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Sunrise SUP & Island Yoga Experience, Strangford Lough, Co. Down

Enjoy a wellness retreat in Northern Ireland

When it comes to putting the feet up, and well…getting them massaged too, Northern Ireland offers a whole suite of treatments in the most sublime locations. Not only will you get the very best of care and attention but you’ll also be treated to our unique welcome and hospitality too.  

  • Sunrise SUP & Island Yoga Experience, Strangford Lough, Co. Down
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    Enjoy a wellness retreat in Northern Ireland

    When it comes to putting the feet up, and well…getting them massaged too, Northern Ireland offers a whole suite of treatments in the most sublime locations. Not only will you get the very best of care and attention but you’ll also be treated to our unique welcome and hospitality too.  

  • A couple enjoys looking out over the Christmas Market at Belfast City Hall
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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, before checking in to them this winter. From short stays to spa experiences, there is something for everyone this Christmas… 
     

  • External image of Ballygally Castle Hotel at night. Lights are illuminating a courtyard, pathway and croquet court on the grass.
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    Gift a Stay to Remember this Christmas

    We can agree that it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas now, and we are very excited. So how about putting some thought into this year’s presents by getting them a voucher for a staycation in Northern Ireland? Not only will you be helping to support local, but vouchers are also a practical solution as it can easily be popped in the post.

  • Couple with tour guide at St. George's Market with Belfast Food Tours
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    Ideas for couples in Belfast

    Whatever kind of break you have in mind - romantic or relaxing hideaway, luxury pampering getaway or a bit of long overdue craic – Belfast is packed with places just perfect for quality time together. 

  • A mother and daughter play sword fights in Carrickfergus Castle
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    The best Castles and Gardens for families

    If you're searching for fun things to do with the kids, alongside scenic walks, coffee and a dash of interesting history and heritage to keep everyone's head nodding, then look no further than the bountiful supply of castles and gardens across Northern Ireland.

  • Mussenden Temple, County Londonderry on a sunny day
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    The most Instagrammable spots in Northern Ireland

    The most Instagrammable spot in Northern Ireland is probably here, there and everywhere. For a relatively small place it’s got massive Insta-potential given the stunning natural landscape, impressive industrial heritage and a contemporary street culture and vibe that’s arguably second to none. We’ve picked some of our most Insta-friendly places that are well worth a visit, a snap and a selfie. 

  • Car driving near the Black Arch on the Causeway Coastal Route
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    Coastal Short Breaks in Northern Ireland

    Northern Ireland has just under two-hundred-and-fifty miles of coastline packed full of natural beauty, scenic drives, and stunning beaches. Whatever you’re on the lookout for, be it thrills or just the chance to chill, a short coastal break with friends or family will surely fit the bill.

  • Group enjoying a surfing demo on the beach with Long Line Surf School
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    Young & Fun Short Break Ideas

    Short breaks packed with adventure.  No matter how short your break, when you visit Northern Ireland, you can pack loads of fun in. Whether you’re taking a short break, a long weekend or a day trip - there’s nowhere quite like Northern Ireland for giant adventures. Here’s three ways to make the most of three perfect days. 

  • A mother, daughter and son walk across a rope bridge among the trees as part of the Treetop Adventure at The Jungle NI in Moneymore, County Londonderry.
    Categories: things to doFamilies

    Bank Holiday ideas for families

    Here are the best three pieces of advice we can give you about a Bank Holiday trip to Northern Ireland: plan, plan, plan. Thankfully, tere’s lots for families with kids of all ages, whether they be teeny or teens, and here’s a just a taster.

  • Olympic and Commonwealth Athletics Legend Lady Mary Peters at Belfast Castle
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    My Northern Ireland...with Lady Mary Peters

    Olympic and Commonwealth Athletics Legend Lady Mary Peters recently chatted to Tourism Northern Ireland about the memories she has of growing up in Northern Ireland, and her favourite things about living here today.

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