20 Surprising Sights in Northern Ireland

Dunluce Castle

Dunluce Castle is the kind of castle ruins one would expect to and should see along an ocean cliff in Northern Ireland. While the castle is completely in ruins, it’s easy to spend an hour or two exploring the remains and imagining that fateful night in the 1600s when the dining room collapsed into the sea during a party.

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Georgi Djadjarov / Shutterstock.com

The Dark Hedges

The Dark Hedges is just the first of many Game of Thrones sights in Northern Ireland.

Wait. Did you just say Game of Thrones?

Yes, I did. More to come.

Back to the Dark Hedges. It’s perfect to drive under with a convertible and snap a few photos.

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VanderWolf Images / Shutterstock.com

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

The original rope bridge was a single-hand rope bridge built in 1755 by salmon fishermen to connect tiny Rock in the Road island to the mainland. Today, a more stable bridge exists to transport visitors to the life of a fisherman of yesteryear and some spectacular views.

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11 Great Hostels to Stay In

For budget-minded travelers in search of a cheap place to stay, hostels can be the perfect option. Generally, hostels offer much better value than hotels and short-term apartment rentals. Because less money is spent on accommodations, it allows globetrotters to designate a larger portion of their budget to good food and sightseeing activities instead.

11 Great Hostels in Europe to Stay In

If you’re a budget-minded backpacker interested in meeting fellow travelers along the way, hostels are an exceptional alternative. Intimate, community-minded, and affordable, hostels have exploded in popularity and really come a long way. From shared open-concept spaces to private ensuites, it’s easy to find a mix of both communal and secluded accommodations.

The 10 Most Historic Prisons

While jail time isn’t a walk in the park for any convicted felon, many tourists flock to historical prisons around the world when traveling. This is due to their mystic, history, and eerie ambiance. While it may seem a little crazy, visiting a local prison can provide a ton of insight on a region’s roots and culture.