Introduction

From epic landscapes to hip hotels and doomed ships to fine food, Belfast & the Causeway Coast has plenty to attract visitors. Belfast, a city once defined by the Troubles, has a new and compelling energy. Old shipyards are giving way to gleaming new developments, while Victorian architecture and Titanic Belfast ensure history is never far from the surface. To the northwest is the Causeway Coast, a stretch of rugged black basalt and white chalk packed with grandeur and myth. Here, you can devour fine seafood and craft beer, scout out Game of Thrones locations and trace the footprints of giants.

Highlights

  • Titanic Belfast Learning about the world's most famous ocean liner.
  • Ballycastle Sampling fresh Atlantic seafood and washing it down with craft beers produced by local brewers.
  • Ulster Museum Discovering prehistoric treasures, an ancient Egyptian mummy and sunken Armada gold.
  • Giant's Causeway Hiking the geologically astounding Causeway Coast to the otherworldly collection of hexagonal rocks.
  • Crown Liquor Saloon Sipping a Guinness in Belfast's most beautiful Victorian pub.
  • Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge Wobbling across the narrow, swaying bridge.
  • St George's Market Sampling the wares of some of Northern Ireland's top food producers at the Saturday food and craft market.
  • Gobbins Crawling through caves and crossing tubular bridges on a dramatic cliff walk.