Visit Royal Hillsborough and Historic Moira This Summer

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Planning your next weekend trip? Looking for new places to explore? Then, make your way to Northern Ireland and the beautiful rural surroundings of Royal Hillsborough and Historic Moira for an adventure.

On the route to Belfast City, lie two rural villages steeped in history. Offering fantastic award-winning dining destinations, a raft of local artisan producers, accommodation options for all budgets; plus, one-of-a-kind experiences including go-karting, historic trails, gin making and whiskey tasting.

Located just under two hours from Dublin City Centre, Royal Hillsborough and Historic Moira villages are located less than 30 minutes from Belfast, perfectly positioned for a great getaway, a staycation, or a stop off on your way to the capital city.



For accommodation, stay in a quaint self-catering cottage, or try out a luxury country home ideal for indulgent escapes, hidden retreats or a recharging stop off.



Royal Hillsborough and Moira have many award-winning restaurants to experience. Various restaurants focus on seasonal menus and sourcing local produce, whilst local bars and establishments have put their experience and knowledge into creating their own brews, from beers, to gin and vodka.



For a chance to explore the areas, if you are a keen walker there are beautiful natural forest walks, plus lots of places for those thrill seekers.



Are you a food lover, keen to discover and sample some of Northern Ireland’s best home-grown produce? There are several makers and doers who have embraced their local surroundings and created wonderful food and drinks products.



To spark some ideas for your next getaway, Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council has created a range of bespoke itineraries.

An easy to navigate webpage has been created to help you plan your next day trip, staycation, or adventure. Go to


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