All Aboard – Time to Discover Belfast

August 24, 2016

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Sarah S

Birthplace to the Titanic and gateway to Northern Ireland, Belfast has earned a reputation as a top city destination packed with history, culture, exciting events, great food and super shopping.

A must-see attraction on a city break is Belfast’s newest 5* visitor attraction, HMS Caroline – one of the few surviving ships from the First World War.

Start your tour with a dynamic film which really brings to life the drama and devastation of battle followed by an interactive tour of the Captain Crookes Cabin, the living quarters, engine room and lots more.

HMS Caroline is open daily from 10am – 6pm with free car parking available.

HMS Caroline, Belfast

HMS Caroline, Belfast

No short break in Belfast would be complete without a visit to the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience where you can uncover the story of Belfast’s most famous creation.

Recently awarded the World’s Leading Tourist Attraction at the prestigious World Travel Awards, Titanic is the first attraction in Ireland to have won the award.

Find out more about the city’s most famous ship on a guided Titanic boat tour around Belfast Harbour with the Lagan Boat Company. If you want to get a sense of the size and scale of the Titanic, pay a visit to its last physical footprint in history by walking along the world famous Thompson Dock on a guided tour of the Titanic Dock and Pump House.

Wee Tram Tours, Titanic Belfast

Wee Tram Tours outside Titanic Belfast

For a fun and practical way to find your way around the Titanic Quarter you must take The Wee Tram – the carriages are inspired by the actual tramcars that ran through Titanic’s shipyard over 100 years ago. Sticking with the maritime theme, step aboard and experience over 100 years of authentic maritime and social history with a visit to the SS Nomadic, the last remaining White Star Line Ship in the world.

With plenty more to see and do in Belfast, book into one of Belfast’s Michelin starred restaurants or spend the day shopping in the vast array of shops in Victoria Square. Take in some of the most historic buildings with a tour of Crumlin Road Gaol and Belfast City Hall, or simply stroll round the grounds of Queen’s University, stopping off to visit the latest exhibition at the University’s Naughton Gallery.

For those with an interest in history, immerse yourself in Northern Ireland’s treasure house of past and present at the Ulster Museum. Before you take leave of the city, visit historic Belfast Castle and Cavehill Country Park where you’ll be rewarded with stunning views of Belfast Lough.

Crumlin Road Gaol, Belfast

Crumlin Road Gaol, Belfast

With so much to see and do in Belfast, it’s nearly impossible to cover it all in one blog. Below are some of our other blogs which give a flavour of what else Belfast has to offer.

10 Things to do in Belfast for £10 and Under

Family Adventures on a Budget: Belfast

26 Things to do in Belfast on a Sunday

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