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‘Scenic gem of the Emerald Isle’

Occupying the northeastern area of an island brimming with superlatives, Northern Ireland is home to many hidden facets of the Emerald Isle. This small province contains a diverse terrain, with a dramatic coastline, rolling fields and the lush Mountains of Mourne. The capital, Belfast, is a lively and vibrant city with ornate Victorian architecture and moving nightlife. Central Derry has one of the finest walled towns in Europe. Both have been overshadowed by the ‘Troubles’, but seem at last to be enjoying a peaceful present.

The Antrim Coast is one of the most scenic shores in Britain, winding past towering cliffs, beaches, picturesque harbours and family resorts. You can hike into the glacier-carved Glens of Antrim or walk along the volcanic columns of the Giant’s Causeway. Inland lies Lough Neagh, the largest lake in the British Isles, and the Fermanagh lakelands, dotted with tiny islands, wooded parks and monastic ruins.

The six counties of Northern Ireland were part of the ancient and powerful kingdom of Ulster. Tales of heroes intertwine with those of St Patrick, who spread Christianity from his base near Downpatrick. The Ulster American Folk Park near Omagh, Old Bushmill’s whiskey distillery, the Belleek pottery, crumbling castle ruins and the stately mansions of the Anglo-Irish aristocracy offer history and culture in a friendly, easy-going country that is a delight to explore.
Useful travel links
Northern Ireland tourist tourism website for Northern Ireland