From Royal Thrones to Game of Thrones 2019

From our excellent hotel in Carrickfergus, our fantastic packaged tour includes Royal Hillsborough Castle, the city of Belfast, stunning National Trust properties, a distillery, the medieval town of Downpatrick and Castle Ward, famous for being a filming location on the Games of Thrones TV series.
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel before dinner.

Day 2 Hillsborough Castle & Belfast
This morning, we enjoy a guided tour of Hillsborough Castle, the official residence of the
Royal Family when they are in Northern Ireland and home of the Secretary of State since the 1970s. We will see the elegant State Rooms, still in use today, including the majestic Throne Room and graceful Drawing Room. In the afternoon, we travel to Belfast and have free time for lunch prior to our half day step-on guided tour of this fascinating city.

Day 3 Mount Stewart (NT) & Echlinville Distillery
Today, we visit Mount Stewart House & Gardens, an 18th century mansion with lavish interiors and beautiful landscaped grounds. We enjoy free time for lunch in the tearoom before making our way to Echlinville Distillery where we enjoy a guided tour and tasting.

Day 4 Castle Ward (NT) & Downpatrick
Today we travel south to Castle Ward, the fascinating home of the Ward family since the
16th century, in its stunning location overlooking Strangford Lough. The farmyard at Castle Ward is now famous for being the location of Winterfell in the hugely popular TV series Game of Thrones and the ‘Whispering Wood’ can also be found here. We enjoy lunch at leisure in the tearoom before visiting the medieval town of Downpatrick, reputed to be the final resting place of St. Patrick and home of St. Patrick’s Centre, which we explore before spending free time in the town.

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast, we must head home.
Legend

Belfast Loughshore Hotel

Carrickfergus, County Antrim
AAA+ Free Bar No Single Supplement for Double Rooms
The Belfast Loughshore Hotel is located in Carrickfergus on the Antrim Coast, just a 15 minute drive from Belfast city centre. There is lift access to the 68 bedrooms, each of which is tastefully decorated with duvets and throws.  There is a welcoming bar/lobby area with comfortable seating as well as a mezzanine lounge and there is an informal restaurant.

4 Nights Half Board

Apr & Oct Twin from £329pp
May, Jun & Sept Twin from £339pp
Jul & Aug Twin from £355pp
No Double for Sole Use Supplement (max 5, incl. driver)

Inclusions
• Return ferry crossing ex Cairnryan
• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Live entertainment on 1 night
• Quiz on 1 night
• Guided tour of Hillsborough Castle
• Half day step-on guided tour of Belfast
• Entrance to Mount Stewart House & Gardens
• Tour & tasting at Echlinville Distillery
• Entrance to Castle Ward
• Entrance to St Patrick's Centre
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£329 for 5 days

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