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Cosy Christmas Stays

Dreaming of your next staycation? The season of wrapping up and staying snug is here and we have lined up a brilliant list of hotels and cosy lodges that you should check out and check in to this Winter. From short stays to spa experiences, there is something for everyone this Christmas… 
 

  • A hotel room with large cushions in the foreground and a double bed with two towel swans sitting on top of the bed in the background
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    Cosy Christmas Stays

    Dreaming of your next staycation? The season of wrapping up and staying snug is here and we have lined up a brilliant list of hotels and cosy lodges that you should check out and check in to this Winter. From short stays to spa experiences, there is something for everyone this Christmas… 
     

  • Adam King outside the Armagh Observatory and Planetarium
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    TV star Adam King enjoys epic trip with his family

    Inspirational schoolboy Adam King, who captured the hearts of TV viewers in the Republic of Ireland when he appeared on The Late Late Toy Show last year, has been exploring the Giant Spirit that Northern Ireland has to offer.

  • Bushcraft at Finnebrogue Woods
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    Businesses supporting responsible travel

    When it comes to protecting our beautiful landscapes, everyone has a part to play – and that includes local businesses.  Here are some of the creative ways businesses have been making a Giant Difference to the land and the people who care for it.

  • Cave Hill mountain, overlooking Cave Hill Country Park and Belfast city with views across North Belfast towards Belfast Lough and the city centre.
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    4 things to know before you go

    There’s sunshine on the horizon and things are beginning to return to normal. As we start to travel and enjoy all of what Northern Ireland has to offer, what are some of the things we can take into consideration before we set off? 

  • 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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    7 hidden gems to find on your Northern Ireland escape

    Northern Ireland has some big hitters when it comes to must-see spots and must-do experiences. But as we try to avoid crowded areas and find that slice of nature just for ourselves, it’s good to explore the lesser-known trails and hidden gems around Northern Ireland. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that you get bragging rights for finding that perfect spot off the beaten track. 

  • 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

    BBC drama Line of Duty has gained a cult following over the last few years and remains one of the BBC's most popular tv shows, scooping up awards such as the prestigious National Television Award for Best Returning Drama 2021. The hit show keeps pulses racing with action packed car chases, nail biting cliff-hangers and of course Ted Hastings infamous one liners. Not only can we claim Ted Hastings as a National Treasure but we can say that most of the filming takes place in and around Belfast.
     

  • 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.  

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