Eye on NI: News from the week
This week we visited Hillsborough Castle to get a sneak peek of the Christmas Illuminated Light Trail. We heard about a great new electric delivery service in Belfast, a distillery in Titanic Pump House and Cineworld prepares to open in the Odyssey.
Hillsborough Castle and Gardens Christmas Light Trail
- Hillsborough Castle opened their first ever Christmas light trail, an after dark light and sound experience in the gardens. With lasers, flames, giant baubles, and a 1 mile walking route, the trail is brought to Hillsborough by the creators of the magical Christmas illuminations at London’s Royal Botanic Gardens Kew.
- 3 Dec - 2 Jan 2022
- Admission Non-members : Adults £19.50, Child £13.50, Family £15.50 (£62 for a family of 4)
- Admission HRP members: Adults £18.00, Child £12.00, Family £14.00 (£56 for a family of 4)
- Entry time slots are every 15 minutes from 16:30-20:00 with last entry at 20:15. On 24, 26 and 31 December, last entry is at 19:15.
A new Belfast Whiskey Distillery
- Titanic Pump-House is about to begin the process of being converted into a new working whiskey distillery and world class tourist attraction.
- All the original pump equipment and associated internal historic features of the building will be retained and available to view as part of a visitor tour, with tourists also able to relax in the adjacent tourism centre, which will include a bar, cafe and a mezzanine floor with tasting rooms.
Cineworld gets ready to open in the Odyssey
- Cineworld, the Nation’s leading cinema chain will open its doors to the public on Friday 10thDecember 2021.
- The new cinema, located at the Odyssey will feature 13 state-of-the-art screens including an IMAX® Laser auditorium, a multi-sensory 4DX extreme cinema experience, and ScreenX - which is a 270-degree wrap-around screen.
- This will be the first and only 4DX and ScreenX auditoriums to be open in Northern Ireland.
Electric Delivery Bikes arrive in Belfast
- Electric delivery bikes will be taking to Belfast city centre streets following the launch of a zero-emissions delivery service by local company, streetdock.
- The pilot project, which will operate for one year, offers a sustainable delivery solution for city centre-based business-to-business deliveries.
- streetdock’s e-cargo bikes will be taking to the streets from 9 December.
- Any business in the city centre area interested in finding out more about the service should email firstname.lastname@example.org