North Coast Getaway

Sometimes in life were all so caught up in completing a million things at once we forget to take time for ourselves and spend it with our loved ones, and last weekend that is exactly what I did. My boyfriend (Yes boyfriend, a lot has happened on my blogging break!)  and I went away for the weekend to celebrate his birthday which was this week, and to just take time to relax.

So we headed on the train to Portrush which is a little beach side town in Northern Ireland. Thankfully we had a dry day and headed straight to the arcades being the big kids that we are, lots of tickets later and some cute teddies where won! As the sun was trying to break out we headed to the beach and got some lunch with a gorgeous view.


Later that day we headed to the famous amusement park, Barry's and enjoyed rides and games there. This brought back a lot of childhood memories, as I use to go every year as children, and sometimes we still take family day trips here when there is good weather or it is the Easter Holidays.


Then that was the end of our adventure in Portrush as we headed to our hotel in Portstewart, the Cromore Halt. This place was gorgeous, beautiful scenery along with peace and quiet - just what was needed. I loved how welcoming and helpful the staff where and it made our stay here all the better!




On our final day the sun was out, and we set off to one of Northern Ireland's biggest attractions, The Giant's Causeway. This was a main factor in our trip as neither of us, living here our whole lives have seen this attraction, and it is especially bad for me to say that being a student studying tourism! *monkey covering eyes emoiji* When we arrived we spent time in the visitor centre, finding out more of the history if the landmark, truthfully we were both being dorks!


After that we set of on the adventure around the causeway taking in the breathtaking scenery, the sounds of many nationalities discussing the beauty and enjoying the history of the legend that is Finn McCool something we learnt in primary school.







It really is a beautiful place to explore, and it's right on my doorstep, so I can't believe it took me this long to visit. It was a perfect way to end our get away, and I definitely would recommend it to anyone.







So that was our little getaway and it was so nice to get away and spend some quality time together where we were barely on our phones or distracted by work and university. In a world where everything is about being connected and aware of everything on social media at all times, it's nice to just breathe, and take in the simpler things in life. It was sad to leave our little serenity place, but we had to get back to reality, and if anything we're counting down the days till our next trip!


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