Northern Ireland

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It’s all about timing. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places are still open and happy to welcome travelers, and you can explore a destination at your own pace. ShermansTravel experts call this magical time and space continuum the Sweet Spot.

When to go to Northern Ireland

Peak Season: July to August

Northern Ireland’s high season is short. Still a relatively under-visited region, accommodations outside Belfast are usually not booked too far in advance. Narrow rural roads can see some congestion. Top attractions, such as the Giant’s Causeway, are extremely busy.

Off-Season: November to February

Short, dark days keep most visitors away, but the warmth of hospitality is not dimmed by the curtailed days. Over Christmas and New Year thousands return home and venues are crammed to the rafters with jovial locals and returned emigrants.

Sweet Spot: March to June; September to October

Often blessed with surprisingly pleasant weather, shoulder season allows you to see Northern Ireland without summer’s hordes. With dryer months in spring and long, bright days continuing into September, these are perfect times to get the region all to yourself.

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