Owing to the variety of industry located in and around Belfast the city can best be described as the economic engine of Northern Ireland. While the city suffered greatly during the period called the Troubles today most visitors will find it free from the intense political violence of former years. In addition, the Belfast city centre has undergone ... Read more
considerable expansion and regeneration in recent years, notably around Victoria Square. Parks and Gardens are an integral part of Belfast's heritage, and it is home to an abundance of local wildlife and popular places for picnics, strolls or jogging. The city hosts many festivals such as Rose Week and special activities such as bird watching evenings and great beast hunts.

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  • 8.6
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  • 8.4
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Glasgow, UK

A trendy little city, great for culture and shopping and an ideal weekend destination. Check out the Titanic Belfast museum and the Victoria Shopping Centre.

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Local from Belfast, United Kingdom

Small city with lots of great eateries. Sight wise there're only a handful in the city center.. venture a little further and you'll find some great places to visit.

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Northampton, UK

Belfast, in my opinion, is one of the most underrated cities in the UK, if not all of Europe. It is a creative city, full of character and charm. There is so much to do and see too! Explore the rich tapestry of its history, from the impact of The Troubles to its maritime roots. Discover the stunning beauty of the surrounding countryside, which has inspired fantasy worlds such as Narnia and Game of Thrones. A vibrant, bustling city. Don't miss it!

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Mero, Dominica

Take a day away on the Stena Line to Belfast and visit The Giant's Causeway, The Titanic exhibition etc... It is fun just being on the boat and very easily achieved. Ferry is from Cairnryan about 50 minutes from Park Cottage.

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Pittsford (town), New York

Our one day visit to the largest city in Northern Ireland was more enjoyable than expected. We walked for hours and saw a lot. Known as the birthplace of the Titanic, the city is filled with references to the fated ship (& its sister ships). We enjoyed the major streets & shopping malls, St. George's Market, City Hall & people watching!

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The scenery is like a picture postcard it's so green there are more sheep than people. A must see. The hills are so green the waterfalls are gorgeous it's like a fairy land

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Miravet, Spain

Not the most obvious destination for a visitor to the UK but well worth a short trip if not to explore its compact city centre, then to see some of the stunning nearby countryside.

United States

Plenty to do in Belfast from the good food to the old bars to the old historic museums (biggest museum being the Titanic museum). Belfast used to be a thriving ship building country but those days are long gone. Also gone are the political and religious wars of the past. Very nice people and makes for a good visit especially when going countryside.

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London, UK

Vibrant city that confirms that politics has broken out in Northern Ireland. Unlike Derry/Londonderry which is nerve-racking, this is an exciting place...

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Austin, Texas, USA

Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland and, despite suffering for decades during the infamous Troubles, the current period of political calm and a vibrant, modern cultural landscape has propelled itself into one of the country's most intriguing cities. The city centre and Victoria square have been renovated and infused with new shopping malls, boutique hotels and exquisite fine dining options, alongside Belfast's historic landmarks and famed political murals (pronounced "muriels" by locals). The Titanic Experience, a multimillion dollar architectural wonder situated on the harbor where the historic ship was constructed, now attracts thousands of visitors every month. Dublin might hog the spotlight, but Belfast is definitely starting to shine again.

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