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Hotels in Belfast, Northern Ireland

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Belfast is both the administrative capital and the largest city of Northern Ireland in the United Kingdom.  While it largely drives Ireland’s economy, it is also a popular tourist destination.  The area is bursting with sights to see.  Including many of historical and religious importance.  Local accommodation varies from deluxe facilities like the Merchant Hotel Belfast and more affordable options such as the Premier Inn Belfast, Europa Hotel Belfast and the Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast.  For really cheap accommodation in Belfast, Northern Ireland, then the hostels are usually your best bet.

Top things to do in Belfast

The Crumlin Road Gaol was built in 1845 and was a working prison until 1996.  It was subsequently renovated and is now one of the area’s biggest tourist attractions.

The Ulster Museum has a wonderful collection of Irish artefacts and interesting items from the Spanish Armada.  A visit to this popular museum is as entertaining as it is fascinating.

The top religious sites in Belfast include St. Malachy’s Church and St. Anne’s Cathedral.  Old religious structures are famously beautiful from an architectural perspective but the interior is usually even more finely decorated. 

If it is fine architecture that interests you, take a trip to City Hall, the Grand Opera House, Queen’s University and the Linen Hall Library.  Each of which has its own unique design that is sure to impress and captivate onlookers.

Stormont Castle is one of the most popular historical structures in the area.  It is truly a spectacular site from the outside and the local tour guides will entertain and educate visitors as you make your way through this impressive castle.

The Titanic experience

Belfast is well-known for the role it played in the construction and history of the Titanic.  What some people may not know is that the SS Nomadic was built in the very same shipyard, at the same time and by the same company. It was used to transport Titanic passengers to the ship at Cherbourg.  It also played a role during both world wars. It has been fully restored and visitors are welcome to enjoy a memorable tour of what many call Titanic’s sister ship.

Cultra Manor contains a lovely Titanic exhibit.  This exhibit includes drawings of the ship by its designer, Thomas Andrew.  The Titanic Belfast speciality museum has an even more extensive collection of Titanic exhibits and reconstructions.  Some of the exhibits are even interactive so you are sure to have an unforgettable experience!

Another great place to visit for anyone fascinated by this great ship, is the Titanic’s Dock and Pump-House.  This is the only authentic Titanic landmark in the world and it was the last place that she rested on dry land.  Titanic boat tours take you on a tour of the harbour where the Titanic was built.

While looking for where to stay in Belfast or the best hotels in Belfast do consider the savings you can benefit from simply by making your hotel booking online to find bed and breakfast in Belfast or self-contained, serviced apartments in Belfast; or one of the cheap hotels in Belfast City Centre.  A large number of hotels in the area offer special discounts to online bookings.  These Belfast hotel deals will mean that you can enjoy extra activities with the money you save on accommodation in Belfast, Northern Ireland!