A rare opportunity to take tea at Hillsborough Castle, the Queen's official residence, explore delightful Glenarm Castle Gardens, discover Belfast and uncover the history of Irish linen. Image credit Tourism Northern Ireland
Detailed Overview

Hotel

3* Dunadry Hotel & Country Club, Antrim

A three-star hotel built on the site of an ancient fort and once home to both paper and linen mills, The Dunadry Hotel is rich with stories of times past.

• Restaurant • Lounge • WiFi Access • Tea and Coffee making facilities • Television with digital channels • Writing Desk • Telephone • Hairdryer • Indoor heated swimming pool • Gym facilities • There is not a Lift at the hotel but ground floor rooms are available upon request •

Price includes

Overnight Hotel

  • 1-night dinner, bed & full Scottish breakfast at an overnight hotel in Dumfries

  • 3-course set dinner menu

  • Ferry crossing from Cairnryan to Belfast

Main Resort Hotel

  • 4 nights dinner, bed & full Irish breakfast at the Dunadry Hotel & Country Club

  • 3-course course menu with 3 courses per course

  • Tea/Coffee after dinner

  • Welcome Tea/Coffee and shortbread on arrival

  • Guided tour of Belfast

  • Entrance to the Titanic Museum

  • Entrance to the Glenarm Walled Garden

  • Guided tour of Hillsborough Castle

  • Tea and Scones at Hillsborough Castle

  • Entrance to The Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum

Please note: Hillsborough Castle may not be available due to unscheduled State occasions but this information would be available no later than 3 months prior to arrival.

Overnight Hotel

  • 1-night dinner, bed & "Grab & Go" breakfast at an Overnight hotel in Bray

  • 3-course course menu with 3 courses per course

  • Ferry crossing from Dublin to Holyhead

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

We make our way to our overnight hotel in the Dumfries area.

Day 2

After breakfast we leave the hotel and catch the ferry from Cairnryan, and head on to the Dunadry Hotel near Antrim where Tea/Coffee and shortbread will be waiting for us on our arrival.

Day 3

Tour guide of Belfast & Titanic Museum
We start the day with a guided tour of Northern Ireland's capital Belfast. Listen to the history of this large city and its links to the industrial revolution, global linen production, tobacco-processing, rope-making and of course shipbuilding.
In the afternoon we visit the Titanic Experience Belfast, the world's largest Titanic exhibition and a must-see for any tour of Belfast. Housed in an iconic 6 floor building, this state-of-the-art visitor experience tells the story of the "unsinkable" ship, from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch in 1911, to her famous maiden voyage and tragic end.

Day 4

Glenarm Walled Garden
Today we head up through the Glens of Antrim to visit the delightful Walled Garden at Glenarm Castle. Originally designed to supply produce for the castle table, the garden is now filled with exciting flowers and specimen plants adding great colour to this charming setting.
We head back to the hotel via the Antrim Coast Road giving us views of the magnificent surrounding.

Day 5

Hillsborough Castle, the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum
There's a treat in store today with a rare visit to the Queen's official residence in Northern Ireland, Hillsborough Castle. After a guided tour of this elegant mansion and gardens including the majestic throne room, morning tea and scones will be served in one of the staterooms.
Finish the day with a tour of The Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum. Trace the history of linen production in Ulster, from the earliest times to the present, and see live spinning and weaving demonstrations. The Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum's galleries also feature a range of temporary and visiting exhibitions, featuring: the history of Lisburn, and its people; local artists, from Blackshaw to Mcloy; textile and linen display; local poets, writers and personalities.

Day 6

We start our journey home by heading down the coast and to our overnight hotel in Bray.

Day 7

We depart the hotel early to reach the ferry for our morning crossing back to Holyhead. We than make our way South to meet the vehicles taking us back home.

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