We are LIVING for this weekend trip away to Belfast 3 years ago

We are LIVING for this weekend trip away to Belfast

Brought to you by Titanic Hotel Belfast.

We're hopping on the train now.

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The Christmas season is finally here! And what better way to celebrate it than with a sneaky weekend trip away?

We can't go too far - got to save up that Christmas shopping money - so we are heading to the lovely Belfast, one of our favourite Irish destinations. Perfect for a bit of that Christmas shopping too, we might add.

Belfast has so much going on all year round, but it's especially exciting in the winter with its Christmas market. The Christmas market at the Belfast City Hall starts on Saturday, 17 November, and is filled with stalls serving mulled wine, chocolates, crêpes, and other warm, Christmassy goods.

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The city is wonderfully lit up around this time of year so it's the perfect time to visit. Just because it's winter, though, doesn't mean we have to forego all the usual Belfast attractions. We will, of course, be making the necessary trip to the Titanic Belfast. It's an absolute must-visit.

If we feel like something a bit more active, We Are Vertigo has Ireland's ONLY indoor skydiving facility. Kind of terrifying but we'd still so give it a go.

A great spot to stay in the city is the Titanic Hotel. It's very aptly named as it used to be offices of Harland & Wolff, which were the largest ship builders in the world in the 1900s. Also it's right beside the Titanic Belfast visitor attraction, so there's that. The hotel just a short bus ride away from the city hall (where the Christmas market it is on) or if you're in Belfast for a show or concert, the hotel is a five minute walk from the SSE Arena. Ideal.

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They also have a lovely little festive shopping offer this November and December, which includes an overnight stay in a nautical-themed room with breakfast, Prosecco on arrival (not a bad welcome at all), and a gift voucher for Victoria Square where you can do some of that all-important Christmas shopping. That sounds like just the deal for us, thank you kindly.

Looks like our next weekend trip is sorted.

Brought to you by Titanic Hotel Belfast

Festive shopping offer: overnight B&B, glass of Prosecco on arrival, £30 voucher for Victoria Square each, complimentary car parking space on night of stay. From £99 (about €110) per person, subject to availability, T&Cs apply.

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