Belfast is Northern Ireland's capital and a home to a huge mix of things to see and do, from sunny sightseeing tours, crazy night party and swanky shopping trips and many more. It is the country’s largest city and the second-largest city on the island of Ireland. One of Belfast’s greatest claims to fame is that its shipyards were the birthplace of the ill-fated Titanic. I've met some Irish travelers and according to them, Belfast is currently the second-most visited city in Ireland, as well as one of the most visited in the entire United Kingdom.
If I'd get a chance to visit Belfast in the near future, I'd definitely book any flights to Belfast to do and see the following:
Belfast Castle is a beautiful Scottish Baronial castle stands on the slopes of the spectacular National Park Cave Hill. Built in 1870, this majestic and amazing castle is rooted deep in Belfast's history. It was previously home to the Earl of Shaftesbury. Having the height of 40 feet above sea level, it has some of the most amazing views of Belfast lake and city.
Northern part of Ireland has become somewhat famous for the murals painted in different area of the country. These images depict the political views and are a way of marking territory. If the walls of this city could talk, they would tell us many stories… well, this is what happens in Belfast, where lots of tourists come here to visit the murals scattered around the city to learn about culture and history of Northern Ireland. These images are often flashed around the world where it's used as backdrop when interviewing people. These wall paintings might look intimidating but obviously, they have become as much of a tourist attraction as many of the regular attractions within Northern Ireland.
Open Top Bus Tour
Open Top Bus Tour in Belfast
In any cities around the world, bus tours have become one of the best way to see and get to know the city. Belfast is no exception and their bus tours leave to trace a path around the city landmarks virtually almost every hour. There are lots of tour agency around the city offering open top bus city tour. This busses stop at key points along a designated route and visitors can hop off and hop on as it suits them.
I am sure I could list more than these reasons to visit Ireland but this gives you a good feel of some of Belfast's delights.