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Belfast City Airport’s Top 7 Destinations for an Autumn Staycation

Date: 27 Sep 2021

Whether you want an action-packed adventure weekend, a relaxing visit to reconnect with friends, or fancy a break with your family, find your ideal staycation with a choice of 16 routes from Belfast City Airport.

Situated just 5 minutes from the city centre, and voted the U.K and Ireland’s Most Convenient Airport, Belfast City Airport makes getting away a breeze this autumn.


London is calling! Explore some of the many iconic London tourist spots, from Big Ben to the dazzling lights of Piccadilly Circus.

Take a stroll through Hyde Park for some Insta-worthy autumn photo ops with your pumpkin spiced lattes at the ready. By night, visit London’s award-winning restaurants and trendy cocktail bars.

Fly from Belfast City Airport to London Gatwick with easyJet, London Heathrow with British Airways, or Aer Lingus, and London City with British Airways.


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Edinburgh is an essential destination for your bucket list this autumn. Celebrate Halloween with a walking ghost tour through the city’s cobbled alleys or visit The Edinburgh Dungeons for an insight into Edinburgh’s spooky history!

No trip to Edinburgh is complete without soaking up the magical atmosphere of Edinburgh Castle. If you fancy exploring the outskirts of the area, take a hike up to Arthur’s Seat, an extinct volcano from 340 million years ago with spectacular views of the city.

Get there with Aer Lingus for the perfect Autumn getaway.


Calling all culture-lovers! Manchester is the city break for you.

Fly with Aer Lingus from Belfast City Airport and dive into the city’s eclectic mix of vintage shops, foodie hotspots, museums, and art galleries.

For an afternoon of retail therapy, visit the Trafford Centre, one the largest shopping malls in the UK. You’ll be dreaming of Manchester long after you have left!


A short flight with British Airways from Belfast City Airport, Birmingham is a city packed full of adventure that’s ideal for a family trip, a weekend away with friends, or romantic break.

For the kids (and the kids at heart), take a trip to Cadbury World, the National Sea Life Centre, Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park, or all three!

Lord of the Rings fans can take in the enchanting surroundings of Moseley Bog, where JRR Tolkien found inspiration for his books.


Fly to Cardiff with Eastern Airways and immerse yourself in the Welsh capital’s vibrant blend of culture and history, not to mention its legendary music scene.

Stop by Cardiff Market for a freshly baked Welsh cake and a stroll through the magnificent Victorian surroundings, a popular spot among locals with an inviting atmosphere.


Visit Dundee with Loganair this autumn and discover a coastal city full of charm.

Must-do activities include the HMS Unicorn, the award-winning Discovery Point, and Dundee Museum of Transport.

If you prefer a slower pace, spend the afternoon exploring the Broughty Ferry Shoreline, followed by a hearty lunch with a view.


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Less than an hour flight from Belfast City Airport with British Airways, Leeds has everything you could want for a perfect city break: street food markets, museums, and hidden gems wating to be explored.

Known as the “Foodie Capital of the North”, Leeds has an epic choice of restaurants, eateries, cafes and bakeries. Eat your way around the city, and finish your trip with a traditional Yorkshire roast dinner in one of the city’s cosy pubs.


Book your autumn adventure now and start your staycation from Belfast City Airport. For more information on our route network, check out our full list destinations.

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