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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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  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Nice place, plenty ot see and do.

    I work in Belfast, used to live in it, drink in it regularly too. Theres plenty of things to do here, Try and get on one of the bus tours, or the taxi tours, and you can see all the murals, and the different areas of Belfast. I would recommend going down to the docks, do the Titanic tour, in my opinion its only workth it, if you can do an actual tour of the shipyard, but sont let me put you off it. Plenty of cinmeas to head to, Odyssey, Dublin Rd, City side, loads of museums, bars etc etc.

    Insider Tip:If you want to travel cheaply, you can get a day ticket on the metro buses (£3.90), buy it before 9.30 am, or after 7 pm monday to friday, cheap as chips, also, bus tours, the city sightseeing hop on hop off thing is good if you are clueless about Belfast, used the same thing in Dublin once, you will see plenty, and you'll have some compere to give you a run down of the place. Pints of good beer are going to be about £4.00, wetherspoons or an off licence is cheaper, dont get too wasted, too hard to get i

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Belfast

    Beautiful city, was easy to get around. The people were friendly and willing to answer questions and the tourist inquiries was centrally located.

    Insider Tip:Do a tour of the causeway, it is a must see. Also Ryan's bar has amazing food for great prices, really enjoyed it there.

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Weekend trip to Belfast from Dublin

    Belfast is quite a small city so a weekend is definitely enough to explore the city. The Titantic Museum is very much worth the money since the exhibition is very well laid out and uses multiple forms of presentation. I went on a hike to the Belfast castle and it makes for a great Sunday morning thing to do as most shops closes on Sundays. The Cuban sandwich stall in St. George's Market is just simply heavenly.

  • 80%

    jaimekristal

    Love It or Hate It

    Belfast is apparently a town you either love or hate. I can't say I loved it, but I would go back as there is a lot to do! Lavery's is a fabulous pub, the Ulster museum is fascinating, and the Giant's Causeway tour is lovely. There is also the Titanic Museum, a Game of Thrones tour, and black taxi tours...

    Insider Tip:Get a map and stick to the tourist sections as some areas of Belfast are not recommended for wandering into.

  • 60%

    Anonymous

    Take a Black Cab Tour & Go to Giant's Causeway

    I would highly recommend the Black Cab Tours in Belfast. The drivers are older and they lived through The Troubles. They will take you around the city and tell you the not-so-happy times. You will receive a much better understanding of the city and look at things around the city in a new light. You should also book a bus trip up to Giant's Causeway. It was by far one of the coolest landmarks I visited during my trip, definitely unlike anything you've visited before.

    Insider Tip:Talk to your hostel about booking Black Cab Tours in groups with others in your hostel because they become much more affordable. You also can book bus tours through your hostel and get a discount!

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