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Local Attractions

Brookhall is located within a convenient distance to a variety of Northern Ireland's festivals and attractions. Here just some that you can visit while you stay with us:

Brookhall Trout Fishery (onsite)

Brookhall Trout Fishery (onsite)

Brookhall is a peaceful place to fish and the surrounding countryside makes it a beautiful place to fish. What makes Brookhall special is the quality of fishing, the beauty of the grounds, and the warm reception that make this fishery a favourite with locals and visitors alike. Click For More Information

Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

Formerly the home of the Governor of Northern Ireland, the mansion is now the official residence of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. See the State Drawing Room, Dining Rooms and the furniture, silver from HMS Nelson. Within the grounds is Europeís largest rhododendron bush. Extensive rose garden, lakeside walks. The Castle and Gardens are open to the public each Saturday in May, June and August. Click For More Information

Island Arts Centre

Island Arts Centre

Open all year round & perfect for Arts, Theatre & Workshops.

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Lisburn Castle Gardens

Lisburn Castle Gardens

Castle Gardens is the most historic open space in Lisburn. It was once the site of Lisburn castle, a 17th Century fortified manor house first built by the Conways, the landlords of Lisburn, in the 1620's.

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The Harry Ferguson Memorial Gardens and Statue

The Harry Ferguson Memorial Gardens and Statue

The memorial garden is set opposite the Ferguson Homestead and exhibits a life size bronze statue of Harry and has the facility to display a Ferguson tractor on site plus information and history boards throughout the garden. The memorial garden is designed so that photographs taken will include the homestead in background. Click For More Information

Bow Street Mall, Lisburn

Bow Street Mall, Lisburn

Bow Street Mall Lisburn offers shopping in the heart of Lisburn City with over 70 great stores and 1000 parking spaces. Visit us for the best Shopping Centre experience in Lisburn Northern Ireland. Click For More Information

Lisburn Golf Club

Lisburn Golf Club

Lisburn Golf Club is ideally situated at the junction of the main M1 and A1 arterial routes making it easily accessible to all visitors from both North and South of Ireland and to those arriving by air or sea. Click For More Information

Lisburn Cinema

Lisburn Cinema

Boasting the latest in projection and digital sound technology, Omniplex Cinemas have become the standard bearer for multiplex facilities. Stadium seating in all screens with superbly comfortable seats and more than ample leg room provide patrons with a first class environment to watch the latest blockbuster movies. Click For More Information

Drumbo Park - Greyhound Stadium

Drumbo Park - Greyhound Stadium

Nothing beats the flutter of excitement when you place your bet; the rush of adrenalin as you see your dog sprinting from the traps; or the sheer exhilaration of watching your dog race across the finish line in pole position. Drumbo Park offers three action packed race nights every week and everyone's a winner! Click For More Information

Giants Causeway

Volcanic crashing and burning, sixty million years ago, led to the formation of the Giant's Causeway, a coastline that has inspired artists, stirred debate amongst scientists and captivated the imagination of locals and visitors for centuries. Made up of nearly 40,000 basalt columns that stretch out to sea, the formation of this strange landscape can be explained by science. Locals, however, have their own story to tell.

They say the Giant's Causeway was the stomping ground of the giant Finn McCool, who lived in these parts nearly two thousand years ago and he certainly left his mark. You can still see evidence of this in the landscape today. Come to the brand new Giant's Causeway Visitor Experience and explore the science, myth and legends that surround this magical place.
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Mourne Mountains

Mourne Mountains

The Mourne Mountains and its surrounding area provide every outdoor activity from hill walking, rock climbing, and mountain boarding to horse riding, fishing and golf. The perfect holiday location for the outdoor enthusiast. Click For More Information

Marble Arch Caves

The Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark is located in the rugged mountainous uplands and the gentle rolling lowlands of counties Fermanagh and Cavan. Taking in the world-famous Marble Arch Caves, the Geopark boasts some of the finest natural landscapes in Ireland and offers a window into the area's 650 million year past. Click For More Information

Lisburn Swimming Pool

Based at Lisburn Leisure Park just outside the city centre, the LeisurePlex boasts the largest leisure pool of its kind in Northern Ireland, with some of the fastest, longest and wettest water rides in Ireland. Click For More Information

Sprucefield Shopping Centre

Situated one mile from Lisburn, at the junction of the A1 and M1 road systems, the Centre opened in March 1989 and was the first of its kind to open in the Province. It is home to a variety a retailers and is in close proximity to some great restaurants. Click For More Information

Victoria Centre

Victoria Square is the latest shopping development in Northern Ireland and is home to over 50 high street retailers including House of Frasier, Topshop, H&M, River Island and Hollister. With it's eye catching glass dome, you can get a beautiful view of the Belfast skyline at day or night. This is definitely worth a visit if you need some serious retail therapy. Click For More Information

Titanic Museum

The newly opened Titanic Belfast is an unmissable visit in any tour of Northern Ireland. It is located in the heart of Belfast, on the slipways where RMS Titanic was built. Click For More Information

American Folk Park

Immerse yourself in the world famous story of Irish emigration at the museum that brings it to life. Follow the emigrant trail as you journey from the thatched cottages of Ulster, on board a full scale emigrant sailing ship leading to the log cabins of the American Frontier. Meet an array of costumed characters on your way with traditional crafts to show, tales to tell and food to share. Click For More Information

Ulster Museum

Come face to face with dinosaurs, meet an Egyptian Mummy and see modern masterpieces with a visit to the Ulster Museum. As Northern Irelandís treasure house of the past and present, the museum is home to a rich collection of art, history and natural sciences and free to all visitors. From Ireland to the South Pacific, ancient relics to hands on activities, the museum offers something for everyone from the simply curious to the enthusiast. Click For More Information

NI Tourist Board

On the NI Tourist Board website (Discover Northern Ireland) you can find a comprehensive list of everything you can do when visiting Northern Ireland. Their website is updated with new events and attractions every day, so check in for the latest things to do while staying at Brookhall. Click For More Information

Exploris Centre

The Northern Ireland Aquarium was opened by Ards Borough Council in 1987 to enable the public to view the amazingly diverse marine life that exists around these islands.

