Welcome to Hillsborough

Most famously, Hillsborough Castle is the official residence of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, and is used to entertain visiting heads of state (US presidents George W Bush and Bill Clinton have both enjoyed its hospitality). This is the Queen's official residence when she's in Northern Ireland.

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$58.32 Shows, Concerts & Sports

Liverpool: Football Experience with a Local Host

What you'll doWhether you support Liverpool or Everton, with a football loving Local Host by your side you’ll be able to experience Liverpool’s love affair with the beautiful game for yourself, discovering the places that are historically important to the city’s football heritage and hearing stories of it’s best loved players, the wins and the losses (especially on derby day!) and enjoying a pint in a bar that’s frequented by fans on match day!If you’re a Liverpool supporter, head to Anfield where you could take a stadium tour if you’d like, or simply soak up the atmosphere and indulge in a pie from Homebaked, the community bakery on Oakfield Road which is the must stop on match day for every Liverpool supporter! From here, of course you’ll want to stop by the Sandon, the pub where LFC was formed back in 1892, and where supporters head for a pint before and after home games.Everton fans will want to check out the Lock-Up at Everton Park, the stone structure which is on the Everton crest, stop by the Dixie Dean statue and visit your home grounds! Your Local Host will also take you the pub which is a local favourite on match days, so you can enjoy a pint in true Blue style, not forgetting a packet of Everton mints to take away with you. If you’d like to buy some memorabilia, your Local Host will take you your team’s store, or perhaps you’d like to pay your respects at the Hillsborough Memorial or the Hillsborough monument. The final stop of your experience will be at the Liverpool FC Museum, where you can learn more about the history and story of the club, as well as seeing the impressive Steven Gerrard Collection - mementos from his legendary career like shirts and medals - for yourself, a must for any Reds fan! Or, you might prefer to visit the Museum of Liverpool where you can watch the Kicking and Screaming football show to learn more about the unique rivalry between the Reds and Blues, as well as seeing pieces of footballing history like Alan Ball’s infamous white football boots and the football that was used in Everton's winning FA Cup Final game. What to expect* Visit the landmark spots in the city which have played an important role in the city’s football history * Hear stories about the city’s famous games and players from your Local Host as you enjoy a drink in a pub which is the favourite spot for your team’s supporters on game day * Visit both the old and new grounds of either LFC or Everton, depending on who you support!* Explore the area where your home grounds, enjoy a pint in the pub that’s the favourite of your team’s supporters on match days and indulge in a pie from Homebaked* End your experience in the Liverpool FC Museum or the Museum of Liverpool where you can discover even more fascinating facts about the game 

$488.71 Cultural & Theme Tours

Northern Ireland Whiskey Trail

We depart Dublin at 10am, having met at the Celtic Whiskey Shop on Dawson Street. Our first stop is Slane Distillery, built only recently within in the original stables walls at Slane Castle Estate. We do the full tour and we taste their triple casked blend, Slane Irish Whiskey. We give you the opportunity to wander over to the castle and suggest you enjoy some lunch here - the food is terrific!We continue along the main Dublin to Belfast road before arriving in the pretty village of Hillsborough, where you have a photo opportunity - Hillsborough Castle - the official residence of the Queen of England while she is in Northern Ireland. Next we travel east out towards the coast stopping in Crosssgar for a Gin/whiskey Experience at Rademon Estate Distillery. Tour the facility with the owners and taste their hugely successful Shortcross Gin and newly released whiskey. We take the scenic route to our next stop, which includes a ferry crossing, and on arrival at Echlinville Distillery there will be tea/coffee & scones waiting for you at Echlinville Manor House, before you head off on fully guided tour with two samples of their whiskey to finish.A quick 40 minutes drive along the stunning Strangford Lough will have us in Belfast where we have booked you in a luxury hotel in the downtown area. You're at leisure this evening to discover this wonderful city. Your host can give you restaurant/pub recommendations etcThe next morning will see us heading even further north along one of the most spectacular driving routes in Europe - the Antrim Coast Road. We organise an Irish coffee stop at Londonderry Arms – former home of Sir Winston Churchill – a well spent rest stop! Next is the Giant's Causeway - important that you visit this most fascinating UNESCO site while in the neighborhood! We finish at Bushmills Distillery where you can pick up some lunch on arrival before heading out on a tour of this oldest licensed distillery in the world followed by premium tasting experience in Master Distiller’s Tasting Room – includes samples of their 16 Year Single Malt & 21 Year Single MaltTime for shopping of course, then sit back and relax and we'll have you back in Dublin in the early evening (approx 6pm)