Belfast is the capital city of Northern Ireland
Situated on the banks of River Lagan, it is the 12th largest city in the United Kingdom
Belfast is famous for its beautiful coastal attractions and for the Titanic history
You can explore the history of the Titanic and also the city by visiting Belfast City Hall, Titanic Memorial Garden, and Titanic Quarter
Besides, this city has plenty of spectacular architecture where you can found at Belfast Castle or St
Going to see a stunning landscape in Belfast? Cave Hill Country Park is one of the options to get hiking experience while enjoying the five mysterious cave and "Napoleon's Nose" feature. On the way to the Cave hill, you can take a visit to Belfast Castle, a popular building for holding annual events and becomes the symbol of the city. It has a romantic Scottish architecture.
Take a tour to Belfast City Hall, a government building located in the heart of the city. This 19th-century building is considered one of the most distinctive landmarks of Belfast. It has plenty of art display in the gallery and Queen Victoria statue in front of the building. Also, do not skip exploring the grounds of the city hall, where you can find Titanic Memorial Garden. This garden is built to commemorate the lost life of Titanic sinking in 1912. Besides enjoying the memorial sites, you can have a picnic here to get relaxed.
Belfast has plenty of destinations to shops for shopaholics. One of the biggest and modern places is the Victoria Square Shopping Centre. It homes to 60 high-end brands starting from clothing to gadgets. Do not forget to bring some souvenirs for your family which you can buy at Carrolls Irish Gift. They sell any kind of gifts especially, jewelry, t-shirt, as well as food at affordable prices.
Northern Ireland is well-known for superb seafood, beef, cheese, and whiskey. Once you go to this city, do not skip to get ulster fry, a traditional breakfast dish made of steaky bacon, eggs, tomatoes, sausage, potato bread, and soda bread. Other foods like Bramley apples, beef and venison, and comber potato are also worth to taste. Complete your dining with drink the bush mills whiskey.
Belfast is famous for its rich culture, not only from the museums but also some arts and operas are also exist there. Waterfront Hall and The MAC are two of art and performance venues that you can visit to explore more about culture in Belfast. Moreover, the official language in this city is English, but there are also two regional Nothern Ireland languages like the Irish language and Ulster Scots dialect.
The best time to visit Belfast is between April and October. The temperature is friendly and there are lots of cultural events during that period.
Belfast offers dozen of accommodations range from luxury to budget hotel. If you wonder to experience a night stay downtown, you may book a room at The George Best Hotel. Besides its strategic location, this hotel also has great old architecture like a temple. Titanic Hotel Belfast can be another option to stay. Here, you can have the story of Titanic from the old drawing and the staff.
Exploring Belfast would not be perfect without trying the local cuisine. Head to Holohans At The Barge to fulfill your food experience. It is an authentic restaurant famous for its Boxty (Irish potato pancake). Its delicious foods and comfortable place make this restaurant favorite among locals and visitors. The other recommended restaurant is Fish City. This seafood restaurant is a Fish & Chip restaurant that recently awarded Seafood Establishment of the Year 2019 because of its spectacular taste.
Take a short break in the cafes after exploring the city will make you more relaxed. One of the comfortable places is Established Coffee. It is a specialty coffee shop located in the Cathedral Quarter. You can have a cup of coffee of espresso made of the combination of Irish and American roasted coffee beans. Another option is The Dock Cafe, a cafe serving local Suki teas, coffee, and also food. It has a very friendly atmosphere and you can also bring your own food there.
For having fantastic nightlife, Belfast will meet amaze you because there are a lot of bars and clubs. You can go to Laverys, the oldest family-owned pub with four venue bars. Enjoy your drink in a rooftop garden or play a pool game in the largest poolroom in Northern Ireland. If you are looking for another entertainment like great music and dance, you can spend your night time at The Parlour Bar.
Belfast offers dozens of great attractions to explore from landmarks, riverside entertainment, to fun outdoor activities. You can head to Titanic Quarter to find Titanic Belfast as the landmark building representing the history of Belfast's maritime. In addition, W5, an interactive center, and science museum is another must-visit destination in Titanic Quarter. This place has 250 hands-on exhibits, displays related to sophisticated technology and biology, and educational programs. It is really suitable for you and your family.
As one of the most popular destinations in Northern Ireland, Belfast has plenty of amazing spots to capture your traveling moment. You can visit the Cathedral Quarter to get instagrammable worthy photo with great scene of murals, cobbled streets, red benches and umbrellas hanging above. St. Anne's Cathedral is another great place to snap a photo with spectacular background of the architecture.