The conservation village of Portaferry was the ideal location. It is sited on the shores of the Marine Nature reserve of Strangford Lough which contains nearly three quarters of all the marine species to be found in Northern Irish waters. Click For More Information

Bushmills

Bushmills is a designated conservation village with over ninety listed buildings of architectural and heritage interest, the village has a long and colourful history which dates back to when man first crossed the north channel from Scotland and settled along the north coast. Also home to the Old Bushmills Distillery.

It has the unique distinction of holding three significant world first's; the first hydro electric powered public tramway in the world, the oldest licensed distillery in the world and the world's first bronze sculpture to mark the local tongue/dialect of Ulster-Scots or Scots-Irish. Click For More Information

Belfast Bus Tours

The hop on / hop off city tour provides you with a comprehensive look at our very special city. Your ticket is valid for 48 hours, to allow you to explore every area and district of this unique place. There are lots of activities and different tours available from their website. Click For More Information

Tullymore Forest Park

For the student of garden follies, Tollymore is a rare treat. A barn dressed up to look like a church, stone cones atop gate piers and gothic-style gate arches all show the influence of that highly individualistic designer, Thomas Wright of Durham (1711-1786), who was a friend of Lord Clanbrassil, owner of Tollymore at that time.

A walk along the Shimna river is marked by many curiosities, natural and artificial - rocky outcrops, bridges, grottos and caves. Elsewhere in the park the tree lover can examine experimental forest plots - some of exotic trees such as monkey puzzle and eucalyptus - or admire the tall giant redwoods and Monterey pines. Click For More Information

Derry Walls

Londonderry, also known as Derry is the only remaining completely walled city in Ireland and one of the finest examples of Walled Cities in Europe. The Walls were built during the period 1613-1618 by the honourable, the Irish Society as defences for early seventeenth century settlers from England and Scotland. Click For More Information

Ulster Folk & Transport Museum

Step back in time in and uncover a way of life from 100 years ago. Discover cottages, farms, schools and shops as you wander through the beautiful parkland of the Folk Museum chatting to costumed visitor guides demonstrating traditional crafts. Climb on and off majestic steam locomotives or experience the sensation of flight in the Transport Museum bursting with horse drawn carriages, electric trams, motorbikes, fire-engines and vintage cars. Click For More Information

Garden Show Ireland - May

Garden Show Ireland - May 2013

Garden Show Ireland is firmly established on the annual calendar as Northern Irelandís premier garden event. The atmosphere of its stunning location and the host of fun activities have given it a reputation as the weekend to mark in the diary for a family outing.

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Lisburn Mayor's Parade - May

Lisburn Mayor's Parade - May 2013

Come join the carnival! The annual Mayorís Parade takes to the streets once again bringing you a rainbow of colour, creativity, and community spirit! Come and enjoy hundreds of musicians, entertainers, schools and community participants come together to create a spectacular cavalade of fun.

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Lisburn Marathon - June

Lisburn Marathon - June 2013

The Lisburn City Half Marathon & 3k Fun Run is held annually and is open to anyone and everyone. Enter yourself for some family fun!

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Lisburn Festival of Speed - July

Lisburn Festival of Speed - July 2013

The Lisburn Festival of Speed is an exciting celebration of car culture and competition, full throttle motorbike action, and aviation history.

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Ulster Grand Prix - August

Ulster Grand Prix - August 2013

The Ulster Grand Prix has had a long and chequered history since the first event, a handicap race, organised by the Ulster Motorcycle Club way back in 1922. This race was run over the 20.5-mile Clady Circuit utilising the Seven Mile Straight that ran from Muckamore Corner to Clady Corner, where machines ran flat out.

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Lisburn Pipe Bands Competition - August

Lisburn Pipe Bands Competition - August 2013

Lisburn City Council is proud to once again host the All Ireland Pipe Band Championships within the City, attracting over one hundred bands, drum majors and dancing. This year's event will again have a festival atmosphere with much more to do for the family including food and trade stalls, kids rides and amusements and other selected family activities on site.

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Sunflowerfest - August

Sunflowerfest - August 2013

Sunflowerfest aims to be an excitingly different and experiential weekend festival of great music and arts. It will nurture the mind, body and soul through a wide range of superb music, fantastic fun for the family, Narnia inspired performances in the Enchanted Glade, story telling, poetry, and interactive art, dance and music workshops.

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Hilden Beer Festival - August

Lisburn Pipe Bands Competition - August 2013

The Hilden Brewery hosts the annual Beer Festival with something to suit everyone including a tour of the Brewery, Live Music & delicious food.

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Hillsborough Oyster Festival - September

Hillsborough Oyster Festival - Sept 2012

In 2012, the world-renowned Hillsborough International Oyster Festival celebrates twenty years of fund-raising, food and festivities with a packed programme of activities and entertainment. Set in the historic, picturesque Georgian village of Hillsborough, Co. Down, the Festival is now rightly recognised as one of Northern Irelandís premier events, attracting thousands of visitors each year from all corners of the globe. Click For More Information