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City Hall, Belfast
Harland & Wolff Shipyard, Titanic Quarter
St Anne's Cathedral, Belfast
Cavehill, Belfast
SS Nomadic, Belfast
Carrickfergus Castle, County Antrim
Bangor Maritime Festival, County Down
Hillsborough Oyster Festival, County Down

Belfast City & Greater Belfast

Birthplace of Titanic and gateway to Northern Ireland, Belfast was voted one of the world’s top destinations for 2012.

Belfast and its outlying metropolitan areas of Carrickfergus, Castlereagh, Lisburn, Newtownabbey and North Down has plenty of variety for visitors wishing to expand their visit, encounter the beautiful coastal landscapes or discover more about Northern Ireland’s industrial heritage.

 

Stormont Parliament Buildings

Parliament Buildings, Stormont

Belfast

Parliament Buildings is home to the Northern Ireland Assembly, the legislative body for Northern Ireland established under the Belfast Agreement 1998 (Good Friday Agreement).

'The Belfast Barge' MV Confiance

The Belfast Barge

Belfast

Belfast’s first floating visitor attraction, moored on the River Lagan, just minutes from the city centre, houses a vibrant interactive museum on Belfast's proud maritime history.

Down Royal Racecourse

Down Royal Racecourse

Lisburn

The Down Royal Corporation of Horsebreeders was created in 1685 by Royal Charter from King James II, the objective being the encouragement of horse breeding in the County of Down.

The Oh Yeah Music Centre

The Oh Yeah Music Centre

Belfast

Oh Yeah Music Centre is a converted warehouse in the heart of Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter. In a short space of time it has become a focus for music making and music enterprise in Northern Ireland.

Crumlin Road Gaol

Crumlin Road Gaol

Belfast

On the 31st March 1996 Crumlin Road Gaol slammed shut its doors for what many thought would be the final time, but, on the 19th November 2012 the chains fell off and HMP Belfast was reborn as a major visitor attraction.

W5 whowhatwherewhenwhy

W5 whowhatwherewhenwhy

Belfast

With nearly 250 interactive exhibits in 4 exhibition areas, W5 offers a unique experience as well as fantastic fun for visitors of all ages.

Belfast City Bike Tours

Belfast City Bike Tours

Belfast

Belfast City Bike Tours offer fun, eco-friendly tours of Belfast City with local guides to show you the sites, some of which are only reachable by bike. We offer 3 tours: City Orientation Tour, Hilden Bike “N” Brew Tour and Titanic Bike “N” Boat.

Hilden Brewery & Tap Room Restaurant

Hilden Brewery & Tap Room Restaurant

Lisburn

Discover the magic of brewing by visiting Ireland's oldest independent brewery, in the 19th century courtyard of Hilden House, near Lisburn. Enjoy the best of award winning cuisine prepared using the finest local ingredients.

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Andrew Jackson Cottage and US Rangers Centre

Co Antrim

Located less than a mile from the Town Centre, off the Larne Road, the Andrew Jackson Cottage is a traditional thatched Ulster –Scots farmhouse built in 1750s.

Aunt Sandra's Candy Factory - Candy making

Aunt Sandra's Candy Factory

Belfast

A visit to the shop is like taking a trip back in time where visitors can look in on the whole production process and see how hand made chocolates and hand made fudge are made, most of which can be sampled as it's produced.

Belfast Zoo

Belfast Zoo

Co Antrim

'Winner' of Best Visitor Experience, NITA Awards 2013. Belfast Zoo is situated on a breath-taking 55 acre hilly site with panoramic views over Belfast Lough. The zoo acts as a safe haven for more than 160 species of rare and endangered animals.

Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

Co Down

Hillsborough Castle is one of the most beautiful, and interesting historic properties in Northern Ireland. Hillsborough is the official residence of the Royal Family when they are in Northern Ireland.

Streamvale Open Farm

Streamvale Open Farm

Belfast

The real farm experience for every visitor - you can see the dairy production as well as take a nature walk with views of Belfast, feed and cuddle baby animals, join in all the farm fun and enjoy the delicious home made ice cream.

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Crawfordsburn Country Park

Co Down

With two excellent beaches, spectacular scenery and views across Belfast Lough, tranquil walks through peaceful meadows and wooded glens and a stunning waterfall, Crawfordsburn Country Park provides a relaxing natural retreat.

T13 Urban Sports Academy & Shared Cultural Space

T13 Urban Sports Academy & Shared Cultural Space

Belfast

The T13 Urban Sports Academy & Shared Cultural Space is located in the heart of the Titanic Quarter, opposite Titanic Belfast.

Belfast Castle Gardens

Belfast Castle Estate

Belfast

Belfast Castle estate is situated on the lower slopes of Cave Hill Country Park in North Belfast. It contains both parkland and mature mixed woodland and offers superb views of the city from a variety of vantage points.

Saint Anne's Cathedral

Belfast Cathedral - The Cathedral Church of St. Anne

Belfast

St Anne's Cathedral was consecrated in 1904. It contains mosaics by Sir Charles Nicholson and sculptures by Rosamund Praegar and Maurice Harding. The Spire was added in 2006. A modest entry charge applies though Cathedral is free for private prayer.

Queens University

Queen's University Belfast

Belfast

The fine façade of the Main Building, designed by Charles Lanyon, conceals a quiet, restful quadrangle. This was the original Queen's College: the University has expanded throughout the immediate area, including all the houses on University Square.

