A 15 day tour of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland

On this fifteen day tour of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, you will enjoy some of the best sustainable activities, accommodation and food and drink available.

Linking north to south, this 500km multi-stop touring route takes in the historic and cultural heart of England, from iconic castles and vast cathedrals to hidden city gems.

Day 1

Cambridge

Your clients can explore stately homes with ties to Elizabeth I or visit the University of Cambridge’s eight museums. They can see the Bridge of Sighs and King’s College Chapel on a Cambridge walking tour or book punting on the River Cam.

Clayton Hotel Birmingham

Clayton Hotel Birmingham is proud to be accredited a Bronze Award from sustainable tourism organisation Green Tourism and they are aiming for the Gold Award in 2021.

https://www.claytonhotelbirmingham.com/sustainability/

Gonville Hotel

Gonville Hotel is a 4 star hotel in the heart of Cambridge and it belongs to the top green hotels of EXPEDIA in town.

https://www.gonvillehotel.co.uk/

Novil

Novi is a great restaurant to go whether you’re after a coffee and brunch or a burger and mocktail in the evening!

https://novicambridge.co.uk/

Day 2

York

On foot you can explore The Shambles, a picturesque shopping street with beautifully restored buildings. They can get immersed in York’s rich and varied past and book a visit in the National Railway Museum, to learn about the engineering pioneers who shaped rail travel or drop in the Jorvik Viking Centre.

The Grand York

The hotel belongs to one of the top five star hotels in the UK and it is eco-friendly listed on TripAdvisor.

https://www.thegrandyork.co.uk/

The Black Swan at Oldstead and Roots

The majority of produce used in both kitchens is as local as the Black Swan’s garden and family farm itself, the rest is from small local supplier’s.

https://www.blackswanoldstead.co.uk/

https://www.rootsyork.com/

Days 3 & 4

Newcastle

Your clients can explore Richmond’s Georgian facades and Norman Castle with a journey through industrial heritage at Beamish, the Living Museum of the North. They can discover lands immortalised by JMW Turner and get lost in Newcastle’s culture and nightlife. Book them a step back in time at Newcastle Castle where they can discover how the city has changed over the ages or they can enjoy a visit to the Victoria Tunnel immersive experience.

Maldron Hotel

At Maldron Hotel Newcastle, the team cares deeply for our environment and they are in the process introducing environmentally-friendly changes to help play their part in protecting it.

https://www.maldronhotelnewcastle.c om/environment/

SIX at Baltic

Six Restaurant has set a goal to make Six at BALTIC one of the most sustainable restaurants in the UK.

https://www.sixbaltic.com/blog/sustai nable-restaurants-in-newcastle

Day 5

Berwick-upon-Tweed

Transfer and book a visit at Alnwick Castle where your clients can enjoy its garden of poisonous plants!

Transfer to Edinburgh by bus or train

With an abundance of history, top quality attractions and beautiful architecture, Edinburgh is a city that you won’t forget in a hurry. Explore the Medieval Old Town and the elegant Georgian New Town, which sit side by side, and visit unique attractions throughout the city on a holiday in Edinburgh. All this is set against the backdrop of an extinct volcano, climbing to the top really makes it feel like you are in the heart of the countryside!

Day 6

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle is a world-famous icon of Scotland and part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site. A mighty fortress, the defender of the nation and a world-famous visitor attraction – Edinburgh Castle has dominated the skyline for centuries.

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Edinburgh Castle

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is one of the finest botanic gardens in the world. A pleasure for all the family, the Garden offers fantastic views of the capital’s skyline, featuring Edinburgh Castle, and is located just a mile from the city centre.

Visitors can discover its fascinating history, which dates back 350 years, learn about its plantings and walk around 72 acres of beautiful, awe-inspiring landscape.

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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Britannia

Experience one of Scotland’s best visitor attractions (VisitScotland). Follow in the footsteps of Royalty and explore this floating Royal residence with a fascinating audio tour of five decks (available in 30 different languages).

The Royal Yacht Britannia played host to some of the world’s most famous people, but above all was home for the British Royal Family for over 40 years. Now berthed in Leith, Edinburgh, you can discover the heart and soul of this most special of Royal residences.

Britannia

The Balmoral Hotel

For over a century, The Balmoral has found a home at Edinburgh’s most prestigious address, No. 1 Princes Street. A landmark Rocco Forte hotel set in the heart of Scotland’s capital city, The Balmoral combines stunning views and warm hospitality with world-class facilities to create the perfect urban retreat.

