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The great escape: The top attractions open nationwide, both indoor and outdoor throughout the country for next week

This is likely to be the Great Summer of Staycations and day trips. Right now, many of our natural wonders are looking their very best, after fallow time to recover. Grass is greener, air purer, and absence has made all our hearts fonder. These coming months are a chance to appreciate the many wonders of our island, without the usual number of holiday-makers. Emily Hourican highlights some ideas from all 32 counties to get you back out and exploring

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This is likely to be the Great Summer of Staycations and day trips. Stock picture

This is likely to be the Great Summer of Staycations and day trips. Stock picture

This is likely to be the Great Summer of Staycations and day trips. Stock picture

Antrim: Try a guided tour of Crumlin Road Gaol, open from July 1.

One of Belfast's most historic buildings, it tells the story of the daily lives and routines of prisoners and prison officers. Afterwards, why not pop into Smithfield Market, now open, with the award-winning St George's Market to follow on July 3. visitbelfast.com

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