Things to See and Do in Belfast

Ireland, Belfast Guide (B): Things to See and Do in Belfast

Belfast has been through a lot. After being heavily bombed in WWII and 30 years of political violence between its Protestant and Catholic residents, much of the city is has been rebuilt and is still recovering. While it’s no longer dangerous as it was a short time ago, there are signs of the years of tension and tragedy, even among its newest and shiniest attractions. Nonetheless, the Northern Ireland port city offers a variety of things to do whether you enjoy history, nature, or a good drink. Here are some of the not-to-be-missed things to see and do in Belfast.

If you’re interested in the tragedy of the Titanic, Belfast is an incredible destination. The shipyard where the Titanic was once built is now home to an incredible museum dedicated to the history of Belfast shipbuilding, the Titanic itself, and the tragedy that followed. For something that has been so often analyzed and dramatized in movies and television, the Titanic Museum really humanizes the tragedy. It’s like a documentary come to life and I can’t rave enough about it. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Things to See and Do in Belfast
Guide Location: Ireland » Belfast
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Ana Montano
Read it on Author's Website: https://www.gnometrotting.com/things-see-do-belfast/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Titanic Museum
  • SS Nomadic
  • Titanic Studios
  • St. George’s Market
  • Cathedral Quarter
  • Belfast Cathedral
  • Duke of York
  • Dirty Onion
  • City Hall
  • Titanic Memorial Garden
  • Victoria Square mall
  • Albert Memorial Clock
  • St. Mary’s Church
  • Kelly’s Cellars
  • Botanic Gardens
  • Queen’s University
  • Tropical Ravine
  • Palm House
  • Ulster Museum