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So close. So effortless. So much to see and do. That's Northern Ireland for you. If you haven't visited then you're missing out on the charm and the zest - compact and accessible, Northern Ireland's roads bring back the joy of touring and even when you're in the heart of the country, you're never too far from the sea.
Northern Ireland has some of the finest castles around. The earliest are from Norman times, but fortified homes continued to be built well into the 17th century - much of Derry City dates from this era, including its encircling walls. Centuries of war, siege and expansion, have left a well-preserved legacy which is still there to be explored!
For culture vultures, Northern Ireland has a great selection of art galleries and museums, plus a full calendar of special exhibitions and festivals.
The Naughton Gallery at Queen's is not to be missed for its beautiful venerable buildings and modern collections. Armagh County Museum in Ireland's ecclesiastical capital also merits a visit for its historic and current collections, and the Ormeau Baths Gallery is the foremost exhibition space for contemporary art practice in Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland is renowned for its friendly people and natural beauty. It’s activities and attractions bring together these qualities in a great package of things to do throughout the region. You can cruise in style in the Fermanagh Lakelands, follow the high roads through the Mournes, visit the birth-place of the Titanic or cycle casually around the Causeway Coast.
With live venues everywhere offering: jazz, traditional, rock, urban and more. Or check out the club life, so many new dance destinations, even dedicated clubbers can hardly keep up. With the Odyssey Arena, concert fans can now see big name acts in Belfast. And there's rock, jazz, blues and traditional festivals year-round. Classical followers are well entertained too, with a full line-up of Ulster Orchestra concerts and visiting artists from throughout the world.
You choose the place. You set the pace. If you relish a challenge and have a taste for adventure, or just like fresh air and fantastic scenery, Northern Ireland has all the right ingredients. Whether you like to do your own thing or prefer organised pursuits, the diversity and quality of facilities is superb.
Northern Ireland is undoubtedly one of the finest angling destinations in Europe. Whether you're into coarse, game or sea fishing - they have it all!
Walkers can explore some of Northern Ireland's most beautiful places, from mountain treks to seaside trails.
It’s no surprise that Northern Ireland’s golf history extends well over a century, when Royal Belfast became the first golf club on this island in 1881.
The passion quickly caught on and continues today. Northern Ireland has dozens of courses created in the late 1800s and early 1900s, many designed by some of the leading and most innovative course architects of the day, such as Harry Colt, Tom Norris and Alister McKenzie (designer of the Augusta National Golf Club).
history doesn’t come any bigger than in Belfast , the birthplace of the Titanic and many other vessels. Begin your own voyage of discovery at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum near Holywood, to see the Titanic Exhibition. On the way there from Belfast, you will pass the Harland & Wolff Shipyard where her keel was laid in 1909. Belfast Lough was where her sea-trials were conducted.
Find everything you're looking for from chemists and opticians to designer fashion, chocolatiers and jewellers.
Victoria Square, Belfast's newest and on of the most exciting shopping retreat, has brought a bunch of firsts to the country including All Saints, Hollister, Apple, House of Fraser, Cruise and Build-a-Bear! These two covered multi level streets all link to the massive glass dome!
Have a great night out in Northern Ireland’s many Bars and Clubs.
There are many pubs, wine bars, lounges and nightclubs to dance away the night in. Kick the night off by sipping cocktails in trendy urban bars such as Irene and Nan's, The Apartment, the Pothouse or the Cloth Ear – and remember to check out happy hour! You could also savour a well poured pint of Guinness in one of the many traditional and historical bars like the John Hewitt or Crown Liquor Saloon. For clubbers who want to party the night away you have a wide choice of venues to explore. All the big name DJs play to huge crowds at clubs such as Lush in Portrush. Hit the capital city and visit Shine, Thompsons, Rain or Box Nightclub and meet fellow clubbers..
You can pack so much more into your Isle of Man Steam Packet Getaway!