20 Surprising Sights in Northern Ireland

Black Bacon

Most likely Fermanagh’s most famous export is black bacon from O’Doherty’s Fine Meats. While the pigs live a glorious life on the Lough Erne shores, they enrich our lives through their nitrate free bacony goodness. Stop into O’Doherty’s Fine Meats in Enniskillen for a taste or two.

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The Titanic Experience

Umm… Why would Belfast want to celebrate the Titanic? It did sink, after all.

True, but as locals will tell you, it was floating when it left Belfast Harbor. After that, it was in the hands of an English captain.

The modern museum is one of the coolest I’ve been to and is worth a morning or afternoon on your itinerary.

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Londonderry (Derry)

Londonderry is a medieval walled city that’s filled with Northern Ireland history both past and present. Spend a day there exploring the city’s rich history and culture.

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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.