Northern Ireland belongs to the United Kingdom with Belfast as its capital, which is the second largest city on the island, having a population around 600.000. The currency is the British pound, yet many stores accept euro as well. For those who drive, the distances are in miles, opposed to south Ireland that is in kilometers. Places like the Giant's Causeway, the Carrick-a-Rede Bridge, the historic town of Derry and many more are there for you to explore. Belfast hosts the amazing Titanic Belfast Museum, where it unravels the entire history of the legendary ship. For those of you who own a private vehicle, take the causeway coastal route and admire the magic of nature. Game of thrones fanatics will find plenty of places and locations where the film was made.
Belfast is a bustling city and best known for the political clashes that literally destroyed a large part of the city during the last century. The Falls Road working district to the west of the city is an attraction in itself, especially to those fascinated by the country's political history. Two steps away from Falls Road, lies the much richer Sunkill Road area. These two areas are separated by a wall of 2 meters. However, it is worth seeing the beautiful side of the city, walking in the pedestrian center. A city that constantly evolves, Belfast offers the visitor a wealth of shops, cafés, restaurants and modern museums.
One of the country's main attractions is about 1,5 hour north of Belfast, namely the "Giant Trail". According to experts this is a part created after intense volcanic activity about 50 to 60 million years ago. The basalt, the rock from which these particular hexagonal rocks were created, is the product of the rapid cooling of the hot volcanic lava. It was named like that not by accident but due to an Irish myth (read the whole myth here)
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The museum is built exactly where the Harland and Wolff shipyard used to be, one of the largest in the world. This place was the point where the Titanic was constructed, as well as the famous ship of that time, the British. The museum narrates the story of the Titanic from construction plans and its maiden voyage to the aftermath of its wreck. This is the jewel of Belfast designed to bring visitors to the city.
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Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
Dare to cross the Carrick-a-rede hanging bridge and you will feel the adrenaline skyrocketing. It was built by local fishermen so they could cross the Carrick Island as it was a salmon crossing. The bridge in its current form functions only for tourist purposes. Although it seems easy enough, there are many who eventually fail to cross the bridge and merely enjoy the magnificent scenery.
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Causeway coastal route
Those of you who are fond of road trips will probably have heard of this particular coastal route, but if you belong to those who have not yet experienced the "sport", here is your chance. It is a 220km-long route from Belfast to Londonderry, with several stops in some of Ireland's most impressive landmarks and beyond. On the way you will find the famous Carrick-a-Rede Bridge, the unique Giant's Causeway, the Carrickfergus castle and more before reaching the historic city of Londonderry.