Your summer holiday starts here!
Belfast is young, vibrant and energised. Boasting a growing population of almost 300,000 people in the city proper, Belfast has undergone a spectacular resurgence over the last two decades transforming Northern Ireland’s capital city into a cosmopolitan destination and a popular city break for visitors from all over the world. So much so that Lonely Planet has hailed Belfast as the best place to visit in 2018 and the city has been heralded by the National Geographic Traveller as a rising star city.
Indeed, Belfast is bursting at the seams with new attractions and needless to say, there is plenty to see and do. The city is serviced amply by bus, train, boat and pedestrian routes and is incredibly easy to get around. It is really worth planning your trip well to experience all that the city and its surroundings have to offer.
Take in the views of the cityscape whilst enjoying a cocktail at the rooftop bar ‘Babel Belfast’ or visit the beautiful and impressive St Anne’s Cathedral soaking up the atmosphere around the bohemian cobbled streets in Cathedral Quarter. Relax in the tranquil Botanic Gardens or if you fancy a dose of contemporary history hail one of Paddy Campbell’s Black Taxi Tours to take in the vast and colourful murals on the Republican Falls and Loyalist Shankill Roads.
Once you have explored the city, and if you have the time for it, take a trip to the Northern Coast to enjoy Northern Ireland’s stunning coastline. The scenic route, stretching 120 miles from Belfast to Londonderry, features in Fodor’s Travel Guide as, ‘One of the best roast trips on earth’. Along the way, take in some Iconic sites such as the Giant’s Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge linking to Carrick-a-Rede island.
#Icon19 in Belfast
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