User inspired Christmas destinations

November 11, 2016

Christmas time is just around the corner and we are seeing a lot of your countdowns for the winter season right now. We love your countdowns so much and for this user inspired post it’s all about Christmas time.

First up is from Instagram user @amber_scullion who is going to France next month. Risoul is situated between the towns of Briançon and Gap. It is classed as a great intermediate ski resort for any keen skiers. Not really recommended for any beginner skiers. As a ski resort, it’s not seen as a very popular resort and there are some good slopes available. If you aren’t looking for much a challenge, then this place could be for you. It is a great place if you are thinking of taking family since it is very kid friendly. The town has a lovely traditional chalet style mixed with modern builds as well, the whole town has a welcoming atmosphere. If you are looking to take a break from skiing then do sit down on the terrace of the restaurants you will get a stunning view of the slopes and the lovely woods behind the alps. There is a wide range of options for hotels or chalets to stay in. Either stay in rented accommodation or stick with hotels located in the village of Risoul. If you wanted to stay further out of town you can do that too. We reckon that a chalet or hotel would be the best option, best to stay within the town if your main aim is to ski every day.

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Secondly is from Instagram user @sofinalou who is going to Dublin in early December. December is the great time to visit Dublin, Christmas lights are all switched on and the markets start to open up along the high streets. If you want to experience the Dublin Christmas magic, then head on over to The Christmas Village in CHQ Custom House Quarter in Dublin. Designed to feel like an Irish Christmas village, there you will be able to enjoy some of the finest Irish delights. With over 50 market stalls to choose from you will be spoilt for choice. If you are looking to do something other than Christmas based events then you can, of course, check out the Guinness Storehouse, a huge choice for a lot of tourists and loved by many. There are plenty whisky distilleries in the town to visit so you will be spoilt for choice. A very interesting an historic part of Dublin would be the Kilmainham Gaol prisons. It is listed as one of the best places to go to by Trip Advisor. Located not far from the Guinness Storehouse it is a place with so much history and plenty of stories from across many years. Of course, if you are planning on checking out a few gardens then do check out Phoenix Park, so much to do in this park. The Zoo is located inside the park and if you want to see the wild deer inside the park then head to the huge prairie. It is a beautiful park and a great place to just wander freely.

So that’s it for this user inspired a post for Christmas things to do. We want to know what events you are counting down to, so use the #countdownplus on all social channels.