08 March 2019

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day

There is no better place to spend your St Patrick’s Day than on the Emerald Isle where the patron saint called home. You can fly to both Dublin and Belfast direct from Inverness! Whether you are planning to celebrate with a trip around the Causeway Coastal Route, a night in the iconic Temple Bar or heading […]

There is no better place to spend your St Patrick’s Day than on the Emerald Isle where the patron saint called home. You can fly to both Dublin and Belfast direct from Inverness!

Whether you are planning to celebrate with a trip around the Causeway Coastal Route, a night in the iconic Temple Bar or heading to the St Paddy’s Day carnival parade; there is something on offer for all ages! We love both places so would have a hard time deciding where to spend our St Patricks Day! Maybe our top 5 things to see and do in the areas will help you to decide where you should be spending March 17th?

 

Belfast

Voted by Lonely Planet as the best place to visit in 2018, Belfast is one of the most exciting UK cities to explore.

Our top 5 things to see and do – 

  1. Titanic Belfast. Soak in the history of the Titanic at the world’s biggest Titanic museum. You might even be able to spot a seal colony or two during your visit.
  2. The Causeway Costal Route. From Belfast to Londonderry – explore the charm of Northern Ireland and take a drive along the Causeway Costal Route.
  3. Belfast Castle. One of the most famous landmarks in Belfast nestled in amongst the hills. A true fairytale setting!
  4. Belfast City Hall. One of Belfast’s most iconic buildings offering free tours and home to the Titanic Memorial Garden and a number of monuments.
  5. Game of Thrones. Are you a fan of GoT? It’s no secret that Northern Ireland and Belfast are home to some of the filming locations. Experience it all through various tours and day trips.

 

Dublin

Or perhaps the Irish capital is more your cup of tea? Hailed as the friendliest city in Europe, not once but twice, it’s clear to see why Dublin is so popular with those around the globe!

Our top 5 things to see and do during your visit – 

  1. Guinness Storehouse. Telling the tale of Ireland’s world famous beer with rooftop bar and tastings, the Guinness Storehouse is a great experience for even those who may prefer a gin.
  2. Temple Bar. Located in the heart of Dublin, the city’s most well-known pub oozes Irish charm and history.
  3. St Stephen’s Green. Maintained in the original Victorian layout, the park features a waterfall and an ornamental lake.
  4. St Patricks Cathedral. A part of Ireland’s history for over 800 years, the cathedral is one of the few buildings left from medieval Dublin.
  5. Dublin Zoo. No trip to Dublin is complete without checking out one of the world’s oldest zoos – home to over 600 animals!