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Enjoy a 5 Star Staycation on the North Coast

Causeway Coast and Glens, Experiential Tourism

Posted by Tourism NI

Published February 21, 2018

With Lonely Planet naming Belfast and the Causeway Coast ‘The World’s Best Region to visit in 2018’, The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens - Councilor Joan Baird OBE is encouraging everyone to enjoy a Staycation on the North Coast this year.

Enjoy a 5 Star Staycation on the North Coast

Mark Rogers, Joan Baird, Nicola Neill and Orla Farren

The Mayor knows first-hand how a short break on the North Coast is the perfect seaside getaway as she ran her own Bed & Breakfast for several years in Whitepark Bay along the Causeway Coastal Route. ‘The Causeway Coast and Glens is a shining example of how new tourism and hospitality businesses are working together to enhance the destination with authentic, exciting and quality, award-winning experiences. The best part is that we are less than an hour’s drive from Belfast and Derry/Londonderry.’

Orla Farren, Communications & PR Manager, Tourism NI said, ‘The Lonely Planet accolade has propelled Northern Ireland to the top of global and domestic travellers’ ‘must-visit’ list this year. It’s time to take a journey of rediscovery to experience what’s on our doorstep, not only the new major attractions and landmark hotels but also the outdoor adventures, fascinating tours, food experiences and bespoke boutique B&Bs.’

Blackrock House 5 Star B&B - Winner Best Serviced Accommodation in Northern Ireland has just reopened this season and seen a surge in bookings from guests around Northern Ireland and beyond. Blackrock offers guests a relaxed luxury coastal vibe set in Portrush, one of the most beautiful spots in Northern Ireland. The fresh, light, relaxing interior inspired by the sea and shore with quality service and attention to detail makes Blackrock a true coastal escape.

Nicola Neill, owner of Blackrock ‘We are really excited for the year ahead, advance bookings from guests across Northern Ireland and Ireland have increased dramatically. Guests tell me they simply enjoy the stunning coastal drives up to the north coast; the sea air is a real draw. Portrush is easy to get to so perfect for a quick getaway and the foodie scene here offers outstanding choice and quality.’

We also love helping guests discover something different whilst they stay at Blackrock so they can truly explore our coast, cliffs and countryside like a local! Dunluce Castle is our closest visitor attraction open all year round so this year will be teaming up with Mark Rodgers of Dalriada Kingdom Tours for private guided walking tours of his Dunluce Experience. Mark is a 3rd generation tour guide and ‘the official tour guide’ for the MacDonnell's of Antrim; he truly creates tours with a lasting impression by keeping alive the history and stories of the people of the shore. We are offering a 2 night B&B coastal break including sea view rooms, 2 course locally sourced breakfast, Dunluce Experience Tour and complimentary homemade Bushmills whiskey fruit cake to enjoy during guided walks at Dunluce Castle. ’ Nicola added.

It looks like the Staycation is here to stay with all the new authentic tourism experiences and attractions, and boutique B&Bs on the Causeway Coastal Route so there’s no better time to explore Northern Ireland. To Book your Dunluce Experience at Blackrock House visit or call 07779 336 885. Dalriada Kingdom Tours or call 07752 659202.

Posted by Tourism NI

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