20 Surprising Sights in Northern Ireland

Brewbot

Speaking of craft beer… High-tech Silicon Valley meets craft beer forward San Diego in Belfast at Brewbot. The start-up brings modern technology to brewing small batch craft beer with a fully automated nano-brewery system. Even cooler? The company is located in a bar so you can taste what they’re working on.

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Game of Thrones, including Ballintoy Harbour, Fairhead, and Murlough Bay

Yes, Game of Thrones is filmed in Northern Ireland. Many companies do offer organized tours to some of the movie’s most popular filming locations like Ballintoy Harbour, Fairhead, and Murlough Bay. Some businesses, like The Cuan Inn and Restaurant, have even adopted a Game of Thrones theme.

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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.