Northern Ireland

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When it comes down to planning your day-to-day list of things to do, ShermansTravel experts have you covered. To make sure you get the most out of your vacation, we recommend the can't-miss museums and attractions, as well as the off-the-path activities and unique local experiences that will make your trip truly memorable.

Things to do in Northern Ireland

Armagh City

The ecclesiastical capital of Ireland since the 5th century when St. Patrick set up his church, the “cathedral city” offers some of the finest examples of Georgian architecture in the region. Visit St. Patrick’s Trian for orientation and an interactive history lesson.

St. Patrick's Trian, 40 English St., 011-44-28-3752-1801, www.saintpatrickstrian.com
Tags: things to do | culture | architecture | history

Bushmills Distillery

The world’s oldest distillery is perched on Antrim’s blustery Causeway Coast. Find out how the three times-distilled whiskey comes to taste so good on a tour.

Antrim, 011-44-28-2073-3218, www.bushmills.com
Tags: things to do | culture | history | tour | whiskey

Cathedral Quarter

Belfast’s bohemian quarter is home to cobbled streets, culinary gems, galleries, pubs, and clubs, as well as the stunning stained glass windows of St. Anne’s Cathedral. The city’s cultural heart, it celebrates its own edgy arts festival.

St. Anne's Cathedral, 011-44-28-9024-6609, www.gotobelfast.com
Tags: nightlife | shopping | things to do | history | culinary

Marble Arch Caves

Explore the winding passages of this impressive cave system, a European Geopark near the charming town of Enniskillen, on a 75-minute tour that includes a boat ride on a subterranean river.

, 011-44-28-6634-8855, www.marblearchcaves.net
Tags: family | things to do | tour | adventure

The City Walls of Derry

One of the finest remaining walled cities in Europe, Londonderry’s walls have a circumference of almost a mile and give great views over the city.

, 011-44-28-7126-7284, www.derryvisitor.com
Tags: views | things to do | architecture | history

The Giant's Causeway

The fascinating hexagonal salt columns of Ireland’s first UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site are said to have been built by giant Finn McCool as a causeway to Scotland.

Causeway Coast & Glens Tourism, Antrim, 011-44-28-7032-7720, www.causewaycoastandglens.com
Tags: family | things to do | culture | history

Ulster American Folk Park

The heartrending story of Ireland’s mass 18th- and 19th-century emigration is captured and retold at the open-air park and on a replica emigration ship.

Tyrone; Omagh, 2 Mellon Rd., 011-44-28-8224-3292, www.folkpark.com
Tags: family | things to do | culture | history | museum

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