With the summer holidays on their way , it’s the perfect time to visit somewhere new, try something different and attend one of the many events that is happening in Northern Ireland this year. Rachel Quigg, Destination PR Officer, Tourism Northern Ireland said: “From Titanic Belfast, the world’s leading tourist attraction to award-winning golf courses and renowned international events such as the Irish Open and Women’s Rugby World Cup, Northern Ireland is packed with exciting things to see, do and experience in 2017.” “There are also some great value deals to be had so why not extend the adventure and book a short staycation in Northern Ireland in 2017” added Rachel. Tourism Northern Ireland has put together a list of things for you and the family to do in 2017:
Have a Titanic Experience in Belfast:
Voted the World’s leading Tourist Attraction, Titanic Belfast is a ‘must see’ on any visit to Belfast. The attraction takes you through nine galleries, telling you the story of RSM Titanic, from her conception in the 1900’s, through her construction, launch, to her tragic maiden voyage and end.
Travel along the Causeway Coast:
The Causeway Coastal Route is considered one of the most beautiful road journeys in the world. From the Giant’s Causeway to Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and hidden gems such as Dunseverick Harbour and Roe Valley Country Park, the Causeway Coastal Route will truly take your breath away.
Step back in time:
Discover the rich heritage and history of Northern Ireland at one of our award-winning museums, monument and heritage sites scattered across the Provence.
Catch an international Sporting Event:
Cheer for the home team this summer at the Women’s Rugby World Cup and UEFA European Women’s Under-19 Championships at the finals of both events taking place in Belfast. Alternatively, get on your bike and take on some of the most historic and iconic climbs, with the Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia Northern Ireland 2017.
Whet your appetite on a Tasty Tour:
The NI Year of Food and Drink may be over, but Northern Ireland’s food and drink scene is ever-growing. Tantalise your taste buds on a food and drink experience including Belfast Food Tour, Lough Erne Food Tours and Causeway Foodie Tours and more!
Explore the Maiden City of Derry-Londonderry:
A city of cultural delights, historical significance and artistic flair, Derry-Londonderry is teeming with award-winning attractions, lively pubs and fine dining restaurants to enjoy.
Explore Game of Thrones Terrority:
Immerse yourself in the world of Westeros on a Game of Thrones inspired experience. Visit the locations of Winterfell Castle, the Kingsroad and the Iron Islands or enjoy a themed afternoon tea or medieval banquet.
Discover the magical world of Narnia:
Discover the sights that inspired the world’s renowned C.S. Lewis’ ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ book series, from Dunluce Castle to the Mountains of Mourne and everywhere in between. Don’t forget to check out the recently opened C.S. Lewis Square in Belfast where you can get ip and close with some of the series’ favourite characters.
Trust your way around Northern Ireland:
From intriguing, former stately homes like Mount Stewart and the Argory to dramatic coastal attractions like Carrick-a-Rede and the world famous Giant’s Causeway – the National Trust looks after many wonderful historic properties and scenic places in Northern Ireland.
Relax on a Lakeside Retreat:
With stunning scenery and lakeside luxury, discover Fermanagh’s breathtakingly natural landscape and a treasure trove of hidden gems on a relaxing lakeside retreat. For something extra special, hop on a cruiser and enjoy the romance of a sunset cruise.