Northern Ireland

Study at one of Northern Ireland’s three universities, or one of its further education colleges offering higher education qualifications. If you’ve watched Derry Girls, you’ll know about Northern Ireland's dark sense of humour. Meanwhile Belfast's history is told through powerful murals, all around you. Get out of the capital and you’ll discover that Northern Ireland more than holds its own when it comes to dramatic, spectacular landscapes – Game of Thrones fans will recognise Winterfell and the Kingsroad. The Giant’s Causeway, Mourne Mountains, and The Dark Hedges are all pretty easy to reach, and very much worth the journey.

Providers in Northern Ireland

City guides

Antrim and Newtownabbey

County Antrim is most famous for UNESCO World Heritage site, the Giant’s Causeway.

Antrim’s mesmerising landscape has been immortalised in Game of Thrones – from the chilling Dark Hedges, to the caves of Cushendun.

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon

County Armagh has the nickname, ‘the Orchard of Ireland’, because of its fertile land.

While the city of Armagh is the smallest in the country, it's also the ecclesiastical capital of Ireland, ever since St Patrick established his first church here. It has not one, but two cathedrals bearing his name, positioned on opposing hills.

Fermanagh and Omagh

County Fermanagh is famous for its lakes and waterways, which you can explore by cruiser or canoe, and hop from one island to another.

It’s also well known for its pottery, literary links to Samuel Beckett and Oscar Wilde, and its magical limestone caves.