Northern Ireland is an epic destination for a road trip. It’s small, beautiful and packed with things to do. Here’s everything you need to know.

Belfast to Giant's Causeway Coast

Discover the world-famous Causeway Coast with stunning scenery and ancient sights. County Antrim’s Causeway Coastal Route runs north from Larne to the Nine Glens of Antrim.

Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort
Hotels

Galgorm Resort

55.7 KM

Northern Ireland's premier luxury hotel and spa, situated only 30 minutes from Belfast.

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Giant's Causeway
Attractions

Giant's Causeway

96.17 KM

A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Giant's Causeway is a magnificent, mysterious geological formation on the North East coast of County Antrim.

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Dunluce Castle
Attractions

Dunluce Castle

99.13 KM

One of the most famous castles in Northern Ireland, and a regular feature on Game of Thrones.

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Mussenden Temple
Attractions

Mussenden Temple

114.48 KM

Mussenden Temple and the surrounding views along the Causeway Coast are among the most photographed scenes in Ireland.

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Explore the Real Life Westeros

Game of Thrones is one of the most popular and successful fantasy TV series ever made. Our rugged coast lines, historic castles and breathtaking scenery are the perfect setting for this epic story.

Winterfell Crypts GOT Tour
See & Do

Game of Thrones Studio Tour

48.14 KM

Step inside the Seven Kingdoms and explore the world of Game of Thrones like never before at the only official Game of Thrones Studio Tour.

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Sightseeing Tours

Game of Thrones Tours

0.62 KM

Full day coach tours to Game of Thrones locations throughout Northern Ireland. Stark cloaks, Iron Island costumes and replica swords add to the adventure.

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Ballintoy Harbour Game of Thrones Filming Location
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Game of Thrones Film Locations

Take in the beauty of our coastal roads, craggy castles and sprawling glens as a backdrop for the Seven Kingdoms in the hit TV show, Game of Thrones.

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Camping and Caravans

Bunk Campers

10.88 KM

Experience Ireland with the freedom and independence of campervan hire with Bunk Campers!

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Hillsborough and Lisburn

Explore the official Northern Ireland residence of HM The Queen, Hillsborough Castle, the historic city of Lisburn and a family owned brewery. Enjoy breathtaking gardens and discover Hillsborough Castle’s unique history.

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Attractions

Hillsborough Castle & Gardens

23.1 KM

From grand family home to charming royal residence, Hillsborough Castle has welcomed the world and witnessed pivotal chapters in politics.

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Attractions

Hillsborough Forest

22.77 KM

Hillsborough Forest is set in the picturesque Georgian village of Hillsborough and sits just a few minutes’ walk from Hillsborough Castle, adjacent to Hillsborough Fort.

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High Rise Play Area
See & Do

High Rise Indoor Adventure Centre

16.17 KM

Make sure High Rise is top of your list for a day out with family or friends – with Clip ‘n Climb and soft play there’s something for all ages!

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Hinch Distillery Front
Activities

Hinch Distillery Tours

15.35 KM

The Hinch Distillery sits in the heart of the County Down countryside. Visitors have the opportunity to learn about local distilling traditions on guided tours.

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Belfast to Strangford Lough & Ards Peninsula

Strangford Lough is a large sea loch or inlet in County Down, in the east of Northern Ireland. It is the largest inlet in Ireland and the British Isles, covering 150 km².

Scarbro Tower County Park
Attractions

Scrabo Tower and Country Park

24.36 KM

Scrabo Tower is located to the west of Newtownards in County Down, Northern Ireland.

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Mount Stewart House and Gardens
Attractions

Mount Stewart

35.61 KM

Discover a place of enchantment at Mount Stewart, the Irish family home of the Marquesses of Londonderry.

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Exploris Clown Fish
Attractions

Exploris Aquarium

48.57 KM

Located in Portaferry on the shores of Strangford Lough, you can enjoy a diver's view of marine life from around the world.

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The Cuan Boutique Hotel

48.5 KM

The Cuan is the perfect setting for a mid-week break, weekend getaway or an activity led holiday with the family.

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Mourne Mountains and Ring of Gullion

Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion region in the south east of Northern Ireland is an open-air playground, providing coastal drives, rock climbing, nature rambles, photography, canoeing, fishing and world class golf.

Newry Mourne and Down
Attractions

Mourne Mountains and Ring of Gullion

43.24 KM

The stunning Mourne Mountains and Ring of Gullion region of County Down is a veritable open-air playground.

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Royal County Down Golf Club
Activities

The Royal County Down Golf Club

42.57 KM

Royal County Down Golf Club is located in one of the world's most naturally beautiful links settings in the Murlough Nature Reserve.

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Accommodation

Killeavy Castle Estate

75 KM

Killeavy Castle Estate is the perfect antidote to the modern fast paced world.

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Seamus Heaney Country

Take a trip to Bellaghy in County Londonderry and step into Seamus Heaney HomePlace, which celebrates the life and legacy of the Nobel prize-winning poet. Enjoy the great attractions along the way and take in the beautiful Northern Ireland scenery.

Seamus Heaney HomePlace
Attractions

Seamus Heaney HomePlace

69.85 KM

Explore Heaney’s home at Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Bellaghy, a centre dedicated to the life, work and legacy of one of Ireland’s greatest writers.

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The Rabbit Roman Bath
Hotels

The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat

21.61 KM

Hello you! Welcome to The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat. A laid back home from home, an open-air spa boasting Bohemian vibes with a touch of sophisticated luxury and chilled party playlist to match, for stays less ordinary, sip, dip & kip at The Rabbit.

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Limitless hovercraft
Activities

Limitless Adventure Centre

130.65 KM

Calling all thrill seekers... If you’re up for a challenge then Limitless Adventure Centre is definitely for you. Adrenalin junkies and thrill seekers will love the array of experiences on offer. 

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Explore County Tyrone

County Tyrone is Norther Ireland’s largest county. Explore the ancient Hill of The O’Neill at The Ranfurly House Arts and Visitor Centre or the spectacular Harry Avery’s Castle.

Argory
Attractions

Argory

82.41 KM

This handsome Irish gentry house is surrounded by its 130-hectare (320-acre) wooded riverside estate.

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Attractions

Ulster American Folk Park

156.16 KM

Journey back in time and discover the stories of Irish emigration to the New World in the 18th and 19th centuries

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Hill of The O'Neill and Ranfurly House
Attractions

Hill of The O'Neill and Ranfurly House

93.77 KM

The Hill of The O'Neill and Ranfurly House Arts and Visitor Centre is the perfect starting point for an exploration of Dungannon and Tyrone.

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Need assistance planning an itinerary?

Visit Belfast has a team dedicated to assisting travel professionals planning individual or group travel programmes. If you have questions about the itinerary above, would like to be introduced to the trade contacts at any of the venues, or would like further ideas to customise your clients itinerary, then contact the travel trade team today for more information:

Email: traveltrade@visitbelfast.com
Telephone: +44 (0) 28 9023 9026

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