Belfast Travel Guide

Belfast, a translation of the Irish phrase meaning ‘mouth of the river Feirste’, is the largest city in Northern Ireland and also its capital. It is the second largest city in the country of Ireland, only falling behind Dublin, and is located at the mouth of the Lagan River on Belfast Lough. The city is surrounded by low, picturesque hills and offers a unique atmosphere where striking ancient architecture meets the modern comforts and entertainment of a contemporary city. Although the city centre is easily navigated on foot, there are also a number of other ways for getting around Belfast no matter where you wish to visit.


As the largest and capital city of Northern Ireland, Belfast is a popular holiday destination which attracts thousands of tourists each year. To cater for all its visitors, there is a fantastic range of Belfast accommodation to choose from. Situated at the centre of the city’s unique blend of modern vibrance and historic architecture and attractions, Belfast accommodation ranges from affordable options and comfortable mid-range accommodation all the way through to 5 star luxury. A compact city which is easy to navigate on foot, regardless of where in Belfast you stay, you’ll always be conveniently close to the main action of the city. Book cheap Belfast Accommodation


Belfast is a friendly city that goes the extra mile to show its visitors a good time. For those with more modern tastes, there are trendy nightclubs, excellent shopping and a great range of eateries as well as a happening music scene that attractions international bands and artists to perform at celebrated venues such as Belfast Waterfront and the world class Odyssey Arena. Some of Belfast’s other popular attractions include Ulster Museum, Queen’s University, the spectacular neoclassical architecture of Stormont, Belfast Castle, Cave Hill Country Park, the Renaissance style stone façade of City Hall and the natural landmark of Cave Hill. More about Attractions in Belfast


Beginning as nothing more than a small hamlet, Belfast’s position on the Lagan River meant it enjoyed fertile land, a fact that was not lost on the pirates and raiders that sought shelter from the storms of the North Atlantic Sea. Becoming a sort of safe port for ships that had been ravaged by the sea, Belfast began to develop an industrious boat building trade. It was this trade that gave rise to the most famous ship ever built in Belfast, the ill-fated HMS Titanic. The iconic ocean liner was built by Belfast’s Harland and Wolff shipyards and although it was described as ‘unsinkable’, the ship met its fate on its maiden voyage when it struck an iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic Ocean.