In 2021, The Balmoral was named as the first and only hotel in Scotland to receive a Five-Star award from the world-renowned Forbes Travel Guide.

The Balmoral Hotel

The Witchery by the Castle

Located high up the Royal Mile, just a stone’s throw from Edinburgh Castle, The Witchery is one of Edinburgh’s most renowned luxury restaurants with a small selection of exquisitely decorated suites that you can spend the night in too.

Features that you’ll love: The lavishly decorated gothic interiors.

Located in the heart of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town, Exceptional dining in the most magical of settings, Luxury roll top baths for two.

The Witchery by the Castle

The Kitchin

The Kitchin presents modern British seasonal cuisine influenced by French cooking techniques and an appreciation of the best quality ingredients available from Scotland’s fantastic natural larder.

The restaurant’s philosophy ‘From Nature to Plate’, is a true reflection of Tom’s passion for the finest, freshest Scottish seasonal produce and the cooking at the restaurant reflects Tom’s training under some of the world’s best chefs blended with his own Scottish heritage.

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The Kitchin

Follow the brown tourist route signs marked for the Angus Coastal Route and arrive in the northeast coast of Scotland in Aberdeen. Aberdeenshire is the area in and around Aberdeen city and stretches from the Banffshire coast in the north all the way around to St Cyrus National Nature Reserve in the east, featuring beautiful coastlines, pretty seaside towns, rugged cliffs and sandy bays.

There are hundreds of attractions and hidden gems dotted across the region, including centuries-old distilleries, fantastic parklands and golf courses, ancient castles, sparkling rivers and more.

Day 7

Castle Trail

With over 260 castles, stately homes and ruins dotting its landscape, Aberdeenshire is unsurprisingly known as ‘Scotland’s Castle Country.’ There are more castles per acre here than anywhere else in the UK, and you can discover 19 of the most famous and dramatic castles in Aberdeenshire on Scotland’s Castle Trail.

Castle Trail

Carnoustie Golf Course

Carnoustie’s Championship is one of the courses that every golfer in the world wants to play.

Voted the World’s Best Golf Course in 2019, venue for eight Open Championships and two Women’s Opens, Carnoustie is undoubtedly one of, if not the most, memorable golf courses that you’ll ever play, not just in Scotland but in all of golf.

Carnoustie Golf Course

Braemar Highland Game Centre

The picturesque village of Braemar, situated in the heart of Royal Deeside and the Cairngorms National Park, is home to the world-famous Braemar Gathering – and now the Braemar Highland Games Centre. Housed in the stunning Duke of Rothesay Highland Games Pavilion, the new centre offers a fascinating exhibition exploring the history of the games in Braemar, as well as an elegant cafe and quality gift shop.

Braemar Highland Game Centre

Apple Apartments Aberdeen

Beautiful and brand-new Apple Apartments offers boutique church converted serviced apartments in central Aberdeen. All the services of a hotel with added freedom, privacy and value. Full kitchens and spacious living areas in each apartment.

Luxury 5-star Victorian Architecture with stylish interior finish located near to the city centre

Apple Apartments Aberdeen

Doubletree by Hilton

Located less than a mile from Union Street with excellent road, rail and airport links, the Doubletree by Hilton Aberdeen City Centre offers picturesque coastal views and is only a short distance from the long, sandy beachfront.

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Doubletree by Hilton

The Marcliffe

Known for their delicious local seafood and lobster; if you are looking for the best surf (or turf) on the block then you need go no further than the Conservatory Restaurant.

To complement your dining experience, you may choose from a very interesting and extensive wine list with over 400 bins. Should you desire an after-dinner digestive, why not sample one of 100 plus single Malts from the Drawing Room Bar as a fitting nightcap.

The Marcliffe

The Silver Darling

Situated in the former Customs House at the mouth of Aberdeen Harbour, The Silver Darling has been transformed with stylish interiors that celebrate our unique heritage and complement our stunning setting for memorable meals.

The Silver Darling

We have to say, we’ve got a lot of love for Inverness. A compact, cosmopolitan city with a lot of heart, and all the wonders of the Highlands on its doorstep – that’s a pretty fine combination, don’t you think?

Inverness really has got all the elements for a memorable city break. Discover its flourishing culinary scene, explore the Victorian Market or Eastgate Shopping Centre for a bit of retail therapy or take a wander through the handsome city centre; appreciating the history and heritage all around.

