Giant's Causeway

Day 4. Giant’s Causeway & Boat Tour, Northern Ireland

After staying overnight at The Causeway Hotel we started the day with a hearty breakfast in the hotel's elegant dining room to ready ourselves for an action packed day exploring the Giant's Causeway and surrounding coastline. After returning to our room and checking out we didn't have far to go as The Causeway Hotel is …

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Day 3. Hiking & Chocolate Making, Northern Ireland

We awoke refreshed at The Willows after sleeping on such comfortable mattresses in our delightful Aspen bedroom.  Drawing back the curtains we were dismayed to discover it was raining heavily, not a good sign for a planned hiking trip! To lift our spirits we wandered down to the dining room to be greeted by the cheerful …

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St. Eugene's Cathedral, Derry

Day 2. Derry Guildhall & Bogside

We started the day with a leisurely breakfast at the Holiday Inn Express Derry~Londonderry.  After checking out of the hotel and leaving our bags to collect later in the day we walked across the Peace Bridge as we had only viewed it after dark the previous evening.  Since it's opening in 2011 the bridge has …

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Derry Peace Bridge and Centre

Day 1. Exploring Derry, Northern Ireland

This is the first in a series of posts on our recent 10 day road trip across Ireland – starting in Derry/ Londonderry before travelling along the Causeway Coast and then down the Wild Atlantic Way - I hope you enjoy reading. We arrived into City of Derry Airport the previous evening, flying with Loganair …

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Donegall Square, Belfast

Belfast – Top things to see and do

Belfast is the vibrant capital of Northern Ireland and the perfect destination for a city break with a host of attractions to keep the entire family happy. Getting there: By air: Aer-Lingus, British Airways, KLM, Eastern Airways, EasyJet, Ryanair, Jet2 and Wizz Air all operate flights into either George Best City or Belfast International Airport. …

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The Harrison, Chambers of Distinction, Belfast

The Harrison Chambers of Distinction, Belfast

Hotel Review The Harrison Chambers of Distinction is a newly opened hotel and formerly a Victorian merchants' residence dating from 1879.  Owner Melanie Harrison has expertly woven past and present into a celebration of all that is great about Belfast.  Carpets are from Ulster Carpets, the company who fitted out the ill fated Titanic, Victorian …

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Stormont

Day 5. The Belfast Peace Walls & the Titanic Experience

Our long weekend in Belfast was drawing to a close but gladly we still had a full day of interesting activities planned for our final day.  After a delicious breakfast at the Harrison Hotel we packed up our belongings and we reluctantly checked out of our lovely rooms which had been home for the last …

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The Giant's Causeway

Day 4. Giant’s Causeway Day Tour, Northern Ireland

We were up bright and early as we'd booked tickets (£25 each) for a full day excursion on a combined Giant's Causeway and Games of Thrones tour with McComb's Coach Travel.  The meeting point was outside the Europa Hotel for our departure at 8.30 a.m.  The company seemed very organised as we set off on …

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Ulster Folk Museum, Cultra

Day 3. Belfast and its Museums

We woke to another bright morning and after starting the day with my favourite bircher muesli, fresh fruit and pastries at the lovely Harrison Hotel we were soon ready to walk into the city centre. Belfast is a great walking city as it's relatively flat and quite compact.  It only takes about 20 minutes to …

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Donegall Square, Belfast

Day 2. A walk around Belfast City Centre

We woke to a bright sunny morning and after enjoying a delicious continental breakfast at The Harrison, the lovely hotel where we were staying, it was then just a ten minute walk to the Ulster Museum.  Entrance to the museum is free of charge but it is recommended that visitors pre-book a timed slot to …

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