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Travel Blogs from Belfast
... along the way. One of the stops is Troon. If you know just a very little about golf you'll know Troon. Well it is full of courses and not a lot else. That very traditional 18 hole flanked by houses was evident on several of what looked like numerous courses. All links courses not surprisingly and all influenced by wind from the bay. Each place with the exception of Ayr is virtually unpronounceable but all sound intriguing. No booking seats on this one and as I'm ...
... her. The building housing the exhibit is quite spectacular, and there are really interesting exhibits inside showing life in Belfast as an industrial city, being a centre of linen manufacturing as well as ship building. Outside the building, we toured the site of the slipways, where the two ships were built side by side. They are marked by vertical steel posts that are only a quarter of the height that ...
... the building until I saw the size
of the crowd that has assembled for it at the 2:00 P.M. meeting time in the
foyer. No, if I’d rather skip it that put up with being in the midst of a crowd
of 60 people in cramped interior spaces trying to listen to a guide without a
Belfast is also famous for being the place where the Titanic
was built. That was during the era when Belfast ranked up there with Glasgow as
one of the world’s ...
... but much more green. And sheep. You can see for yourself from the photos. I took my time driving east for 13km then cut south (at full speed) headed for Belfast. My first night in Belfast I took time to walk around downtown, take in the government buildings and the area around Queens University. Met a group of really good people and talked for about an hour and a half I then headed back to my home based as I was wiped from the day. Got up pretty early on Day 2 in Belfast and ...
... and Belfast's economy is now booming. We passed the modern Titanic Museum (I didn't remember that the ship departed from Belfast), and drove through the areas where 'The Troubles' occurred. It's quite a sad area, really, with 'peace gates' that are locked in place each evening between the Nationalist (Irish, mostly Catholic) and the Unionist (British, mostly Protestant) neighborhoods. Our guide Gary did a remarkable job ...
Other places to stay in Belfast
Queen's Quarter, Belfast | Hotelfrom $115
King's Hall, Belfast | Hotelfrom $56
19 Rosetta Park, Belfast | Hotelfrom $40
Queen's Quarter, Newry | Hotelfrom $60
Ballynafeigh, Belfast | Hotelfrom $60
Queen's Quarter, Belfast | Hotel$161 average
Ballynafeigh, Belfast | Hotel
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8 Sans Souci Park, Belfast | Hotelfrom $80
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