Day 8

Loch Ness by Jacobite

The highlight of any visit to Inverness is a trip to Loch Ness and there is no better way to enjoy Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle than by boat. From 1 hr sailings to leisurely 6.5 hr Coach and Cruise Tours, award-winning Jacobite Cruises is a must-visit attraction for Groups and Fit’s.

Loch Ness by Jacobite

Culloden Battlefield

Visit the powerfully moving site of the final Jacobite Rising – the last and most harrowing pitched battle to be fought on British soil. Explore the interactive visitor centre, view fascinating artefacts from both sides of the confrontation, and experience the battle in our immersive surround cinema.

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Culloden Battlefield

Clava Cairns

Clava Cairns are well-preserved Bronze Age cemetery complex of passage graves; ring cairns, kerb cairns and standing stones in a beautiful setting.

Clava Cairns are free to visit and open year-round and are a hugely significant and exceptionally well-preserved prehistoric site dating back about 4,000 years.

Clava Cairns

Kingsmills Hotel

A sympathetically extended 17th Century residence, the four-star Kingsmills Hotel offers a selection of 147 spacious classic, luxury, cocoon & retreat bedrooms together with fully equipped conference facilities for both large and intimate events.

One mile from the Inverness city centre, and set within 4 acres of beautifully manicured grounds, sits the much-loved Kingsmills Hotel – a luxurious hotel that understands the true meaning of service with passion.

Kingsmills Hotel

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Ness Walk

On the leafy banks of the River Ness, lies the 5-star Ness Walk. This stunning addition to the city redefines luxury and delivers the pinnacle of Highland hospitality.

Offering 47 exquisite bedrooms, including two suites, designs take their influence from the seasonal landscape surrounding the Highlands with a flow of soft colours and textiles.

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Ness Walk

Girvans

Café by day, restaurant by night; Girvan’s is a quirky spot to visit.

Home to a patisserie, restaurant and winery, it’s sure to cater to everyone. This friendly, family run restaurant serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner in a modern setting with a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Girvans

From its serene glens and endless expanses of lush forest, to its bleakly beautiful moors, rushing rivers and tumbling waterfalls, it’s easy to see why Perthshire was named “The fairest portion of the northern kingdom” by Sir Walter Scott.

Located around the fair city of Perth in the east of Scotland, the Perthshire boundaries stretch from Strathmore in the east, to the Pass of Drumochter in the north, Rannoch Moor and Ben Lui in the west, and Aberfoyle in the south.

Day 9

The Hermitage

This stretch of magical Perthshire forest was an 18th-century pleasure ground for the Dukes of Atholl. Giant Douglas firs tower over you as you take the path to the roaring Black Linn waterfall, where the River Braan crashes into the deep, foaming pools below. Deep in the woods, discover the picturesque 18th-century folly known as Ossian’s Hall, which overlooks the stunning waterfall.

The Hermitage

House of Bruar

The House of Bruar is widely acknowledged as Scotland’s most prestigious independent store, and its regal stature at the gateway to the Highlands makes it clear to see why. Situated on the A9, a short drive north of Pitlochry, The House of Bruar offers an extensive range of high-quality products in both the Men’s and Ladies clothing halls.

House of Bruar

Scone Palace

Scone Palace was the crowning place of Scottish kings where Macbeth, Robert the Bruce and Charles II were once crowned. Scone breathes history like nowhere else in Scotland. I

See where the Stone of Scone, known as the Stone of Destiny, once stood. It now resides in Edinburgh Castle.

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Scone Palace

Gleneagles

An iconic country estate set beneath the beautiful Ochil Hills, The Gleneagles Hotel has been a luxury destination for nearly a century. Located just one hour from Glasgow and Edinburgh airports and with its own railway station, Gleneagles offers the perfect retreat for those looking for relaxation, fun and adventure.

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Gleneagles

Loch Leven’s Larder

Loch Leven’s Larder, is a family-run farm, restaurant, food hall and gift shop, easily accessible from Edinburgh, Perth and Dundee.

They are all about sharing delicious food with family and friends, whatever-the-weather walks in nature, quality and quirkiness.

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Loch Leven’s Larder

Saorsa 1875

Designed for vegans, vegetarians and the plant-curious, Saorsa 1875 balances the building’s Victorian gothic origins with modern amenities to offer a unique experience. More than a synthesis of tastes, the hotel offers the perfect antidote to the frantic pace of modern living.

Saorsa 1875

Glasgow is the UNESCO City of Music. This Scotland’s largest city is renowned for its culture, style and the friendliness of its people. Glasgow is known the world over for its legendary music scene and was named in 2008 a UNESCO city of music.

