Top 10 Places to Visit in Northern Ireland this Bank Holiday

  1. Giants Causeway
Sunset at Giants Causeway in North Antrim, Northern Ireland

Formed nearly sixty million years ago and located on the beautiful Northern Irish Coastline, the Giants Causeway is a must-visit! It is rumored that the Giants Causeway was created by the Irish giant Finn McCool, hence the name ‘Giant’s’ Causeway. You will be blown away, not only by the incredible rocks, but also by the beauty of the whole area!

2. The Titanic Experience

The birthplace of ‘the most famous shipwreck,’ Titanic HQ. If the story of the Titanic interests you, the Titanic experience is right up your street! Filled with the history of the Titanic through self-guided tours around the interactive galleries, the people who built the well-known vessel and the people who were on board, there is so much to learn and see!

3. Game of Thrones Studio Tour

Road through the Dark Hedges tree tunnel at sunset in Ballymoney, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Any Game of Thrones fans will know that Northern Ireland is the home of Game of Thrones. So, if you have found yourself binging Game of Thrones, why not go on a tour of the filming locations? Perfect for a rainy day!

4. Climb Slieve Binnian, Co. Down

The most beautiful peak in Northern Ireland and the best excuse to get outside and explore what NI has to offer! Located in the heart of the Mourne Mountains at 747 meters, it is the third highest mountain in Northern Ireland. Although it isn’t the biggest mountain in NI, it is known to have a better view from the top than any other mountain. Definitely one for the bucket list!

5. Slieve Gullion, Co. Armagh

If you like an easy scenic walking trail, then Slieve Gullion is perfect… one of Northern Ireland’s hidden gems! Offering the unmissable opportunity to experience peaceful forest trails along with fantastic mountain views, woodlands, and the summit of Slieve Gullion. For those who don’t fancy the walk, you can drive most of the way up. The perfect family day out!

6. Glenariff Forest Park, Co. Antrim

This is perfect for a family day out when the sun is shining! Glenariff provides lots of outdoor activities including walking and hiking. It also has picnic areas, barbeque areas as well as a tea house…perfect for a family picnic! There are lots of walking trails throughout the park as well as three spectacular waterfalls offering stunning views.  So, if you love walks through enchanting forests, be sure to put Glenariff Forest Park on your bucket list!

7. Portrush Whiterocks Beach, Co. Antrim

Known as Northern Ireland’s most beautiful beach this is also a must with the warmer weather (hopefully) approaching. Situated just off the Causeway Coastal Route – this unique, stunning beach is truly one of the top places to visit in Northern Ireland.

8. Glenoe Waterfall, Co. Antrim

Ireland’s most beautiful waterfall. Although there are a few different waterfalls in NI, this is known to be top of the list. Hidden away in the hills just outside the village of Glenoe and only a two-minute trek, this really is a must see.

9. Crumlin Road Gaol, Co. Antrim

This could be said to be the best historical museum in NI. What once was a former prison, now offers daily tours through the entire building while also learning about the history of Crumlin Gaol. Regular guided tours last around 75 minutes and are open to the public daily!  

10. Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail, Co. Fermanagh

The Stairway to Heaven walk in Co Fermanagh from the top of Cuilcagh Moutain Park, Ireland

More famously known as Ireland Stairway to Heaven, this is one of the top things to do and see in Northern Ireland. After climbing the staircase and arriving at the viewpoint on Cuilcagh Mountain you will experience breathtaking views, including the stunning Lough Erne in the distance. A more personal experience for a lot of people and one that you need to experience at least once in your lifetime!