Gardens & Palm House
  • Belfast Castle – one of the city’s most famous landmarks
  • Belfast Festival at Queen’s
  • Belfast Grand Opera House
  • Belfast St. Anne’s Cathedral
  • Belfast St. Anne’s Cathedral
  • Crown Liquor Saloon
  • Queen’s University Belfast
  • Ulster Museum
  • Titanic Belfast – see interactive exhibits, artifacts, videos and all things Titanic.

Fun Northern Ireland Attractions

Northern Ireland attractions and fun things to do include:

  • Antrim Coast Road – drive the 25-mile scenic route along the coast.
  • Belfast Castle – one of the city’s most famous landmarks.
  • Belfast Botanical Gardens
  • Belleek Pottery – home to world-famous Belleek Fine China, one of Ireland’s top attractions.
  • Carrickfergus Castle
  • Castle Coole
  • Causeway Coastal Route – one of the world’s best scenic drives.
  • Devenish Island
  • Down Cathedral
  • Fermanagh Lakes
  • Giant’s Causeway – Northern Ireland’s top tourist attraction.
  • Glens of Antrim
  • Londonderry City Walls and The Tower Museum
  • Mount Stewart House & Gardens
  • National Museums Northern Ireland
  • Sperrin Mountains
  • The Shannon-Erne Waterway and Waterways of Ireland
  • Ulster Museum
  • Whitepark Bay

Book Belfast and Northern Ireland Sightseeing Tours & Day Trips

Explore historic Belfast on an open-top Hop-On-Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus. It’s a great way to see all the city sights at your own pace. Visit Titanic Belfast, the world’s largest Titanic exhibition. Take a Guided Day Tour to Giant’s Causeway from Belfast. See other popular attractions, including the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and Dunluce Castle. Explore the history of Northern Ireland on a fun Walking Tour of Derry/Londonderry.

Belfast Sightseeing Tours & Day Trips

Giant’s Causeway Sightseeing Tours & Day Trips

Londonderry Sightseeing Tours & Day Trips

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The Best Time To Visit Belfast and Northern Ireland

Temperatures in Ireland are moderate year-round. April-October is the best time to visit Belfast and Northern Ireland. Peak tourist season is June through August, so expect more crowds. Be prepared for rain year-round, so be sure to pack an umbrella and a light windbreaker jacket, whenever you’re planning to visit.