Winter breaks away

The spring season feels like it’s lifetime away, as the winter chills are still haunting our lives. But, instead of allowing it to grip us, we best making the most of out and enjoy what we can despite the weather. There are so many great places to get away to and enjoy while we face the cold climates. From Cosy Cabins to Luxury hotels, there is no reason why we can’t enjoy ourselves at this time of year, while the country had so much to offer. This guide offers an idea on the best winter staycation locations…

Belfast
For those of you who enjoy exploring gorgeous cities, then consider a trip to Belfast and see what it has to offer. Belfast was the birthplace of the RMS Titanic, which the legacy of the famous ship is showcased at its museum located on the docks of where it was built and set sail. That’s just one of many exciting discoveries in Belfast. The city is alive with music, street theatre and festivals. You can discover unique shops and shop at your favourite high street retailers along with dining at award winning restaurants.

  • Game of Thrones Tours
    Winter definitely comes here (But no Night king). If you’re a loyal to the King in the North, then this route is for you. You’ll see sets and settings for scenes from Robb’s Camp to the fateful spot where the Starks found their Direwolf Pups.
  • Giant’s Causeway, Rope Bridge and Iron Islands – this route will see you cover everything in its title, as well as settings used for Arya in Braavos and the Red Lady’s Cave. Plus, you’ll get to explore the natural formation of The Dark Hedges. These beech trees were planted in the 18th century and form a beautifully haunting tunnel. It is even said that the famous Grey Lady wanders through the road…

Accommodation
Jury’s Inn, Great Victoria Street

Once you’ve been out and about in the chill, then you can take refuge in the Jury’s Inn. If you’re interested in the Game of Thrones tour, then the coach arrives outside the hotel at 8:15am. Upgrade your whole stay with the Superior Package at Jury’s Inn, featuring:

  • Air conditioning
  • Complimentary mineral water and biscuits
  • Newspaper
  • 10% lunch and dinner discount
  • Daily complimentary Costa coffee per guest

Price: For a double room with Superior Package costs £233.50 for two adults for two nights.

*Prices correct as of 12th November 2018

Edinburgh
Visit the capital of Scotland and see what is has to offer all year round. It’s compact with so much to see and do, it has a medieval Older Old Town and Elegant Georgian New Town with neoclassical buildings, and looming over the city is Edinburgh Castle, which tourists can visit between 9:30am – 5pm. The city also offers a lot of tourist attractions such it’s very own Zoo that play’s host to the Giant Panda, and you can enjoy a great shopping experience with plenty of unique bars and restaurants to encounter.

Accommodation
The Cairn Collection, Edinburgh
You’ll find Edinburgh Hotels near Waverly Station once you get off the train. It’s just a ten-minute walk from the hotel to Princes Street Gardens, and less than a 20-minute drive to Edinburgh Zoo. With free Wi-Fi in all rooms, you’ll be able to upload all your captured photos of the great city.

Perks include:

  • En-suite bathroom
  • TV
  • Complimentary snacks and bottled water
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Hairdryer

Price: A small double room will cost around £243 for two adults for two nights.

Forest Holidays
If you want to escape the busy cities, then take refuge one of the many amazing forests in the UK. E enjoy the warmth of log burner in a wood cabin. Stroll through beautiful forest and enjoy a winter meal without sweating in the kitchen. Forest Holidays also offer secluded cabins with your very own hot tub, in case you wanted to bring a little summer vibe to your holiday.

Price: The starting price for Thorpe Forest is £695.00 and that covers two adults sharing one room at Golden Oak Hideaways for three nights. Please note there are a number of locations available up and down the UK.

*Prices correct as of 12th November 2018

Sources:

https://edinburgh.org/whats-on/

https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/giant-lanterns-2018/

https://theplanetd.com/dark-hedges-northern-ireland/

http://www.gameofthronestours.com/belfast-ironislands-ropebridge/

http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk/events/Event-95491.aspx

https://www.forestholidays.co.uk/

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