The capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast lies at the mouth of River Lagan. To get acquainted with the city, start with a famous Black Taxi Tour. Other tour options include the popular Titanic Boat Tour (the ill fated ship was built in Belfast) and Belfast Mural Tours. Ogle at the glory of imposing Belfast Castle, then take in the architecture of City Hall and Saint Anne’s Cathedral. History buffs will love Ulster Museum, while the kids will delight in Belfast Zoo. If all that sightseeing has worked up a thirst, head to beautiful Crown Liquor Saloon for a pint of Guinness or a glass of Irish whiskey. Just be sure to line your stomach first, and you can’t go past traditional Irish stew, colcannon or bacon and cabbage. If you choose a self-catering Belfast apartment, you can also take advantage of the city’s fabulous St George’s Market. Here, stock up on gorgeous fresh produce and you’ll not only save money on dining out, but get to shop amongst the locals for a true taste of Belfast life.
When to go to Belfast
Belfast is a great year round holiday destination. To take advantage of the city when the weather is at its best, time your travel for a visit in spring, summer or autumn.
Getting to and around Belfast
Most tourists arrive in Belfast via flights to George Best Belfast City Airport or Belfast International Airport. Once in Belfast, the city centre is easily explored on foot, although public transport options include the Metro bus service.
Where to stay in Belfast
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