Free Things to Do in Northern Ireland

January 4, 2017

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You don’t have to break the bank to have a great day out in Northern Ireland. We have lots of free activities, magnificent places to visit and some inspiring ideas for weekend fun. Here’s a list of just some of the top free things to do and places to visit!

Free Things to Do in Northern Ireland

Lough Neagh Discovery Centre

Experience the great outdoors and explore the scenic walking trails of Lough Neagh and find out all about the area and its wildlife in the Lough Neagh Discovery Centre.

Free Things to Do in Northern Ireland

Cole’s Monument

Enjoy an afternoon in Forthill Park and climb the historic Cole’s Monument. A series of 180 spiral steps lead to a viewing platform with magnificent views of Enniskillen and the surrounding area.

Free Things to do Fermanagh

Scrabo Tower

Visit Scrabo Tower overlooking the beautiful Strangford Lough in Co. Down. Visitors can enjoy the magnificent views and explore the scenic walks and surrounding countryside.

Things to do

Peatlands Park

Discover the woodland wonders of Peatlands Park close to the shores of Lough Neagh. Amongst the attractions in the park are an outdoor turbary site where visitors can get the feel (and the smell!) of cutting turf, as well as over 10 miles of paths through the many and varied habitats within the park.

Parks in Northern Ireland

Roe Valley Country Park

The scenic and tranquil Roe Valley Country Park on the outskirts of Limavady offers spectacular riverside views and woodland walks along with opportunities for salmon and trout fishing, canoeing, rock climbing and orienteering.

Free Attractions

Slieve Gullion Forest Park

A 10km drive around the slopes of Slieve Gullion offers visitors spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. Whilst you’re there take a walk around the magical walled garden!

Parks in Northern Ireland

Alley Gallery Strabane

The Alley Gallery is now home to some of the most prestigious exhibitions touring the UK and Northern Ireland. The Gallery is FREE to attend, with exhibitions normally lasting between 4-6 weeks.

Ulster Museum

The Ulster Museum is home to a rich collection of art, history and natural sciences and free to all visitors.  From ancient relics to hands on activities, the museum offers something for everyone.

Ulster Museum

Beaghmore Stone Circles

Delve into our historic landmarks – a visit to Beaghmore Stone Circles in Co. Tyrone is a must for history enthusiasts! Discovered during peat cutting in the 1940s the site at Beaghmore consists of 7 stone circles.

The Walled City

A walk around the historic walls of Derry-Londonderry reveals a splendid city crammed full of history, heritage, interest and a vibrant cultural scene – the perfect way to explore the city.

Derry-Londonderry Walls

Headhunters Rail Museum

A trip to Headhunters Barber Shop & Railway Museum in Co. Fermanagh is like taking a remarkable journey into the past bringing the golden age of the railway vividly to life.

Headhunters Barber Shop Railway Museum

North Down Museum

Uncover the story of the North Down area from the Bronze Age to the present day through a series of rooms, each dedicated to a particular era of history.

North Down Museum

The MAC Gallery

The MAC, a world-class venue in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter, is home to all kinds of exhibitions, blockbuster performances, experimental works and endless goings-on.  With free entry to all the galleries, it’s easy to while away an afternoon in this stunning space.

The Craft Village – Derry-Londonderry

Dickensian in appearance and delightful in its layout, The Craft Village is a hidden gem in the Walled City. Visitors can browse through many local crafts in a unique setting.

Craft Village Derry-Londonderry

Make a break of it

With so many attractions to explore why not make a break of it with a weeknight or weekend getaway? Visit to find out more.



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