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NI is cheapest for a socially distanced break


Slieve Gullion Forest Park

Slieve Gullion Forest Park

Slieve Gullion Forest Park

If you're planning a budget- friendly staycation this summer, then there's no need to travel too far as Northern Ireland has been named as the UK's cheapest destination.

Consumer spending experts money.co.uk identified the province as the most budget-friendly part of the UK for a socially distanced holiday.

Their Safecation Report put Co Armagh at the top for the cheapest holiday destination with Slieve Gullion Forest Park offering plenty of free activities for all the family.

With no admission fee or car parking charges, Slieve Gullion is the perfect spot for an open-space day out with its walking trails, adventure play park and Giant's Lair children's story trail.

Armagh city also took fourth position in the report out of 25 destinations for a socially distant safecation.

Meanwhile, Antrim was placed 14th on the list as the county has fewer visitors per year compared to Armagh.

Glenariff Forest Park offers a huge open space for visitors to enjoy. However, Antrim scored lower than Armagh on budget-friendly options, the number of beaches and dog friendliness.

Belfast Telegraph