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Holiday in Northern Ireland

There are strong continuities between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, but recent history has also created differences.

Leaving politics to one side, the obvious differences involve the street signs that measure distances in miles rather than kilometres. There is also, of course, the currency, which is pound sterling rather than euro. You may also notice that the roads are better maintained and the accent has changed.

Northern Ireland also has much to offer the visitor that is uniquely its own.

Booming Belfast

The glorious Victorian architecture of Belfast sits in stark contrast to its thoroughly modern pleasures. Belfast is truly alive and kicking, with a breathless nightlife and a world-class culinary scene.

Don’t miss the multimedia visitor experience that charts the history of the Titanic. This doomed ship was built in Belfast: ‘she was fine when she left here’ is an oft heard quip!

More recent history can be explored as part of a black taxi tour. West Belfast lay at the heart of ‘the Troubles’ and you can visit the spectacular wall murals and the Peace Line while receiving a local driver’s equally colourful commentary.

Laid Back Londonderry

The looming city walls of Londonderry encompass a delightful city that has established itself as the keeper of the cool, artistic flame.

You can get a sense of ancient history by walking the mile-long, 17th century walls or you can take in more contemporary events by visiting the Bogside Murals on the houses near Free Derry Corner.

The Geological Wonder of the Giant’s Causeway

Located just between Belfast and Londonderry is one of the strangest sights anywhere in the world.

County Antrim’s Giant’s Causeway is a UNESCO-listed, freak of geology that was formed around 60 million years ago by lava cooling. The resultant 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns stretch out into the waiting embrace of the sea.

It is no surprise that legends have built up around this spectacular scenery: enter the magical, benevolent giant, Finn McCool, building his bridge to fight his Scottish rival, Benandonner.

Coastal Delights and the Green Glens

The Causeway is far from the only natural delight nearby. The breath-taking scenery along the Causeway Coast is unrivalled anywhere in Ireland. Just a little further north the green Glens of Antrim are nine lush, rolling valleys that offer beautiful scenic views all the way from the Antrim Plateau to the coast.

Loughs and Mountains

In the southeast, County Down is a land of contrasts. The serene beauty of Strangford Lough is set off by the slightly menacing presence of the Mourne Mountains.

Over in the west, County Fermanagh wins the beautiful lake stakes with its sublime scenery around Lough Erne. Here the visual pleasure is only half the story: it is a wonderful place for watersports, fishing or simply strolling around the monastic remains on the islands in the lake.

Visit Northern Ireland

Vibrant cities, serene lakes, lush valleys, delightful coastline, geological oddities and historic interest all add up to just some of the reasons to visit Northern Ireland.

Book a break today to discover more!

Q: Should I book a car while on holiday in Northern Ireland?

A: Take your holiday to the next level with a rental car. Whether you're soaking up the sights and sounds of Belfast or heading out into the wider Castlereagh area, having your own vehicle allows you to do your holiday your way. Londonderry and and its surrounding region are also best explored from behind the wheel. So what are you waiting for? Check out our guide to Cheap Car Hire in Northern Ireland and see if anything catches your eye.

Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a holiday to Northern Ireland?

A: It all depends on where you're hoping to begin your holiday in Northern Ireland. These are the airports that service the majority of flights into and out of the country:

  • Belfast (BFS-Belfast Intl.): 1,818 international flights per month.
  • Belfast (BHD-George Best Belfast City): 1,465 international flights per month.
  • Londonderry (LDY-City of Derry): 119 international flights per month.

Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to Northern Ireland?

A: Many travellers like to spend their getaways in apartments. Some are fond of the comfort of bed & breakfasts or hotels, while others favor guest houses. Whatever you're chasing, Northern Ireland has ample options for all budgets.

Q: What does a Northern Ireland holiday booking with Expedia include?

A: Activities and attractions nearby? Check. Flights? Yes. A snazzy set of wheels? You bet. And after a big day of travelling, you'll be longing for a stylish place to rest. We've got that covered too. Book what you want and get set for a fabulous Northern Ireland getaway.

Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to Northern Ireland?

A: You'll see the savings add up when you book a Northern Ireland holiday package through Expedia. Bundle your Flights, Hotels and Rental Cars and enjoy great discounts, such as up to 42% off select properties. You'll soon be staring at your dream adventure with a price tag that'll knock your socks right off.

Q: What are the best things to do in Northern Ireland?

A: To start, you could head to Titanic Belfast and Queen's University of Belfast. If you plan to extend your stay in Belfast for another day or two, SSE Arena (Titanic Quarter) is another favourite among travellers.

If you want to base your adventure in Londonderry, it's well worth dropping by Derry City Walls and Tower Museum. You'll also have tons of fun at Museum of Free Derry and Bloody Sunday Memorial.

And if your final destination is in Lisburn, we'd recommend making time for Hilden Brewery, Lisburn Cathedral and Lisburn Leisure Park.




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Jurys Inn Belfast £59
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Jurys Inn Belfast

Jurys Inn Belfast

Great Victoria Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
     
    4.4 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    I never leave reviews. But I have to say THANK YOU to all the staff at Jury's Inn, Belfast. Everything was superbly organised, clean, distanced, efficient and friendly. The rooms were spotless, and everything was sanitised and labelled. Continental Breakfast was delivered to the door of the room, ...

    Maldron Hotel Belfast City £65
    Reviewed on 13 Jul 2020
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    Maldron Hotel Belfast City

    Maldron Hotel Belfast City

    20 Brunswick Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
       
      4.5 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Lovely hotel, we stayed for 2 night over the weekend, 10/11th July, David who check us in was so helpful and he explained how everything worked in the hotel with COVID 19, The hotel was very well organised and we had a great stay.

      Titanic Hotel Belfast £80
      Reviewed on 27 May 2020
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      Titanic Hotel Belfast

      Titanic Hotel Belfast

      Queen's Road, Titanic Quarter, Belfast, Northern Ireland
         
        4.5 of 5
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        The fact that it was in the Titanic Quarters. The hotel was amazing and it had a lot of nice and cool features.

        The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast £110
        Reviewed on 21 Mar 2020
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        The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast

        The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast

        Great Victoria Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
           
          4.7 of 5
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Great service and one of the best breakfasts I can remember

          Hampton by Hilton Belfast City Centre £71
          Reviewed on 5 Apr 2020
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          Hampton by Hilton Belfast City Centre

          Hampton by Hilton Belfast City Centre

          Hope Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
             
            4.5 of 5
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Great hotel, welcoming at reception, room clean and modern, great location for sightseeing, bars and restaurants.

            Bullitt Hotel £85
            Reviewed on 13 Mar 2020
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            Bullitt Hotel

            Bullitt Hotel

            40a Church Lane, Belfast, Northern Ireland
               
              4.6 of 5
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Great location in Cathedral area. Bar food available for breakfast and lunch, with another restaurant also. Well fitted out and very clean. Rooms smallish but perfectly adequate. Offer a breakfast bag (juice, muesli and a banana) brought to your room.

              Shipquay Boutique Hotel £90
              Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020
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              Shipquay Boutique Hotel

              Shipquay Boutique Hotel

              17 Shipquay Street, Londonderry, Northern Ireland
                 
                4.8 of 5
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                We LOVED our stay at Shipquay! From the prosecco welcome at the desk to the chocolates and shortbread brought by the housekeeper to our room the stay was delightful! The mattress and pillows were definately the most comfortable I've experienced in any hotel or inn. Thanks for all you do to make traveling ...

                Grand Central Hotel Belfast £126
                Reviewed on 19 Mar 2020
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                Grand Central Hotel Belfast

                Grand Central Hotel Belfast

                9-15 Bedford Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
                   
                  4.6 of 5
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  I would give them a 9.5. Our only issue was having to call to get the room cleaned. Everyone who worked there was very nice, friendly and professional. I would recommend it. Great location.

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