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Awaken your Giant Spirit

  1. Montalto House, Montalto Lake and Boathouse
    A mystical and enchanting estate, set in magnificent natural surroundings. Visitor experience includes access to the estate's beautiful gardens; historic walks and trails and an exciting play area where children can engage, explore and learn.
    1. On the 31st March 1996 Crumlin Road Gaol slammed shut its doors for what many thought would be the final time, but, on the 19th November 2012 the chains fell off and HMP Belfast was reborn as one of Belfast's most popular visitor attractions.
      1. Erne Water Taxi
        See Lough Erne your way with Erne Water Taxi's chauffeur driven boats. Travel in the comfort of our covered 8- seater boat, complete with cab, without having to worry about the driving. Your tour guide will help you explore the history of Lough Erne.
        1. Paddle Boarding
          Strangford Lough Activity Centre offer a variety of land and water activities throughout Northern Ireland. Whatever your adventure, we’ll help you realise it. We are run by a team of qualified experienced instructors & guides.
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        2. Check out the beautiful scenery from a dizzying new perspective! Cutting Edge Helicopter, situated at the City of Derry Airport, offers the experience of a lifetime in with the choice of various custom charters. The stunning views from above give you unparalleled access to some of Northern Irelands most spectacular destinations.
          1. Step into the wild with an expert bushman. Do you have the skills to survive in the wild? Do you know what’s good to eat in the woods and how to find it? It’s time to find out. Join one of Finnebrogue’s bushcraft or foraging experiences and put yourself back in touch with nature.
          2. Explore a changing city through its ever-evolving street art. On this gently paced, two-hour guided street art walking tour, you’ll see the incredible street art currently adding to the atmosphere of Belfast city centre. The tour will help you understand Belfast’s relationship with street art and will show you how the narrative of the city is changing.
          3. Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Word Hoard
            Seamus Heaney HomePlace takes you on an inspiring journey through the life and work of one of Ireland’s greatest writers. Situated between his two childhood homes at Mossbawn and The Wood, and only a few hundred yards from St Mary’s Church, Bellaghy, which he chose as his final resting place, HomePlace is at the heart of the area that inspired so much of the poet’s work.
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          4. Giant Adventure Offers
            With so much to see and do in Northern Ireland, you'll find this summary of special offers currently available really handy. We've summarised some of the best offers available across accommodation, attractions and experiences in NI.
          5. See how it all began, from script to screen at Game of Thrones Studio Tour.
            Created in official partnership with Warner Bros., the world’s first and only Game of Thrones Studio Tour has arrived in Northern Ireland.   Located at the authentic filming location of Linen Mill Studios in Banbridge, County Down, Game of Thrones Studio Tour invites you to experience the world of Game of Thrones like never before.
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          6. Escape the Routine Sample itinerary
            If you're seeking ideas for your short break in Northern Ireland, you'll find lots of suggestions in this sample itinerary. We've based it on one of our most popular routes, the Causeway Coastal Route.
          7. Exterior shot of the outside dining area at The Bakers Cottages in Seaforde showing a table and chairs and fire pit

            It's time to book a much-needed short break, and these self-catering options are perfect for those looking for a home-from-home setup.

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          Awaken your Giant Spirit

          1. Photo of main entrance to hotel framed by landscaped gardens
            A place apart. Clandeboye Lodge is the warm welcome of Northern Ireland. The comfortable and cosy corner you won’t want to leave. Charm and service from dawn until dusk.
          2. The Canal Court Hotel & Spa is a fine four star property, with a total of 110 bedrooms & suites, extensive Health & Leisure Complex and stunning Spa, perfectly located in the heart of the City close to both Bus & Rail Stations.
          3. The Bayview Hotel is situated at the heart of the picturesque village of Portballintrae, one mile from Bushmills, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and close to the Giant's Causeway, Old Bushmills Distillery and Dunluce Castle.
          4. The Premier Hotel in the North West, situated on the banks of the Foyle and within easy access to the historic City of Derry. Lavishly appointed bedrooms, superb cuisine, professional service for conference and business, as well as friendly staff.
          5. An iconic landmark on the landscape of Central Belfast hospitality, Ten Square is the very definition of chic, city centre boutique accommodation - the unique blend of understated style, refined atmosphere & perfect location, ensure a memorable stay.
          6. A couple pulling overnight bags entering into The Old Inn
            The Old Inn is like home away from home, with personable service and an easy-going atmosphere. Guests can kick off their shoes and get comfortable in a guestroom that suits their mood, or amp up the luxury with suites that come with their own private hot tub. Check out the brand new Treetop Spa which is a haven of tranquility, relaxation and exclusive for hotel residents only.
          7. Enjoy a short break to the fairytale 5 Star ‘Gate Lodge Apartment’ at Blessingbourne. The 3 Bedroom Gate Lodge,is the newest addition to our collection of Award Winning self-catering accommodation which also includes five Courtyard Apartments.
          8. Aerial view of Killeavy Castle Estate. A luxury Hotel Spa destination in Newry, Northern Ireland.
            Welcome to Killeavy Castle Estate, the perfect antidote to the modern fast paced world. Named winner of the Luxury Castle Hotel (Europe) Award at the prestigious World Luxury Awards 2021, it’s the ideal place to escape and unwind, and is located just 10 minutes outside Newry City.
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