• Northern Ireland Groups Guide

Planning a group getaway in Northern Ireland doesn’t have to be stressful!

Read our suggestions on where to stay, where to eat, drink, and party it up in Ulster with your best mates!

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    • Maldron Hotel Belfast City

      20 Brunswick Street, Belfast Northern Ireland, UK BT2 7GE

      +44 (0)28 9600 1680

      Want to be in the middle of all the action? Maldron Hotel Belfast City is perfect for you and your friends as you explore the city centre! If you’re a little tight on the budget, you can also check out the special offers for you and your mates.

    • Maldron Hotel Derry

      Butcher St, Londonderry BT48 6HL, United Kingdom

      +44 28 7137 1000

      You and your friends are guaranteed a warm welcome at Derry! Discover a city rich in history and culture with all its memorable attractions just a few minutes away from the hotel! Room packages and special offers are available for groups of friends who choose Maldron Hotel Derry as the base of their Northern Ireland adventure!

    • Maldron Hotel Belfast International Airport

      Belfast International Airport, 200 Airport Rd, Crumlin BT29 4ZY

      +44 28 9445 7000

      Coming in from a long flight and just want to stay somewhere near? You’re in luck! Maldron Hotel Belfast International Airport is the closest you can get from the arrival gates! Special offers and room packages are usually available for groups of friends visiting Northern Ireland.

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  • Dine

    • Quaywest

      28 Boating Club Ln Londonderry BT48 7QB

      +44 28 7137 0977

      You can take the train or walk from Maldron Hotel Derry to Quaywest, a restaurant converted from a 19th-century boathouse. Overlooking River Foyle, this gastropub serves European fusion food complemented by fine wine and craft beer. Favourites include lamb shanks, pan-fried seabass, and more!

    • Sooty Olive

      The Sooty Olive

      162 Spencer Rd Londonderry BT47 6AH

      +44 28 7134 6040

      Just a few minutes’ walk away from Maldron Hotel Derry is The Sooty Olive, a cosy food joint that celebrates global and local cuisine. Want to try a salt and pepper squid with peanut dip? Or colcannon cake and mushroom cream?

    • Buba Belfast

      Buba

      Unit 4 St Anne's Square 10 Edward Street Belfast Antrim BT1 2LR

      +44 28 9568 0162

      Buba brings the tastes and rich cultural mix of the Eastern Mediterranean to each and every plate served! They’re also a favourite among foodies! Make this fun open-plan eatery a food stop when you and your group of friends drop by St. Anne’s Square.

    • Home

      Home Restaurant, 22 Wellington Place, Belfast, BT1 6GE

      028 9023 4946

      No, you didn’t wander into a hipster New York deli. But when you step into Home, this is exactly how you’d feel about this Belfast restaurant that managed to retain its Michelin Bib Gourmand since 2013. With vibrant and bold food such as whipped goat’s cheese with candied walnuts or hot and sour Asian chicken broth, you and your friends will surely enjoy your time here.

    • The Muddlers Club

      1 Warehouse Lane, Belfast BT1 2DX

      +44 28 9031 3199

      Did you know that there’s a Michelin star restaurant hidden in the historic back streets of the Cathedral Quarter in Belfast? Named after a secret society from over 200 years ago, The Muddlers Club is a place where friends can relax, have a chat in a modern dining setting while enjoying food that uses the best local ingredients.

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  • Drink

    • Bennigans Bar and Jazz Club

      13 John St Londonderry BT48 6JY

      +44 28 7126 9127

      Want to drink and enjoy your company with friend close to your hotel? Well, when you’re staying at Maldron Hotel Derry, you can check out Bennigans Bar and Jazz Club. It’s known as a community hub for artists and it even has its own art gallery!

    • Peadar O’Donnell’s

      63 Waterloo St Londonderry BT48 6HD

      +44 28 7126 7295

      Just a few blocks away Maldron Hotel Derry is this award-winning pub filled with friendly faces and household items from yesteryears. With traditional music and contemporary music played every night, it’s the perfect place to drink and party with your mates.

    • Revolucion De Cuba

      25-39 Arthur Street Belfast Antrim BT1 4GQ

      +44 28 9590 9249

      Revolución de Cuba brings you the ultimate Cuban food, cocktail and fiesta experience with their handcrafted cocktails, exotic dishes, and full-on tropical party vibes! Revolución de Cuba also has live music, authentic tapas — just what you need on a weekend night!

    • The National

      62-68 High Street Belfast Belfast Antrim BT1 2BE

      +44 28 9031 1130

      With its minimal and simple aesthetics, The National is a cocktail bar, nightclub and Belfast’s biggest beer garden. It’s café dining meets evening carousing at its best! Check out their cocktail, coffee, and simple yet elegant food that you and your friends can enjoy!

