County Antrim

The Giant's Causeway ©Caspar Diederik

Belfast may be its beating heart, but County Antrim doesn’t stop at the city limits.

Belfast, County Antrim

Belfast Days

Antrim’s main draw is undoubtedly Belfast, Northern Ireland’s capital city. The RMS Titanic was built in this port city: “she was fine when she left here,” as locals like to quip. A century later, the iconic new Titanic Belfast visitor attraction is the centrepiece of a rejuvenated quarter named after the ill-fated liner.

A hub of 20th century industry, Belfast today is energetic and outward-looking. Home to the Metropolitan Arts Centre (MAC) and to many gleaming hotels and shopping malls, the city also boasts an impressive music pedigree, even hosting the MTV Europe Music Awards in the SSE Arena

If you are a blues head, if you are a reggae head, if you are a techno head, if you’re just a wee groover – there’s always somewhere in Belfast that’s doing it.

Bronagh Gallagher, Musician

Beyond the music, you can rewind though the last forty years as the city’s political history unfolds before you on a brilliant Black Taxi Tour. Sit back, relax and let the taxi drivers do the talking – they’ve certainly got lots to say!

Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge, County Antrim
Dark Hedges, County Antrim

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