Northern Ireland is a place where people can save huge amounts of money on a trip, the Northern Ireland Tourist Board has said.
Destination public relations and marketing manager for the organisation Ruth Burns stated that the cost-effectiveness of a break in Ulster is one of the best aspects of a visit.
She suggested: "For a free day out, enjoy the Ulster Museum in Belfast, which is set in the beautiful Botanic Gardens, or visit the Giant's Causeway in County Antrim which is Northern Ireland's only UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) World Heritage [site]."
Castle Archdale Country Park in County Fermanagh is another place she recommended, noting it has nature trails passing alongside a deer enclosure, while she suggested those who fancy "something more challenging" can try Slieve Donard in the Mountains of Mourne, noting it "offers breathtaking views out to the Irish Sea."
People catching ferries from Liverpool to Belfast
who bring walking boots may in fact enjoy arrange of mountains, of which Slieve Donard is the highest at 2,789 ft.
A number of other peaks in the Mourne Range can be enjoyed and most of these are linked by the Mourne Wall, which follows the ridges and summits between them.
One interesting fact about the Mourne's is that they were the inspiration for the CS Lewis Narnia novels, with the landscape inspiring the land of Aslan the Lion that children could access through the mysterious wardrobe. This might equally interest the kids and parents who remember the stories from their own childhood.
Keen outdoor lovers might also enjoy a few peaks over 2,000 ft in the Sperrin Mountains.
Northern Ireland also has the largest lake in the British Isles in the form of Lough Neagh.
With Britain now officially back in recession, many people could consider it a wise move to visit Northern Ireland and have a great time exploring at a low cost.
Posted by Andrew Smith