City Guide Belfast, Northern Ireland

Visiting Belfast

Only 300 years ago Belfast was a small village tucked away into to a lough and river valley. Today it is a very lively city and, despite an uncomplimentary portrayal in the media over the last 30 years, a safe city too. It has a famous shipbuilding industry (Titanic was built here) and a vibrant student culture. As the dust left from Belfast’s troubled history begins to settle, it is becoming increasingly popular with tourists.

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Belfast City Reviews

  • 50%


    Belfast is more of a stopping point for major sights around it, unless you are there for a holiday. It's starting to turn into a very fun city but still lacks things to do, you can finish almost everything in the city in one day easily.

  • 30%



    didn't like the city too much cold and not many people I prefer full of life cities and no info about transportation

    Insider Tip:carry an umbrella and directions to places you wanna go

  • 90%


    Belfast is a beautiful city, full of history, great night out and very friendly people :D Just loved the place!

    Insider Tip:The Black Cab tour is very interesting! Did it with Paddy and he is a truly nice guy! He knows the city very well and loves a good chat :D

  • 60%


    Pretty quiet town

    It was a nice town not as rough as everyone said it would be. All the bars and clubs close pretty early this could also possibly be due to the colder weather.

    Insider Tip:I would definitely hire a car, it's much cheaper than the tour and you can drive along the stunning coast line. Everything is pretty close so you can see a lot in only one day.

  • 60%


    Belfast and Titanic

    I strongly recommend this city to go to with your couple or with friends. Many enjoyable places and the incredible Titanic Museum are all around. Very good city to move by walk and people is kind and polite. They always try to help you if necessary. A bit expensive and food is not very good at all. Although I had a good weather, it is compulsory to wear clothes adapted to the rain.

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