Northern Ireland Travel Guide

Browse 88 travel reviews, 103 travel blogs and 5,099 travel photos from real travelers to Northern Ireland.

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Founded after the partition of Ireland (1921) as a statelet with its own local parliament subject to the 'mother' parliament in Westminster and as an integral part of the United Kingdom (of Great Britian and Northern Ireland). The area comprises of 6 of the 9 counties of the Irish province of Ulster (Antrim, Armagh, Derry, Down, Fermanagh and Tyrone the other 3 'southern' Irish ones being Donegal, Monaghan and Cavan). The area became known (wrongly) colloqually as Ulster and had its own parliament until this was dissolved during the height of the 'Troubles' and replaced by direct rule from London in 1972.
A scenic and very welcoming place, it is only emerging as a maintstream tourism spot as the peace process develops and the new Northern Ireland Assembly takes on the effective government of the territory.
The end of the civil conflict has brought north and south very close admniistratively with no permanent border security presence, it is possible to travel freely over the land border without papers. Home to the Giant's Causeway world heritage site and many fine museums, galleries and other attractions those visiting the island of Ireland are increasingly including a trip to the 'North'. Check it out!

Belfast #1 most popular location
Harboring a dodgy local reputation both in the rest of the UK and in the Republic of Ireland, Belfast was in the news daily for years, finding itself at the heart of the Northern Irish ‘tro…
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Derry #2 most popular location
Derry (also referred to as Londonderry or Derry 'stroke' Londonderry or even as Stroke City) straddles the river Foyle in the far northwest corner of Northern Ireland. When the island was par…
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Portrush #3 most popular location
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Bushmills #4 most popular location
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Bangor #5 most popular location
Bangor today has a population of well over 55,000 and has become a seaside dormitory town for Belfast, 12 miles to the west along Belfast Lough. The town has a long and cultured history, bein…
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Portstewart #6 most popular location
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Enniskillen #7 most popular location
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Ballycastle #8 most popular location
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Antrim #9 most popular location
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Holywood #10 most popular location
A place of antiquity and history, the Holy Wood referring to the Priory and funeral mound. Tthe Ardmacnissa or "Sanctus Boscus" was once known as a large religious settlement. An ancient chur…
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Londonderry #11 most popular location
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Crumlin #12 most popular location
Crumlin is a little village in co.antrim, the name crumlin comes from the irish word crinlin which means the crooked glen! the glen refers to crumlin river which runs through it!
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Carrickfergus #13 most popular location
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Larne #14 most popular location
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Ballintoy #15 most popular location
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Ballymena #16 most popular location
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Cushendall #17 most popular location
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Downpatrick #18 most popular location
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Ballygally #19 most popular location
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Newtownards #20 most popular location
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Outer Hebrides #21 most popular location
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Ballynahinch #22 most popular location
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Tresco #23 most popular location
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Pendeen #24 most popular location
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Castlerock #25 most popular location
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Saint Just #26 most popular location
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Beaghmore #27 most popular location
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Straid #28 most popular location
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Gortin #29 most popular location
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Creggan #30 most popular location
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Castlewellan #31 most popular location
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Dundrum #32 most popular location
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Hugh Town #33 most popular location
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Saint Ives #34 most popular location
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St Mary's, Isles of Scilly #35 most popular location
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Killadeas #36 most popular location
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Derrykeighan #37 most popular location
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Stranocum #38 most popular location
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Beleek #39 most popular location
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Balmoral #40 most popular location
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Portreath #41 most popular location
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Ballymagorry #42 most popular location
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