17 Things to Do in Northern Ireland in 2017

January 4, 2017

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Mags

With its world class attractions, stunning landscapes, delicious food and drink, and unique places to visit put Northern Ireland on your bucket list of must-do short breaks this year.

To help you on your way, we’ve put together a list of 17 things to do in Northern Ireland in 2017.

Things to Do in Northern Ireland

A Titanic Belfast Experience

Voted the World’s Leading Tourist Attraction, explore Belfast’s rich maritime heritage with a visit to the 5* Titanic Belfast, and its sister ship the SS Nomadic at the Titanic Belfast experience.

Things to Do Northern Ireland

Journey the Causeway Coastal Route

Take one of the most beautiful journeys in the world and explore the stunning Causeway Coastal Route, stepping off at the Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Mussenden Temple and Dunluce Castle on your way.

Things to Do Causeway Coastal Route

Experience the Walled City as Never Before

A city of contrasts bursting at the seams with cultural and historic significance, experience Derry~Londonderry as never before on a short break to the Walled City.

Things to Do Derry

Tee Off at a World Class Golf Tournament

Tee off 2017 with some top class golf action at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open – hosted by the Rory Foundation. Take in an amateur golf competition at the inaugural Belfast Parkland International and Down Summer Trophy, or stay and play at one of Northern Ireland’s top golf resorts.

Dubai Duty Free Irish Open 2017

Press Pause with the Perfect Spa Break Package

Cast away the winter blues and kick start the new year with a revitalizing break at one of Northern Ireland’s luxurious spas.

Spa Break Northern Ireland

Photo Courtesy of Hastings Hotels Group

Step into the Seamus Heaney Experience

Step into the Seamus Heaney experience and explore his beloved HomePlace and discover the life and literature, and the faces and places that inspired one of Northern Ireland’s most famous literary greats.

Photo Courtesy of Mid-Ulster District Council

Step aboard HMS Caroline

Bring to life the drama and devastation of battle and take an interactive tour of the Captain Crooke’s Cabin on board the 5* HMS Caroline experience (reopening April 2017).

HMS Caroline Belfast

Courtesy of the HMS Caroline

Catch the action at an International or National Sports Event

Catch all the rugby action at the Women’s Rugby World Cup. Cheer on our local teams at the 2017 finals of the UEFA European Women’s Under-19 Championship. Or, get on your bike and take on some of the most historic and iconic climbs at the Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia Northern Ireland 2017.

Women's World Rugby

Dine Out on an Award Winning Food Experience

Tantalise the taste buds with a foodie-inspired short break to Northern Ireland and whet the appetite with some award-winning food and drink experiences.

Michelin Dining Northern Ireland

Experience the Real World of Westeros

Immerse yourself in the real world of Westeros and Winterfell on a Game of Thrones inspired experience. Drama, intrigue and adventure await…

Game of Thrones Experiences

Discover C.S. Lewis’s Magical Narnia

Discover C.S. Lewis’s Magical Narnia in Northern Ireland and explore the people and places that inspired his great works.

CS Lewis Northern Ireland

Step Back in Time and Explore Our Past 

Transport yourself back in time and experience Northern Ireland’s rich heritage and history at one of its many museums, monuments and heritage sites.

Ulster Museum Belfast

Discover More with the National Trust

Fly a kite at Downhill Demesne, explore the kitchen garden at Florence Court, traverse the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge or visit the world famous Giant’s Causeway – there is something for everyone to enjoy with the National Trust.

National Trust Properties

Visit our Stately Places and Spaces 

Experience Northern Ireland’s beautiful spaces, stately places and stunning gardens and discover the rich and diverse heritage of our noble castles and lush green landscapes.

Hillsborough Castle

Relax and Retreat to our Coasts and Lakes

With over 200km of diverse coastline and a network of rivers, loughs and lakes, plan the ultimate relaxing weekend on a coastal break or luxurious lakeside retreat.

Short Breaks Northern Ireland

Courtesy of Finn Lough

Explore our Eight Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Explore Northern Ireland’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and experience our vivid history and often very dramatic settings that make us a wide eyed traveller’s dream.

8 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Northern Ireland

Soak up the Culture at a Festival or Event

With a year-round programme of local, national and international festivals and events, make Northern Ireland your destination of choice in 2017.

Find out more

For more inspiration and ideas of things to do and places to visit in 2017, start planning your bucket list today with discovernorthernireland.com

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