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The best of Northern Ireland
A densely beautiful region with a checkered past, the best things to do in Northern Ireland will astound you. Although historically less of a travel destination than its southern neighbour, the region is now very much back on the map for travellers. Perhaps it's because we’ve seen the country’s breathtaking coastlines, historic buildings and beautiful pockets of wilderness used as backdrops to some of our favourite TV series, most notably, Game of Thrones. From its rejuvenated cities (check out the best things to do in Belfast) to a layered heritage rich in myth and folklore, exploring Northern Ireland will have you feeling a world away. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.