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Houses & Gardens of Northern Ireland

Houses & Gardens of Northern Ireland

Houses & Gardens of Northern Ireland

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Step into some of Northern Ireland’s finest properties and their gardens on our wonderful new tour as we discover the Royal Family’s residence, Hillsborough Castle as well as impressive Castle Ward, Mount Stewart, Glenarm Castle and the mesmerising Giant’s Causeway.


May departure

Hilton Belfast Templepatrick Golf & Country Club, Templepatrick ****

The Hilton Belfast Templepatrick Hotel is a luxury hotel set amongst 220 acres of wooded parkland on the Castle Upton Estate.

• Contemporary en-suite bedrooms • Flat screen television • Free Wi-Fi • Telephone • Tea, coffee making facilities • Hairdryer • Restaurant • Bar Brasserie • Lounge Bar • Fitness Centre • Spa • Lift


Sept/Oct departure

Ten Square Hotel, Belfast ****

The Ten Square Hotel is a luxury hotel in the heart of the city overlooking City Hall and combines relaxed elegance with a warm welcome.

• Well appointed en-suite bedrooms • Flat screen television • Hairdryer • Telephone • Tea, coffee making facilities • Air conditioning • Restaurant • Bar • Lounge • Lift

Day 1

We travel to Fishguard/Pembroke for our ferry crossing to Rosslare and continue on to Co. Wicklow where we stay overnight on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis. (D)

Day 2

After breakfast continue our journey to Northern Ireland, calling in at the coastal town of Bray en route before reaching our mainstay hotel for the next 4 nights. (B, D)

Day 3

We start our day with a visit to impressive Castle Ward, famed for its dual architecture. One side of the building features a classical Palladian style and the other a Gothic theme. The grounds here are just as grand with wonderful wildlife and scenery for you to spot. In the afternoon we visit another of Northern Ireland's fine properties, Mount Stewart and enjoy a guided house tour to admire the lavish interiors, as well as time to wander around the world class landscaped gardens, voted among the top ten gardens in the world. (B, D)

Day 4

We spend this morning exploring St Patrick's country with a guided tour. Starting at the Saint Patrick Centre, an exhibition detailing the life of the patron saint of Ireland, we'll also visit Down Cathedral and Saint Patrick's grave. From here we follow in the footsteps of royalty with a guided tour of Northern Ireland's royal residence, Hillsborough Castle. As we move through the stunning State Rooms we learn about the history of this elegant Georgian home before admiring the 100 acres of beautiful gardens. (B,D)

Day 5

Our visit this morning is to the extraordinary Giant's Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you will see the world famous basalt columns set against a backdrop of the dramatic cliffs. For those less mobile there is a shuttle bus (extra charge applies) to take you down to the stones. Later we visit one of Northern Ireland's oldest and most beautiful estates, Glenarm Castle which enjoys a fantastic setting by the sea and admire its breath-taking walled garden. (B,D)

Day 6

We depart this morning and make our way to our final overnight stay in Co. Wicklow arriving in time for dinner. (B,D)

Day 7

We depart the hotel early for our return sailing to Pembroke, before continuing our journey home. (B)

*NB: breakfast may be continental due to departure time from the overnight hotel

  • Executive coach travel

  • Irish Sea ferry crossings

  • 2 overnights dinner , bed & breakfast accommodation in Co. Wicklow

  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation

  • Porterage

  • Welcome tea/coffee or soft drink on arrival

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Live entertainment on one night

  • Quiz on one night

  • Visit impressive Castle Ward

  • Admire the house and gardens at Mount Stewart

  • Guided tour of Saint Patrick Country

  • Discover the Royal Family’s residence,  Hillsborough Castle

  • Marvel at the spectacular Giant’s Causeway

  • Appreciate the Walled Garden at Glenarm Castle


Entry fees not included unless otherwise stated



15th May 6 nights £689

18th Sep  6 nights  £749 RED DRAGON TOUR

2nd Oct  6 nights  £724


SRS £45 / £65 RD

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Cardiff West Services Cardiff West Services Coach Park
Duffryn, LLANSAMLET Edwards Travel Centre, Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet
Edwards Depot LLANTRISANT Edwards Depot, Llantrisant, CF72 8QZ
Neath - Railway Neath - Outside Railway Station
Port Talbot Customs Port Talbot Bus Stop OUTSIDE Customs House
Just past the Plaza
Pyle Cross Pyle Cross, bus stop outside supermarket.Pyle Road
Sarn SERVICES Sarn SERVICES - Coach Park
Swansea St Marys Church Bus stop outside church on Princess Way, Swansea

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