Ulster Folk and Transport museum

15 great ideas for things to do this year

15 THINGS TO DO IN NORTHERN IRELAND IN 2018 2018 is well underway now and at Belfast Times we are still going strong with our resolution to move more. Whether that’s getting out and about during the day, or with evening walks, it’s happening daily. Check out our Instagram to see it all! www.instagram.com/belfasttimes Looking ahead to […]

Welcome slate in room on arrival

10 great things to know when staying at the Europa

We recently stayed in the beautiful 4 star Europa Hotel in Belfast and discovered a modern hotel with a fantastic team looking after an iconic building right in the city centre. Invited along by the Hastings group to check out their pride and joy and to rediscover the Europa, a hotel I haven’t stayed in for a […]

10 hotels that will make your Christmas special

It’s something we talk about every year, checking into a hotel and letting someone else make our Christmas sparkle. We did it once, and let Disneyland Paris bring us Christmas joy. You really can’t beat the magic of Disney’s Main Street on Christmas Day with snow falling every hour! Closer to home our local hotels […]

Review: Titanic Hotel, Belfast

The new Titanic Hotel in Belfast recently opened to much fanfare and celebration. In the refurbished buildings of the old Harland & Wolff offices it’s a new iconic hotel for Belfast, the city with the most authentic and real connection to Titanic. Expectations were high and in many ways our night in the hotel didn’t […]

Our ultimate guide to the exciting Irish Open

The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, hosted by Rory McIlroy in Portstewart Golf Club from 4th – 9th July, is bringing golf home to Northern Ireland once again. Portstewart, Portrush and the wider Causeway Coastal Route is ready and waiting for your visit, whether that’s to enjoy the golf or be part of the Midsummer […]

The rarities and oddities on The Giant’s Causeway Clifftop Experience

The rarities and oddities on The Giant’s Causeway Clifftop Experience The Giant’s Causeway on our own Northern Ireland version of the Wild Atlantic Way might be a UNESCO World Heritage site but there’s much more to it than rocks, myths and legends. Above the rocks on the cliffs and on the shoreline surrounding the rocks […]

#stayNI : Bishops Gate Hotel

Bishops Gate Hotel, is just about to celebrate its first birthday and already it’s the winning awards and acclaim from the industry and tourists. Named as the ‘Hideaway of the Year’ at the Georgina Campbell 2017 awards hospitality guide. More here. Third place in the NI Hotels Federation ‘Hotel Restaurant of the Year’ category, sponsored […]

#stayNI :Things to do along the coast of Northern Ireland

Autumn is the perfect time to plan a trip around Northern Ireland’s spectacular Causeway Coastal Route. Starting in Belfast and stretching all the way to Derry~Londonderry our coastline is stunning, and the people you’ll meet en route aren’t too bad either 🙂 Whether you are planning a day trip or a long weekend away, you […]

#StayNI : Dufferin Coaching Inn

#StayNI : Dufferin Coaching Inn A short break in Northern Ireland is always a great way to enjoy all the stuff tourists come here to see and discover. One of the chosen accommodations popular with tourists for a number of reasons is Dufferin Coaching Inn in the lovely village of Killyleagh. Dufferin Coaching Inn appeals […]

#StayNI : The Mal life

#StayNI : The Mal life staycation steɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/ nouninformal 1. a holiday spent in one’s home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions. Whether you’re staying at home and enjoying day trips around our amazing local countryside, or if you are travelling to stay in a hotel […]