20 Surprising Sights in Northern Ireland

Amazing Seafood

Speaking of seafood… be sure to eat some while you’re in Northern Ireland. Its seaside location lends to an abundance of fresh fish. I recommend Mourne Seafood Bar in Belfast. The menu changes daily depending on the catch.

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Beef Aged in Himalayan Salt Chambers

For meat eaters, be on the lookout for beef aged in Himalayan salt chambers. Hannan Meats and Kettyle Irish Foods are two Northern Irish companies servicing some of the United Kingdom’s top restaurants with top-notch beef. Deane’s Meat Locker in Belfast is a great place to taste their wares.

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A Taste of Fermanagh

The Fermanagh lake lands are more than just a series of islands with ancient ruins. Today, many of those islands raise some of the tastiest beef and pork in the world. Erne Water Taxi offers a Lough Erne Food Trail tour that provides a sample of the best in regional cuisine with snackable stops on many of the lake’s most famous islands.

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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.