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Northern Ireland Destination guide

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Northern Ireland in a way like no other. Carved out on the edge of the North Atlantic Ocean, Northern Ireland is a divine slice of the Emerald Isle. From the captivating cliffs of Donegal, to the monumental steps of the Giant’s Causeway, the beauty of Northern Ireland is truly staggering. After Ireland was split in two in 1921, the northern partition became part of the United Kingdom, and our Northern Ireland tours will help you gain a deeper understanding of the region. The dramatic landscapes are dotted with gorgeous villages, where ancient castles and fortifications stand in near perfect condition. The urban showpiece is the capital of Belfast, with a twinkling waterfront, regal Victorian architecture and affable locals with a quick-witted sense of humor. Our trips to Belfast will take you from the thrilling museum in the Titanic Quarter, where the ill-fated ship set sail, to the top of Cave Hill with sweeping views over the city. Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Trafalgar Highlights.
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"From the stunning, secluded lakes of Fermanagh to the monumental steps of the Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland affords luscious green scenery, charming countryside, vital cities and friendly locals"
Emma, Travel Director
Northern Ireland at a glance
From the captivating cliffs of Donegal, to the monumental steps of the Giant’s Causeway, the beauty of Northern Ireland is truly staggering. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and explore the dramatic landscapes, gorgeous villages and ancient castles of this divine slice of the Emerald Isle.
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What to pack for Northern Ireland

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Water and windproof jacket

Northern Ireland is one of the wettest and windiest regions in Europe, with temperatures averaging just 15°C (59°F) in summer. Stay cosy with a sturdy jacket and warm layers.

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A big appetite

With a hearty cuisine filled with delicious breads, meats, pancakes and potatoes in every form, you’ll need to bring your appetite for a tour of Northern Ireland.

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Pound sterling

Although the Republic of Ireland (the southern partition of Ireland) uses the Euro, Northern Ireland uses the Pound sterling, so you’ll need to change currencies at the border.

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An adaptor plug

Voltage in Northern Ireland is 230V, and the sockets are of Type G, with standard British 3-pin plugs.

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Northern Ireland is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in the world, and you’ll want to bring a camera to capture all of this wild beauty.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

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