The 148th Open is probably the biggest golfing event to hit our shores since The Ryder Cup in 2006 and the excitement is well and truly building. Around 190,000 golf enthusiasts from across the globe will visit our amazing island and we are looking forward to welcoming you with open arms. The Open is obviously the big attraction, but as you are coming this far, it is well worth experiencing some of the local culture and heritage. Here’s a flavour of what’s on your doorstep while you are staying with us in our 4* hotel accommodation in Belfast or Derry.
The Giant’s Causeway
The result of a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago and the source of mythical fables, this natural phenomenon is a fascinating site to visit. The adjoining Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge has huge appeal with young and old alike (if you’re brave enough)
Visit the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery, which has been distilling whiskey here for almost 400 years. You’ll be warmed by the welcome as much as by the unique and distinctive whiskey on offer at this historic venue.
The City of Derry
The historic city of Derry, the only completely walled city remaining in Ireland or Britain, is a fascinating place to visit. Walk the 17th century walls of the city and visit the Tower Museum where you will uncover Derry’s links with the Spanish Armada.
You can also explore Belfast’s divided past and it’s political murals in a traditional black taxi tour.
Game of Thrones
If you’re a fan of GOT then you have to visit visit the filming locations of this hit series. Tour ‘The Dark Hedges’ and immerse yourself in the mythical surroundings of Winterfell and The stormlands. Click here for more information.
The Victorian seaside towns of Portrush and Portstewart
Experience the traditional seaside holiday towns of Portrush, home to this year’s Open and Portstewart, with their long sandy beaches and great golf courses (Tee Times are still available on many local golf courses as part of our packages) . A ‘must’ for anyone attending The 148th Open.