Northern Ireland's beauty is intertwined with tragic history, rich culture and the renowned friendliness of its people.
The wild craggy mountains, splendid lakes and sweeping coastline make it an ideal playground for watersports enthusiasts, walkers, cyclists, hikers, rock climbers and sailors.
But there are lots of things to keep those after a dose of culture enthralled, too. From boisterous oyster festivals to authentic horse fairs, and from ancient castles to elegant country houses, this spectacular part of Ireland is packed with things to do.
Belfast is Ireland's second largest city and Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland. In recent years this city has undergone a remarkable transformation and Belfast's economy is now booming. Many areas of Belfast have been redeveloped, new restaurants and hotels have opened, and impressive new shopping areas have been built.