Swan Lodge Country House
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSwan Lodge Country House Downpatrick
We had a nice, comfortable room. Breakfast was delicious and the view from the dining room was beautiful.
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... my Ho-Ho bus with a £20 note - got my ticket - chatted with the guide for a bit - hopped on the bus....problem was.... I never got my change - which was £10 (about $16) Yikes!! I did not notice until I got to the Titanic Musuem - oh no!! ****. I have never done this!! Best part though....when I got back on the bus later in the day - with the same guide and driver - I simply told them what happened and they gave me my change! ...
... together in harmony but live separately. Each Catholic or Protestant community has their own doctors, shops, restaurants and parks. Our guide, Norman, said he felt safe driving through a Catholic community (he was Protestant), but would not go into a 'pub for a pint'. Throughout the city there are 40 'peace walls', built after 1970, that separates the C vs. P communities. There are 5 gates in/out that close each evening. If ...
... 10 as seen on one of the many murals that colour this city.
Fabulous tour - learned so much and now understand the Irish scene a lot better. While a great deal of strife - it is so admirable that these people take phenomenal action for what they believe in - gives one much to ponder upon.
Lunch at The Mourne - seafood bar - excellent seafood chowder etc right in city centre then ...
... Titanic was launched. All a bit humdrum, thinking Belfast was just a big industrial city, which it is. Then for the eye opener. We entered the Catholic Falls and Protestant Shamkill Rd areas. We thought the Troubles were over. Didn't look like it. As the bus was stop starting, I could only get minimal photos. I hope they do justice to the scenery. There are still massive walls to keep people apart; 2 gates to restrict access to both areas. ...
... care of mentally challanged teenagers. It was a great way for them to feel rewarded for their achievements. I met a lot of new friends who I shared another dinner with and also who I danced the night away with. We danced to the cha cha slide and also the YMCA. It was a lovely time spent with kind people.
Basil then took Brandt and I to meet Susie and her friend at a bar/night club called Lily's located near Sid's house. We had a few drinks ...
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