From beautiful coastlines to a fascinating industrial heritage, Belfast is a modern, vibrant and stylish city. Famous for being the birthplace of the RMS Titanic, Northern Ireland's capital offers visitors the chance to visit the Harland and Wolff shipyard and the fascinating Titanic Experience. Only in Belfast can the Titanic story be traced to its source, and the excitement of an era when the city was at the height of its powers relived.
Close to Queen’s University lie the fascinating Botanical Gardens, established for over 180 years. The unique Palm House was one of the world’s first cast-iron glass-houses and displays a wide range of tropical plants, ranging from bananas to rubber.[ReadMoreMob] Alongside, the Renaissance-styled Ulster Museum tells Ireland’s 9,000-year history through art, ceramics, costume, and prehistoric archaeology. To the city’s northern edge is the impressive Belfast Castle, offering wonderful views of the city as it stands 120m above the Irish Sea. [ReadMoreDesk]
Belfast is also perfectly placed to discover the stunning Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland's only UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site and an incredible natural wonder steeped in myths and legends.
The Giant’s Causeway
Travelling inland you will find the mystical and mysterious geological formation of the Giant’s Causeway, approximately an hour and 20 minutes away from Belfast. Located on the North Eastern coast of County Antrim; it is the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland and attracts visitors from all over the world.
No visit to Belfast is complete without learning of the city's legendary links to the infamous ocean liner Titanic. Located in the Titanic Quarter, Titanic Belfast opened in 2012 and is right beside the historic site of the ship's birthplace. Inside you can enjoy a fascinating insight into the authentic story and history of Titanic, from her construction to her ill-fated maiden voyage in 1912.