Attractions

In Belfast

Modern Belfast is a vibrant place, with so much to see and do. Titanic Belfast was named the world's leading tourist attraction in the 2016 World Travel Awards and is a must-see attraction in Northern Ireland. You are spoiled for choice with concert halls and theatres, with venues including the Waterfront Hall, the SSE Arena, the Grand Opera House, the Ulster Hall and the Lyric Theatre. For something a little different, there's the Crumlin Road Goal, with daily guided tours. For bustling bars and contemporary restaurants, visit the Cathedral Quarter. Or visit Victoria Square with its iconic glass viewing dome for a great shopping experience.

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Walking the cliff path at The Gobbins will be an exhilarating adventure that will excite all the senses. For a more sedate experience, relax at Ballyrobert Cottage Garden, or visit the beautiful Belfast Castle. Local entertainment venues include the Theatre at the Mill, and the Courtyard Theatre, Ballyearl, and there are a number of cinemas within easy distance. Abbey Self-Catering is only a few miles from Carrickfergus Castle, one of the best preserved medieval structures in the whole of Ireland. Even closer is The White House, the oldest building in the borough of Newtownabbey, and subject of the BBC Restoration programme. Hazelbank Park and Loughshore Park are both within easy walking distance of our properties, and the Cavehill Country Park is only a few minutes drive away.

Further Afield

Take the Antrim Coast Road north, regarded as one of the great tourist routes of the world. Stop at the spectacular Walled Garden at Glenarm (open May to September). The Giant's Causeway (a World Heritage site) is on the north coast, not far from Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. Close by, fans of Game of Thrones, which is filmed in Northern Ireland, can visit the Dark Hedges at Stranocum, Co. Antrim. There are also many splendid National Trust properties, including Mount Stewart on the Ards Peninsula, and Rowallane in Saintfield.

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