Belfast for culture, shopping and museums
Belfast in Northern Ireland is a city that defies convention. Bold in its outlook and unconstrained by its difficult past, Belfast has overcome past tensions and is today a fast growing tourist destination. A new found optimism in the city has spurred areas of new development as well as a consciousness for preservation.
Restoration efforts of the city’s most treasured landmarks and historic sites continue to transform this unique city and the wonderful mix of modern boldness and classic Victorian and Edwardian stateliness has created a most wonderful cityscape. No visit to the U.K. is complete without including a Belfast Holiday to your itinerary.
Belfast is a city rich in history and culture and as such offers a long list of renowned museums and historic landmarks as well as inviting green spaces and city plazas. One of the most popular tourist attractions since its opening in 2012 is the Titanic Museum. This fascinating attraction is housed in new facilities built to resemble the bow of three large ships. Inside, visitors will discover intriguing exhibits devoted to the famous ship and her deep connection with Belfast.
The city itself offers a wonderful mix of open plazas such as Victoria Square and Queen’s Square where festivals and concerts take place and where some of the city’s oldest and most beautiful architectural treasures can be found. Where ever you go, Belfast offers a great blend of charm and character and its friendly people are only too happy to welcome visitors and to show off their city.
Belfast is easily reached with direct flights from continental European destinations such as Amsterdam and Paris or from Newark in the U.S.A, one of the three major New York City airports. Consider a multi-stop airfare and enjoy several destinations in the U.S., Asia or the Middle East before continuing on to exciting Belfast. Want to see even more of the world? Make Belfast part of a round the world excursion. Just ask your Flight Centre Travel Expert for all of your airfare options.