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What to See

Northern Ireland today is a different place. Unemployment is high, so the government has turned to the tourist industry to help. Below are some of the spots that should be on every visitor's checklist

Black Taxi Tours

There are many operators of these tours, which take you to various sites of importance during the troubles.

This one features former IRA members as local guides:

This one visits the Peace Wall and many of the local murals

Titanic Belfast

Did you know that the Titanic was built in Belfast? You can visit the shipyards where it was built - the interactive museum shows what life was like for the shipyard workers and gives a glimpse into the ship itself

Game of Thrones Filming Locations

The producers of the mega-series Game of Thrones used many locations in Northern Ireland. Here's a great list of Ten Sites you can visit

The Giant's Causeway

One of the most breathtaking natural sites in Ireland is located on the northern coast of County Antrim. It's about 2 hours from Belfast - and very much worth the trip