48 hours in Northern Ireland

March 8, 2013

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Jane

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 City Awaits

Start your fun filled weekend in the heart of our big city. In Belfast, we don’t do things by halves. Quarters maybe, like the creative-laden Cathedral Quarter or the historic Titanic Quarter…but never halves. It’s got all the things you’d expect: great shopping, award-winning restaurants, brilliant hotels and bars, excellent museums, top galleries and theatres, glorious parks and gardens and fascinating landmarks.

Titanic Experience

Visit Titanic Belfast, the world’s biggest Titanic attraction telling the story of the most famous ship of all time – the awesome new attraction has welcomed over 650,000 visitors through its doors. Marvel at the nine interactive galleries and see Titanic’s wreck on the icy Atlantic floor.

Belfast by Bike

Get on your bike for a fun and eco friendly look at Belfast and the surrounding countryside with Belfast City Bike Tours or Belfast Bike Tours operating throughout the week.

Enjoy the buzz!

Our cool, inviting and lively pubs will set the stage for our astounding live music scene. Make a beeline for the Duke of York in the Cathedral Quarter where Snow Patrol played their first gig. Or why not have an evening of laughter at a comedy show then dance the night away in a buzzing club!

Join the culture fest

Finish your 48 hour adventure with a trip to the Walled City, only an hour and half drive from Belfast. Derry~Londonderry is in the midst of an epic year-long culture fest – there’s never been a better time to visit! Stroll around the 400-year-old walls and catch up over a cappuccino as you plan your adventures. 2013 is simply stacked to the rafters with awesome events and spectacular live gigs including Primal Scream and David Holmes, Fleadh Cheoil, Music City and Celtronic, so take your time and make the most of it!

Epic Ebrington and the Peace Bridge

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 is a key venue for many of the UK City of Culture events.

Music City

Derry-Londonderry has got a vibrant music scene and is home to some rising stars including the talented SOAK and indie pop group the Wonder Villains not to mention the birth place of punk legends The Undertones. Tune into our local talent in the Nerve Centre or Sandino’s Cafe Bar amongst others.

Book your Northern Ireland adventure today, we’ve got some brilliant value offers starting from £49 per room. Make it a memorable break with a fantastic night out a one of the LegenDerry City of Culture events taking place. Find out more here: discovernorthernireland.com/cityofculture2013/

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