Northern Ireland holidays

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2024 travel planner: 12 of the best things to do and see in the UK this year
Top attractions from cycling, canoeing and surfing to fashion, culture and art – plus an aerial adventure on top of the Principality Stadium

Joanne O'Connor

01, Jan, 2024 @11:00 AM

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Waterfront wonders: 10 glorious lakeside winter stays around the UK
From romantic hideaways to fun-filled activity centres, a few days by the water is the perfect seasonal tonic

Annabelle Thorpe

03, Dec, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Feel the heat: the Northern Irish beach that’s embracing Scandinavian sauna culture
The Finnish-style Hotbox is making waves on Benone Strand but Ireland has its own tradition of therapeutic ‘sweathouses’. Plus six more stylish beach saunas, from Shetland to Sussex

Stephen Emms

18, Nov, 2023 @11:00 AM

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10 of the UK’s most scenic rail journeys
From crossing moors to rattling along the coast, it’s worth taking these train rides for the view from the windows alone

Phoebe Taplin

04, Nov, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Open house days: 10 of the best UK architectural attractions to visit for free
In September, thousands of monuments, civic buildings and private homes throw open their doors to offer a rare glimpse of normally off-limits spaces. Here are some lesser-known treasures around the country

Joanne O'Connor

05, Sep, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Lakes, mountains and distant isles: 15 of the most tranquil places to visit around the UK
From sculpture gardens to ancient woodland, windswept hills to deserted beaches, here’s where to really escape from it all

Annabelle Thorpe and Genevieve Fox

20, Aug, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Country diary: The blackcap seems shy about the beauty of its song | Mary Montague
Crumlin Glen, County Antrim: Along this deeply wooded riverside path, I follow an impish male – or is it two?

Mary Montague

29, May, 2023 @4:30 AM

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Game of Thrones backdrop in Northern Ireland becomes Unesco geopark
The beauty of the Mourne mountains has led to an award that local artisans hope will also benefit sustainable tourism

Sian Lewis

25, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Natural lines of Succession: six luxury retreats in the UK
From a treetop house in Stirling to dark-sky glamping in County Tyrone, we choose more affordable alternatives to the stunning Norwegian mountain hideaway featured in the series

Christopher Beanland

02, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Life on the edge: meet the man who walked around the UK
Facing financial ruin, the former paratrooper set out on a six-year, 11,000-mile trek around our entire coastline. It changed his life in more ways than he could possibly imagine. By Ella Braidwood

Ella Braidwood

05, Feb, 2023 @11:00 AM

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A local’s guide to Belfast: margaritas, murals and the Black Mountain
Social entrepreneur Maeve Monaghan on her historic city’s diverse culture, green hills and, of course, great nightlife

Interview by Stephen Emms

12, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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20 best cosy UK cottages for a winter break
From the Highlands to Cornwall, we select stylish boltholes on hills, coasts and in deep, soothing countryside. Come on, light that fire …

Sarah Baxter

12, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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