Northern Ireland’s compact nature means that after a few minutes’ drive Belfast city melts behind you and the landscape becomes lush green with rolling countryside and breathtaking coastal scenery.
A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Giant’s Causeway is a magnificent, mysterious geological formation on the North East coast of County Antrim.
Hillsborough Castle and Gardens
From grand family home to charming royal residence, Hillsborough Castle has welcomed the world and witnessed pivotal chapters in politics.
Game of Thrones
Northern Ireland is the Home of Thrones. The popular TV series Game of Thrones® was filmed in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. Our rugged coast lines, historic castles and breathtaking scenery are the perfect setting for this epic story.
Roads Trips in Northern Ireland
Discover hidden gems, geological wonders of the world, secluded bays and real-life fantasy locations, just a short drive from Belfast.
Mount Stewart is one of the most inspiring gardens in the National Trust’s ownership and the neoclassical house oozes opulence.
See the gothic and classical collide at Castle Ward, an eccentric 18th century mansion resting on a rolling hillside.
10 Things To Do
Within a half hour’s drive of Belfast. Access both countryside and sea shore within a short drive from Belfast, with exciting attractions, historic houses and amazing scenery to enjoy.
Antrim Castle Gardens
Antrim Castle Gardens is an historical gem, with nothing like these 400 year old gardens anywhere else in Northern Ireland.
Discover and Explore Belfast Plus
Discover country parks, magnificent estates and historic landmarks just minutes from Belfast.