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post #41 of 47 (permalink) Old 01-05-2021, 18:03
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Whilst we are still looking for our next van, as we only wild camp I'm not that keen on going anywhere in it, for now, we would probably just use it as a day van.
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Carrickfergus may be an option for us to stay rather than in Belfast as Mrs GMJ wants to see the Titanic exhibition.

I know you pointed to 2 MH parking places but do you have any campsites nearby with bus links?
There's a campsite in Belfast at the Ice Bowl and on a bus route. Stormont close by.

https://www.dundonaldcaravanpark.com/

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Thanks Jean - I spotted that one.

Have you stayed there? Can you recommend it?

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Haven't stayed there - I live just down the road! I've read good reports of it tho I think it's very basic. As well as the bus into town being next door there's the ice bowl (not currently open I don't think) and a commercial area with cinema n restaurants n cafés.

Also my local walkway that will take you either in the direction of Comber (again with some nice cafés) or towards Belfast. If you have bikes you could get to the Titanic exhibition easily. Be warned - my sister n I were there for - was it 7hrs?!

I'm afraid I can't offer you a wild spot as I live in an apartment and the parking is communal but I'd love to meet up for a coffee or something if you get this far.
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Haven't stayed there - I live just down the road! I've read good reports of it tho I think it's very basic. As well as the bus into town being next door there's the ice bowl (not currently open I don't think) and a commercial area with cinema n restaurants n cafés.

Also my local walkway that will take you either in the direction of Comber (again with some nice cafés) or towards Belfast. If you have bikes you could get to the Titanic exhibition easily. Be warned - my sister n I were there for - was it 7hrs?!

I'm afraid I can't offer you a wild spot as I live in an apartment and the parking is communal but I'd love to meet up for a coffee or something if you get this far.
Be a poor day in my life if plans work out and we couldn’t arrange some Norn Iron hospitality for a fellow MHF member.

I’m not great on laid on history type tours BUT the Titanic Centre converted me and filled in some gaps as my late FiL worked there in the engine works and my older brother served his time there before going to sea as a marine engineer.
Stories about getting someone to throw your board in to the timekeeper and the guy walking about all day skiving rubbing his hands on an oily rag are still rattling about in my memory.

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Thanks both, your sentiments are greatly appreciated.

Jean - I should have read your avatar info and spotted that you were local - whoops

We both fancy the Titanic Exhibition so if we do come over it will definitely be on the list.

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We both fancy the Titanic Exhibition so if we do come over it will definitely be on the list.[/QUOTE]

Came across this and thought you might like it also during this video they give a link to their trip to the Titanic Centre and it's very informative.


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