Beautiful Belfast – Things to do when visiting Northern Ireland’s stunning capital

Northern Ireland, a magical, mystical place that’s full of folklore, fantasy and incredibly history! Northern Ireland is definitely a bucket list location, but with its majestic coastline, vibrant cities and rich culture, it can be difficult to know where to begin!

The locals and it’s returning visitors would recommend Belfast as the starting point of your tour of this stunning part of the United Kingdom, and here you’ll find a few ideas of how you can spend your time and get a real feel for this vivacious city. But, before you travel, have you thought about your travel insurance? If you or a member of your travelling party have a long medical history then don’t worry you can get travel medical insurance with pre-existing conditions offered by UHC Safetrip! So, don’t put it off, make sure you’re covered, so you can enjoy your break!

Head to Kelly’s Cellars

How about a pint in Belfast’s oldest pub? Situated in the heart of the city, this traditional Irish pub has a long and colourful history since it’s construction all the way back in 1720! It’s famous for its pints of Guinness and its delicious Irish stew – very little has changed in the last 200 years at Kelly’s Cellars! It still boasts some of its original features.

Check out the Belfast Giants at the SSE Arena

Did you know that Belfast has a huge ice hockey following? It’s team the Belfast Giants, play their home games at the Odyssey Area and you can usually pick up a ticket for as little as £10. It’s a great way to spend an evening and soak up the atmosphere – there’s usually free pizza and Subways handed out at games! What are you waiting for?

Visit Titanic Belfast

Back in 1912, the world’s most famous ship, The Titanic struck an iceberg and sank into the Atlantic Ocean. The ship itself was considered an incredible feat of engineering for its time and it was, designed and created right here in Belfast. The influence the vessel has on the city is plain to see. The Titanic Quarter, complete with Titanic Belfast, was opened in 2012 – marking the centenary of the tragic event. The building – designed to replicate the ship’s hull – is brimming with interactive displays and exhibitions. It’s a great insight into the industrial side of the city, it’s famous Master shipbuilders and of course the sinking and discovery of the wreck itself.

Head to the amazing St George’s Market

Looking for another slice of NI culture? Head to this varied and diverse covered market that’s been bursting with stalls and eateries since it’s construction in 1896! From cute craft stalls, to local produce and enchanting artefacts, there’s so much choice, you won’t know where to look!
Murals of the Troubles

Why not look back into NI’s more recent history? Join a Belfast Mural Tour and you’ll be taken to see Peace Walls, and security gates that divide Catholic and Protestant areas of the city. There’s nothing else like this in Europe!

This is a contribution from one of our contributing writers.


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