Best things to do in Belfast
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For a long time Belfast was one of the United Kingdom’s no-go areas. Plagued by the sectarian violence that dominated Northern Ireland between the 1960s and the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, Belfast was in many ways a city under siege. However, in the two decades since 1998 the city has been transformed into one of the United Kingdom’s most exciting places. Notably, Belfast was where the infamous Titanic was built in 1911 and today the city’s former shipyards have been reborn as a vast museum dedicated to the ill-fated ocean liner. Despite the bombs that regularly ripped through Belfast’s city center, today it is one of the United Kingdom’s best-preserved ensembles of Victorian architecture. Moreover, the city’s old-fashioned and vibrant pubs provide plenty of opportunities to catch a live performance of traditional Irish folk music.
As a monument to the rich maritime heritage of Belfast the Titanic Belfast and opened in 2102 to celebrate this. The Titanic Belfast on the site of the former Harland & Wolff shipyard RMS Titanic was built. The tragedy of the Titanic was made even more popular by the 1997 film starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
Located in Donegall Square, the Belfast City hall remains a magnet of attraction to people of different ages. The building itself is owned and maintained by the Belfast city council. The hall acts as a divider, separating the commercial areas of the Belfast city center from its business zone.
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Enjoy a tour of more than 15 locations where the famous HBO show was filmed, get an inside scoop on how the locations were used. Step into Winterfell as you enjoy a fun filled tour led by a knowledgeable guide and that’s not all, you get to meet the dogs that played the Dire wolves in the series.
Located on the northern coast of Northern Ireland in the county Antrim, the giant causeway is a magnificent work of nature with more than 40,000 basalt columns interlocking. Take a tour through its entire expanse and hear stories and legends about its existence. Learn why and how it was built and the volcanic history of Northern Ireland.
Visit a piece of history left 150-years ago from the Victorian era, HMP Belfast. HMP Belfast as it is also known is the only Victorian Era Prison that is left intact in the whole of Ireland, with its mouthful of a name now shortened to the Crum. Enjoy a deep dive into history as you explore the cells, execution chamber, and its graveyard as you learn about the prison’s history.
Enjoy a brief two-hour tour as you experience the work of multiple international street artists. The deeper you go into the west of Belfast; there you will find some of the more controversial political murals. Hear how the city of Belfast is working with locals to move towards peace through the launching of the Re-imaging project.