As the leaves turn golden and the air crisps with the promise of autumn, it’s time to indulge in this season’s opulence. The arrival of autumn means one thing – the perfect time for a short break to relax and unwind when the kids get back to school and the darker nights draw in.
As the summer’s warmth wanes, it paves the path for autumn’s one-of-a-kind charm and ambiance that makes autumn everyone’s favourite time of year.
With the mild temperatures providing a wonderful opportunity for walking, and the woodlands putting on a dazzling display, autumn is one of the most delightful seasons to enjoy a staycation.
For some of the best autumn escapes to unwind and recharge, check out the globally renowned Galgorm Collection, Northern Ireland’s premier collection of unique hotels, bars and restaurants, and enjoy those magical moments that make will make you fall in love with autumn.
Situated just 30 minutes from Belfast is Northern Ireland’s premier luxury hotel, Galgorm. Promising laid-back luxury and a world-class spa offering, Galgorm is the perfect retreat to relax, indulge and focus on your wellbeing as you head into this new season.
Whether enjoying a balmy riverside bathing experience, a refreshing detox therapy session, or simply taking a crisp walk throughout 380 acres of lush parklands, Galgorm offers the ideal autumn escape to be able to enjoy the great outdoors.
Cozy up in the Thermal Spa Village to chase away the autumn chill
Galgorm’s serene Thermal Spa Village is the perfect place to unwind and shake off the stresses of the day. Robe up, download the Galgorm Collection app and access the map for the Thermal Spa Village which will take you on a journey of serenity, relaxation and wellbeing in one of the best outdoor spas on the island of Ireland.
In one of the resort’s many saunas, sanariums, aroma steam rooms, or heated cabins, you can retreat from that distinctly autumnal nip in the air to emerge fully refreshed and ready to take on the new season.
Succumb to the tranquility of the Thermal Spa Village where you can enjoy a range of indoor and outdoor spa facilities designed to offer a truly authentic Irish spa experience and with a stay in a Deluxe Guestoom, indulge in a private bathing experience, Mud Rasul or Galgorm Detox Therapy treatment to take your body to a state of totally toasty relaxation this Autumn.
The Spa at Galgorm has it all – from hot tubs and vitality pools to the halotherapy salt cave and Celtic Sauna, it is no wonder it was crowned ‘Best Spa Facilities’ at the Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence 2023 and named Resort Spa of the Year at the World Spa & Wellness Awards 2022.
Experience the ultimate relaxation at your autumn retreat, where comfort and serenity await in a private Cottage Suite
Set on the serene grounds of the resort, the luxurious Cottage Suites offer a blend of countryside comfort with all the finest touches you would expect. With a choice of one, two or three bedrooms, the Cottage Suites are the perfect option for those who want to get away from it all and reconnect with nature.
Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or enjoying an autumn staycation, you have the option to wine and dine in one of the onsite restaurants or in the comfort of your own space as each Cottage Suite has its own contemporary kitchen and luxurious dining area – the perfect space for intimate entertaining.
And with all lodging accommodation now available as dog-friendly, there’s no reason why your four-legged friend should be left out of the fun during your autumn escape.
Gather your inner circle for a luxurious autumn rendezvous at the Linen Merchant’s Residence
Located just a short walk away from the hotel, the Linen Merchant’s Residence offers comfort, privacy, and luxury for up to 10 guests in this striking property, making it the perfect location for a relaxing autumn retreat.
Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or simply getting together with friends, you have the option to wine, dine and entertain in the comfort of your own space. The property itself has all the amenities you need for entertaining, including its very own outdoor hot tub and sauna, where you can lay back and relax as you take in the sounds, smells and colours of the season that surrounds you. The great news is your pets don’t have to miss out on all the fun as the property is dog-friendly.
Enjoy a hearty meal in Galgorm’s selection of world-class restaurants
Galgorm’s premier range of on-site restaurants offer something for everyone to refuel following a fresh walk on a misty autumn day.
Family favourite Fratelli oozes rustic Italian charm with a contemporary edge where guests can expect a warm welcome as you are served traditional pizza and pasta dishes with a modern twist. With a focus on simple and comforting yet quality cookery, children can ditch the wellie boots, hats and scarves for their very own apron and chef’s hat, as Fratelli’s Little Boars offering allows them to get involved and create their own pizzas. The family favorite restaurant also allows kids to eat free from Monday – Friday, 5pm – 7pm.
Set on the grounds of Galgorm, the distinct warmth and ambience of Castle Kitchen + Bar makes it a popular choice for guests and locals alike. The seasonal menu fuses an eclectic mix with modern dining twists, daily chef specials and house-made desserts, Castle Kitchen + Bar offers a unique dining experience set to ignite your taste buds from lunch, through to dinner and with an ‘early-birdie’ promotion running from Monday – Friday from 5pm -7pm, guests can enjoy a two-course meal from just £22.95. For those who like to indulge in an after dinner tipple, make your way to The Barn, Galgorm’s latest bar and entertainment venue, perfect for a cocktails with friends or catching live sport on the big screen. Live Entertainment Friday – Sunday.
And at the end of the day settle down for some craic at McKendry’s Bar & Lounge with live entertainment every evening. A whiskey lover’s heaven, McKendry’s boasts over 300 whiskey blends from 21 countries, sure to put some hairs on your chest this autumn.
For more information or to book online please visit www.galgorm.com, email email@example.com or call 028 2588 1001.