Travel Blogs from Belfast
Today we flew from London Stansted to Belfast in Northern Ireland! This means I got to experience first hand the insanity that is British Airport Security. My new Docs beeped, so I had to take them off and get a full body frisk down by a female officer while my boots got their own separate X-ray and then I had the metal detector wand waved over both my feet individually. Yep, just my feet, uncomfortably showing off to the public my super groovy ...
... we stayed to the sites and food could justify a return trip. One of my favorites of the old castles we visited on this trip was Carrickfergus Castle, a very close drive.
Today is the 20th anniversary of the IRA ceasefire. Skyped Sherben and Charlotte, so a nice start to the day. Walked, a long walk, to st George's markets. The iPhone is a good GPS. We enjoyed wandering round, there was meat, fish and veggies in abundance, fabulous cheeses and stalls of chutneys, relishes etc. not like our local ones, these were really professional!. And then there were the cupcake and cupcake and cupcake ...
... Even current politics are represented. In Republican Northern Ireland the Palestinian flag is all over the place with Irish nationals showing support for Gaza. The Israeli flag is also prominent in British sections representing the 6 northern counties symbolizing with Isreal that they are surrounded by enemies. I met up with Martin on Saturday for a British nationalist parade. The parade wasn't til later and I had to go but before I left I had ...
... at the Visitor Center and got on the bus. Almost immediately after we boarded, the rain started again, but it was light and we were safely on the bus. As we waited for the other visitors to return, we watched a steady stream of classic British cars driving by, mostly Jaguars and MGs. There must have been some car show in the area. When everyone returned, we drove a little bit further west and made a quick stop to view Dunluce Castle from ...
Other places to stay in Belfast
Golden Mile, Belfast | 3 star hotelfrom $96
- Wonderfully helpful staff and accomidation
- Good location
- Really rather good
Golden Mile, Belfast | 4 star hotelfrom $127
- Give it a miss
- Not recommended
- Trip to Befast - November 26th - 28th
Shaftesbury, Belfast | 3 star hotelfrom $84
- Nice Hotel -Shame about the breakfast!
- Could be in any city, in any country
- Overall very good
78 Malone Road, Belfast | 2 star hotelfrom $132
Ormeau, Belfast | 4 star hotelfrom $116
- No complaints
- Nice hotel let down by staff
- Great Place!
Market Quarter, Belfast | 3 star hotelfrom $129
- Value for Money
- Relaxing weekend
- Very impressed
Ormeau, Belfast | 4 star hotelfrom $109
- Leaves alot to be desired
- Would recommend and return myself
- 21st Century Hotel
City Centre, Belfast | 3 star hotelfrom $95
Golden Mile, Belfast | 3 star hotelfrom $103
Golden Mile, Belfast | 5 star hotelfrom $133
Queen's Quarter, Belfast | 2 star hotelfrom $105
- Friendly clean and a great bar to
- Not Good
- Terrible customer service - Never going again
Legoniel, Belfast | 4 star hotelfrom $102
- No Business Suit? Don' t Bother
- Ideal if you are looking for a quiet location superb value for money
- I was impressed enough with the Ramada
Legoniel, Belfast | 4 star hotelfrom $122
- 5 stars!
- A Great Hotel to Stay In!
Golden Mile, Belfast | 3 star hotelfrom $87
- OK, for the price
- Great Location, Great Value for Money
- Great Location
City Centre, Belfast | Hotelfrom $93
21 Malone Road, Belfast | 4 star hotelfrom $120
City Centre, Belfast | 3 star hotelfrom $147
- Not the first choice for a visit to Belfast
- Nice Try!
- Style over substance - Restaurant is a shocker.
Queen's Quarter, Belfast | 4 star hotelfrom $126
Cairnburn Park, Belfast | 4 star hotelfrom $148
Queen's Quarter, Belfast | 3 star hotelfrom $81
City Centre, Belfast | 5 star hotelfrom $286
- Different Class
- Service lets it down
- Beautiful hotel
Linen Quarter, Belfast | Hotelfrom $95
- A good night's stay
- Excellent Hotel
- Ausgezeichnetes Hotel
Queen's Quarter, Belfast | 3 star hotelfrom $126
Queen's Quarter, Belfast | 3 star hotelfrom $108
Blacks Road, Belfast | Hotelfrom $80
Queen's Quarter, Belfast | 4 star hotelfrom $116
- Excellent Hotel - Friendly Staff
- Good location near the university
- Top Notch...