A 'bubble dome' at Finn Lough in County Fermanagh
The most memorable trips are so much more than four walls and a bed for the night.
They require something completely unique, that takes an ordinary trip and turns it into an unforgettable experience.
How about star-gazing from your bed in a secluded forest bubble dome? Getting your adrenaline fix at an action-packed 'jungle'? Or chilling out in a snow cabin at one of Northern Ireland's top spas?
Escape to one of these amazing hotels or properties, switch off from the drudgery of daily life and gain a new perspective on your surroundings.
Say ‘Namaste’ to Blaney Spa and Yoga Centre, a tranquil yoga retreat with traditional cottages.
Yoga sessions in the airy studio with underheated flooring, a sauna and hot tub are topped off with walks around the orchard of Innish Beg Farm and some of the finest views over Lough Erne.
The spa also offers a range of massage treatments, aromatherapy and reflexology.
Adventure in The Jungle
Hurl yourself down green fields at The Jungle NI, an outdoor activity centre nestled in the woodland of the rolling Sperrin Mountains.
Zorbing and paintballing are the main attractions, but all levels of adrenaline rush are catered for - from high wire treetop adventure courses to forest segways and clay pigeon shooting.
Once you've worn yourself out, bask in the splendour of the great outdoors in a glamping pod - a quality wooden cabin that's insulated and finished with patio doors out onto a BBQ area.
Stargaze from your bed
Cast away to Finn Lough, a 75-acre peninsula resort in the Fermanagh Lakelands.
Stay in a secluded forest bubble dome where you'll don plush robes and slippers, lie back in your four-poster bed and watch the starry night skies up above.
The resort encourages guests to get back to nature - with kayaks, bikes, fishing and bushcraft. You can even toast marshmallows over your fire pit.
Bed down in Winterfell
Castle Ward’s historic farmyard is the location of Winterfell in Game of Thrones®.
Bed down for a night in one of the estate’s quirky glamping pods deep in the forest of ‘Winterfell’.
Explore the many filming location hotspots by bike, boat or on foot - then recreate your own Thrones moments. Dress up in character and visit the archery range film set to enjoy the thrill of firing arrows at the white walkers.
Learn kitchen secrets from a chef
With cattle and sheep grazing the meadows, free-range hens living happily beside the school and the adjacent walled kitchen garden, Belle Isle has the perfect ingredients for embarking on a culinary adventure in beautiful settings.
Stay at Belle Isle Castle and its host of cosy self-catering cottages, and Chef Joe Kelly and his assistants will take you on a culinary adventure.
Switch off at a thermal spa
Experience the ultimate in luxury relaxation at the unique Thermal Village and Spa at Galgorm.
Retreat to this idyllic woodland location and let the staff spoil you with warmth and attention until you feel rejuvenated.
Stay in a luxurious suite or a more secluded log cabin, then soothe into the infinity hydrotherapy pool, outdoor bathtubs, a Celtic sauna or the cooling snow cabin for year-round wintery fun.
Literary lover’s escape
Be inspired by the poetry of Seamus Heaney and stay in the literary-themed Laurel Villa, a boutique guest house in the countryside that inspired Ireland's greatest poet.
Take a guided tour of Heaney Country with Eugene Kielty, a friend of the late poet laureate, and discover more about the man and his words.
A stay at Laurel Villa is also rewarding for visitors wishing to trace their ancestry in the Magherafelt, Derry~Londonderry and Tyrone area. The boutique guest house boasts a vast collection of local information, history books, and genealogical material to assist you in your search.
Enter Blessingbourne, a historic 550-acre country estate on the edge of the Clogher Valley for a rural retreat with plenty to keep you busy.
Stay in the gate lodge or one of the apartments, then take in the private lakes and woodland on foot or by bike – it has 13k of mountain bike trails and a pump track.
There is also a working farm, coarse fishing and a quirky costume and carriage museum.