Burrendale Hotel, Country Club & Spa
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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Today was another boiler of a day.
I have begun having showers in the morning rather than night because I am more sweaty when I wake up than after a full day of doing stuff.
I decided today to go and do a bus tour for 6pound in Newcastle. Why?
Because if I want to follow my Celtic Connections pattern, I must go to County Down (Star of the County Down).
I got there in time for the bus tours only to find out that I am an idiot who didn’t ...
... to see the Giant's Causeway, a unique geological feature of volcanic origin and UNESCO World Heritage Site, sometimes considered the 8th Wonder of the World. Luckily there was a shuttle bus from the visitor's center to the causeway - as tired as our legs were from our hile to the rope bridge and back, the bus was definitely worth twice the price we paid for it! The legend of the causeway is that it was built by Finn McCool, a giant of a man ...
... Ireland. Especially during internment when people could be locked up without charge or trial.
That night we had an amazing dinner at a great local pub, fantastic scallops and calamari!
The following day we took a walking tour around the Belfast City centre and had a fantastic history lesson on 'The Troubles' starting in the 70s and leading to the IRA vs 'The Government'. We learnt so much ...
... unsure what to do. There weren't many sights to visit within rain-walking distance so we found a shopping centre to hang out in - Lego shop! Made a king Mini Figure :) looked around town for an SD card for one of the Helens (four friends travelling together: Helen, Helen, Helen and Pam - affectionately known as 'The Helens')...
On to Alloway - the birth place of poet Robert Burns. Dean's interest peaked here as he was informed last night via a Facebook message from his mum ...
... with incredible geological formations. On the way we stopped at Carrick-a-Rede, a rope bridge over which you can walk to a little island. After we parked and were walking up to the ticket office, Tom parkoured into a patch of nettles, with disastrous results! We are not used to nettles in Australia, and Tom was in agony with little blisters all over his bare legs, but locals reassured him the pain would ...