Belfast is a vibrant and diverse city with lots of places of interest to visit. The city is an important place for arts and culture, and there are various museums and galleries for visitors to enjoy, and you’ll see different types of architecture in the city which include Victorian, Edwardian and modern. There’s plenty of choice for shopping, with large shopping centres and areas in the city, and there are many different restaurants, bars and clubs, making for a lively evening out.
For entertainment, there are various venues around the city, such as the Odyssey Arena, which hosts many pop and rock concerts, classical music performances, comedy, dance and sports events. For business, there are various conferences centres in Belfast, such as Belfast Waterfront, and for air travel there’s Belfast (George Best) City Airport and Belfast International Airport.
Belfast Car Hire
Wherever you are in Belfast, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Belfast car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Among the many places you can visit in Belfast, here are a few you might like to try:
For a fascinating time you can visit this centre with its amazing architecture made to look like the hulls of ships. Here you can learn about the history of the Titanic, including how it was built and the voyage. There are several galleries, each with fascinating displays showing the stages in the Titanic’s life, including the launch and the sinking.
There are many interesting collections to see in this Museum, which include archaeology, art and zoology, and artefacts including fossils, dinosaurs, butterflies, Egyptian mummies, birds, paintings by artists including Gainsborough and Turner, historical costumes and Viking artefacts.
Ulster Folk and Transport Museum
Here you can see how Irish people lived and worked in the past, with buildings including shops, houses, a school, forge and mills, together with a farmyard and animals, ploughs and carts, and there are regular demonstrations of crafts from days gone by, including spinning and forging. There are also old photographs, vintage cars, steam locomotives, a schooner and horse drawn trams, as well as modern exhibits.
This castle was built in the 19th century in splendid Scottish Baronial architectural style, with distinctive turrets and beautiful exterior winding staircase, with elegant interior wood panelling and staircases, and from the Castle you’ll have great views across the city. The grounds are attractive with colourful flowers and a fountain, and there is also a visitors’ centre at the castle, along with a restaurant.
Belfast City Hall
You can visit this impressive building built in the splendid style of Baroque Revival, and admire the features such as the towers, large green dome, sculptures, elegant staircase, Great Hall, and stained glass. When it’s dark, the City Hall is lit up with floodlights emphasising the beauty of the building.
You can come to this popular zoo here for a great experience seeing this large range of animals which include chimpanzees, elephants, bears, lions, tigers, kangaroos, pandas, giraffes, gorillas, lemurs, cheetahs and meerkats as well as birds such as cockatoos, eagles, owls, flamingos and penguins, providing a very enjoyable time for all the family.
St. Anne’s Cathedral
Completed at the beginning of the 20th century, you can visit this cathedral with its elegant architecture, lovely interior mosaics, pipe organ, wood carving, columns and arches, colourful stained glass windows and spire that lights up after dark.
Aunt Sandra’s Candy Factory
For a unique experience you can go this charming factory and watch chocolates, sweets and fudge being made with authentic recipes from a century ago. You can watch how the confectionery is made from start to finish and try some samples as you go along, and even have a go at making some yourself.
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