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Why you should visit Northern Ireland?

Until recently, the turbulent history of Northern Ireland overshadowed the region’s rich culture and beautiful landscapes. But the end of the Troubles has revealed what locals always knew – Northern Ireland is a hidden gem.

In trendy Belfast and revitalised Derry you’ll find fascinating history and grand Victorian architecture. Venture outside the cities and you’ll encounter a surprisingly pretty landscape – in particular, note the old-grove forests of the Glens of Antrim and the mysterious Dark Hedges (also known as Kingsroad in the popular series Game of Thrones). Towering over them in popularity (no pun intended) is the Giant’s Causeway, where volcanic basalt columns form one of the world’s most unique coastlines.

And you’ll certainly learn a lot about their history and complicated relationship with the Republic of Ireland, shortly summarized for you by Odyssey Traveller.

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