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Why Choose Belfast?

GLOBAL HERITAGE

Our Rich History

Belfast, Northern Ireland's capital, is the birthplace of the RMS Titanic and was known as a major commercial and industrial centre throughout its modern history. Thriving as a merchant town, the docks were the heart of the city, importing and exporting goods from around the world.

From literary hero, C.S Lewis to sporting legend George Best, Belfast is a city steeped in a variety of history. This is evident at every turn in the city with its historical buildings and artist murals.

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BELFAST TODAY

Energy Unleashed

Belfast has seen significant expansion throughout the years and has a booming tourism industry offering attractions like no other. Home to the Game of Thrones® experiences, Titanic Belfast and multiple tourist hotspots, there is always something to do in the city.

With close links to the UK mainland and Europe, Belfast has welcomed many global companies who have taken up residence in the regenerated dock area and beyond. With an ever-changing cityscape and exciting nightlife, it is clear to see why Belfast is one of the most visited cities in the UK.

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What's on in Belfast

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Belfast has a unique mix of culture, shopping, dining and music making it an attractive destination for both business and leisure. Experience the city on one of the many open-top bus tours or visit the Titanic attraction where you can relive the building of the infamous ship.

Everyone is welcome at City Hall for a tour and to view the historic building or visit South Belfast and stroll through the beautiful 28 acre Botanic Gardens.

Belfast is the starting point for the Causeway Coastal Route, a scenic road trip visiting some of the most beautiful locations on the North coast. Travel through the glens of Antrim to the iconic Giants Causeway, home of the giants.

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Food & Drink

The city centre boasts a variety of dining experiences, offering foods from across the world. Enjoy authentic local cuisine and try something a little different at our famous markets or book into one of the many award-winning restaurants. From Michelin star to authentic street food, Belfast has something to delight all appetites.

Belfast truly comes alive at night. The bustling cobbled streets of the Cathedral Quarter offer a selection of bars and live music to entertain every taste, each bar is steeped in history making the Quarter a wonder to explore.

Enjoy cocktails and prosecco in one of the cities many rooftop bars, overlooking Belfast's spectacular lit up city views or settle down in front of an open fire with a pint of Guinness in a more traditional setting to escape a truly bustling night life.

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Accommodation

Belfast has a host of hotels, from the lavish five star to a quick overnight stay, there is accommodation to suit any need.

Many of the hotels are based within the city centre and a short 10 minute walk from ICC Belfast.

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TREAT YOURSELF

Shopping

As one of the most stylish cities in the UK, Belfast has a wealth of shops at its disposal. Victoria Square and Royal Avenue house many top brands but there are also independent boutiques and shops selling locally made items intertwined with high street names.

Famous for its shipbuilding and linen, there are many places to pick up a souvenir or two, making a visit to Belfast truly unforgettable.

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NORTHERN IRELAND

Belfast and Beyond

Belfast is a great base for exploring the coastal routes and other counties in Northern Ireland.