Now the third largest city in Northern Ireland, Lisburn was granted city status in 2002 as part of Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee. With so much to offer, Lisburn City is a fast growing vibrant and historic city bursting with potential.
The ease of accessibility is one of the key attractions of Lisburn City. Located just one mile from the M1 motorway and approximately 8 miles (10 minutes drive) from Belfast City Centre, it is the ideal base for those travelling from all over Northern Ireland and also the Republic of Ireland.
Both Northern Ireland Airports - George Best City Airport and Belfast International Airport are under 30 minutes drive away. The Centre has excellent transport links being easily accessible by road, rail or bus and it has a compact city centre where everything is within walking distance. Click here for bus and train timetables
While in Lisburn, why not explore the rich heritage and culture by checking out the wonderful attractions on offer. Check out www.visitlisburn.com for more information.
Lisburn City also enjoys a thriving arts and festivals programme with the Island Arts Centre holding powerful dramas, concerts from all genres, stand-up comedy and other events throughout the year. Festivals include the Hillsborough International Oyster Festival, the Northern Ireland Festival of Racing and the Ulster Grand Prix.
When it is time to relax, tee off at some of Northern Irelands finest golf courses on your doorstep, trek through ancient woodland on horseback, or while away the hours whilst fishing on the well stocked fisheries and rivers nearby. If shopping is your idea of sport, Lisburn is a shoppers paradise.
A day at the races at the glamorous Down Royal Racecourse is a must for those seeking the glamour factor or for VIP treatment, book a table at Drumbo Park Dog Track where you can wine and dine with a birds eye view of the racing action.
If food is your passion, you will not be disappointed. From acclaimed gastro pubs in delightful 18th century villages, to more contemporary restaurants serving Indian, Mexican, Chinese, Italian and of course, the finest freshly caught seafood restaurants.
When its time for fun, you will experience some of the friendliest pubs you will ever find or for more energy, dance the night away in the choice of contemporary bars and clubs.
Finally when you have done it all, you can get a great night sleep in the nearby Premier Inn Hotel or choose from one of the many hotels in the surrounding areas.