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Male and female couple enjoying the views of the Gortin Lakes and the Sperrin Mountains in Gortin Glen Forest Park, County Tyrone.

Small steps to an enjoyable day out

As we start to get out and about, let’s try to be mindful that our stunning landscapes and outdoor spaces are popular destinations for locals and visitors alike at the moment and some are experiencing record numbers. 

  • Male and female couple enjoying the views of the Gortin Lakes and the Sperrin Mountains in Gortin Glen Forest Park, County Tyrone.
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    Small steps to an enjoyable day out

    As we start to get out and about, let’s try to be mindful that our stunning landscapes and outdoor spaces are popular destinations for locals and visitors alike at the moment and some are experiencing record numbers. 

  • Green fields landscape image, with sheep in a field in foreground and the Mourne Mountains in the background.
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    Green Getaways

    When it comes to choosing a holiday these days, more of us are considering the environmental impact of where we go and what we do. There’s actually a lot more to feel good about, when you make your getaway a little greener and spend that extra little bit of time getting to know the locals and what’s special about where they live. 

  • Belfast city skyline with office blocks lit up at night
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    Line of Duty Filming Locations, Belfast

    Who isn’t gripped each Sunday evening watching our favourite characters fight off bent coppers, all in the beautiful surroundings of Belfast? The hit show keeps pulses racing with action packed car chases, nail biting cliff-hangers and of course Ted Hastings infamous one liners.
     

  • Image shows a lady sitting on a bed in a bubble dome at Finn Lough Resort looking out at the scenery
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    Things to do this Easter (at home)

    If you’re in need of some inspiration to keep you and your family entertained this Easter, here’s some Northern Ireland travel-inspired things to do.  

  • View of the lakeside walk at Castle Ward with the castle in the background
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    Lesser known local walks

    Here are a few lesser known local walks in each county around Northern Ireland, with fresh air and stunning views of famous landscapes, it's easy to see why walking in nature is proven to make you feel good!

  • View of the beach at Cushendun in County Antrim
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    Wild Swimming

    With over 200 kilometres of diverse coastline and a few inland hideaways, Northern Ireland is the perfect destination for your wild swimming adventure, once it is safe to travel again.

  • Two women in bath robes relaxing on beds at Galgorm Resort's Spa, looking out of the window.
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    Gift an Experience this Mother's Day

    Mother’s Day is on the horizon. It’s on Sunday 14th March, to be exact! Why not treat your lovely mum, impress your mother-in-law or surprise a mum-to-be with a gift voucher? We have gathered some gift voucher inspiration to make your Mother’s Day shopping that bit easier.

  • Drown capture of Blessingbourne Estate, on a bright day, including the Estate, the grounds and the lake.
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    Meet some of Northern Ireland's Hospitality Couples

    This February we are celebrating all things Love. Celebrate with us! We have interviewed five amazing couples who own and run tourism businesses in Northern Ireland. Take a read through their heart-warming stories and how their businesses came to life…

  • Spiced Cabbage Terrine at Killeavy Castle Estate
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    Northern Ireland chefs serve up tempting vegan recipes

    Veganuary, the January challenge for people seeking to move to a plant-based diet has exploded in popularity with around half a million people worldwide signing up this year.

    Across Northern Ireland people have been embracing the vegan lifestyle with some even choosing to explore veganism beyond January. 

  • A silhouette of a couple with their backs towards the camera, looking out to the sunset over the waters at Birr Point in County Down.
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    Support Local this Valentine's Day

    Valentine’s day is almost here and while it may not quite be the romantic occasion we envisaged, local Northern Ireland tourism and hospitality businesses have come up with some wonderful ways to make sure love is still in the air this Valentine's Day! 

  • Snow Patrol concert at night time in front of Belfast City Hall with blue lights.
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    Ultimate Northern Ireland Playlist

    Soundtrack your days at home with our Ultimate Northern Ireland Playlist. We have compiled a brilliant playlist, made to ‘get you going’ and make your everyday that bit better. From doing the dishes, to going on your daily walk, you will love listening to Northern Ireland’s top picks.

  • Man standing on a paddle board on Lough Foyle, County Londonderry.
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    Behind Northern Ireland's Giant Spirit

    Here in Northern Ireland, the food is delicious, the scenes are mighty and our people’s friendly welcome is what puts the 'Giant' into Northern Ireland’s Spirit. We want to celebrate and shine a light on the wonderful people behind our Giant Welcome.

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