Northern Ireland is much more than just the home to the 2020 IAGA International Gaming Summit: it is also home to a myriad of stunning sites, incredible history and world-class golf. For additional information on Northern Ireland sightseeing opportunities provided by the country's official tourism site click here.


Belfast & the Surrounding Area
Belfast city and its surrounding area features numerous attractions including the historic Parliament buildings at Stormont, the Titanic Experience, the revitalized Cathedral Quarter, Belfast Castle, and numerous traditional pubs in Belfast's city centre. Don't miss The Crown, an iconic pub across from the Europa Hotel.

For more ideas, check out 36 Hours in Belfast from the New York Times.

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Visit the medieval ruins of Dunluce Castle that are perched on the edge of a cliff and were once owned by Winston Churchill. Dating from the 1500s, the Castle is located on the scenic Causeway Coastal Route and as one of Northern Ireland's most famous landmarks, it is well worth the trip.

You can also explore what's left of Harry Avery's Castle, an unusual stone structure thought to have been built around 1320 by a local chieftain of the O'Neill clan. With two remaining towers that are similar in design to those at Carrickfergus Castle, this ancient Archeological site is located about an hour and a half from Belfast on Old Castle Road in Newtownstewart, County Tyrone.

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Follow in the footsteps of giants exploring the Giant's Causeway, a natural formation of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns that resulted from an ancient volcanic fissure eruption. This site is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. While you're there, don't miss the small path in Port Noffer leading towards the sea. This takes you to what is perhaps the bay's most famous feature - the Giant's Boot. Apparently lost by Finn as he fled from the wrath of Scottish giant, Benandonner, the boot is reputed to be a size 93.5!


If you're a golfer, you won't want to miss your chance to play the Dunluce or Valley Links course at the Royal Portrush Golf ClubLocated about an hour north of Belfast, this world-renowned course is the 2019 host of The Open, golf's oldest and most international championship. Returning to Royal Portrush after 68 years from July 14 - 21, this year's event is sure to be one of the most memorable Championships. 

Northern Ireland has many other golfing options: to see a full list, click here.


Game Of Thrones Tourism
Take the Game of Thrones Studio Tour Opening in early 2020, the Linen Mill Studios in Banbridge, Northern Ireland will open as an interactive exhibition of the popular HBO show’s sets, costumes, weapons and other props.