The diverse attractions of the nation range from ancient castles and glorious natural wonders to modern entertainment venues... Read more
Visit Northern Ireland and be wowed, whatever you're into. Focus on just one of the ancient counties - Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry and Tyrone - or take a trip around all of Northern Ireland's best bits.
Top five attractions
You'll need more than a couple of days to see the sights in this attractive city. Those not to be missed include Titanic Belfast, the castle, the zoo, and St Anne's Cathedral, plus shopping and tasting the city's mix of timeless and cutting-edge cuisine.
Journey to Antrim to see Northern Ireland's premier tourist attraction. The result of a volcanic eruption some 60 million years ago, the hexagonal columns of basalt draw millions of visitors, many of whom prefer to believe the more romantic notion that the stones were formed by mighty giant Finn McCool.
Said to have inspired CS Lewis to create the mythical land of Narnia, the peak of Slieve Donard stands tall in this mountainous setting. The Ring of Gullion also attracts tourists.
2013's UK City of Culture, Derry, also known as Londonderry, features a walled historic centre plus plenty of centuries-old architectural riches. It's also got a lively and modern feeling and it's a pleasure to simply drink in the city's atmosphere for a few days and nights.
The arresting sight of this castle in Antrim, which can be found just a few miles north of Belfast, must have dissuaded many a marauder. Families can explore the castle's past and have a go at activities such as archery.