Ireland is becoming hugely popular with holidaymakers and cosmopolitan cities Belfast and Dublin are fantastic locations for a city break.
The maritime heritage of Belfast makes it a fascinating place to explore, while the cultural and nightlife options on offer in Dublin are unsurpassed by most of Europe. Flybe offer affordable flights to Belfast , as well as to Dublin.
The Titanic was built in Belfast and even today the cruise liner remains one of the most famous things about the city. Belfast’s Titanic Quarter is thriving and visitors have the chance to explore all of the key locations in the history of the ship in a unique way – via a Segway tour.
The Titanic Museum is a must for anyone with an interest in maritime history and various incredible artefacts are on show. In fact, Belfast is also known for having the largest dry dock in the whole world.
The footballer is one of Belfast’s most famous sons and the city’s airport is even named after him.
Manchester United legend Best lit up the world of football during a glorious career and Belfast visitors can even rent out his old family home after a renovation project that was launched in 2011.
Many Best fans also take the chance to embark on the George Best trail, which guides tourists through some of the most important places in the footballer’s early years.
One of Ireland’s three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Giant’s Causeway is one of the most incredible places in the country.
Made up of thousands of columns of basalt, the rock formation can be found at the end of the Causeway Coastal Road and is well worth the trip.
Similarly breath-taking views are available at County Antrim’s amazing rope bridge between Carrick Island and Carrick-a-Rede – dare you cross it?
Dublin is the home of Guinness and no visit to the city is complete without a pint or two of the black stuff. Perhaps the best place to sample it is the Guinness Storehouse, a building shaped just like a pint.
Based in the St James’s Gate Brewery, visitors get a complementary beer as part of the experience, as well as the chance to enjoy some of the finest views of the city.
The Cliffs of Moher
The Cliffs of Moher boast the honour of being the most visited natural attraction in Ireland and it is easy to see why. Around a million people head to County Clare to see the cliffs every year and to take in the amazing views.
A walk down the cliff trail is a chance to get up close and personal with Ireland’s breath-taking scenery and wildlife.
Cafe culture has come alive in Dublin and Grafton Street is where most of the action can be found.
A hub of performance artists, buskers and flower-sellers, Grafton Street is an experience people should not miss during a Dublin city break.
Countless alleyways around Grafton Street offer exploring opportunities and this part of Dublin is the city’s shopping centre.
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