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BelfastUnited Kingdom

The friendly capital of Northern Ireland has a fascinating history and is just an hour away from the country’s scenic Atlantic coastline.

Belfast is a traditional Irish city of political, cultural and historical significance and is surrounded by miles of natural beauty. There are less and less reminders of the tumultuous national conflicts that dominated the 1960s and ’70s and Belfast is now a safe, and popular, tourist destination.

With less than 300,000 residents, Belfast is the largest city in Northern Ireland, but it’s not very urbanized. Walk the cobbled streets of the old center and visit castles and jails to travel back in time. The still quite traditional city has charm, but also has ultra-modern facilities, such as the Belfast Waterfront Hall, an entertainment and conference center along the River Lagan.

Find maps and information at the Belfast Welcome Centre at Donegall Square, the central hub for shopping, entertainment and public transportation.

Visit the nearby Crumlin Road Gaol or explore the historic Titanic Quarter to re-live the story from the ship’s fateful voyage that started in Belfast’s docks. Browse the iconic St. George’s Market or try a hearty potato dish in a typical Irish pub.

Wander through the Belfast Castle, and hike Cave Hill while you are there, or enjoy the public park surrounding the Stormont Parliament Buildings.

Explore the wider County Antrim area around Lough Neagh for an even more scenic nature experience. Drive north to the dramatic Atlantic coast to discover other popular attractions. Climb through the ruins of Dunluce Castle, visit the natural phenomena known as the Giant’s Causeway and tour the oldest licensed whiskey producer in the world: Old Bushmills Distillery.

The downtown area of Belfast is compact and easily explored on foot. Travel outside the city using Belfast’s affordable public buses, or book a tour to see the coast. If you’d rather travel independently, car rental is readily available downtown and at Belfast’s two airports.

Belfast has cool to warm weather in summer and rain year-round. Its winters are known to be windy, with sometimes heavy snowfall.

Top Hotels in Belfast

Maldron Hotel Belfast City
Maldron Hotel Belfast City
4 out of 5
20 Brunswick Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The price is CA $106 per night from Nov 15 to Nov 16

Located in Belfast City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is steps away from Grand Opera House and Ulster Hall. Belfast City Hall and St. George's Market are also ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (939 reviews)

"Good location but next to homeless refuge which can make for interesting encounters"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 5, 2020

Maldron Hotel Belfast City
Jurys Inn Belfast
Jurys Inn Belfast
4 out of 5
Great Victoria Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The price is CA $61 per night from Nov 15 to Nov 16

Located in Belfast City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Grand Opera House and Ulster Hall. Belfast City Hall and St. George's Market ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,562 reviews)

"The hotel is very well positioned and convenient for central Belfast. Rooms are spacious and clean. Very reasonably priced."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 23, 2020

Jurys Inn Belfast
Titanic Hotel Belfast
Titanic Hotel Belfast
4.5 out of 5
Queen's Road, Titanic Quarter, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $145 per night from Nov 16 to Nov 17

This family-friendly Belfast hotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Titanic Belfast and SSE Arena (Titanic Quarter). Waterfront Hall and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (801 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel, steeped in Titanic history. Great room and the bar staff were superb. Highly recommend this hotel."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 26, 2020

Titanic Hotel Belfast
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Belfast

Cordia Serviced Apartments
Cordia Serviced Apartments
4 out of 5
Lisburn Road,355-367, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The price is CA $102 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 5

Located in Belfast City Centre, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Lisburn Road and Queen's University of Belfast. Lyric Theatre and Belfast ...

4.4/5Excellent! (88 reviews)
deal

"Ideal for business. Good underground parking, good internet, good desk space etc."…"

Reviewed on Jun. 13, 2020

Cordia Serviced Apartments
Dream Apartments - The Obel Building
Dream Apartments - The Obel Building
4 out of 5
62 Donegal Quay, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The price is CA $131 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 29

Located in Belfast City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Big Fish, Waterfront Hall and St. George's Market. SSE Arena (Titanic Quarter) ...

4/5Very Good! (92 reviews)

"Great location, lovely quality property, comfort & value"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 26, 2020

Dream Apartments - The Obel Building
Wellington Park Boutique Apartments
Wellington Park Boutique Apartments
4 out of 5
78 Wellington Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Located in Belfast City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lisburn Road and Queen's University of Belfast. Lyric Theatre and Belfast Botanic ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)

"Clean, easy to find and ideal for a family/group. TV and Wifi excellent. Parking outside door."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 21, 2020

Wellington Park Boutique Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Belfast

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Feb 7, 2020

I was very happy wihdhddhrBelfast. I was able to do t win a very walkable distance and anything that is furt

4/5 - Good

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Jan 3, 2020

It was wonderful to explore the different neighborhoods.

5/5 - Excellent

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Dec 22, 2019

Recommend a visit to this City!!

5/5 - Excellent

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Nov 12, 2019

We thought this was a great City and we would definitely come back again.

5/5 - Excellent

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Oct 21, 2019

Fantastic city, would absolutely go again

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Oct 18, 2019

Loved Belfast! It's a beautiful city that is very walkable. Don't miss Belfast City Hall! Lots of great pubs and dining and room to walk on the sidewalk, unlike Dublin...lol!

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