Day Three sees the group departing Belfast for the peaceful surrounds of County Down
, where you're greeted by your host — Tracey from Tracey’s Farmhouse Kitchen
. With lots of Northern Irish banter and chat on the way, roll up your sleeves for a home baking experience to remember. Taste the techniques that make Irish bread-making so great.
A choice of two optional afternoon activities for Day Three include:
– Entering Game of Thrones Territory,
the ultimate visitor experience for
fans of the world’s biggest TV show. You have the run of Castle Ward, a stunning National Trust property, and the location of filming of Winterfell Castle. Enjoy behind-the-scenes experiences, dressing up, tours of the filming locations and lots of fun replicating your favourite characters’ ‘moves’ with long bow archery and axe throwing.
– Visiting Shortcross Distillery, Northern Ireland's first gin and Irish single malt whiskey distillery. Set in the heart of the Rademon Estate first enjoy a locally inspired cocktail based on the ground's botanical delights – fresh tastes of apples, elderflowers and wild clover – before an exclusive tour of the craft distillery.
It’s then off to check into the charming 4-star property that is the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa
. Located in the pretty seaside town of Newcastle, Northern Ireland’s largest mountain range watch how the Mournes majestically roll down to meet the Irish Sea. Fresh food at the ready, dinner is hosted in a popular local seafood restaurant in the small fishing hamlet of Dundrum.