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Belfast Pocket Guide

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Belfast, capital of Northern Ireland, is a city quickly emerging as a popular European city break destination. After 30 years of political strife, a sense of optimism is pervading the streets and more and more people backpacking through Ireland are pencilling in a visit to the city. Once you're done exploring the city for the day, you can round the night off with a drink in one of the many pubs on offer, or dancing the night away in one of city's numerous clubs.


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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Find out what restaurants are best value for money and what are the local specialties.
  • Don't Miss A list of the best local attractions and places worth visiting whilst in Belfast.
  • Budget Tips Insider tips on how to save money or what to do when you don't have any!
  • A day in Belfast... Only have one day to spare? We give you our ultimate day in Belfast.

Belfast City Reviews

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Great place to have fun in a true Irish fashion

    Firstly, Belfast has a lot of recent history. Walking through it and seeing it everywhere and talking to everyone is fascinating. Be careful though, some people are extremely sensitive about it all. The city is relatively new to tourism, so it's a great place to find some local music and dance with the Irish

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    a lovely city that is moving forward

    Even though I spent most of my time at the old town, it did not take long to discover that Belfast is also a very modern city. The violent clashes between catholics and protestants seem to be something of the past (I know they still occur ocasionally but that should not discourage any prospective tourist). It is very easy to get around by public transportation and the city offers a wide range of tourist attractions.

    Insider Tip:I would suggest a stay of at least three days for those who want to learn (or experience) some of its history and visit the most important attractions.

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Northern Ireland

    What really impresses in this city is the way Catholics and Protestants still have a war here. The wall between them really made me think about people and their behaviour regarding its culture and religion. Definitely I recommend a visit!

    Insider Tip:Take the Black Taxi Tour! That's really worth it!

  • 80%

    AuroraBowery

    Belfast: The Quaint City of Northern Ireland

    This city is rich in culture and history. It is definitely worth a visit if you are able to. The Titanic Museum was very impressive if quite a walk away from the city centre. The City Hall is a very impressive building that you can't miss when walking by. The shopping is good and the night life is very lively with a mixture of different pubs to go to. Sunday night is impressive when walking around as you can listen to lots of live Irish music in different places.

    Insider Tip:Take the sightseeing bus tour. There aren't many walking ones so the bus is the best. Also if you have any questions while walking around or need directions, just ask a sightseeing tour seller in the red jackets as they are very knowledgeable about the city.

  • 70%

    Anonymous

    Give it a chance

    People are still nervous about visiting Belfast, I think, but it would be a shame to miss out. The Giant's Causeway is a super fun and cheap day trip away. The Titanic museum is interesting, a drive by the various murals is a MUST, and there are plenty of other things to do. Try wandering into a local pub and enjoying some live Irish music. A city that can be "seen" by tourists in a weekend, easily.

    Insider Tip:Talk to the locals!

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