A view of Giants causeway in Northern Ireland. Jumpstory.

8 Things You Should do While Traveling in Northern Ireland

Magical Northern Ireland is a place of history, tradition and cuisine.

“My point is there’s a hidden Scotland in anyone who speaks the Northern Ireland speech. It’s a terrific complicating factor, not just in Northern Ireland, but Ireland generally”. Seamus Heaney.

Northern Ireland is so magnificent that you could spend a lifetime exploring and roaming across its magical lands. From the enchanting Atlantic Way to Mourn Mountains, you will find endless history waiting to be discovered and rediscovered over and over again.

Belfast

Being the biggest city in Nothern Ireland, Belfast is also the capital of Northern Ireland. With a population of over 340,000, this city offers endless adventure and fun.

The Titanic was built in Belfast.

Once there, you have the opportunity to see the Titanic museum.

If you get hungry, make sure to visit St. Georges Market. This place will feed your soul and belly with different offers of local cuisine.

If you are looking for a hidden Jewel of Belfast, make sure to visit Cavehill Country Park. It will take your breath away with a panoramic view of Belfast.

A Game of Thrones tour

If you are a fan of Game of Thrones, be sure to take the tour and check out the amazing landscape of Northern Ireland.

Popular Winterfell castle, Iron Islands beach, Cave where Melisandre gave birth to the dark spirit are part of the tour.

Tours from Belfast are available with different Tour operators.

A DIY tour is also an option, but make sure to prepare for potential rain because the weather changes fast.

Climb Slieve Binnian, Co. Down

If you are looking for a hiking adventure, here is one. And trust me, it’s the best one you will find in Northern Island.

Slieve Binnian is the third highest peak in NI with an elevation of 747 meters.

Your hike’s start can be from  Newcastle, a small seaside town right on the ocean. Its know for beautiful sand beaches.

As always, be ready to have extra rain gear because the weather will challenge you, as you make your way up the mountain.

After the hike, makes sure to visit local coffee shops in the town center to warm up and plan your next adventure.

The Derry Walls, Derry

If you are a fan of history, Derry will give you plenty of it.

A trip to Derry Walls should be a must-do while staying in Derry. These amazing walls were built in the 17th century, and measure approximately 1.5 km in circumference.

The best way to understand Derry’s history is to walk around the city walls and let your imagination create a perfect chronicle.

Carrickfergus Castle, Co. Antrim

Probably the most famous castle in Northern Ireland is Carrickfergus Castle.

Located outside of Belfast, this castle played an important military role in the 20th century.

Prior to that, it was sieged by Scots, Irish, English, and French and is now used as a tourist attraction to keep the legend alive on Carrickfergus town shores.

Rathlin Island, Co. Antrim

Ever wanted to go off-grid for a couple of days?

If so, this place should be on your bucket list. With a length of only 6 miles and a population of 150 people, this small island is the perfect place to lay low and reflect on your traveling adventures.

From April to June is the puffin season, so make sure to check puffins with other bird species in the re-furbish bird center.

The Old Bushmills Distillery, Co. Antrim

This is the oldest whiskey distillery in the world, and if you visit it, you’ll get a chance to taste some of the best whiskey in the business while on the Distillery tour. The tour is very informative and well structured.

If you really love Whiskey, I suggest you take Premium Tour to taste the finest Whiskey in Ireland.

Traditional Irish pub crawl in Belfast

You don’t visit Northern Ireland without doing pub crawl on the streets of Belfast. It’s a tradition, and the simplest way to meet new people and get known the real culture of Northern Ireland.

The best pubs to visits are; The Points, The Crown Bar, Robinson’s, Madden’s, Kelly’s Cellars, White’s Tavern, McHugh’s, The Harp Bar, The Duke of York, and The Dirty Onion.


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