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Budget Travel Guide to Belfast

Budget Travel Guide to Belfast

Belfast is the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland, and although the city has had a troubled past, it’s risen from the shadows to become one of the foremost travel destinations in the United Kingdom. The city’s transformation from conflict hotspot just a few decades ago to tourism star today is down to not just its fascinating history and culture, or purely because it’s the gateway to such dramatic natural sights as the Giants Causeway, but because this is one of the best value city break destinations in the U.K. Compared to London, prices are low in Belfast and compared to Dublin, the Irish capital, your money will go a lot further in the north. We put together this budget travel guide to Belfast, to give you the chance to save money and to travel to Northern Ireland on a budget. From the best value accommodation, to free things…
Ultimate Travel Guide to Killarney

Ultimate Travel Guide to Killarney

Killarney is a lovely, small town on the shore of Lough Leane in southwest Ireland in County Kerry. Tourists frequently stop here when travelling along the scenic Ring of Kerry. The town of Killarney has a nice little charm sprinkled amongst an old European feel—Killarney is home to some famous 19th century cathedrals. Additionally, Killarney is popular for its beautiful landscape. Killarney National Park is a breathtaking to say the least, and perfect for serious backpackers as well as families and the less adventurous travelers. Killarney won the best-kept town award in 2007, and is filled with history, class, and charm. Killarney was an original religious destination when Ireland was first being settled and attracted monks from all over the world. Today, all visitors will appreciate the tranquil nature of the town, and will fall in love with the incredible nature. Check out our travel guide that highlights many attractions…
Best Day Trips from Belfast

Best Day Trips from Belfast

Belfast in Northern Ireland is a bustling city, known for its impressive Titanic museum, the busy St. George’s Market with a wide array of food and craft stalls as well as natural sites and remarkable viewing points like the Cave Hill. During your visit to Belfast, make sure not to miss the Peace Walls; they separate neighbourhoods that used to be predominantly Catholic and predominantly Protestant. This impressive landmark goes through the city and serves as a memorial of turbulent times of religious conflicts. When you feel like escaping the urban bustle, look into day trips from Belfast. The city is a great hub for excursions around Northern Ireland, let us guide you through the best ones! Plan your trip to Ireland Need data for your trip to Ireland? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the…
Where to stay in Galway

Where to stay in Galway

Galway is often referred to as the cultural capital of Ireland and in fact, was named the European Capital of Culture for 2020. It’s a lively city, full of art, music, and festivals that draw visitors from all over the world. For such a vibrant city, Galway is relatively small, so no matter which of the hotels in Galway Ireland that you choose, you will find it easy to get around and see the sights. Using our guide to the best Galway Ireland hotels and neighborhoods, you will be able to easily decide where to stay in Galway Ireland. We will cover off all types of Galway accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Galway hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Galway, the best Galway hotels, best places in Galway to visit, the best places to stay in Galway, hotels near Galway attractions, Galway neighborhood guide…
Ultimate Travel Guide to Cork

Ultimate Travel Guide to Cork

Found in the south-west of Ireland, Cork is the country’s second city, and a city that’s fast becoming a tourist destination to rival the capital, Dublin. In fact, Cork is often seen as the cultural and culinary heart of Ireland, because this is a city that’s steeped in history and overflowing with excellent food and drink. The city can trace its origins back hundreds of years, and over the centuries it’s grown from being a small settlement founded by monks, into one of Ireland’s most happening places. While there is much to discover in Cork itself, from the delights of the English Market to seeing the historic local churches, there’s much more to do in the surrounding area too. With Cork as your base, you can easily visit iconic Irish attractions such as Blarney Castle or Killarney National Park, making the city a great place to stay to explore more…
Where to stay in Killarney

Where to stay in Killarney

Killarney is a major stop for anyone embarking on a road trip through southern Ireland. With a strategic location at the crossroads of several major roads, as well as on the doorstep of Killarney National Park, it’s a great place to stop and spend a few days. Whether you stay for a night or a week, our guide to places to stay in Killarney Ireland can help you answer the question “Where should I stay in Killarney?” With a wide range of Killarney hotels for every budget and travel style, you’ll have your hotel reservations in no time.  We will cover off all types of Killarney accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Killarney hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Killarney, the best Killarney hotels, best places in Killarney to visit, the best places to stay in Killarney, hotels near Killarney attractions, Killarney neighborhood guide and…
Where to stay in Cork

Where to stay in Cork

Whether you are coming to Cork to experience the exploding foodie scene, or just passing through County Cork Ireland to kiss the Blarney Stone, it’s worth staying a few days to properly explore all of the great things to do in Cork. From special events like the annual jazz fest to everyday attractions, Ireland’s second-largest city is a great place for tourists. Using our guide to the best places to stay in Cork Ireland, we can help you choose the best location and accommodation for you, whether you are seeking a budget-friendly hostel or more unique places to stay in Cork Ireland.  We will cover off all types of Cork accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Cork hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Cork Ireland, the best Cork hotels, best places in Cork to visit, the best places to stay in Cork, hotels near Cork…
Where to stay in Dublin

Where to stay in Dublin

Ireland is a “gateway” country to international travel for many travelers. Easy to access, affordable accommodations, and English is the official language. No trip to Ireland is complete without a visit to the capital city of Dublin. Many travelers visit Dublin for a few days before setting off to explore Ireland, however there are enough things to do in Dublin to fill a week or more. Dublin is most famous for the Guinness Storehouse, Temple Bar and Trinity College. Dublin only has half a million residents, and is relatively compact, so getting around is easy, no matter where you stay. Whether you have one night or one month, we’ve rounded up the best spots to stay in Dublin, and Dublin hotels for every budget and taste. We will cover off all types of Dublin accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Dublin hotels as well as how to decide where to…
18 Things to do in Killarney - That People Actually Do!

18 Things to do in Killarney – That People Actually Do!

Killarney is a small town in County Kerry in the southwest of Ireland. Its prominent location along the Ring of Kerry and stunning natural landscapes make it a top travel destination for lovers of nature. Although Killarney only has a population of about 15,000 people, the town has a fascinating past to learn about. Religious settlements in the area played a strong role in early Irish history, and the town was significantly involved during the Irish War of Independence.  Only an hour and a half from Cork, you should not miss stopping into Killarney to be swept away by its charm and natural beauty. In fact, Killarney was named the Best Kept Town in 2007, as well as Ireland's tidiest town in 2011. Interested in seeing just how pristine it really is? Here are 18 things to do in Killarney, Ireland. Plan your trip to Ireland Need data for your…
18 Things to do in Cork - That People Actually Do!

18 Things to do in Cork – That People Actually Do!

Cork is the second-largest city in the Republic of Ireland, located in the southwest of the country. Two and a half hours from Dublin by train, Cork is an underrated destination for a casual weekend getaway. Although it is a relatively small city, there are always fun events and festivals that keep things lively and interesting for locals and tourists alike. Not to mention, Cork is full of charming architecture, beautiful scenery, and superb eateries.  Wondering what attractions and activities there are in this quaint city? Keep reading to discover 18 entertaining things to do in Cork, Ireland. Plan your trip to Ireland Need data for your trip to Ireland? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Check out Rabbie's small group tours of the UK and Ireland - I…