& the Causeway Coast in Northern Ireland has been named the
number one region in the world for travellers in 2018. The region receives the
accolade in Lonely Planet’s Best in
Travel 2018 – the highly anticipated collection of the world’s hottest
trends, destinations and experiences for the coming year.
Belfast is described as, "Full of hip
neighborhoods that burst with bars, restaurants and venues to suit all tastes.
The rustling old docklands are now the vibrant Titanic Quarter, home to fancy apartments and a sensational museum.
City’s fascinating history and the experiences which give visitors a chance to
connect with its past, including Titanic Belfast. An unfishable multimedia
extravaganza that charts the history of Belfast and creation of the world’s
most famous ocean liner and Belfast City
Hall, a late-Victorian edifice
whose grandeur is testament to the city's enormous wealth at the time."
Coast, an unforgettable coastal
touring route, whose timeless beauty and high-grade distractions like golf,
whiskey and some of the world's most famous rocks are more popular now than
ever. The “magical basalt columns"
of the Giant's Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and
challenges travellers to cross the Carrick-a-Rede
Rope Bridge, which sways 30 meters above the ocean where it has connected a
small island to coastal cliffs for 250 years.
Northern Ireland is home to more filming locations for the hit TV series Game of Thrones than anywhere else in the world and the publication highlights Ballintoy - which fans will recognize as the real life Iron Island port as a must see on the Causeway Coast. Belfast & the Causeway Coast takes the number one spot on the list of top regions for 2018, beating off stiff competition from regions including Alaska and the Deep South, USA, the Aeolian Island, Italy and Bahia in Brazil.