Sumary of Belfast and beyond: six of the best Northern Ireland day trips:
- Murlough BayWhile many Game of Thrones locations have become besieged by fans in recent years, Murlough Bay on the North Antrim coast is a sight bypassed by even the most die-hard.
- For further coastal adventures, grab a sea safari with the water activity firm Aquaholics and journey around Antrim’s headlands, starting from Ballycastle.
- The Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede boat trip costs £35pp (aquaholics.
- Admission to Titanic Belfast costs £19.50 for adults, £8.75 for children five-16 and is free for children under five.
- ) offering is served on Belleek pottery with tiers of sweet and savoury treats, from Armagh Apple crumble to Irish salmon on wheaten bread – all followed by an imaginative gin cocktail.
- Photograph: Alan Currie/Getty Images/iStockphotoNorth Antrim horse ridingExploring Antrim’s northern coast offers unbridled thrills by default, but galloping through the seascapes with a team of native Irish cob ponies takes day trips to the next level.