Visitors Journal Autumn / Winter 2016

Issue Highlights


Winter may have descended on us again but that’s no reason at all to miss out on what Northern Ireland has to offer holidaymakers and stay-at-home vacationers.
This new autumn/winter edition of Northern Ireland Visitors Journal contains the most authoritative guide to the counties and cities of the north of Ireland (which includes Co. Donegal in the Irish Republic) that you will find anywhere. And it’s packed with full-colour imagery that will give you a real feel for the various regions that you might be visiting.
Also in this quarter’s edition, we’re particularly focused on some of the great opportunities for shopping that you’ll enjoy while you’re here. On pages 44 and 45, you can get a broad idea of some of the big name outlets that are available at centres around the country, but we’ve also been busy ferreting out some of the more unusual and quirky retail offerings that you’ll enjoy – have a look at pages 78 and 79 for details of the unusual and the unique.
This is Northern Ireland’s Year of Food and Drink and we’ve marked the celebrations by taking our own look at some of the humble fare that we who live here think of as our own – everything from brown lemonade to bacon-and-egg sodas is covered – and if you’ve no idea what dulse is, then turn to pages 50 and 51 now.
For a comprehensive run-down of festivals, markets and events, turn to page 80. If it’s on in NI over the next three months and it’s worth going to, then it’ll be listed here.
And next to that at the rear of the magazine, you’ll find the Visitors’ Journal guide to the very best bars and restaurants in towns and cities all over Northern Ireland. You won’t go wrong when visiting any of these excellent venues.
Winter may be here, but Northern Ireland has lots to offer visitors at any time of the year. We hope that you enjoy your time with us, whatever you decide to do, and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon.