Cheap flights to Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is an interesting place - though it sits on the large island in the Atlantic Ocean that is the Republic of Ireland, the territory actually belongs to the United Kingdom, situated across the Irish Sea from it. Northern Ireland has an has an area of more than 10,000 square kilo-metres, but a population of only about 1,685,000 (which is less than 5% of the United King-dom’s total population), making it one of the least densely-populated regions of the country (as of March 2015). However, it is known for its stunning natural scenery, with lakes, mountains, rocky coasts, valleys and more present within its boundaries.

Thanks to its close proximity to the ocean, Northern Ireland is blessed with a mild, pleasant cli-mate, with extremes in temperature experienced seldom to never. There are no official languages in Northern Ireland, but English, Irish and Ulster Scots are spoken (though English is probably the most common, albeit pronounced in a different accent).

Getting around

Northern Ireland is an excellent place for a road trip, as its clean, well-maintained and extensive network of roads and highways make driving enjoyable and easy. With scenic drive itineraries a-plenty, falling asleep behind the wheel also becomes an unlikely possibility. If however you would prefer not to helm your own vehicle, trains operated by Northern Ireland Railways are available - grab a BritRail Pass if you’re planning on travelling by rail most of the time as it’d save you both time and money.

For those with more time to spare, buses offer a cheaper, slower and more scenic alternative to trains when it comes to inter-city travelling.

What to see and do

If you’re in Northern Ireland don’t miss a visit to its capital city Belfast. The birthplace of world-famous cruise ship, the Titanic, the city is home to the Titanic Belfast, the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience. Go to the actual historic site of the doomed ship’s construction and learn about her behind-the-scenes story, revel in the pride of her makers, and find intimate details about her maiden voyage and eventual tragic end. Besides that, Belfast also features the im-mensely pretty Cave Hill, Stormont Castle and more for an all-rounded holiday experience.

Next, mosey over to the Giant’s Causeway, one of Northern Ireland’s most iconic tourist destina-tion and a UNESCO World Heritage site. The work of an ancient volcano, the Giant’s Causeway is actually made up of thousands of basalt columns put together to form what looks like stepping stones for a giant’s big feet.

Flights to Northern Ireland

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