Where to Stay 30 Minutes Outside of Belfast, Northern Ireland
Considering a trip to Northern Ireland? Plan to arrive first thing to the Titanic exhibit in Belfast. Next, drive to Hillsborough and visit Hillsborough Castle, the Royal Residence in Northern Ireland. Wander down Main Street and have a Guinness at The Hillside. This historic pub has been around since 1752 & rumor has it that there’s a ghost haunting the place. Then stay at Newforge House in nearby Craigavon. Set in the Irish countryside, this Georgian historic and family-run country house is a member of Ireland’s Blue Book and is only a 30 minute drive from Belfast. Be sure to include dinner with your stay as owner John Mathers is the chef and Innkeeper. Wonderful things come out of his kitchen and Newforge House is the perfect ingredient for discovering Northern Ireland.