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Belfast: Escape to the City

Love music, history and heritage, cool city lights or even silent nights?

No matter where you feel like your most sparkly self, you’ll love Belfast.

Voted 'Best Value UK City' by Trip Advisor, Belfast offers all the friendly charm of the country, with the boom town splendour of the city. It's also the birthplace of Titanic and a gem of a city. A city reborn.

It has a thriving music scene plus parks and glorious gardens beside seventh heaven shopping destinations. Grand halls, museums and theatres rubbing shoulders with the freshest local food markets. Seasoned liquor saloons round the corner from 5* cocktail bars. Old and new go hand in hand, not least in the Titanic Quarter.

Variety is the spice of life. It also makes for a mighty fine city break.


Pop by the Belfast Welcome Centre to see all the tours and treats on offer

Chow down at one of the city’s fabulous restaurants

Explore all things Titanic - Take a wondrous Titanic Boat Tour and learn about the famous ship  or See the Titanic's Dock and Pump-House on a walking tour

Sip a drink in the Crown Bar (it's been enjoyed by travellers since 1885)

Visit the trendy Cathedral Quarter, one of the oldest parts of the city

Marvel at Belfast’s grand City Hall

Get back to nature in Botanic Gardens

Stop by the magnificent St. Anne’s and St. Peter’s Cathedrals

Delve into history at the Ulster Museum

Explore the glorious Belfast Castle with views over Belfast Lough

Take in a performance at the Belfast Waterfront Hall, Odyssey Arena or Ulster Hall

Fall in love with the Grand Opera House’s opulent auditorium or newly renovated Lyric Theatre (a favourite with Liam Neeson)

Browse the collections at Linen Hall Library

Catch an up and coming local act at Auntie Annies

See the latest chart-botherers in the iconic Limelight

Hit boutique boulevard on the Lisburn Road

Get designer and high street goodies in the city centre

Bargain hunt at the Black Market in the Black Box

Enjoy a foodie paradise at St. George’s Market

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