A trip to Northern Ireland at Christmas is a must have experience at some point in your life, so why not make it happen in 2015?
Not only is the capital, Belfast, surrounded by beautiful countryside that is steeped in culture, but there is also plenty to keep you occupied on your visit. Whether you’re up for a Legends of the North tour or are looking for something a little more festive; we’ve got the cream of the crop for you right here.
Light Switch On
Get started on your Christmas shopping with a wonderfully festive backdrop this November, when the lights are switched on at Belfast City Hall, at 6.45pm on 14th November. Featuring the Lord Mayor Carson and the Gruffalo as well as other special guests, this is a family event not to be missed.
Also kicking off on November 14th is the infamous Belfast Christmas market. Open from 11 am daily up until Christmas; you can wander around browsing a plethora of stalls at your own leisure. Peruse the food, drink and gift stalls to find that perfect little something for your loved ones back home.
Let There Be Light
Enjoy something a little different on your festive getaway this year, and book tickets to the Festival of Light at Mount Stewart. This magical display of lights and music will showcase the historic building in an entirely new light. This not to be missed event must be booked in advance, so for more information and to reserve your tickets, please visit the National Trust website.
Fire and Ice
See your favourite show, Game of Thrones, brought to life on this stunning tour as an early Christmas gift. Take in the best of Northern Ireland’s spectacular scenery when you visit the Dark Hedges, Renly Baratheon’s camp and the incredible Giants Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge.
The RMS Titanic is one of Belfast’s most famous exports and remains, to this day, one of the biggest tourist destinations on our fair isle. The Ultimate Titanic Tour is one of a kind; allowing visitors to explore Titanic’s tender ship SS Nomadic, visit the drawing room where she was initially designed and see the very dock where she set sail on her maiden voyage.
Whatever you decide to do with your time in Northern Ireland, ensure you make it worthwhile. For more information on any Legends of the North Tours, please visit our website. Book your tickets today for a Christmas experience you won’t forget in a hurry.