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A mother and daughter play sword fights in Carrickfergus Castle

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.

  • 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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    Valentines 2022

    For Valentine’s day 2022 we're encouraging you to share the love with local Northern Ireland businesses by taking part in their fun filled plans! Whether you're planning on spending the day with friends or want to show someone special how much they mean to you, we've lots of great ideas to enjoy locally.

  • James Kavanagh and his parents in a hotel bedroom at The Harrison
    Categories: things to doBelfast

    James Kavanagh's Guide to Belfast

    Social media star James Kavanagh recently visited Northern Ireland’s capital for a whirlwind tour of the city, which is just under two hours travel time from Dublin. 

    If you are looking for city break inspiration, look no further. Here are James’s recommendations on what to see, stay and do...

  • Two women in bath robes relaxing in bubble chairs, chatting to each other, in front of a window at the Galgorm. Image has a red ribbon on top left hand corner
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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 if you are not able to exchange gifts in person, as it can easily be popped in the post.

  • Erne Water Taxi docked at a jetty at Devenish Island
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    Whatever floats your boat

    Host to some of the most beautiful coastlines and bodies of water anywhere in the world, Northern Ireland offers an incredibly diverse selection of unique experiences, whether you are an adrenaline junkie, a foodie, or someone looking for a more sedate activity.

  • Titanic Belfast exterior with daffodils in the foreground
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    10 reasons to visit Northern Ireland

    There are so many reasons to visit - but here are some to get you started. Once you’re done with the thinking, start planning, booking and getting ready for your best ever adventure.  

  • Group enjoying the beer garden at The Dirty Onion, Belfast
    Categories: things to dofood and drink

    Top beer gardens

    While we can’t always depend on the weather in Northern Ireland, we can depend on top-notch beer gardens serving up refreshing drinks and mouth-watering food in delightful surroundings.

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