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Travel Blogs from Belfast
Troubles”. The IRA attacked Protestant targets and British military stationed
in Northern Ireland (including terrorist attacks against civilians) and
Protestant loyalists fought back. Anyway, Belfast was the center of the
violence that went on for almost 30 years until a peace agreement in 1998 since
which things have successfully calmed down.
Nowadays, the area of Belfast that was the focus of the
greatest violence has ...
... this coast road is also the road that the Sons rode their bikes along when they came to Belfast is season 3.
The locations part of the tour was fabulous with Derek (our tour guide and driver) knowing more about Game of Thrones than the producers I am sure.
Our first location stop was Cushendun Caves where Melisandre of Asshai gave birth to her "shadow baby" who went on to slay Renly Baratheon.
Next stop was ...
... keep them there indefinitely. There are gates on roads connecting the communities that are still closed and locked at night. Homes adjacent to the walls have mesh fencing forming a dome over their back yards to protect against items that are thrown over the walls. It may take a generation or two before these walls are ready to come down.
We did take a Black Cab tour with a driver in one of those Hanson cabs through both neighbourhoods and it was ...
To get to Belfast from Dublin, we had to take a bus part of the way as they were doing track works on the rail lines. The delay of doing this ended up making our less than 24 hour stop over in Belfast even shorter! Even so, it was a pretty relaxing trip and soon enough we were there! Our hotel was a short walk from the station, and as we soon found out a short walk to the main city centre also. We dropped our bags off and headed out to explore the city. Both of us didn't ...
... reaches speeds of 60mph. Now, yes it was a balmy 18c, but with a wind chill factor of much less than that and having my receding hair line extended back I now think a more appropriate seat would have been inside. (See photo of this in attachments, with T holding her hair style under a scarf, she thinks she looks like Grace Kelly, I think she looks like I've hooked up with a lady from Dubai). Anyway we see many wonderful sights, some steeped in history, ...
Other places to stay in Belfast
Queen's Quarter, Belfast | Hotelfrom $115
King's Hall, Belfast | Hotelfrom $56
Ballynafeigh, Belfast | Hotelfrom $62
Queen's Quarter, Belfast | Hotelfrom $60
Ballynafeigh, Belfast | Hotelfrom $60
4-8 Telfair Street, Belfast | Hotelfrom $129
Ballynafeigh, Belfast | Hotel$83 average
11 Malone Road, Belfast | Hotelfrom $97
Malone, Belfast | Hotelfrom $42