Cheap flights to Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is a part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, or simply the United Kingdom. It is situated in the northeast of the island of Ireland, but is described as a country, province, or region of the United Kingdom. It shares a border with the Republic of Ireland to the west and south. Being part of the United Kingdom but located on the island of Ireland, Northern Ireland shares both cultures. Its capital and largest city is Belfast. The region is known for its stunning landscapes and scenery, among other attractions.

What to see & do

Some of the sights and activities to be enjoyed in Northern Ireland include its cultural festivals, musical and artistic traditions, the countryside, its sites of interest, public houses, and of course, the hospitality of the people. In Northern Ireland’s capital, Belfast, is notably a vibrant and modern city, and is among the best cities in the United Kingdom. Major attractions here include Donegall Square and Belfast City Hall in the city centre, which encompasses the shopping street Donegall Place, the Cathedral Quarter, the River Lagan to the east, Donegall Pass to the south, the Ormeau Baths Gallery, Saint Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast Exposed, Belfast Print Workshop and Gallery, Belfast Central Library, Titanic Boat Tour, The Waterfront Hall, The Bar Council & Bar Library of Northern Ireland, and Cornmarket.

Outside of Belfast, other cities in Northern Ireland also feature wonders that are worth checking out. In Derry, located on the banks of the Foyle River, are stone city walls that date back to the 16th century. These are the only complete city walls in Ireland. The ecclesiastical capital of Ireland is Armagh. One can visit here the headquarters of the Anglican Church of Ireland and the Roman Catholic Church of Ireland. A beautiful coastal resort in North Down, Bangor is home to Ireland’s largest marina and also has a good shopping district. Coleraine on River Bann serves as a major gateway to the famous Causeway Coast area, home to the Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Coleraine is also known as an excellent shopping district. In Omagh, tourists can visit the outdoor museum of the Ulster American Folk Park, which highlights the emigration from Ulster to America during the 18th and 19th centuries. Other noteworthy attractions in Northern Ireland also include the Marble Arch Caves, the Mourne Mountains, and Rathlin Island.

How to get around within Northern Ireland

For tourists exploring Northern Ireland, there are a number of Dublin tour operators that also offer tours to Northern Ireland. When driving around the region, there are car rentals available, and the motorway system connects Belfast to Dungannon, Ballymena, and Newtownabbey. All the major towns and cities are also well connected by road. Driving along the North Coast offers nice views of Northern Ireland’s natural beauty. Public transportation within Northern Ireland is via the buses operated by Translink. Passenger railways, on the other hand, are operated by Northern Ireland Railways. Main railway lines link the Belfast Great Victoria Street railway station and Belfast Central. These lines include the Derry Line and the Portrush Branch, the Larne Line, the Bangor Line, and the Portadown Line.

How to get there

There are three airports that serve Northern Ireland: Belfast International Airport, George Best Belfast City Airport, and City of Derry Airport. The major and busiest airport serving the region is Belfast International Airport, located 11.5 nautical miles (21.3 kilometres or 13.2 miles) northwest of Belfast. Belfast International Airport is served by Aegean Airlines, BH Air, easyJet,, Pegasus Airlines, SunExpress, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, and Wizz Air. Some of the busiest domestic and international routes to and from the airport include London, Liverpool, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle, Birmingham, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, the United States, France, Poland, Turkey, Malta, Switzerland, and Greece.

Flights to Northern Ireland

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