Places to Visit in Northern Ireland.
Spread across two centres on our Belfast site. Vertigo brings you one of Europe’s largest Trampoline Park and Adventure Centre unique. Endless downhill Ski Slopes along with a Ski Shop and Spa. The perfect choice for a kids day out, family fun for all ages and events in Northern Ireland.
For a fun family or group day out in Larne, County Antrim bring the kids to Carnfunnock Country Park and discover our unique attractions, activities and events. Located less than 25 miles from Belfast, on the breathtaking Antrim Coast Road, this 191 hectare park is perfect for visitors from the UK, Ireland and overseas.
Fancy launching a rocket, or flying a plane? Want to sneak up on a butterfly or find out about the rock beneath your feet? How about programming and controlling the world’s only commercially available robot? At W5, your imagination and curiosity are the keys to unlocking worlds you’ve only imagined! Belfast’s award winning science and discovery centre at The Odyssey. With over 250 interactive exhibits and a changing programme of events, shows and exhibitions, value day out for all the family!
Set on the shores of the stunning Strangford Lough. Where almost the entire world’s population of Brent Geese resides during the winter months. Three times award winning Castle Espie is a tranquil and friendly centre for all the family. Hides and nature walks allow you to get close to the wild birds and collection of endangered birds from around the world. This Visitor Centre boasts the Loughshore Café. Selling delicious home baked treats, and a well stocked gift shop with a selection of gifts, books and bird themed items. A picnic area, an indoor soft play area and Wildwood – Natural Outdoor Woodland play area are also available.
Delamont is great for families. This park features a huge adventure playground, walking trails, a fresh air gym, boat trips, a shop and visitors centre. Kids young and old will love the miniature Thomas the Tank Engine Railway. One Kilometre long this colourful railway delights as it chugs around the outskirts of the meadow.
Bring the family and enjoy a fun filled day at this award winning park. Located in the grounds of Belfast Castle Estate Northern Ireland. The park is suitable for children aged three to 14 and includes cradle swings, slides, spring rockers, a sand play unit and a bicycle roundabout. For older children, there’s a spectacular space net and aerial runway.
The jewel in the crown of the fabulous Northern Ireland coast of Antrim. A site of World Heritage and therefore ranked alongside Mount Everest and the Giant Redwoods of California for it’s importance to humankind. Volcanic activity helped Finn Mc Cool forge this wonder of the World some 60 Million years ago.
Winner of Europe’s Leading Visitor Attraction (World Travel Awards, 2016). Titanic Belfast is a ‘must see’ on any trip to Belfast and has become the most popular tourist attraction in Northern Ireland. Housed in an iconic, six-floor building, Titanic Belfast is located in the heart of Belfast, right beside the historic site of this world-famous ship’s construction.
Make the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre your first stop on coming to Belfast. Located in the city centre with information on visitor attractions, tours, events and transport within Belfast and Northern Ireland.
For generations, CaveHill has been synonymous with Belfast. With its imposing outline visible throughout the city. The landmark, named for the five caves located on the side of the cliffs, contains a wealth of natural, archaeological and historical features, including Belfast Castle. Its most famous feature, known locally as Napoleon’s Nose, is believed to have been the inspiration for Jonathan Swift’s novel, Gulliver’s Travels.
St George’s Market is one of Belfast’s oldest attractions. Built between 1890 and 1896 and is one of the best markets in the UK and Ireland. It has been selected for numerous local and national titles and awards for its fresh, local produce and great atmosphere. It holds a weekly Friday Variety Market. The City Food and Craft Market on Saturdays and the Sunday Market.
Belfast now has peace and the Belfast Political Tours of Falls Road, Shankill Road and the separating World Famous Peace Wall (longer than the Berlin Wall) are very popular. There are two sides to every story so get to know the unbiased history of Belfast Northern Ireland with personable guides.
You might already know what you want to from your Belfast trip. Guided tours of our world famous murals make their way onto many itineraries. As does a short trip up to the Giant’s Causeway. Taking in a lap on an open-topped bus can quickly tie it all together. A pub crawl (length: optional), might untie it all just as quickly, but is a great way to see Belfast old and Belfast new. All you might actually need is a nod in the right direction. Or perhaps you want the full works. To be lifted and laid on a tour of our city or further afield. Either way, one thing Belfast isn’t short of is locals who are happy to share their knowledge!
Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark is now one of 120 UNESCO sites across the globe and is the second of only two UNESCO designated sites in Northern Ireland. The status is awarded in recognition of an area’s internationally important rocks and landscapes and how they are used for sustainable tourism. Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark is host to one of the finest show caves in Europe. Visitors are guided through a fascinating natural underworld while stunningly beautiful cave formations glisten all around. Prepare to be awe inspired.
Down Cathedral is a Church of Ireland cathedral. It stands on the site of a Benedictine Monastery, built in 1183. Saint Patrick’s remains are buried in the graveyard. Magnificent stain glass windows, box pews and beautiful organ case enhances this interesting building. You get three saints for the price of one at St Patrick’s Grave in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland. Ireland’s other two patron saints, Brigid and Colmcille, according to legend, also lie here.
Whiskey is a Gaelic word. So no surprise about its long history in Northern Ireland. Treat yourself to a dram in the world’s oldest distillery in Bushmills.
Enclosing the world’s most northerly Roman Catholic city, the bloodstained history of this haunting city is etched in these old walls, amongst the most complete anywhere in Europe. A walk around the walls in Derry~Londonderry in Northern Ireland reveals a splendid city crammed full of history. Heritage, interest and a vibrant cultural scene. This is the only remaining completely walled city in Ireland and one of the finest examples of Walled Cities in Europe. These Walls were built during the period 1613-1618 by the honourable, the Irish Society as defences for early seventeenth century settlers from England and Scotland.
Located at Schomberg House, Belfast. The Museum of Orange Heritage offers a fantastic and interactive visitor experience learning about the Orange culture. A wide range of artefacts are on display including items belonging to King William III, dating from 1689. These centres can also offer a research facility to those wishing to search family history within the Orange Order.
Crumlin Road Gaol. Better know as “The Crum” is a former prison situated on the Crumlin Road in North Belfast. A chilling, informative and interesting tour. Dating back to 1845, it housed murderers, suffragettes and held both loyalist and republican prisoners. It has been the home to executions, escapes, hunger strikes and riots.
Belfast Zoo has more than 1200 animals and 140 species, many of which are under threat in their natural habitat. Here you’ll be able to see Barbary lions and red kangaroos, spider monkeys and Moloch gibbons, giraffes and elephants and even Malayan sun bears. You could also get to see them being fed!
Connected to the cliffs by a rope bridge across the Atlantic Ocean, Carrick-a-Rede Island (home to a single building – a fisherman’s cottage) is the final destination. Suspended almost 100 ft (30 m) above sea level, the rope bridge was first erected by salmon fisherman 350 years ago.
The Gobbins is a cliff-face path at Islandmagee on the Causeway Coastal Route Northern Ireland. It runs across bridges, past caves and through a tunnel along The Gobbins cliffs.