Travel Blogs from Belfast
... and the 65 steps down to the actual bridge (in high winds). You already know that neither of us managed to cross the bridge, although Don got far enough to at least get a picture of it! We returned to Belfast along the coastal road, passing through Larne, home of our daughter-in-law, Lorna. Gary gave us a thorough driving tour of the city before returning us to the ship. In recent years the city has undergone a ...
There are a lot of interactive things to do and some great history of Belfast is explained. There is noises and conversations as you wander through the exhibition rooms, there are actual voice recordings of some of the survivors telling their stories which is quite sobering to listen to.
So much to see and hear and read and listen too, quite overwhelming actually. Outside is the dry docks where the Titanic was build, there is an outline from ...
... there will be many more!
Our low achieving day hadn't finished: Peter needed to get to the Apple Store and although I successfully navigated us there, he missed the parking entrance and we ended up in an impossible loop of one way streets and it took nearly half an hour to get back... I realise that days like today are just as much part of the travel experience and give us insights into culture with a small c! And what's ...
... tour, it was time to explore on our own. Some of us decided to make our way to the Titanic museum and I am so glad that we did! It was so interesting and the museum was so cool. There ended up being a ride in the museum, kinda like the Peter Pan style ride in Disney World. This was such a cool surprise and my favorite part! That night we made our way to the oldest and smallest pub in Belfast which had live music and was a lot of fun.
... row basically negates any trunk space however so in order to take only one car we opted to rent a roof box-which fits all our luggage quite nicely. By 2:15pm we're on the road headed for Chris's work.
The drive to Belfast takes us through Dublin. The midlands are beautiful. Cows and sheep graze on the green hills. The landscape is scattered with decaying towers, ruins of the past. Once we pass Dublin, hitting some light traffic, the scenery ...
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
Linen Quarter, Belfast | Hotelfrom $95
- A good night's stay
- Excellent Hotel
- Ausgezeichnetes Hotel
City Centre, Belfast | 5 star hotelfrom $286
- Different Class
- Service lets it down
- Beautiful 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...