Glasgow offers a blend of internationally acclaimed museums and galleries, stunning architecture, vibrant nightlife, fantastic shopping and a diverse array of restaurants and bars. The vibrant nightlife is complemented beautifully by the city’s array of green spaces – a perfect spot to relax and unwind. With over 90 parks and gardens, it is no wonder that Glasgow is known as the Dear Green Place

Day 10

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

No visit to Glasgow would be complete without a trip to one of the many museums and galleries, most of which are free to visit. Housed in an iconic red sandstone building that sits next to the beautiful Kelvingrove Park, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is arguably the top must-see attraction in the city

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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Explore the city centre mural trail

Visit Glasgow to experience the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928), the pioneering Glaswegian architect, designer and artist. Glasgow is the only city in the world where you can view a concentration of his renowned work.

In recent years, many of Glasgow’s lanes, buildings and streets have undergone colourful makeovers by talented street artists. And if it’s your first time here, then exploring the city’s vibrant urban art is a must. You can explore the urban works of art and learn more about the inspiration behind them on a Street Art Tour led by knowledgeable locals.

City centre mural trail

Mar Hall Golf & Spa Resort

Set in a 240-acre private estate, Mar hall Hotel is a 19th century Gothic Mansion that has undergone a £15m refurbishment to offer discerning travellers a stunning 5-star luxury hotel. It combines 53 individual bedrooms, a championship golf course and a luxury spa, with extensive dining, wedding, conference and banqueting facilities.

Mar Hall Golf & Spa Resort

Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel

Built in the early 1800s as smart city town houses for wealthy Glasgow residents, the beautiful historic buildings that now make up Blythswood Square were the Royal Scottish Automobile Club headquarters before being renovated into this stylish and luxurious hotel.

Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel

Mackintosh at the Willow

Visit the original Willow Tea Rooms Building designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. First opened in 1903, the fully restored Tea Rooms boasts a 200-seat restaurant across 3 floors. As well as; a variety of beautiful spaces, each with their own character and unique design, including the Front and Back Saloons on the ground floor, the Gallery, the Billiard Room and the famous Salon de Luxe reopened in July 2018.

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Mackintosh at the Willow

Welcome to Northern Ireland a land of giant myths and legends. On this trip, you will discover the world-famous stunning Causeway Coastal Route, cross the Carrick a Rede Rope bridge 30 feet above the Atlantic Ocean, see the iconic Linen Mill studios where Game of Thrones® was filmed and then deep dive into Belfast, our capital city with a visit to Titanic Belfast, the world’s leading visitor attraction as voted in 2016, and some surprises along the way.

Day 11

Hillsborough Castle

Located on the southern outskirts of Belfast, Hillsborough Castle is the official residence of the Royal Family in Northern Ireland and home of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. This charming Georgian residence has 100 acres of glorious gardens, two boutique gift shops and two delightful cafes serving dishes made with ingredients grown in our stunning walled garden. Discover stories of celebration, entertainment, diplomacy, and negotiation as our expert Explainers guide you through a 45-minute tour of Hillsborough Castle’s fascinating history and stunning State Rooms. Wander at leisure through the historic gardens which include ornate formal gardens, woodland, meadows and lake

Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

Linen Mill Studios

HBO have partnered with Linen Mill Studios to open the Game Of Thrones ® studio tour, located at the Linen Mill Studios, Banbridge, Northern Ireland. Showcasing authentic sets, costumes, and props from all seasons of the hit series, this engaging, enchanting tour will allow fans to truly step inside the world of Westeros and beyond.

Linen Mill Studios

The Merchant Hotel

The AA 5 Red Star Merchant Hotel in Belfast is situated in the heart of Belfast city centre’s historic Cathedral Quarter. The grandeur of the original Grade A listed building is complemented by an elegant Art Deco inspired wing with a multitude of exciting amenities. This Belfast Hotel includes a stunning luxury spa, a rooftop gymnasium with panoramic city views, a dedicated meeting and events suite and a fabulous jazz bar.

The Merchant Hotel

OX Restaurant

With experience gained in the Michelin starred kitchens of Paris including the 3-star Taillevent, and an enthusiastic and unique approach to seasonal produce, chef owner Stephen uses imagination and creativity to help bring fresh ingredients to life on your plate. Too long have vegetables played the part of a mere garnish; OX guarantees menus which feature top quality meat and sustainably sourced fish, while also giving careful attention to seasonal vegetables and fruit. OX is committed to developing close relationships with local suppliers, menus are designed around the best available seasonal produce. As a result, each dish leaving the kitchen is thoughtfully designed so every element on the plate has an integral role in showcasing the best quality produce.

