St. Patrick’s Day has become a global celebration of the Irish culture and an excuse to indulge in Guinness, dance into the wee hours and wave the Irish flag.
To mark the special occasion, travel website Expedia.co.uk has revealed its top destinations for those who want to celebrate all things Irish and join one of the greatest parties in the world.
Birmingham St Patrick’s Parade is the world’s third largest celebration of Irish culture, including performances of some of Ireland’s best musicians, bars, markets, funfairs and much more. There is also a parade, attended by many thousands of people in Birmingham. Birmingham St Patrick’s Parade is a long-standing tradition in the city, dating to 1952. The parade will take place on Sunday, 13th March.
For a comfortable stay in Birmingham
Hotel Adagio Birmingham City Centre, £88
St. Patrick’s Day is one of the best social events on the calendar in Nottingham. No matter what you’re thinking of doing, you can rest assured there will be something on near you to get involved with. A few of the many celebrations to join include a colourful parade, children's workshops, an arts festival and performances by well-known Irish musicians.
For a comfortable stay in Nottingham
Mama’s Inn Boutique Guest House, £90
The Tokyo parade on St. Patrick's Day is the largest of several parades around Japan. It was created by Irish Network Japan for the purpose of introducing Ireland to Japanese people and has evolved into a glorious mix of traditional Japanese stylised dress with Irish costumes – and there’s still time to hop on a flight.
For a comfortable stay in Tokyo
APA Hotel Shinjuku Kabukicho Tower, £71More
A whole week of celebrations is organised around St Patrick's Day in London. This lively event will bring out the best of Irish culture and a packed programme of great entertainment. Whether you want to join the main parade on the 13th March or enjoy a Guinness in an Irish sports bar, London offers a diverse, high-quality celebration.
For a comfortable stay in London
Hotel Xenia London, £134
If you want a festival to remember, Liverpool is hosting a three-day-long festival. Check out the Liverpool Irish Flute Band’s traditional march across the city or raise a glass, alternatively enjoy a smooth Irish coffee, in one of Liverpool’s many Irish pubs.
For a comfortable stay in Liverpool
Hotel Indigo Liverpool City Centre, £67
If you’re looking for the most authentic St. Patrick’s Day celebration, then Dublin is the answer to your prayers. Dublin will not only showcase the very best of Irish talent and entertainment, but also offer countless activities for everyone to get involved.
For a comfortable stay in Dublin
Carton Hotel Clanchardstown, £99More
For more information on festive travel, visit Expedia.co.uk.
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