What to bring from Northern Ireland? Do you think souvenirs from this part of the UK are not much different from what tourists bring from England, Wales or Scotland?
No, that’s not really true. Or maybe they are similar to those sold in “ordinary” Ireland? Well, there really is a similarity. However, in Belfast, Derry and other Northern Irish cities, you can still find something really unique.
Souvenirs in Belfast can be found in shops on College Street, Dublin Road and Donegall place. In Derry, go shopping in the central part of the city. Some things can be bought at the port. In Antrim, the main souvenir shops are on the High Street and next to Shane Castle (the same one where Game of Thrones was filmed).
In Belfast, on May Street next to the railway station, there is the largest indoor market in Northern Ireland, St George’s Market. Here you will find a wide selection of clothes, souvenirs and farm products. There are excellent bazaars in Derry at Guildhall Square and Union Hall Place every day.
Fans of the Chronicles of Narnia should definitely bring souvenirs on the theme of the magical land from Belfast. The author of the book about the fantastic world, K. S. Lewis, was born in this city. Today, in souvenir shops in Northern Ireland, it is easy to find his books in gift editions, maps of a mythical country, miniature “magic cabinets” and other gizmos related to Narnia. Collect souvenirs in Belfast and be sure to go to the mansion where the author lived as a child (in the eastern part of the city).
The infamous liner was built in Belfast. We advise you to visit the museum dedicated to the Titanic and look for souvenirs in the shop with it. Buy a toy model of the liner, posters, collectible coins or typical tourist trivia with the symbols of the ship as a keepsake. They even sell jewelry here. For example, the famous blue heart pendant can be purchased for about 180 pounds. It will be symbolic to bring such a souvenir from Belfast.
The symbol of Ireland (including Northern Ireland) is a shamrock, so it remains the most popular souvenir from Belfast. Buy some jewelry, keychain or accessories decorated with green clover. It is believed that it brings good luck. So you can bring a souvenir from Northern Ireland in the form of a shamrock for a good friend or family member – let it be an amulet.
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