Enjoy 48 hours in Northern Ireland!

May 15, 2014

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Planning a short break in Northern Ireland this year? You can fit a whole lot of fun into just a few days and see our popular attractions, all within a few hours of each other. We’ve made planning a short break even easier – here’s our must see guide for 2 days in Northern Ireland.





Titanic Town

Begin in the big city with a trip to St George’s Market. It’s an award-winning feast of food, crafts, food, antiques and live music – plus, the coffee and breakfast baps are unbeatable. Then visit the unmissable Titanic Belfast to marvel at the nine interactive galleries and see Titanic’s wreck on the icy Atlantic floor. If you’ve time, squeeze in a trip to Titanic’s Dock and Pumphouse where the ship was fitted.

Later, check into a city centre hotel and take your pick from performances at the MAC, the Lyric Theatre or the Grand Opera House. Don’t forget a little nightcap in one of Belfast’s buzzing bars. Take a stroll through the buzzing Cathedral Quarter where you’ll be spoilt for choice with lots of cosy pubs & contemporary bars around each corner.

Mourne Mountains

What better way to spend time together than exploring on a Mourne Mountains adventure! Fall in love all over again in the stunning surrounds of these majestic mountains. Start your day with a trip to Castlewellan, a small town in the foothills of our most famed mountain range. Take a romantic stroll around Castlewellan Forest Park, a tree lined path lines the lake shore and the gardens are ideal for enjoying a picnic lunch. Fancy a challenge? Take on the Peace Maze together – one of the largest of its kind in the world. Once you’ve conquered this task, you’ll be glad to get out into open space again and luckily Newcastle’s amazing beaches and nature trails offer just that – and only a short 10 minute drive away! Murlough Beach is a vast length of golden sand, a beautiful place to walk with your toes in the sand! Feeling energetic? Take on the ultimate climb to our highest peak Slieve Donard- the sense of achievement together and the views from the top make this the most unforgettable expedition!

The Peace Maze Castlewellan

Causeway Coast

Start the day with a famous Ulster Fry and then head off to the North Coast. Up here you’ll enter a land of myths and legends. Explore the new Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre and uncover the history of this UNESCO world heritage site. The brand new visitor centre which fits seamlessly into the surrounding landscape is filled ancient history & lots of interactive information on the area’s abundant myths, rich history and unique geology. Walk on the stones and gaze out at the astonishing panorama. Whilst your along the stunning North Coast, go see Dunluce Castle, tour the beloved Bushmills Distillery or – if you’re feeling brave – cross Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge!

Music City

Following on from its success last year as the first UK City of Culture Derry~Londonderry is continuing that legacy in 2014 with its theme of Music City and is hosting some memorable events throughout the year. Last year the city walls also celebrated being 400 years old and are one of the best examples of an intact Walled City in Europe. Take a stroll along the banks of the Foyle & cross the recently opened Peace Bridge which leads to the City’s newest open space Ebrington Square – which was a key venue for many of the UK City of Culture events.



Derry-Londonderry boasts a buzzing nightlife with a huge range of pubs, bars, club & excellent eateries. You don’t have to walk very far to find a great restaurant – The Exchange or Custom House  on Queen’s Quay are among the city’s top restaurants and well worth a visit! If you’re a fan of traditional music then pop into Peadar O’Donnells where you’ll find live traditional music every night & even some afternoons! Looking for some cultural entertainment? The Playhouse & Millennium Forum have a jam packed schedule of great shows, gigs, performances & much more in 2014!

Book your Northern Ireland adventure today, we’ve got some brilliant value offers at:  http://www.discovernorthernireland.com/offers/specialoffers.aspx?AttributeID=19477


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