Belfast, United Kingdom Travel Guide

Belfast, United Kingdom Travel Guide

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Overview

Belfast is the largest city in Northern Ireland and stands on the banks of the River Lagan. Belfast has a rich history because of its massive role in the Industrial Revolution in Ireland. As of 2019, Belfast is home to major aerospace and missile industries.

Belfast has a temperate oceanic climate, which means it receives adequate yearly rainfall. Belfast gets snow less than ten days a year as a coastal area. Belfast is also home to Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian-style architectural buildings. Furthermore, Belfast is surrounded by mountains that create a climate conducive to agricultural activities. It is home to various parklands and forest parks.

Country

United Kingdon

Approx. Duration

Accessibility Level

Accessibility Level – Medium

Local Currency

Pound sterling

Price Level

Medium

Min. Price

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Address

Belfast, UK

Spoken Languages

English

Recommended Age

Adults, Seniors

Pricing Details

Not Relevant

Electricity

230V, 50Hz, plugs have three rectangular pins

Safety

Belfast is a safe city in Ireland. Incidents of violent and petty crime remain low. However, staying cautious in areas like Shankill Road, Falls Road, and the Belfast City Centre is vital.


Additional Information

From incredible historical landmarks to beautiful parklands, the capital of Ireland is an excellent place to visit for many reasons, including:

Good Transportation: The city is supported by good connectivity through air, ferry, road, and air.

Iconic Places: The Cathedral Quarters is one of the city’s best places to visit and is equivalent to London’s Fleet Street. It provides immersive shopping opportunities and much more. Furthermore, the City Hall, situated in the Central District, is an excellent place to visit because of its busy shopping streets, gardens, and a tour of the Hall.

The Titanic Museum: The Titanic was built in Belfast and housed a museum dedicated to the shipyard. A tour of the museum provides historical insight impossible to learn anywhere else!

Diverse International Cuisine: Belfast also offers a large variety of international cuisine. The Ulster Fry is among the top Irish dishes each visitor is recommended to try!


Frequently Asked Questions

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Best Time To Visit

* Remember to check the weather forecast few days before the trip and before heading to the airport. *

The climate of Belfast is influenced by its coastal location. With a temperate oceanic climate, the city receives plenty of rainfall throughout the year and can sometimes be cold. Summer is an ideal time to travel to the city because of the pleasant weather. However, winters are great for shopping and sporting events!

Flights & Accommodations

 

 

Since it can get pretty rainy in Belfast, it is highly recommended to carry a raincoat with you. It would be best if you also packed good boots and comfortable walking shoes since you’re going to be walking a lot. We also suggest packing warm clothes, as the weather can get chilly.


Events & Festivals

Before planning a trip around an even, verify the dates on the event website or local tourist info center.

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