Crumlin Road Gaol is the only Victorian-era prison existing in North Ireland (in Belfast) and is one of the most macabre attractions in Europe commanding immense tourist interest!! This grade-A listed building of immense architectural and historical importance has been under the Office of First Minister and deputy First Minister since August 2003. For years… Read the full article
Belfast Travel Guide You Need At Every Step
Belfast has not had it easy in the past yet it rings with a joyous vibe that is thoroughly charming. Its created masterpiece ship “Titanic” sunk and soon the shipbuilding industry collapsed and yet there is today a buzzing Titanic quarter that draws monumental number of tourists each year.
There were fierce protestant catholic conflicts, aptly named the Troubles which scarred North Ireland and marked Belfast, and the city converted all its past stress into iconography, wall art, murals that will touch your heart. For it is the Troubles of Belfast that has given it much of its fantastic wall art and its innovative “live for today” spirit.
There is much to do here including Titanic Quarter tours, Cathedral Quarter jaunts, Game of Throne tours, but the best thing about the city is the wild and amazing beauty of North Ireland that surrounds it. Take the rambler bus to Kilkeel and then go off exploring the Mourne Mountains. Or bury yourself in the stories that surround the Giants Causeway.
A simple train journey from Dublin to Belfast will expose you to more beauty than you have hoped to see and you will then know why the makers of Game of Thrones chose Belfast and its surroundings as their inspiration.
And when you are done, there are a bevy of Michelin starring restaurants, Irish pubs, Scandinavian coffee joints, eclectic food markets and glittering malls to welcome you. And don’t forget the gorgeous exhibitions at MAC or the comic nights at Empire and the Irish guitar at Fibber Maggee.
Learn all about all the jewels in Belfast’s crown in our intensively researched guide. Here is a great article to start exploring Belfast: The secrets of tourism in Belfast.
The S.S Nomadic is about 1/4th the size of Titanic but don’t let that influence your impression of this beauty. Though she was created in 1911 to act as a tender to Titanic, unlike the heavier and mightier vessel… the S.S Nomadic enjoyed an illustrious career spanning almost 67 years. Because the S.S Nomadic used to… Read the full article
The influence that Titanic has on the city ‘Belfast’ is humongous, to say the least. So it’s only fitting that an entire museum was dedicated to the famous ship that opened in Belfast in 2012 (marking 100 years of the sinking of the ship). The museum is a work of art both from the inside… Read the full article
North Ireland’s capital stands on the river Lagan right where the river inlets into the sea (Belfast lough). In the 17th century, Belfast engaged itself wholeheartedly in the shipping industry and post the industrial revolution its principal shipbuilding firm Harland and Wolff created “Titanic”, “Olympic” and many other starships. The World War 2 air raids… Read the full article
Getting to the city Belfast International Airport (BFS) is located at a distance of around 32 kilometres northwest from the city centre near a village name Aldergrove. It is now the second busiest airport of Ireland after Dublin. Belfast airport receives flights from all over Europe with regular connections to London (3 airports), Manchester, Bristol,… Read the full article