Cheap ferries to Scotland will be an attractive option for many holidaymakers next year as the country hosts its Snowdrop Festival.
The festival will take place from February 1st to March 16th in 46 gardens around Scotland, some of which will open exclusively for the event.
Visitors will be able to explore picturesque locations ranging from majestic castles and country estates to woodland walks and grand gardens.
One site involved in the Scottish Snowdrop Festival is Dumfries House in Ayrshire, a destination easily accessible for people catching Stena Line
ferry crossings from Belfast to Stranraer.
This 18th century Palladian mansion was designed by the architect brothers John and Robert Adam and is set in 2,000 acres of scenic countryside.
In Dumfries and Galloway, visitors can head to two locations that will be taking part in the festival Broughton House and Castle Kennedy while the Isle of Mull is home to Torosay Castle and Gardens.