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
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.
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