LOCATIONS across Northern Ireland have been named amongst the most welcoming places in the UK, according to a new analysis of traveller reviews.
They were put together as part of booking.com's Traveller Review Awards and the Top 10 Most Welcoming Towns in the UK list was based on user reviews of their experiences with hospitality.
Enniskillen has topped the list for the third year, Ballycastle and Bushmills made the list in third and sixth place, and seaside town – Newcastle – finished joint ninth.
- Enniskillen -County Fermanagh
- Kirkwall -Orkney
- Ballycastle - County Antrim
- Lerwick -Shetland Islands
- Wick - Highlands
- Bushmills - County Antrim
- Douglas - Isle of Man
- Frome - Somerset
- Newcastle - County Down / Glastonbury - Somerset /Kelso - Scottish Borders
Booking.com said: “The well-loved and charming town of Ballycastle is situated in County Antrim, surrounded by outstanding natural beauty including multiple forests, lakes, glens and ancient rocks.
“The quaint town is the perfect place for a relaxing break, within reach of sandy beaches, Dunluce Castle, the Giant’s Causeway and whiskey distilleries to explore.
“Ballycastle is rich in history, with over 50 listed buildings, and famous for the 17th century old Ould Lammas Fair, which celebrates harvest.”