Day 1 - Morning
Quirky Belfast tours
A quirky and unique city tour of Belfast is the perfect way to start any itinerary. From a walking tour of the Cathedral Quarter with professional musicians as your guides, to touring the city in a camper van, this selection of tours allows visitors to see Belfast’s truly unique history and heritage.
A visit to Titanic Belfast is the ideal way to start a day of sightseeing in Belfast. In this state-of-the-art interactive exhibition, visitors uncover the true story of the RMS Titanic, from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her famous maiden voyage and subsequent place in history.
Day 1 - Afternoon
Mount Stewart is one of the most inspiring and unusual gardens in the National Trust’s ownership. Engaging tours of the opulent house reveal its fascinating heritage and historic world-famous artefacts and artwork. The mild climate of Strangford Lough allows astonishing levels of planting experimentation. The formal areas exude a strong Mediterranean feel and resemble an Italian villa landscape; the wooded areas support a range of plants from all corners of the world, ensuring something to see whatever the season.
Day 1 - Evening
The Crown Liquor Saloon
Enjoy a drink and some local hospitality in Belfast’s oldest bar, The Crown Liquor Saloon. Dating back to Victorian Belfast, the Liquor Saloon was one of the mightiest Victorian gin palaces which once flourished in the industrial cities of the British Isles. Dating back to 1826, it is now owned by the National Trust and has been sympathetically restored over the years.
Day 2 - Morning
Crumlin Road Gaol
Experience all aspects of Crumlin Road Gaol, from the tunnel linking the courthouse on the other side of the Crumlin Road to the hanging cell, Governor’s office, hospital and graveyard. Crumlin Road Gaol first opened its gates to prisoners in 1846 and for 150 years was a fully operational prison. Pay a fleeting visit to the Condemned Man’s Cell where 17 men spent their last days before being executed. You will also visit the gravesite within the Gaol where the remains of 15 of the executed men still remain today.
Step on board HMS Caroline, the last remaining ship of the Battle of Jutland (WWI). Explore the impressively recreated cabins that have been restored as if the crew left the ship yesterday, listen in on the everyday sounds in the Captain’s and Senior Officers’ cabins and enjoy interactive exhibits throughout the ship.
Day 2 - Afternoon
Day 2 - Evening
Hilden Brewery and Taproom
A working brewery with licensed restaurant, Hilden brewery and taproom is a family-run microbrewery. The brewhouse was once the stables of Hilden House, the former residence of the Barbour family. Visitors to the brewery can discover the magic of brewing and learn about this ancient craft from the master brewer and perhaps share in his enthusiasm for the wonderful process which converts malt and hops into traditionally brewed beer.
Day 3 - Morning
Spend the day on the North Coast visiting The Giant’s Causeway-the setting is a spectacular, dynamic coastal landscape of Atlantic waves and rugged cliffs. The Causeway forms a jagged headland of neatly packed columns which point towards Scotland. Visitors can walk along the basalt columns which are at the edge of the sea, just over 1km from the entrance to the site. They say the Giant’s Causeway was the stomping ground of giant Finn McCool, who lived in these parts nearly two thousand years ago. How else can you explain the chimney stacks that mark his house, the organ he built for his musical son Oisín or the giant boot he left on the shore?
Day 3 - Afternoon
Old Bushmills Distillery
Come and watch whiskey-making take place at Ireland’s oldest working distillery in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Experience a guided tour of Ireland’s only ‘grain to glass’ distillery and discover some of the trade secrets learned over 400 years of distilling.
Day 3 - Evening
Setting the bar for city dining are Belfast’s numerous award-winning restaurants. Choose from a huge range, offering exceptional food made with high-quality local produce to finish this itinerary on a culinary high.
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