Tourist Places to Visit in Belfast, United Kingdom, Europe
Belfast is the capital city of Northern Ireland country in the United Kingdom. Belfast is the largest city in Northern Ireland and covers an area of 44.4 square miles (115 square kilometers) and placed at the mouth of the River Lagan close to the Cavehill and River Lagan makes it a unique position for the shipbuilding industry.
Belfast is hub to numerous industries, arts, higher education, business and mainly a political center. Belfast is the transportation, cultural and economical hub in Northern Ireland and visited by number of tourists from all over Europe. Belfast coordinates are 54.5970° N, 5.9300° W.
History of Belfast:
Belfast is settled since the Bronze Age but remained a small settlement during the Middle Ages. Belfast developed during the 17th century and colonies and small industry was established by Sir Arthur Chichester and prospered during 18th and 19th centuries in commercial and industries. After the establishment of the shipyards, the city became one of the largest shipbuilders in the world. During the World War II, the city was heavily bombed and many people were killed and thousands of them were homeless.
Saint Anne’s Cathedral:
Saint Anne’s Cathedral is one of the magnificent church to visit in the country situated opposite end of Royal Avenue and the church is known for its architecture and history surrounded by shops, cafes and small galleries.
Botanical Gardens in Belfast is one of the popular attractions among the locals and tourists alike having interest on unique plants of different parts of the country and the park is renowned destination in the summer season.
Belfast Castle is situated at the distance of 5 kilometers from center of the city in Cave Hill is one of the oldest castle in the city and was renovated in the year 1988 and offers stunning views of the city and coast.
Ulster Folk and Transport Museum:
Ulster Folk and Transport Museum is one renowned museum in the east part of the city and be reach by local trains or buses from Cultra Station and has huge collection and information about the transportation and the museum is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm.
Interesting places to visit in Belfast:
- Stormont Parliament Buildings
- Casement Park
- Falls Park
- Milltown Cemetery
- Fáilte Feirste Thiar
- Belfast Zoo
- Ulster Museum
- Queens Film Theatre
- Queen’s University
- The Waterfront Hall
- Belfast Central Library
- Ormeau Baths Gallery
Best time to visit Belfast:
Belfast is served by temperate climate with warm summers and cold winters and best time to visit Belfast is from June to September.
How to reach Belfast?
Belfast is served by Belfast International Airport and it is the main international airport in Northern Ireland with scheduled flights to numerous international destinations in the world.
Belfast provides frequent and fast suburban train services to different part of Northern Ireland and to Ireland cities and to Bangor, Portadown, Larne, Coleraine and Dublin cities.
Buses in the city connects all the major cities and towns in Ireland and Europa Bus Centre is the main bus station in the city and car rentals are offered by many agencies in the country at affordable rates.
Ferries are available from Belfast port to mainland Great Britain frequently.
Hotels in Belfast:
Belfast is the capital city of Northern Ireland visited by both the business travelers and holiday makers throughout the year and city houses lots of the 1 star to 5 star accommodation facilities to the all the kind of tourists who visit the city. Hotels rooms are equipped with world class facilities and conveniences that fulfill the guests requirements and cost from $ 40 to $ 1,000 and above per day. List of hotels in Belfast are as follows:
- The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast
- Days Hotel Belfast City Centre
- Radisson Blu Hotel, Belfast
- Holiday Inn Belfast
- Wellington Park Hotel
- Dukes at Queens Boutique Hotel
- Park Inn By Radisson, Belfast
- Ramada Encore Belfast City Centre
- Travelodge Belfast
- Ibis Belfast City Centre