Staff writer | 27 February, 2018
Did you know it’s the safest place in the UK?
According to British Crime Surveys (2015/16), Northern Ireland is the safest place in the UK, so your parents can sleep tight.
© Northern Ireland Tourist Board
Especially an Aran jumper. Some of them are actually home-made. These are the kind of people you can bring home to meet mum and dad.
With the lowest cost of living in the UK (Mercer, 2016) and the lowest student rent in the UK (Natwest Student Living Index 2017), it’s among the nation’s cheapest student cities.
The locals are famed for their friendliness so it’s no wonder that Northern Ireland is officially the happiest place in the UK (Office of National Statistics, 2016).
Belfast has the lowest taxi fares in the UK (Marbles.com, 2017), so you can afford door-to-door travel after dark (did you hear that, mum?).
All major UK cities are within an hour's flying time and London is just 50 minutes by air. What’s more, there are direct flights from Belfast to 58 global destinations (Tourism NI Winter 2015/16).
Northern Ireland is in the midst of a food revolution and Belfast was recently voted one of National Geographic’s ‘Places to Travel for Food’ (2016).
If your mum can’t take comfort in that, your gran definitely will.
© The Priests
Hello, future world leader.
No need for scary tubes, you can walk from campus to city centre in 15 minutes.
Belfast Lough © Christopher Heaney Photographic/NI Tourist Board
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