Below are some ideas for day trips that you can make from Rostrevor Holidays. To make the most out a day trip, we suggest you supplement with your own planning in order to benefit from current events, and up-to-date knowledge. (e.g. show’s on in Belfast, displays in the North Coast etc.)
Belfast City –
Belfast has been busy redefining itself over the past number of years, and its success has been measured with awards from trusted travel writers, including National Geographic Traveler naming it in the “Best of the World Must-See Places for 2012”, and the Lonely Planet, 2012, saying “Get here early and enjoy it before the rest of the world arrives”.
Go to Belfast website will provide you with a great number of ideas for what to do on a day trip to Belfast. In 2012, the Titanic Belfast visitor centre opened its doors, and is said to be a “must see” visit in any tour of Northern Ireland. Further information can be found on its website, and you are advised to book in advance. For those interested in the history of Belfast, a visit to the Ulster Museum in the Botanic Gardens is a good start. Admission is free, and the exhibits are regularly changed and updated.
Tours around Belfast are available on a wide variety of transportation options. An open top tour bus will bring you around Belfast with numerous hop-off hop-on destinations. For those looking a more active way, Belfast City Bike Tours offer fun, eco-friendly tours of Belfast City with local guides to show you the sites, some of which are only reachable by bike. The Belfast Black Taxi tours will appeal to those interested in the political history of Belfast.
For some retail therapy, you’ll be spoilt for choice in Belfast. With a range of high street stores, family owned businesses, designer boutiques, markets and the incredible Victoria Square Shopping Centre – all within minutes of each other.
In the evening, Belfast comes alive with music and cultural events. Whether your interest is music gigs, comedy nights, the arts, or theatre, you’ll find something to your liking.
A journey to Belfast by car is 1 hour from Rostrevor Holidays. Translink run buses from Rostrevor, and a train from Newry.