Warm fáilte to Belfast!

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Warm fáilte to Belfast!

For many years Belfast has been on a list of cities that tourists would avoid at all costs. But the times of war are long gone, with the city going through an incredible process of re-branding itself, voted as one of the top 10 must-see destinations in the world by the Times of London. From its ashen history, Belfast was reborn into a vibrant and warm city, so we’ve come up with top things to do in this fascinating Northern Ireland’s capital on the sea.

Uncover the history of the famous Titanic 

Titanic Museum in BelfastEven if you are not a fan of Leo DiCaprio, there is no doubt your heart can’t resist the tragic story of the Ship of Dreams. Visit one of the world’s most famous attractions, the Titanic Quarter, with its shimmering exterior representing the actual height of the famous liner. It houses nine galleries filled with interactive exhibitions, an underwater cinema and gantry rides. Fancy something with a bit of a breeze? Enjoy a guided Segway Tour across the site, where you get to visit the SS Nomadic, the sister of Titanic and the only remaining White Star Line ship in the world. And don’t forget to hop on a Wee Tram Tour on exact replicas of the trams used to transport builders to Titanic!

 

 

Weekend tour of St. George’s Market

Oils at Belfast MarketIf your visit to Belfast falls on a Friday or a weekend, then you are in luck – the famous St. George’s Market is living and breezing culinary and cultural adventures! Established more than 100 years ago, this Victorian place almost feels like a Christmas market but all year round, so make sure you get yourself a “Belfast Bap” filled with oh-so-juicy bacon and explore more than 300 stalls full of artisan oils, local arts and crafts and interesting antiques, while enjoying some live music from local Irish bands.

 

 

Embrace the unruly spirit of art

Botanical Garden in BelfastThe Metropolitan Arts Centre, or The MAC, is everything that you can expect from a hub of music, dance, art and theatre. This award winning-venue has welcomed an astonishing 1.5 million visitors since its opening in 2012 and has become a beacon for Belfast’s regeneration. Make sure to check out The MAC’s timetable for the most amazing workshops, theatre productions and breath-taking performances. Fancy something more peaceful? Then have a stroll through the Botanic Gardens, housing an extensive rose garden and the famous Palm House, believed to be one of the earliest curvilinear cast iron glasshouses.

 

 

There are simply not enough words to fully describe all the wonderful things you should do when visiting Belfast. Although…have we mentioned that it’s a gateway to all the fantastic locations from the world’s famous Game of Thrones? Go on then, book your visit today with Southampton Airport, and we can promise you – you won’t be disappointed!

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