Is Belfast worth visiting?
Belfast is a vibrant city that’s definitely worth at least a day or two of your time. But there’s so much more to see in Northern Ireland, too. The now world-famous Giant’s Causeway is just the first stop on the winding Causeway Coastal Route that will make you gasp several times over.
Which county does Belfast belong to?
The majority of Belfast, the capital city of Northern Ireland, is in County Antrim, with the remainder being in County Down.
Why is Belfast so popular?
The city is filled with political and historical murals, as well images celebrating Belfast’s successful exports (including actors, musicians and sporting stars). Probably Belfast’s best-known tourist attraction is its black taxi tours.
How many days do you need to visit Northern Ireland?
It depends on how much of the rest of Ireland you want to see. I suggest “to do Ireland” you need 4 weeks, so either you try to see everything and don’t success which is not recommended or you select: I would then suggest that you spend around 5 to 7 days in Northern Ireland and the rest on the west and southwest.
What to see in Belfast Ireland?
If you are spending a weekend in Belfast (or even less), and want to know the very best things to see in Northern Ireland capital city, here’s the full list of the 15 best things to see: Belfast City Hall. Church House. Grand Opera House. John Bell House. The Crown Liquor Saloon.
Is Belfast part of the Republic of Ireland?
Ireland is an island that is split into two sections: Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Dublin is the capital of the Republic of Ireland, while Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland, which is a part of the United Kingdom.
How safe is Belfast for travel?
Transportation is mostly safe and reliable in Belfast, though traffic is known to be rather difficult and overcrowded. Take precaution measures when driving in rural areas, because road safety is low there and always look out for pickpockets.
How did Belfast, Northern Ireland, get its name?
Belfast dates back to the early 17th century and, although a relatively young settlement, is Northern Ireland’s largest, and the island of Ireland’s second largest, city. The name ‘Belfast’ comes from the Gaelic ‘Beal Feirste’ (‘mouth of the sandy ford’).