Tag Archives: Mournes

Uncover the Hidden Gems of the Majestic Mournes

Posted on by Mags

An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Mournes is home to Northern Ireland’s highest mountain peak, Slieve Donard, and is said to have inspired C.S. Lewis’s magical world of Narnia. Ideal for outdoor pursuits, from walking and cycling to more extreme options like mountain boarding and coasteering, it’s also home to one of Northern Ireland’s [...]

Dog Friendly Walks and Places to Stay in Northern Ireland

Posted on by Ellie

When it comes to walking, there are few who love it more than man’s best friend. With its wide open spaces, excellent walking options and accommodation properties that welcome pets, what better way to treat you and your dog than on a short break to Northern Ireland? We’ve put together some fantastic dog-friendly walks and dog friendly [...]

8 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Northern Ireland

Posted on by Mags

We’re very fortunate in Northern Ireland to be surrounded by nature and beauty in every county. It’s this beauty alongside our vivid history and often very dramatic settings that make us a wide eyed travellers dream. But did you know that Northern Ireland has 8 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), 47 national nature reserves, 43 special areas of [...]

10 Romantic Locations in Northern Ireland

Posted on by Carla

According to old tradition, a leap year is the perfect chance for a woman to take matters into her own hands and get down on one knee! Have a look at some of the most romantic spots in Northern Ireland that offer the perfect backdrop for that memorable moment. 1. The romantic cathedral city of Armagh [...]

Your guide to enjoying Newcastle during the 2015 Irish Open

Posted on by Nial

This coming week sees one of the strongest fields to ever play an Irish Open as the 2015 Irish Open takes place at the world famous Royal County Down golf course which is located beside the majestic 4* Slieve Donard Hotel in Newcastle. With major champions and former world number ones spread across the field [...]

Must Try Outdoor Activities for 2015

Posted on by Jayne

Whether it be overcoming your fear of heights, trying something completely new or developing skills in an activity you have tried before, Northern Ireland offers countless opportunities to add to that list in 2015. Here is a flavour of some of the adventures you could be experiencing this year… Sea Kayak along the Causeway Coast [...]

Experience the Winter Solstice at Slieve Gullion

Posted on by Rachel

Celebrate the winter solstice this December at Northern Ireland’s most magical attraction, the Ring of Gullion, home to breath-taking scenery, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a site which pre-dates Stonehenge and the Great Pyramid of Giza. It is home to the highest surviving passage tomb in Ireland, known locally as ‘the Calliagh Berra’s [...]

Enjoy a Coastal Retreat in County Down

Posted on by Paul

This winter, why not consider a self-catering break to discover the rugged coastline, award winning beaches and the majestic Mourne Mountains in County Down. With a wealth of incredible attractions on your doorstep you can enjoy a fun filled & action packed holiday or a restful and relaxing one. It’s up to you! Mourne Escape, [...]

In Focus: Alistair Hamill – Landscape Photographer

Posted on by Rachel

In our fifth In Focus feature – we catch up with Alistair Hamill, a landscape photographer from County Antrim who specialises in panoramic photography. In this feature he talks us through his favourite images, his photography inspirations and his love of capturing beautiful images of Northern Ireland. Tell us a little bit about yourself. What [...]

Make the most of summer: Your ultimate NI guide

Posted on by Nial

If you’re looking for an action packed break with your partner or the family this summer, you don’t need to think about getting on a plane and jetting off to warmer climates – you have everything you need right here in Northern Ireland. From weekend breaks to family holidays in Northern Ireland, there’s lots to [...]