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Best of Belfast Guide

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Belfast
With a population of almost 300,000 in the city proper, Belfast has grown into a cosmopolitan destination and become a popular weekend break spot. With feelings of optimism and life pulsing through the city, Belfast makes for an energizing getaway. It's never been easier to tour the city, thanks to a number of intriguing bus, taxi, boat and pedestrian options. Don't miss the Ulster Folk Museum or the Belfast Cathedral, and make sure to experience some of the award-winning restaurants, bars, clubs, galleries and theaters.

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SS Nomadic
SS Nomadic
Owner description: The SS Nomadic is known as Titanic's little sister. Built at the same time, by the same people, in the same Harland and Wolff shipyard as Titanic, Nomadic brought those boarding... more Owner description: The SS Nomadic is known as Titanic's little sister. Built at the same time, by the same people, in the same Harland and Wolff shipyard as Titanic, Nomadic brought those boarding the great liner at Cherbourg to the ship. That was the start of an adventurous life, as she played a part in WW One and Two, carried many famous people to the great trans-Atlantic liners, became a floating restaurant in Paris and was saved from being scrapped by the people of Belfast.Now completely refurbished as a visitor attraction, you can walk in the footsteps of history, learn her story, and become part of the new chapter of her dramatic existence. less
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Crumlin Road Gaol
Crumlin Road Gaol
Owner description: The Crumlin Road Gaol dates back to 1845 and closed it's doors as a working prison in 1996. After extensive renovations the gaol has re opened as a visitor attraction and... more Owner description: The Crumlin Road Gaol dates back to 1845 and closed it's doors as a working prison in 1996. After extensive renovations the gaol has re opened as a visitor attraction and conference centre. Today you can take a guided tour of the prison and hear about the history of the site from when women and children were held within it's walls through to the political segregation of republican and loyalist prisoners and learn about why the decision was taken to close the prison.During the tour of the gaol you will be taken by your tour guide to visit the underground tunnel that used to connect the gaol to the Crumlin Road Courthouse, you will get a chance to sit in the Governor's chair, view all the wings from the circle and of course pay a visit to the condemned mans cell before seeing the execution cell where the majority of the 17 men were hanged. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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Queens Film Theatre
Queens Film Theatre
This movie theater features largely independent and European films.
Attraction type: Movie Theaters
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St. Malachy's Church
St. Malachy's Church
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites
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Grand Opera House
Grand Opera House
Owner description: The Grand Opera House is Northern Ireland's premier theatre, presenting an outstanding programme of drama, dance, opera, comedy, musicals and family shows. There are bars... more Owner description: The Grand Opera House is Northern Ireland's premier theatre, presenting an outstanding programme of drama, dance, opera, comedy, musicals and family shows. There are bars located throughout the Grand Opera House, including Luciano's Cafe Bar, The Baby Grand Bar, the Circle Bar and the Gods. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion, or simply want to treat someone to an unforgettable evening, the experienced team at the Grand Opera House will ensure a night to remember. Easily accessible by road or public transport, The Grand Opera House is located on Great Victoria Street, next door to the world famous Europa Hotel. The main entrance is on Great Victoria Street, with Stage Door located on Glengall Street. less
Attraction type: Operas; Architectural Buildings
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All places to eat » Places to eat

The Dock
The Dock
Ranked #1 of 750 Restaurants in Belfast
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Holohan's
Holohan's
Ranked #2 of 750 Restaurants in Belfast
Price: $12 - $36
Cuisines: Irish
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Howard Street
Howard Street
Ranked #3 of 750 Restaurants in Belfast
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
The Lindores Coffee House
The Lindores Coffee House
Ranked #4 of 750 Restaurants in Belfast
Price: $5 - $12
Cuisines: Bistro
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Saphyre
Saphyre
Ranked #5 of 750 Restaurants in Belfast
Cuisines: Irish, Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Ravenhill Guesthouse
Ravenhill Guesthouse
$66 (GBP 40)
Ranked #1 of 51 Belfast B&B and Inns
Old Rectory
Old Rectory
$60 - $109 (GBP 36 - 66)
Ranked #5 of 51 Belfast B&B and Inns
Vagabonds
Vagabonds
$28 - $53 (GBP 17 - 32)
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Tara Lodge
4.0 of 5
Tara Lodge
$114 - $199 (GBP 69 - 120)
Ranked #1 of 44 hotels in Belfast
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Premier Inn Belfast City Centre Alfred St
Premier Inn Belfast City Centre Alfred St
$94 - $157 (GBP 57 - 95)
Ranked #4 of 44 hotels in Belfast
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Premier Inn Belfast City Cathedral Quarter
Premier Inn Belfast City Cathedral Quarter
$93 - $166
Ranked #6 of 44 hotels in Belfast
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Harpers Boutique Bed and Breakfast
4.0 of 5
Harpers Boutique Bed and Breakfast
$125 - $200
Ranked #6 of 51 Belfast B&B and Inns
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Ten Square
4.0 of 5
Ten Square
$151 - $240 (GBP 91 - 145)
Ranked #3 of 44 hotels in Belfast
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Merchant Hotel
5.0 of 5
Merchant Hotel
$267 - $407
Ranked #5 of 44 hotels in Belfast
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.