Get five-star pampering
Unwind by treating yourself to a luxury break on the north Down coast
Enjoy a blissful weekend of pampering at the luxurious Culloden Estate and Spa, overlooking Belfast Lough. Many of the guest rooms in this five-star hotel provide breathtaking views of the north Down shoreline and across to the Co Antrim coast. The Culloden is the perfect place to unwind since it has everything you need for a relaxing break. Lay down your bags in your exquisitely decorated bedroom and head to the spa, which offers the perfect haven to enjoy some time out.
Here you can choose from a range of soothing and reinvigorating treatments, with stress and tension melting away. You can also use the thermal suite, relaxation rooms or swimming pool to truly make the most of your experience.
Once you have indulged your senses, take a five-minute drive to Helen’s Bay in Crawfordsburn Country Park. Walk along the beautiful beach, which has been recognised with a Green Coast Award. It is hugely popular in the Belfast area, and if you’re lucky you may even spy a porpoise or seal as you tread on the shore.
Alternatively, a three-minute walk from the hotel will transport you to days of yore at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum.
Discover what life was like in Northern Ireland more than 100 years ago as you wander through the beautiful parkland, where you will encounter costumed staff in cottages, farms, schools and shops.
At the museum you will find one of the most best collections in Europe, featuring locomotives and vintage motorbikes, along with historical exhibits.
Back at the Culloden Estate, dine in ultimate style at the award-winning Mitre restaurant.
Leading chef Paul McKnight presides over the kitchen of this warm and welcoming restaurant, which serves modern Irish cuisine using fresh local produce and hand-picked herbs from the Culloden’s very own organic garden. The menus are suitable to all tastes and the fantastic waiters will ensure your glass never runs empty.
After dinner, visit the Cultra Inn, nestled in the beautiful surrounding grounds of the hotel. Take in the stunning evening-lit views while you enjoy a drink by the welcoming log fire.
The bar is also home to regular live entertainment, which will keep you entertained before you retreat to your quarters. Before returning to daily life, refuel with the most important meal of the day. Breakfast at the Culloden Estate and Spa ensures you have the best possible start as they offer the widest selection of locally sourced produce.
Choose from full Irish breakfasts, Bushmills Whiskey-infused porridge or a classic continental buffet.
Leave full and content, re-energised for the week ahead.
RELAXING GETAWAY: (clockwise from above left) the Cultra Inn, the luxurious Culloden Estate and Spa, the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, and the beach at Helen’s Bay