OX Restaurant Belfast

Day 12

Titanic Belfast

Titanic Experience takes you through nine galleries, telling the story of RMS Titanic, from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her famous maiden voyage and tragic end. The galleries are innovative and interactive with many features including diving to the depth of the ocean to explore where RMS Titanic now rests. The Titanic story is told at Titanic Belfast in a fresh and insightful way.  Winner of the World’s Leading Visitor Attraction 2016 at the World Travel Awards.

Titanic Belfast

City Sightseeing Belfast

CitySightseeing Belfast is the leading tour operator in Belfast offering award winning hop on hop off city tours. This city tour offers the visitor a comprehensive look at Belfast city and allows them to explore every area and district of this unique place. This tour operates seven days a week.

Belfast City Sightseeing Hop on Hop off Open-top Bus Tour

Culloden Estate and Spa

Standing high on the slopes of the Holywood Hills, overlooking Belfast Lough and the County Antrim Coastline, is the magnificent Culloden Estate and Spa, the most prestigious luxury five-star hotel in Northern Ireland. Originally built as an official palace for the Bishops of Down, the Culloden stands in 12 acres of beautiful, secluded gardens and woodland. Palatial surroundings, exquisite decor, fine antiques, and exceptional service combine to give the Culloden Estate and Spa a unique air of elegance. With all its tranquil opulence you could be forgiven for thinking the Culloden is a rural retreat, however, this beautiful property has the added advantage of being just 10 minutes from Belfast City centre and is conveniently located to many of Northern Ireland’s major visitor attractions.

The Culloden Estate And Spa

Vespers

Vespers is one of the finest restaurants in Northern Ireland. It serves modern Irish Cuisine using only the finest and freshest local ingredients.

The décor is gothic grandeur, the food gourmet chic, while waiters ensure your glass never runs empty. Let us show you to your seat and we’ll show you how to dine in ultimate style.

Vespers Restaurant

Day 13

Giant’s Causeway & Visitor Centre

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the stunning Giant’s Causeway is a must-see visitor attraction. 60 million years ago, when molten lava cooled suddenly on contact with water the Giant’s Causeway was formed. It is an awe-inspiring landscape of mostly hexagonal basalt columns. The £18m Visitor Centre is an innovative state of the art facility which rises out of the landscape with walls of glass, soaring basalt columns and a sloping grass roof.

Giant’s Causeway | National Trust

The Dark Hedges

This beautiful avenue of beech trees was planted by the Stuart family in the eighteenth century. It was intended as a compelling landscape feature to impress visitors as they approached the entrance to their Georgian mansion, Gracehill House. Two centuries later, the trees remain a magnificent sight and have become one of the most photographed natural phenomena in Northern Ireland. In fact, the iconic trees have been used as a filming location in HBO’s epic series Game of Thrones®, representing the Kingsroad.

The Dark Hedges

Bushmills Inn

Originally a Coaching Inn in the 1600s for saddle sore travellers, the Hotel is steeped in history with a myriad of places to explore. From inglenook turf fires to hayloft snugs, there’s something to find behind every door. You can ask our team to show you the hidden Library or Flag Room and tell you of their significance. Guests have full use of the cosy reading rooms and an intimate snug with wood burning stove and stack of logs is a wonderful place to enjoy a tipple or two from the Bushmills range.
Quietly luxurious, there are 41 guest bedrooms, including a mix of Classic, Deluxe and Superior rooms and the Garden View or Master Distillers Suites. Lovely views of the River Bush can be seen from the windows of many of the rooms here, giving a soothing outlook for your stay. Each of the elegant bedrooms and suites have been individually designed to provide a sanctuary for guests.

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Restaurant at Bushmills Inn

The Restaurant is one of the most idyllic places to eat in Bushmills, offering all-day dining and serving the finest dishes using seasonal and locally sourced produce in an elegant, atmospheric, and relaxed setting. Their emphasis is on quietly unobtrusive, yet attentive service. They offer a sophisticated yet informal environment, showcasing their rich history and heritage in the setting of the original 17th century stables and wine cellar, contrasted by intimate snugs with whitewashed walls and warm mellow brick timbers.

