With the end to recent hostilities, Northern Ireland is fast become an important tourist destination with lots on offer...
Because there's so much to see and do in Northern Ireland car hire is usually the best method of getting around.
In terms of flights to this area, there are several airports available, including Londonderry Airport (LDY), Belfast International Airport (BFS) and Belfast City Airport.
A visit to Belfast would not be complete without exploring the Titanic Quarter, where the famous ship was built. The Belfast Museum also has an exhibition to honour the 100-year anniversary of the ship's voyage. Afterwards, you can take a walk along the scenic Belfast Docks and take in the stunning views. The city also offers markets and great shopping as well as museums and the Peace Walls. No visit is complete without a trip to the Crumlin Road gaol.
The city of Omagh draws in many tourists. One of the main attractions is the Ulster American Folk Park, which has exhibits about the Irish people who immigrated to the USA during the 18th and 19th centuries.
For shopaholics, visits to Enniskillen and Newtownabbey are a must. With plenty of high-street shops and independent boutiques, as well as Newtownabbey's famous Speciality Market, you won't be short of choice.
Derry was the European Capital of Culture during 2013 and home to the annual Turner Prize art competition.
Heading out of the Belfast area the scenery is stunning, with lakes, mountains and rugged coastline to explore by car...
Scenic areas which simply must be seen include the beautiful ocean views from Coleraines marina and the Giant's Causeway in Antrim. You can use car hire in Northern Ireland to take a trip to the Sperrin or the Mourne Mountains, both of which offer spectacular views, picnic areas and well-worn trails. For water lovers, a cruise along the Fermanagh Lakelands will be perfect.
Those interested in historical buildings will love Northern Ireland. From St. Comgalls Abbey in Bangor to Lisburn's Castle and Derry's Guildhall, there are plenty of fascinating buildings to visit. Don't forget about Carrickfergus Castle or the Parliament buildings of Stormont in Belfast either.