SS Nomadic, courtesy of Nomadic Charitable Trust

SS Nomadic

Belfast

Built in 1911, Nomadic provides the story of Titanic's little sister, the only tangible surviving link with the world's most famous ship and the last White Star Line vessel in the world.

Mossley Mill Museum Spinning Frame

Museum at The Mill

Co Antrim

Museum at The Mill invites visitors of all ages to explore the history and heritage of Mossley Mill, a flax spinning mill in County Antrim which dates back to the early 1800s.

Titanic Belfast

Titanic Belfast

Belfast

Titanic Belfast is a 'must see' visit in any tour of Belfast, and is now Northern Ireland's top visitor attraction.

Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich

Culturlann McAdam Ó Fiaich

Belfast

Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich is an arts and cultural centre with a strong focus on Irish language and culture.  The centre offers, through its arts programme, theatre, music, visual arts, poetry, literary events,  workshops and classes catering  ...

Titanic Dock and Pump House Tour

Titanic’s Dock & Pump-House

Belfast

As the last place Titanic rested on dry land, the dock is Titanic’s physical ‘footprint’ in history. Learn about Belfast’s incredible maritime heritage and shipbuilding legacy and peer into the vast dock where Titanic was fitted out.

North Down Museum

North Down Museum

Co Down

Visit North Down Museum to explore the fascinating saga of the North Down area from the Bronze Age to the present day. The Museum takes you on a journey through Early Christian heritage and the Vikings to Scottish Settlers and the Victorians.

Belfast City Hall - night time illumination

Belfast City Hall

Belfast

Completed in 1906, Belfast City Hall is a magnificent Edwardian 'wedding cake' built to reflect Belfast's city status, granted by Queen Victoria in 1888. The grounds are also used for many events from continental markets to open air concerts.

Carrickfergus Walking Tours

Carrickfergus Walking Tours

Co Antrim

Carrickfergus was the capital of Ulster and has an amazing history. The castle is over 800 years old. Monarchs from King John to Queen Elizabeth 11 have visited the town. Coins were minted here. There are salt mines. Deane Jonathan Swift lived here.

Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

Ulster Folk & Transport Museum

Co Down

Step back in time and uncover a way of life from 100 years ago. Explore thatched cottages, farms, schools and shops as you wander through the beautiful parkland of the Folk Museum and step aboard majestic steam locomotives in the Transport Museum.

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Carrickfergus Museum

Co Antrim

Local museum interpreting the long and distinguished history of the town and surrounding area, with artefacts of treasure excavated in Carrickfergus. There are multi-media and audio-visual presentations.

Greypoint Fort

Grey Point Fort

Co Down

Grey Point Fort is a key part of Belfast's maritime heritage. At no cost, visitors can get a unique feel for living history, marvel at the huge guns and savour the excellent military and radio collection in the museum. Expert guides add great value.

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Lagan Valley Regional Park

Belfast

Lagan Valley Regional Park is recognised as Northern Ireland's only Regional Park. It covers an area of 4,200 acres and extends 11 miles along both sides of the River Lagan between Stranmillis, Belfast to Union Locks, Lisburn.

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Cockle Row Cottages

Co Down

Cockle Row cottages are perfect for the whole family to visit. Free weekend entertainment for all including craft fairs, children's crafts, live music and local craft demonstrations.

Pattersons Spade Mill

Patterson's Spade Mill

Co Antrim

Listen to the hammers, smell the grit, feel the heat and witness the thrill of the only surviving water-driven spade mill in Ireland.

Divis Coffee Barn

Divis Coffee Barn

Belfast

Divis Coffee Barn is a new coffee shop serving delicious home-baked food and Bewley's signature coffees and teas. Visitors can access the user-friendly trails or simply enjoy the scenery and unequalled views from the comfort of the Coffee Barn.

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Harland & Wolff Cranes - Samson and Goliath

Belfast

1960's The famous cranes are the centre of the shipbuilding company Harland and Wolff. Each has a capacity of 840 tonnes and London Bridge would look minute beside them. Harland and Wolff once employed up to tens of thousands of people.

Carrickfergus Castle

Carrickfergus Castle

Co Antrim

For more than 800 years, Carrickfergus Castle has been an imposing monument on the Northern Ireland landscape whether approached by land, sea or air. The castle now houses historical displays as well as cannons from the 17th to the 19th centuries.

Sinclair Seamens' Presybyterian Church

Sinclair Seamen's Presbyterian Church

Belfast

Built in 1856 at a cost of £4,500 in memory of Mr John Sinclair.

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Crown Liquor Saloon

Belfast

A great place for thirst-quenching in historical surroundings. This splendid gin palace, built in 1826, is one of the best-known landmarks in the city and one of the National Trust's greatest treasures.

CS Lewis Tours

CS LewisTour

Belfast

Follow the trail of Belfast born C S Lewis, famous author of the Chronicles of Narnia. Visit his birthplace, school and the places that inspired some of his most famous work. You'll also stop by 'The Searcher' sculpture.

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Ulster Museum

Belfast

Come face to face with dinosaurs, meet an Ancient Egyptian Mummy and see modern masterpieces. As Northern Ireland’s treasure house of the past and present, the Ulster Museum is home to a rich collection of art, history and natural sciences.

USA Rangers Centre

US Rangers Centre

Co Antrim

Located in the grounds of the Andrew Jackson Cottage this exhibition is dedicated to the U.S. Rangers. The first battalions of this elite force were volunteers from American army Units based in Northern Ireland.during World War 2.

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