    • Santeria Belfast

      Santeria

      19 Fountain Street Belfast Antrim BT1 5EA

      +44 (0) 7590280113

      Lively coffee shop and cocktail bar in Belfast city centre. Brought to you by the people behind Voodoo Belfast, Santeria has become a distinguished addition in the increasingly vibrant Fountain Street neighbourhood of Belfast.
      Focusing on classic and contemporary cocktails served without pretension, Santeria is a lively bodega by night complete with irresistible rhythms, funk, soul and great drinks! You’ll find a laid-back café bar by day serving coffee, local beers, cocktails and everything in between.

    • The Perch

      42 Franklin St, Belfast BT2 7GE

      +44 28 9024 8000

      Take the elevator to the top floor of a converted Victorian warehouse and you’ll see colourful flora, red brick walls, and open-air seating. You’re in The Perch. With gorgeous views, you and your friends can open a bottle of champagne and enjoy one another’s company. They’re also known for their pizza and cocktails — a perfect combo!

    • The Hole in The Wall Pub Belfast

      The Hole In The Wall

      1 Baltic Ave, Belfast BT15 2HR

      +44 28 9074 0772

      Though there are rumours that this pub has a ghost, it’s still full of local characters and a popular venue for live music. While you’re in town with friends, make sure to check out the Hole in the Wall pub.

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  • Discover

    • Carrick-a-Rede

      119a Whitepark Road, Ballycastle BT54 6LS, Co. Antrim

      One of the popular attractions in Northern Ireland, the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge in County Antrim connects the mainland to a beautiful tiny island. It spans 20 metres and 30 metres above the rocks below.

      The bridge is operated by the National Trust and a small fee is charged to cross the bridge… that is, if you and the gang are not afraid of heights!

    • Crumlin Road Gaol

      53-55 Crumlin Road, Belfast, BT14 6ST

      +44 (0) 28 9074 1500

      A prison museum? Does such a thing exist? Yes, it does! Explore 150 years of incarceration at the Crumlin Road Gaol where 17 men have been executed. Explore its darkest secrets and have a spooktacular time with the lads.

    • Cathedral Quarter

      Around St. Anne's Cathedral

      When partying in Belfast, you can’t go wrong visiting Cathedral Quarter, a collection of lovely and traditional bars with a mixture of live music, beers cocktails, and good craic! This is undoubtedly the nightlife zone around Saint Anne’s Cathedral. There are hip and happening bistros, craft coffee shops, and stylish modern pubs in this narrow, cobbled quarter.

    • Peace Wall Murals

      Belfast, Derry, Portadown, Lurgan

      Pay tribute to the bravery and sacrifices of countless men and women at the Peace Wall Murals. While there are still communities separated by a wall up to six metres high, you can see inspiring artwork painted on either side that talks of harmony and peace.

    • Game of Thrones Tours Belfast

      Game of Thrones Tour

      Suite 180 21 Botanic Avenue Belfast BT7 1JJ

      +44 (0)28 9568 0023

      If you and your mates are fans of the hit series Game of Thrones, then you shouldn’t miss the Northern Ireland Game of Thrones Tour! Visit the locations where the iconic scenes were shot, such as the Iron Islands, Winterfell, and more! The best part is you get to do the tour while walking around wearing the coats and other costumes that can make you look like a character from the show!

      The coach day tour starts at Belfast, where Maldron Hotel Belfast City is conveniently located!

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  • Do

    • Stand Up Paddle Boarding

      Stand Up Paddle Boarding

      100 Carrowclare Rd, Limavady, Co. L'Derry, BT49 9EB

      +44 (0)28 7776 3431

      Looking for an adventurous way to see the sights of Northern Ireland with the lads? Why not try stand-up paddleboarding? It’s known to be great for balance, strength and clearing the head! Drop by the Carrowmena Activity Centre if you want to give it a go!

    • Prison Island Belfast

      Prison Island

      Unit 3 17 Balmoral Road Belfast Antrim BT12 6QA

      +44 (0)28 9038 0862

      Have you seen ‘Crystal Maze’? Well Prison Island Belfast is a cooler version of that with 25 different prison-themed challenge cells. It’s a totally unique way to bond with your mates! Escape the cells with teamwork and use your physical and mental skills to beat the cell!

    • Sea Safari Boat Trips Aquaholics

      Sea Safari Boat Trips

      14 Portmore Road, Portstewart, BT55 7BE

      +44 (0)28 7083 2584

      The North Coast of Ireland is surrounded by natural beauty. What better way to see them with your friends than from the sea with experienced local skippers? Take Sea Safari Boat Trips which depart from Portstewart, Portrush and Ballycastle. Experience the Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland, Rathlin Ireland, Donegal, or the Scottish Islands of Islay and Jura with Aquaholics.

    • Todds Leap

      Todd's Leap

      Todds Leap Road, Ballygawley, Co Tyrone, Ireland, BT70 2BW

      +44(0)28 8556 7170

      Climb a wall, go on a giant swing, or build a den at Todd’s Leap. You and your daredevil of a gang will surely enjoy the custom zipover that will take you along dirt tracks to the highest point before you soar through the skies over the forest below. It’s just one of the many action-packed activities at Todd’s Leap!

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