Day 1. Exploring Belfast

A part of the British Isles that we'd neglected to visit up to now, so a free January weekend tempted us to book flights and visit Northern Ireland.  We took a 7.00 am flight from Leeds Bradford Airport over to Belfast with Flybe on one of their small Bombardier Dash aircraft and in little more …

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Day 2. Visiting the Giant’s Causeway and the Antrim Coast

Breakfast at the Jury's Inn was plentiful and soon afterwards we were collected from the hotel lobby by Allen's Tours with whom we had booked a full day excursion along the north coast.  As it was January there were only 18 booked on the tour so our driver/guide Ian suggested we all sit on the right …

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Day 3. Queen’s University, Belfast and the Titanic Quarter

After a hearty breakfast we walked along to the Queen's Quarter, taking us 20 minutes.  We strolled through the grounds of the Queen's University  which was founded in 1846, it's historic buildings were beautiful with carefully tended lawns and quads. Just across the road stands the Botanical Gardens, being January there was little to see outdoors …

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Day 4. Belfast’s Peace Walls

After breakfast we checked out of the Jury's Inn,  leaving our luggage for collection later in the day.  The city centre hotel had been a good choice with friendly, courteous staff, a modern, comfortable room and a large selection at breakfast. It was off to the eastern suburbs this morning noted for 'The Troubles'.  We walked …

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