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Awaken your Giant Spirit

  1. Image of the front of the Mount Stewart Estate House
    Mount Stewart is a stunning estate in the beautiful scenic area of Strangford Lough. The Formal Gardens are ranked as one of the top ten in the world and the within the house there are collections of national and international significance.
    1. 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. Ever wondered how spirits were made? Like to try your hand at being a distiller? Or at creating your very own personalised gin? Then take a tour or attend our gin school at the Wild Atlantic Distillery.
      2. Relax, Recharge, Indulge: Sample Itinerary
        We know you’re looking to relax, so we’ve done all the work for you and pulled together a sample itinerary for your short break to Northern Ireland.
      3. A couple converse in front of a sketch of Heaney
        This is a special place. A moving place. An inspirational place. Seamus Heaney HomePlace takes you on an inspiring journey through the life and work of one of Ireland’s greatest writers. While much of Seamus Heaney’s writing is inspired by words and ways of life specific to this area, his human relationships and household objects, which we bring to the fore in our exhibition, are familiar to many. This creates a deeply personal visitor experience.
        1. With its own special place in local history, Glenarm Castle is a true national treasure. One of Ireland's oldest estates, and home to the Earls of Antrim, Glenarm Castle is a 'must see' destination and one of N.Ireland's top tourist attractions.
          1. The basalt stones at the giants causeway stretch into the sea
            Follow in the footsteps of giants at Northern Ireland's iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site. The basalt columns of the Causeway landscape were left by volcanic eruptions 60 million years ago. All visitors are encouraged to book Visitor Experience tickets online in advance of arrival onsite.
            1. Bushmills Irish Whiskey is made at the oldest working licenced distillery, set on the beautiful North Coast close to the Giant's Causeway.
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              2. Exterior of Narrow Water Castle in Warrenpoint, County Down.

                If you’re planning a romantic getaway, make it a spectacular one. Take your pick of magical 5* castle retreats or stately manor homes, all in the most stunning locations in Northern Ireland. 

              3. Titanic Belfast exterior with daffodils in the foreground

                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.  

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              Awaken your Giant Spirit

              1. Situated one mile from the Donegal/Fermanagh border, Finn Lough offers the ideal setting from which to explore both counties. For those who are keen to stay put and relax there is plenty on offer within the 75 acre peninsula resort.
              2. The four star Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel is idyllically set on the shores of scenic Lough Erne, bordered by private grounds and gardens, yet only one kilometre from the historic Island town of Enniskillen.
              3. The Merchant Hotel
                Belfast's only AA five Red Star hotel, is situated in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter.
              4. 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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              5. View of Slieve Donard Resort & Spa, Newcastle
                The magnificent Slieve Donard Resort & Spa is nestled in the heart of County Down where the 'Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea'. Standing on 6 acres of private grounds, the Spa has all the facilities you need to relax and unwind.
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