Sunshine breaks and family getways - there’s something for all

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The Castle Hotel at Legoland Windsor

8 reasons why everything is awesome at Legoland’s new castle-themed hotel

Wannabe knights and wizards (of all ages) have an exciting treat in store at the Castle Hotel, the newly opened addition to Legoland Windsor Resort.

Set sail for the Mediterranean

From a Mediterranean cruise to a short break closer to home

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Cycling is a great way to keep fit and see the scenery

Get on your bike and explore Ulster this summer

When it comes to staycation ideas that involve fitness and being active cycling is becoming more and more popular throughout Northern Ireland.

An artist's impression of the Titanic Hotel Belfast

A titanic endeavour as hotel that history built gets ready to open

Ever since it sank on April 15, 1912, with the loss of some 1,500 lives, the ill-fated RMS Titanic has remained an unsinkable global obsession.

Enjoy a stay at the Marine Hotel, Ballycastle

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BELFAST: Europa Hotel Titanic Package, from £130 per room. Book an overnight stay at Hastings Europa Hotel with full Irish breakfast and entrance ticket to Titanic Belfast. Titanic Belfast. Offer is subject to availability. Transportation to Titanic Belfast is not included in the package. Offer available until August 28 on selected dates.

A view of Ottawa

Everyone’s crazy for Canada

This year’s set to be pivotal for Ottawa, with millions of dollars - and gallons of imagination - being poured into the city’s celebrations to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary as a self-governing federation.

Platja Gran Beach

Scenic sun-drenched Costa Brava

Almost exactly a year to the day since the Brexit referendum I wonder if I should declare my identity-crisis at Girona airport’s passport control! I don’t, and my air-conditioned onward-bus purrs comfortably through sultry evening sunshine to Hotel Alegria Nautic Park in Platja d’Aro, the first of several quaint coastal locations on my packed, three-day itinerary.

Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge

Is this the best picnic spot in Northern Ireland?

The best picnic location in Northern Ireland has been revealed on National Picnic Week.

The Silversea Silver Muse

Is this the Med’s most sophisticated new cruise ship?

Peering through my binoculars at a flooded caldera, I study anchored catamarans and motorboats skimming across the surface. Star of the show is Silversea’s new ship Silver Muse, looking sleek, modern and majestic.

Enjoy a break at the Causeway Hotel

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BELFAST: Fun family getaway, Maryville House, from £250. Stay in one of the lovely family/twin rooms at the Maryville House Tearooms & Boutique B&B in South Belfast and enjoy a delicious breakfast in the morning with lots of choices to suit everyone. Park your car securely for free, let the kids surf the internet with free Wi-Fi, sample the vast choice of local dining in the evening and walk back to the B&B. Hop on the bus outside the door for your day’s adventure or take the car, five minutes to the motorway. Offer is for a two-night stay - £250 midweek, £270 weekend, valid until August 31.

Alicante at night

Why Alicante is a real city of light

“I would sooner be a foreigner in Spain than in most countries. How easy it is to make friends in Spain”.

Enjoy a break at Corick House Hotel & Spa

Plenty of options at home and abroad for a break this summer

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Flying out of Belfast International airport

Belfast International Airport ready for 2.3 million summer rush passengers

Belfast International Airport is expected to deal with a record 2.3 million passengers between now and the end of September.
Tyne Cot cemetery

One hundred years of respect

The old soldier’s voice cracks as he reaches the final line of a verse synonymous with the fallen.


Ryanair posts rise in profits but warns of 'Brexit developments'

Low cost carrier Ryanair pledged to continue cutting fares as it posted a 6% rise in annual profits despite intense competition and the Brexit vote.
New York

Flights from £99 to the US are up for grabs from Norwegian

More than 13,000 seats on transatlantic flights are now available from just £99.
Enjoy a golf break at the Slieve Donard

For the Costas to Corfu - there’s some bargain breaks for all

BELFAST: Shop in the city, Clayton Hotel, from £122. Discover Belfast and shop ‘til you drop. Enjoy an overnight bed and breakfast in the city centre, a Champagne cocktail on arrival, £10 Victoria Square gift voucher and use of the leisure facilities including swimming pool. Offer valid until December 31. To book call (028) 90 328511.

Hannon Coach has put forward a proposal to improve options for leisure travellers between Belfast and Londonderry

Bus company promise to make Belfast to Londonderry journey faster

A private bus company that wants to introduce a new direct service between Belfast and Londonderry says they will be complementing Translink’s existing service rather than competing with it.

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