Before the ceasefire of “The Troubles” at the turn of the century, Belfast was known as a city to avoid. Today, however, an intricate culture has sprouted where conflict once thrived, and Belfast has quickly become a popular destination for tourists.
Big on History
Since the 1600s, Belfast has been an important port city, and there are many ways to look back in time in Belfast. Listen to the lilt of Gaelic speech, walk down streets full of Victorian architecture, or book a “bombs and bullets” tour of West Belfast’s murals. And, of course, there’s the can’t-miss Ulster Museum where you can check out artefacts from the wreck of the Spanish Armada, an Egyptian mummy room, and the Celtic-designed Bann Disc.
While conflict has been a big part of Belfast’s history, that’s not its only claim to fame. It’s also the city that built the most famous ship in history: the Titanic. Check out hotels in Belfast, Northern Ireland near the Titanic Quarter so you can be close to all the historical sights. Take a walking tour to visit the drawing offices where Harland and Wolff dreamed up their giant beauty, see Titanic Dock where she rested, and find where she first kissed the water. Or, jump on a Titanic boat tour and see the HMS Caroline, Stormont Wharf, and Alexandra Docks.
A Thriving, Vibrant City
A host of tantalizing restaurants and nightlife, like The John Hewitt, Beatrice Kennedy, and Whites Tavern will tempt you out of your Irish Belfast hotel each night, but don’t let your budget stop you. Book with Expedia.ca today and save big!