Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland has much to offer for such a small country. It is a golfing hothouse, with three majors winners in 2010 and 2011 and a number of excellent courses. It has recovered from The Troubles to rebrand itself as a fun-filled and exciting place. You can surf, hike, hit the bars of Belfast or Derry, and travel the Antrim Coast Road to visit the Giant's Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge.

And continue on to Bushmills and the 400-year-old distillery, and then on again to Derry and the Bogside Murals. George Best grew up in Belfast and the city airport was named after him in 2006.

Country

Northern Ireland flag

Why you should go:

In case this is only a quiet spell.

Why you shouldn't:

You don't know the difference between Catholics and Protestants.

Map of Northern Ireland