If it's spectacular scenery you're after, Northern Ireland has it in spades from the Giant's Causeway to the Mountains of Mourne, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It's a great destination for exploring on foot or by bike. Paddle a canoe along Fermanagh river or take in the wildlife of Strangford Lough by kayak or sea cruise. Or enjoy tree-top adventure, or paintball and zip wire fun. There's also a lot to see in historic cities like walled Derry. Find out more about the greatest ship in the world in her day at Titanic Belfast. And the country is a treasure trove of historic monuments from Neolithic times on, with Bronze Age stone circles and heaps of forts like Carricksfergus Castle.
Go online and find out where many of the stunning scenes in the TV series Game of Thrones were filmed and explore them. Head to the beach. Northern Ireland features long stretches of golden sands, 18 of which have received awards for water quality and visitor facilities. And the country is one of the best in Europe whether you're into coarse, game or sea fishing. Get on your bike and cycle over 100km of dedicated bike trails through woodland and other countryside. Visit Navan Fort, one of Ireland's most important monuments, once the seat of the Kings of Ulster. Explore other historic sites like Enniskillen Castle, Dunluce Castle, high above the North Sea and Castle Ward stately home.
Northern Ireland has plenty to offer the visitor with new buildings like Belfast's Waterfront Hall and Odyssey Arena offering a range of music and comedy, as well as the Millennium Forum in Derry. And there are older venues like the Grand Opera House in Ulster, which stages theatre, music and comedy and Ulster Hall, which offers classical concerts, as well as the Lyric Theatre in Belfast. Odyssey Cinemas in Belfast offer the best technology and the biggest screens in the city. Or check out the art scene at galleries including the Ulster Museum Art Collection and The MAC, also in Ulster. For traditional Irish music try the Sunflower Public House in Belfast, or Jenny Watts in Bangor.