Travel News: Literary Scotland, Cyprus nuptials, Asian adventure & Co Wexford relaxation

Cyprus is fast becoming the destination of choice for overseas nuptials

:: Scotland launches storybook trail

FROM Peter Rabbit to Peter Pan and Harry Potter to The Howlat, Scotland has inspired some of the world's best-loved literary creations.

In recognition of this, VisitScotland has launched, Scotland's Storybook Trail, a collection of places with links to some of the most celebrated characters in children's literature.

Stops include Kirriemuir, the birthplace of Peter Pan creator, JM Barrie and Birnam Arts in Perthshire, the region that inspired Beatrix Potter's famous creations.

Why not continue your literary adventure with a visit to one of Scotland's book festivals? The Edinburgh International Book Festival continues until August 27 and Wigtown Book Festival. For further inspiration see

:: Start your happy-ever-after in Cyrpus

CYPRUS has been a love nest for centuries, and according to legend, the island is the birthplace of the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite.

For summer 2019 TUI have added Cyprus to its list of wedding and holiday destinations, flying direct from Dublin. There are a wide range of hotels and resorts on offer where couples can say "I do", including the adults-only Sensimar range, the five star TUI Sensatori Resort Atlantica Aphrodite Hills and the family-friendly Holiday Village Aliathon.

Ceremonies can take place in town halls, by the pool or in beachside garden that overlook the sea.

TUI's destination wedding packages in Cyprus start from €779. To find out more ask in-store or phone 028 90 389 387.

:: Be captivated by the Far East

FROM island-hopping in Thailand to the cosmpolitan city of Singapore, or the temples and beaches of Cambodia, the Far East has plenty to offer the adventurer.

Hayes & Jarvis Ireland can provide tailor-made trips to the Far East and currently offering free stopovers. Offers include a 10-night trip to Singapore and Bali in October. Price includes return flights ex Dublin, staying three nights at the five star Pan Pacific, Singapore, followed by seven nights at the five star The Laguna Resort and Spa, Bali from only €1,939pp on a B&B basis.


:: County Wicklow spa break

PLANNING a final getaway of the summer? The five star Powerscourt Hotel in Enniskerry, are offering an overnight stay at the five-star resort, including breakfast at the award-winning Sika restaurant and 20 per cent off ESPA treatments from just €170 per person sharing.

Having recently undergone a £150K refurbishment and been awarded the title of Best Luxury Resort Spa in Northern Europe by the prestigious World Luxury Spa Awards, the ESPA experience offers the ultimate indulgent escape.

The Naturally Unexpected offer at Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa is available at and is valid until August 31.

:: All prices and availability correct at the time of issue.

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