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Monday, 9 January 2012

Belfast included in the List of "Must-go-places" for 2012

Belfast Included in List of 'Must-go Places' for 2012
Belfast has been included in a list of the top places to visit in 2012 by the leading English newspaper in Singapore.

On 3 January The Straights Times' Travel section a published a guide to 12 'must go places' for the year ahead. Other entries included Olympics host city London, European Championships host countries Poland and Ukraine, the emerging Asian destinations of Bhutan and Myanmar, and the US as it gears up for its presidential campaign trail.

Belfast was chosen because of the upcoming celebrations and commemorations surrounding the 100th anniversary of the maiden voyage and sinking of SS Titanic, which was designed and built in the city.

Central to the festivities will be the opening of the landmark new Titanic Belfast attraction on 31 March. Housed in an iconic, six-floor building beside the site of the luxury liner's construction, there will be nine interactive galleries telling the story of Titanic, from its conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through its construction and launch, to its famous maiden voyage and tragic end. The story is brought up to the present with the discovery of the wreck, and into the future with live links to contemporary undersea exploration.

The guide also highlighted Befast's other attractions, including the magnificent Belfast Castle Estate, as well as the Giant's Causeway World Heritage Site on the north Antrim Coast.

Peak Discovery, one of Northern Ireland’s top events companies, will tailor an outdoor or indoor activities for an exhilarating and entertaining day out for couples and bigger groups.

Keen golfers will relish the opportunity to play on the greens of Ireland’s oldest golf course. Royal Belfast, established in 1881, boasts meticulously maintained greens with stunning views across Belfast Lough, as well as an impressive Victorian clubhouse serving dinner and drinks.

With so much on offer in Northern Ireland, your only difficulty will be deciding which experience to choose!
So come and stay with us @ Whitethorn Cottages, ten minutes from Belfast city and the new
Titanic exhibition and it is only about 1 hour's drive to the Giant's Causeway, North West and Royal Portrush.

Per Week
Weekend & Midweek
( 2-Nights)
July & Aug, Golf Weeks, North West 200
£ 890
Christmas, New Year, Easter & Bank Holidays
£ 890
£ 545
April, May, June, Sept & Oct
£ 795
£ 515
£ 450
Jan, Feb, March, Nov & Dec
(excluding Christmas holidays)
£ 745
£ 485
£ 430

  • Prices are valid up to and including December 2012 and are quoted in Sterling.
  • Short breaks are also available by arrangement.
·      Please note:

·         All bookings are subject to our Terms and Conditions. A booking deposit of £100 is required and balance due 28 days before arrival.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

New Year, one with lots of excitment.

The city of Belfast is constantly abuzz with happenings, there is never a shortage of things to do. As a people, the residents of N Ireland are also renowned for being one of the most hospitable in the world.
For any of you who are worried about staying in Belfast City centre, Whitethorn Cottages are just 10 minutes away in the most beautiful rural setting.

We have a constant stream of exciting concerts, plays and exhibitions in venues such as the Waterfront Hall and the Odyssey Arena that are world class and attractions that will inspire even the most jaded explorer, from the historical to the cultural to the scientific and literary; after all this is the city that inspired Narnia!
Local museums and places of interest including The Titanic’s Dock and Pumphouse and the Ulster Folk Transport Museum offer an insight into the history, industrial heritage and times gone by; while award winning attractions including Belfast Zoo and W5 Interactive Science Centre provide great family days out.
Titanic Belfast, opening on 31st March 2012, will be a "must see" visit in any tour of Belfast and Northern Ireland. It is located in the heart of Belfast, right beside the historic site of this world-famous ship’s construction. Housed in an iconic, 6-floor building, this state-of-the-art visitor experience tells the story of the Titanic, from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her famous maiden voyage and tragic end.
The adventure begins the moment you walk through the door and into the building's giant atrium surrounded by the four ‘ship’s hull’ shaped wings which house the Titanic Experience. As you journey through the nine large galleries of this state-of-the-art interactive exhibition, you will uncover the true story of the Titanic, from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her famous maiden voyage and tragic end.

The Irish Open golf championship will be held at Royal Portrush Golf Club this summer, it has been confirmed. Senior officials of the European Golf Tour made the announcement at Royal Portrush on Friday afternoon.The tournament will start in the last week of June and finish on 1 July.
The last time the north coast course staged a major competition was the Open in 1951, while the last time the Irish Open was played there was in 1947.

Lots to do and see, come and stay with us @ Whitethorn Cottages,we are only minutes away from it all.