A taste of local Christmas

Christmas dinner is one of the most special meals of the year, but we spend most of the season rushing in a tizzy from supermarket to supermarket accumulating mass quantities of humdrum groceries to knock together the annual Christmas dinner.

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Wedding planning gets curiouser and curiouser

This season the Curious Wedding Fair will return to the SS Nomadic – a venue almost as iconic as the Dufferin Hall itself – on Sunday, 21st February 2016. This is the perfect one-stop-shop for couples looking for something special for their big day. On the day the first 100 entrants will receive a complimentary goodie bag and entry on the day is free for everyone!

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Raising a chocolately mug to one of Killyleagh's most famous sons!

The perfect way to top off a long walk through the stunning autumn countryside around Killyleagh is by curling up with a steaming mug of hot chocolate. The Old Post Office Tea Rooms at Lisbane or Killyleagh’s own Picnic Delicatessen are two of the best places close by to sample a frothy cup of liquid deliciousness complete with whipped cream and marshmallows – but did you know just how closely connected Killyleagh is with hot chocolate? One of the nation’s favourite winter beverages was brought to the world by one of Killyleagh’s most famous sons!

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The Best of Northern Ireland’s Autumn Attractions

Some are sad to say goodbye to summer, but in County Down the area really comes to life in autumn.  Over the years, the local area has harvested a pile of unmissable annual events that highlight fall’s quintessential charm.

Here are Dufferin Coaching Inn’s top five must-see and-do autumn activities for you to pencil into your diaries:

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Game of Thrones Tours Let You Walk in the Footsteps of your Favourite Characters!

Killyleagh offers the perfect home base for visitors keen to check out the Game of Thrones locations across County Down and further afield, and Dufferin Coaching Inn & Hall’s cosy and well-appointed rooms provide the ideal accommodation for you while you make your way through Winterfell, visit Robb Stark’s camp, or try your hand at an archery experience.

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