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Northern Ireland, a mix of Irish and British cultures, rugged landscapes, rich history, Belfast the capital and its Titanic museum, historic towns, scenic drives, Giant's Causeway, castles, mountains, traditional music, festivals, and delicious food and drink. A must-see for first-time European travelers.

Northern Ireland is a land of contrasts, where ancient history and modern culture meet, and where rugged landscapes and picturesque towns and villages coexist. Though part of the United Kingdom, this small country, situated in the northeastern corner of the island of Ireland, offers visitors a unique experience, where they can discover the rich history and culture of the region, enjoy outdoor activities and delicious food and drinks.

Belfast, the capital, is a bustling city with a rich industrial heritage, and is home to the famous Titanic Belfast museum, where visitors can learn about the ship's history and the city's role in its construction. The city also offers a wide variety of shops, restaurants, and nightlife, as well as a number of historical and cultural sites, such as the Ulster Museum and the St. Anne's Cathedral.

The historic towns of Derry and Armagh offer a glimpse into the country's past, with their well-preserved historic sites and monuments, while the Causeway Coastal Route, a scenic drive along the coast, offers some of the most spectacular views of the country, including the Giant's Causeway, a natural wonder of hexagonal basalt columns.

The countryside of Northern Ireland is also a must-see, with its rolling hills, lush green valleys and picturesque towns and villages. The Mourne Mountains are a popular spot for hiking and outdoor activities, and the country is also known for its traditional music and festivals, as well as its delicious food and drink, such as Irish whiskey and soda bread.

With its unique blend of Irish and British cultures, natural beauty, and rich history, Northern Ireland is a must-see destination for any first-time traveler to Europe.

Current Active Cases: 3,027 ๐Ÿคฎ
Percent of Population: 0.16%

Current COVID restrictions ๐Ÿ˜ท for Northern Ireland.
  • โš ๏ธ As of Feb 11, 2022: Fully vaccinated travellers and children under 18 no longer need to test upon arrival in the UK. Pre-departure tests are also not required for fully vaccinated travellers.
  • โš ๏ธ Unvaccinated travellers will still need to take a pre-departure test and a PCR test on or before the end of day 2 after they arrive in the UK. However, they will not need to isolate unless their test is positive.
  • โš ๏ธ All arrivals into the UK must fill in a passenger locator form which has now been simplified to require only your vaccination status, travel history and contact details.
  • โš ๏ธ Face masks are no longer mandatory in UK venues, though some locations and forms of public transport may still ask you to wear them.

๐Ÿ‘‰ View COVID restrictions at NIDirect.gov.uk

Last updated Feb 20, 2022

COVID status and restrictions change frequently. Please be sure to research COVID restrictions for Northern Ireland on official channels to ensure you have accurate travel information before you plan your trip.

๐Ÿ’ต Currency

British Pound

๐Ÿ—ฃ Primary Language

English, Irish

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Speaks English

100%

๐Ÿ”Œ Power

230V, Type G plug (3 rectangle prongs)

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Population

1,885,000

๐Ÿ—บ Land Area

5,456 sq. mi.

๐Ÿ“ Region

Western Europe, United Kingdom

๐Ÿ“† Average Stay

5 days

๐Ÿ’โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’ต Tipping

Yes (10%)

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ“ธ Tourists per Year

2,000,000

๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ƒ Gender Ratio

๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป 48.5% ๐Ÿ’ƒ 51.5%

๐Ÿ‘ถ Median Age

38.5

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Population Density

345 / sq. mi.

๐Ÿป Legal Drinking Age

18

๐Ÿšฌ Public Smoking

๐Ÿšญ No

๐Ÿ”ซ Guns per capita

5.6

๐Ÿ”ช Murder Rate

0.9 / 100,000

๐ŸŒง Rainfall (average)

63 in.

๐Ÿ“ก Internet Speed (average)

64 Mbps

๐Ÿš• Best Taxi App

Value Cabs

๐Ÿ’ณ Cashless

67%

๐Ÿšฐ Tap Water

๐Ÿ‘ Safe to Drink

๐Ÿ’ธ VAT Tax

20%

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ In the EU

๐Ÿ‘Ž No

๐Ÿ›‚ Shengen Country

๐Ÿ‘Ž No

โญ๏ธ Capital City

Belfast

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๐ŸŽ’๐Ÿ’ต Cost per day - Backpacker

$62

๐Ÿจ Hotel (per night)

$105

๐Ÿจ Hotel (per week)

$113

๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿจ Luxury Hotel (per night)

$199

๐Ÿ› Hostel (per night)

$25

๐Ÿ› Accommodations

$103

๐Ÿฒ Food

$52

๐Ÿ” Lunch (for 1)

$26

โ˜•๏ธ Coffee

$4

๐Ÿฟ Snacks

$2

๐Ÿบ Beer (0.5L)

$7

๐Ÿ’ง Water (bottle)

$5

๐ŸŽŸ Museum Entry

$33

๐Ÿ’โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’ต Tips

$47

๐ŸšŽ Transportation

$32

๐Ÿš• Taxi Ride

$40

๐ŸšŒ Bus Ride

$16

๐Ÿš‡ Subway Ride

$18

๐Ÿฆนโ€โ™‚๏ธ Scams/Robbery

$135

๐Ÿ’ต Cost per day

$199

๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿค‘ Cost per day - Luxury

$380

๐Ÿท Wine (glass)

$7

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๐Ÿคฉ Overall Score
Awful
๐Ÿ’ต Cost
Expensive
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No Data
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No Data
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No Data
๐Ÿฆนโ€โ™‚๏ธ Safety
Very Safe
๐ŸŽ‰ Fun
No Data
๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ Walkability
No Data
๐Ÿ‘ Rated by Members
No Data
๐Ÿš™ Trafic Safety
No Data
๐Ÿ’ƒ Nightlife
No Data
๐Ÿ“ก Internet
Slow
๐Ÿค Friendliness
No Data
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง English Speaking
No Data
๐Ÿ‘ฑโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿพ Racial Tolerance
No Data
๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ LGBTQ+ Friendly
No Data
๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป Female Friendly
No Data
๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Family Score
No Data
๐ŸŒก Temperature (Now)
No Data
๐ŸŽ“ Education Level
No Data
๐Ÿ‘ Liked by Eurotriprs
No Data
โœŒ๏ธ Peace (no wars/pol. conflict)
No Data
๐Ÿฅ Hospitals
No Data
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No Data
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No Data
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No Data
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No Data
๐Ÿ’ต Income Level
No Data
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No Data
๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ‘จ For couples
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