Belfast

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Belfast City Hall showing château or palace, a garden and heritage elements
Northern Ireland's capital is as rich in culture as it is in sweeping scenery and rolling greenery.Belfastis a city steeped in history that is a must visit for historians and adventurers alike.

Belfastis fast becoming an international hub of creativity and the arts, but it still borrows heavily from its glorious Celtic past. Thanks to its vibrancy, unmatched by most British cities of a similar size, it sees over 7.5 million tourists visiting every year.

Culture in Belfast

The historicCathedral Quartersurrounding the ornateSt Anne's Cathedral, in the heart of the city, plays host to festivals and events the whole year through. The winding streets are enlivened by performers, while the citadel is one ofBelfast's oldest and most beautiful. TheUniversity of UlsterandMetropolitan Arts Centrecampuses situated in the area attract those with a creative flair, making the Cathedral quarter something of a hotbed for the arts.Saint Anne's Square,Custom House Square,Writer's Court,Cotton CourtandCathedral Gardensare just some of the outdoor venues to take in whilst on holiday inBelfast.

The festivities continue further south intoBelfast'sQueen's Quarter, whereQueen's University, the recently re-openedUlster Museumand theBotanic Gardenscan be explored.

Enjoy Belfast

The legendaryGolden Mile, which stretches all the way from the University to the beautifully baroqueBelfast City Hall, is where the famous Irish party spirit is most present. Some of Belfast's best loved restaurants and bars can be found here, while a trip downGreat Victoria Streetto the picturesqueCrown Liquor Saloon– one of only two pubs owned by the National Trust – is something of a rite of passage while on a trip toBelfast.

For a true taste of Ireland, head west and take a stroll down Falls Road in the iconicGaeltacht District. Here, the use of the traditional Irish language is encouraged, and its history embraced more than anywhere else in the city.

For fans of the wildly popularGame of Thronestelevision series, some of the lush, mountainous terrain of theGiant's Causewayand the imposing Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge may look familiar the hit show is filmed in the Northern Irish capital, where fans can be transported straight to Westeros on a Game of Thrones location tour.

History in Belfast

TheTitanic Museumand surrounding area recallsBelfast's contribution to the building of the legendary vessel over 100 years ago. On this stretch of reclaimed land, the gigantic museum gives insight into the Titanic's construction, while the view over Belfast Harbour and the plethora of riverside entertainment make this waterfront district a firm favourite among visitors to the city.

Belfast's skyline is a perfect microcosm for the city itself, with Edwardian buildings such as the City Hall interspersed with more modern architecture such as Waterfront Hall. It is easy to see why city breaks inBelfastare quickly becoming one of Europe's favourites.

Where to stay in Belfast

Stormont Hotel
Stormont Hotel
4 out of 5
Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT4 3LP
The price is £80 per night from 10 Jul to 11 Jul
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Belfast. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff in their ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (493 reviews)
"The property was in excellent condition and the bedroom facilities pretty perfect. The breakfast was very good and had a huge selection and the staff helpful/ However we were a wee bit disappointment in the offer in the Bistro so only dined once there. Overall we would definitely return and would ..."

Reviewed on 13 Jun 2022

Stormont Hotel
Jurys Inn Belfast
Jurys Inn Belfast
4 out of 5
Great Victoria Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT1 6DY
The price is £109 per night from 4 Jul to 5 Jul
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Belfast. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the property condition ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (995 reviews)
"Great location, very clean!"

Reviewed on 28 Jun 2022

Jurys Inn Belfast
Titanic Hotel Belfast
Titanic Hotel Belfast
4.5 out of 5
Queen's Road, Titanic Quarter, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT3 9DT
The price is £169 per night from 1 Aug to 2 Aug
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Belfast. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (954 reviews)
"Staff couldn’t have been more helpful / lovely hotel , food excellent"

Reviewed on 28 Jun 2022

Titanic Hotel Belfast
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Cordia Serviced Apartments
Cordia Serviced Apartments
4 out of 5
Lisburn Road,355-367, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT9 7EP
The price is £119 per night from 6 Jul to 7 Jul
Stay at this 4-star eco-friendly aparthotel in Belfast. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the convenient parking and ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (97 reviews)
"Great value for money"

Reviewed on 17 Apr 2022

Cordia Serviced Apartments
Titanic view luxury apartment Belfast in the leafy castle view area of Belfast
Titanic view luxury apartment Belfast in the leafy castle view area of Belfast
Belfast, NIR
The price is £158 per night from 25 Jul to 26 Jul
Stay at this family-friendly apartment in Belfast. Enjoy free breakfast, WiFi and on-site parking. Popular attractions Titanic Belfast and Belfast Castle are ...
5/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Perfection!
"Brian’s home is lovely. Clean, well-appointed, comfortable, and in a fantastic location. Brian is friendly, professional, and accommodating. Highly recommend and hope to have the opportunity to stay again!"

Reviewed on 1 Jun 2022

Titanic view luxury apartment Belfast in the leafy castle view area of Belfast
Downshire Haven
Downshire Haven
3.5 out of 5
13 Downshire Road, Holywood, Northern Ireland, BT18 9LU
Stay at this 3.5-star holiday home in Holywood. Enjoy free WiFi, laundry facilities and 1 bedroom. Popular attractions Titanic Belfast and Belfast Castle are ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
"The convenience to everything"

Reviewed on 19 Nov 2021

Downshire Haven
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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