Northern Ireland Travel Guide

The country of Ireland is divided into 32 counties, 26 of which are an independent republic, the remaining six of which are part of the UK and are known as Northern Ireland. The differences between the two are quite noticeable, with Northern Ireland’s street signs expressed in miles, a distinctly different accent, the roads are nicely maintains and of course the currency is pounds sterling. Renowned for its spectacular scenery and landscapes, Northern Ireland is home to a number of attractions including the ancient Victorian architecture of Belfast, the impressive Derry city walls and the winding natural beauty of the Causeway Coast.


Accommodation

Northern Ireland is home to a great selection of accommodation options offering a diverse range of experiences for travellers. Appealing to all tastes and budgets, accommodation options range from basic motels and bed and breakfasts to standard hotels, luxury accommodation and even self-catering options. With accommodation located in the capital city Belfast, as well as further out in some of the smaller towns, there’s something for everyone. No matter where you wish to visit or how you wish to experience Northern Ireland, there are a comfortable range of affordable accommodation options to suit everyone. Book cheap Northern Ireland Accommodation


Attractions

Northern Ireland is home to a wide range of attractions, from monasteries, castles and monuments to museums, gardens and even beaches. The popular destination of Belfast offers a fantastic foodie scene as well as plenty of nightlife while Derry is best known for its trendy, artsy vibe. The Causeway Coast is a stunning tourist drive and is home to one of Northern Ireland’s most popular attractions, the namesake of this coastal route, Giant’s Causeway, a geological anomaly that is well worth the trip. The War Memorial in Belfast is a great way to take in the unstable yet significant history of the region while other museums, visitor centres and breweries are a great way to soak up the local culture. Read more about Attractions in Northern Ireland


Northern Ireland Facts

Northern Ireland is the smallest country in the United Kingdom. Northern Ireland’s signature dish is known as the ‘Ulster Fry’ and traditionally includes egg, bacon, sausage, soda bread, potato bread, fried tomato, baked beans, mushrooms and occasionally pudding. Chinese is the most widely spoken minority language in Northern Ireland. The Titanic was built and launched from Belfast. Writer C.S Lewis, renowned as the author of The Chronicles of Narnia, was born in Northern Ireland. Information for Getting Around Northern Ireland