IT may officially be the most depressing day of the year, but leading ferry company, Stena Line, has come to the rescue of Irish holidaymakers who are suffering from the dreaded January blues with the launch of their sale which offers passengers 25% off sailings from Dublin to Holyhead and Rosslare to Fishguard when booked by January 23 for travel up to January 31 2019.
This great value for money offer means that you can book ahead to visit friends or loved ones for the Easter break or summer holiday as well as plan for Halloween and even as far ahead as next Christmas!
If you’re stuck for ideas on places to visit in 2018, don’t worry as there’s never been a better time to sail to Great Britain to experience the range of exciting events on offer. To help you decide where to go, Stena Line has put together a list of places to explore -
If you’re a sports mad rugby fan, then visit Cardiff on February 3 for the RBS Six Nations. Witness this exciting match between Wales and Scotland and explore the sights and sounds of the Welsh capital, it’s sure to be a highlight of the 2018 sporting calendar.
Cardiff will also host the Cardiff Half Marathon on October 1 2018 so if you’re a fitness fanatic, make sure to visit the city and cheer on all the participants taking part. This sporting event is a highlight in the Welsh calendar – why not take to the streets of the capital yourself and get yourself a new ‘Personal Best’!
North Wales is a fantastic destination for those who like adventure and the outdoors. It is home to some of the best beaches, mountain scenery and ancient culture within Britain and the stunning Isle of Anglesey, the Snowdonia Mountain range and Conwy Castle are just a few of the many attractions waiting to be discovered.
For thrill-seekers, the Penrhyn Slate Quarry near Bethesda in North Wales is a must as it is home to Zip World Velocity which is the fastest zip line in the world and the longest in Europe. This fun-filled activity is sure to get adrenaline pumping through your veins.
Why not visit London to experience the Arcadia 10th Anniversary Festival at Queen ElizabethOlympic Parkon May 5-6. Dance along to music from top DJs like Leftfield and artists from RAM Records, against a backdrop of giant robotic spiders, pyrotechnics, fireballs and more! Returning home from its recent world tour, Arcadia’s two day show will feature music from genres including drum and bass, house, techno and dance.
Manchester Day 2018 promises to be even bigger and better than ever. The event takes place on June 17 and as well as an amazing parade through the heart of the city, Manchester’s city centre squares will feature a dazzling array of performances, decorations and mouth-watering food and drink throughout the day. Bring your friends along for what should be a memorable day out.
Bristol is known for its fascinating maritime history with its floating harbour, and is home to some of the best preserved boats in the country. In addition to its many waterside activities, the city is steeped in history with manyhistorical and heritage sites, like Bristol Cathedral and the Lord Mayor's Chapel. A great place to visit for the whole family.
For something really different, take a trip to the Peaky Blinders pub in Liverpool. The show has become a firm favourite with TV fans and because of its huge following a Peaky Blinders themed pub has opened on Stanhope Street. Experience the bar for yourself and you might even catch a glimpse of a Tommy Shelby lookalike!
Stena Line is the Irish Sea’s leading ferry company with various routes and sailings to Britain. Stena Line offer great onboard facilities such as free movies, free Wi-Fi, amazing value onboard shopping, luxury Stena Plus lounge, en-suite cabins, children’s play areas, and a choice of places to dine including a Barista Coffee House and Met Bar and Grill. Don’t forget that with Stena Line pets go free so you can take your beloved four legged friend on holiday with you!
For more information or to book your travel go to www.stenaline.ie/save2018 and save 25% on sailings in 2018.
MEDIA ENQUIRIES: For further information, please contact Bronagh Cobain of Duffy Rafferty Communications on 048 9073 0880 / Bronagh@duffyrafferty.com