There are plenty of places in Belfast where you can enjoy the famed black magic liquid ‘Guinness’ without putting much strain on your pocket. Pubs in Belfast mostly have the friendly yet basic Irish traditional pub vibe and serve plenty of food (piled on high) in a rather non-decorative manner. The menu is usually basic… Read the full article
Ireland Travel Guide You Need At Every Step
The archipelago of Ireland is not blatant in its appeal… neither the country nor its people will go out of its way to entice you. Like the “pull marketing strategy” Ireland will draw you in nevertheless with its enigma, quicksilver climate and countryside’s that have stepped out of fairy tales?
The mild summers and refreshing winters with incredibly beautiful springs and autumns makes this country great as an all season destination. The world cherishes Irish luminaries like Mark Twain, Neil Armstrong and Edgar Allen Poe and Irish music has inspired countless bands and song writers across the world.
The melting pot of Normans, Scots and Gallic’s have dotted the country with bewitching castles, buildings and landmarks all representing signatures of different cultures. Whether you are visiting the heritage city of Belfast in North Ireland or the cosmopolitan boutique and restaurant filled Dublin in South Ireland you will find yourself incredibly attracted.
Some of the world’s most outstanding sights like Cliffs of Mohr in North Ireland and the Giants Causeway in Antrim countryside are present here. The national parks of Westport and the beaches of Blackrock and waterways of Carrick on Shannon are amazing but they aren’t the best thing around here.
The Irish countryside is unparalleled with its gigantic Mourne Mountains that inspired the creation of Narnia. This is a mountaineers paradise with the St Patricks peak (a spiritual as well as tourism hub), the 12 Bens in Galway and the Carrantuohill and the Wicklow mountains…the list could stretch on endlessly.
The nation which gave the world Irish Coffee and the charming Irish accent deserves to be better known before its visited in order to be fully appreciated. And our detailed Irish guidebook here is the best place to start.
Read Knowing Ireland & Its Tourism to get a head start.
Or Alternatively go through the articles below to discover each aspect of fascinating Ireland.
Best Affordable Coffee Shops Belfast
In Belfast, there are many affordable yet amazing cafes and bistros which will expose you to different kinds of cuisine without burning a hole in your pocket. These places in Belfast generally take both cash and cards and sometimes the bill has service charge automatically added to it. You can have a light snacks platter/… Read the full article
Best Cheap Places To Eat In Belfast
Belfast has an inclusive and open culture at least towards tourists and the city has been on a major growth spurt since the last 2 decades which has seen a boom in the tourism industry. You will find that most of its restaurants and cafes display that friendly, open and innovative vibe. The city has… Read the full article
Shopping in Belfast: Great Stores To Check Out
If you compare retail value inch by inch then the main shopping streets of Belfast are no less than premier shopping cities like London or Manchester. However, Belfast has a more relaxed atmosphere and a more artsy vibe with its smattering of murals, out of the box cafes and distinct air of history and mystery.… Read the full article
Belfast Black Taxi Tours
Mention Belfast and the concept of ‘Black Taxi Tours’ crops up simultaneously. The immediately recognisable black taxis who are mostly found doing their rounds around the mural dense West and North Belfast are on the to-experience list of almost every tourist. So here is all you want (and need) to know about the Black Taxi… Read the full article
Belfast Hop On Hop Off Bus Tours
What to expect Belfast is an intriguing city with a chequered past and its attractions deserve a generous allocation of time if they are to be truly understood. For example, a cursory glance at the Peace Wall won’t do you any good unless you know about both sides of the story (Loyalists and Unionists). Similarly,… Read the full article
Parliament Buildings Belfast: What to See and Do
The graceful Parliament Buildings are called Stormont because of their position in the Stormont estate of Belfast. The beautiful and historically significant 407 acre Stormont estate contains the Parliament building, Stormont Castle, Mo Mowlam’s children’s park, Outdoor Gym, Dog Park and impressive statuary besides elegantly manicured lawns and adventure trails. The plan was to have… Read the full article
Cathedral Quarter, Belfast: What To See & Do
Where is it? The Cathedral Quarter is referred to the slice of Belfast sandwiched between Royal Avenue (central library) and Dunbar Link. Interestingly, part of the quarter behind St Anne’s Cathedral was called Half Bap. If you spot the junction of Royal Avenue, York Street and Donegall Street… the Cathedral Quarter lies in the East… Read the full article
Belfast Castle: What To See & Do
Belfast Castle is set on the lower slope in the Cavehill Country Park in North Ireland and offers gorgeous views of Belfast city and Belfast Lough. The burnt sienna coloured sandstone castle has a beautiful sweeping style grey-brown staircase that winds up and down creating a striking contrast… you can almost imagine a princess descending… Read the full article
Ulster Museum, Belfast: What to See and Do
Gold animal-themed jewellery from Spanish Armada, skeletons of dinos and whales and a giant Irish wolfhound named Patrick of Ifold; the Ulster Museum is a picture of diversity. Spread over 5 levels, this National Museum of North Ireland has collections that focus on natural history, applied art, mixed media, science, natural sciences and even mixed… Read the full article