Information About Belfast

Reasons to choose Belfast, Northern Ireland, as a location

In recent years, Belfast has become recognised as one of the most dynamic and desirable cities in Europe. With its legendary hospitality, historical fascination, multitude of tourist attractions and easy accessibility, this once troubled city now attracts visitors from all over the world.  

The city is a fascinating mixture of old and new. It boasts many fine examples of both Victorian and Edwardian architecture including the Grand Opera House, Queen’s University and Belfast City Hall, as well as other impressive structures such as the Assembly Buildings, the Europa Hotel and the Samson & Goliath gantry cranes. But since the end of the last millennium, the Belfast skyline has undergone a period of rapid and dramatic change with new buildings such as the Odyssey Arena, Waterfront Hall, Victoria Shopping Centre and Obel Tower now dominating the city’s landscape. 

Of course Belfast will always be intrinsically associated with the Titanic and soon no trip to the city will be complete without visiting Titanic Belfast, a spectacular new visitor centre opening in April 2012, just up the road from where the fated vessel was built. 

The Belfast of today is buzzing with shops, restaurants, night life and a range of cultural events, and once you arrive you may not want to leave. But if you do, beyond the city lies an abundance of stunning scenery and world renowned tourist destinations such as the Giant’s Causeway, the Mourne Mountains and Lough Erne. Every single part of Northern Ireland is accessible to Belfast and you will always find a beach, a river, a mountain, a forest, a village, or even a golf course within easy reach. 

Belfast has recently been cited by the Lonely Planet Guide as a must see city – and once you visit her, you’ll understand why.

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