Just this year Belfast was named as being one of the top 12 tourist destinations to visit in 2010 by the well-known travel guide Frommer’s.
For further details on this top holiday destination please read on….
Belfast city is located in Northern Ireland in County Antrim at the mouth of the River Lagan, close to the border of County Down. Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland and the second largest city on the island of Ireland after Dublin.
The city and people of Belfast suffered greatly during the period of conflict, disruption and destruction known as: ‘The Troubles’, however, in recent years Belfast has seen major changes. The troubles are a thing of the past and today Belfast has re-built itself into a thriving cosmopolitan city, rich in Literature, History, Art, Music, Theatre and offers a wealth of attractions.
Belfast is also a major seaport, with industrial and commercial docks dominating Belfast’s shoreline, including the famous Harland and Wolff shipyard where the Titanic was constructed and set sail from. Today Belfast Ferry Port offers an excellent standard of service catering for approximately 1.2 million people and 300,000 passenger cars per year. For further details check out our Guide to Belfast Ferry Port
Not familiar with Belfast City? A Belfast City sightseeing tour is a great way to see the sights and familiarise yourself with the city. Such a tour will take you to the top visitor attractions of this wonderful city allowing you to hop on and off as you wish to discover the individual attraction before joining the tour to proceed to the next attraction.
The Belfast City Sightseeing Tour is a popular Belfast tour and will take you to the following top attractions in Belfast:
Belfast City Hall
Gaol and Courthouse
Belfast pubs and clubs
When it comes to dining in Belfast you are certainly in for a treat. Belfast is home to some of the finest and highest rated restaurants in the world, many which have won several prestigious awards; some have even achieved glistening Michelin Stars. Check out our 10 reasons why Belfast is best for dining out article for some great suggestions.
Feel the freedom and independence of the open road when you hire a car in Belfast. Check out our car hire Belfast page and book securely online – Discover Belfast and the beautiful surrounding areas in County Antrim such as The Borough of Antrim, Giants Causeway and many more locations when you reserve a car hire.
When it comes to entertainment and nightlife in Belfast you won’t be
disappointed. With a huge selection of pubs, clubs, café bars,
theatre, dance, comedy, classical, opera, festivals and much more,
whatever takes your fancy, let Belfast entertain you. The Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s
is one of Ireland’s biggest international festivals and will take place
from 16th to 31st October 2009, this is a festival not to miss!
Need somewhere to stay? Choose one of our Belfast hotels and start planning a visit to this top holiday destination today.
Have you visited Belfast before? Perhaps you have other suggestions you would like to share with our readers? Please feel free to leave your comments in the comment box below. Thank you.