Bushmills Restaurant & Bar

Day 14

Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge

The Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is a rope bridge near Ballintoy in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The bridge links the mainland to the tiny island of Carrick-a-rede. It spans 20 metres and is 30 metres above the rocks below. The bridge is one of Northern Irelands most loved tourist attractions and is owned and maintained by the National Trust.

Carrick-a-Rede | National Trust

Glenarm Castle

Nestled in the natural beauty of the Glens of Antrim, you’ll find the ancestral home of the McDonnell family, Earls of Antrim, and one of Northern Ireland’s most historic family houses. With over 500 years of history and heritage, the McDonnell’s are also descended from the ancient Kings of Dalriada, while Glenarm Castle itself was built by Randal McDonnell, 1st Earl of Antrim in 1636. From unique artefacts to tantalising secrets, you’ll hear the intricate living history behind the family who live here; all brought to life by George, your guide and the Castle Butler. The tour of Glenarm Castle and Garden gives you an exclusive opportunity to peek behind-the-scenes, see real treasures from the Girona shipwreck off Dunluce Castle in 1588

Glenarm Castle & Garden – Glenarm Castle Estate

Galgorm Resort and Spa

Northern Ireland’s Premier luxury Hotel and Spa situated only 30 minutes from Belfast is the perfect location to relax and get away from it all. Set within 163 acres of lush parkland with the spectacular River Maine flowing through the estate, Galgorm Resort has a truly unique setting. Close to both Belfast airports and the stunning scenery of the North Antrim Coast, it is the perfect base from which to explore the region’s most renowned attractions. This Resort is home to 125 luxurious guestrooms including 48 deluxe roomsJunior and Signature Suites, and the unique Thermal Village & Spa that is the first of its kind in Ireland. The Resort also boasts a selection of restaurants & bars and extensive conference and banqueting facilities

Galgorm

Fratelli Ristorante

Fratelli Ristorante, Pizzeria & Bar oozes rustic Italian charm with a contemporary edge. Meaning ‘brothers’ in Italian the Fratelli brand concept is to welcome guests into a family-friendly, informal environment where the focus is on simple yet quality cookery and a warm welcome. Their friendly team serve traditional pizza and pasta dishes with a modern twist, using carefully sourced Italian produce. Menus boast authentic Italian cicchetti perfect for sharing, fresh local seafood and meat, alongside the Italian classics we love; mouth-watering pizza, pasta and not to mention tempting mini desserts. Kids can build their own pizza before enjoying a mini bambinocino.

Fratelli Ristorante

Day 15

Dunluce Castle

Dunluce Castle is a must see along the Causeway Coastal Route. This 17th century castle sits perched on rocky cliffs overlooking the North Atlantic. During a stormy night in 1639, part of it fell into the sea and it was abandoned. It is one of the most picturesque and romantic of Irish Castles. With evidence of settlement from the first millennium, the present castle ruins date mainly from the 16th and 17th centuries. It was inhabited by both the feuding McQuillan and MacDonnell clans. Historical and archaeological exhibits are on display for public viewing. The magical ruins have inspired many including Winston Churchill and writer CS Lewis.

Dunluce Castle

Winterfell Tours

Discover where it all began on the Game of Thrones Winterfell Tour from Belfast. Visit locations that have featured in all 8 seasons of GOT on the unique adventure through Westeros. With a local guide by your side, learn how Northern Ireland has been vital in bringing the Seven Kingdoms to life. Meet the real-life Direwolf Dogs & explore over 20 key Game of Thrones tour filming location hotspots on the ancient sprawling demesne of Old Castle Ward

Game of Thrones Tour Belfast

Grand Central Hotel

The Grand Central Hotel is at the heart of Belfast. Set in the Linen Quarter, this luxury hotel is a spectacular hub for exploring all Belfast has to offer. With 300 bedrooms designed for absolute comfort and relaxation, the vibrant and contemporary Grand Café, stunning Seahorse Restaurant and Observatory, Ireland’s tallest cocktail lounge, a stay at the Grand Central is unforgettable.

Grand Central Hotel Belfast

EIPIC

For the sixth year in a row Deanes EIPIC has won the prestigious Michelin Star accolade! Alex Greene is from Dundrum in the Mourne country in Northern Ireland. He began his cooking career in the Michelin Starred Deanes in 2007 and from there went on to work in Petrus by Gordon Ramsay, Claridge’s by Gordon Ramsay and The Cliff House in Ardmore, all Michelin Starred establishments. For the past two years he has been working in Deanes EIPIC delivering the freshest and most seasonal produce cooked to perfection.

EIPIC