Travel Blogs from Belfast
We did not go on an organized tour today. We took about a half hour walk from the ship to downtown Belfast. Then we got on a local Hop On Hop Off bus that took us on a 90 minute route around Belfast. It was cloudy and cool, but no rain. Although the violence stopped in the early 1990's, Belfast is still a much divided city. There is a 17 foot wall separating ...
... incredible views across England and Northern Ireland as we flew. And I definitely cried. Only a little bit, and only when we were taking off. The hostel was great and I was greeted by a tour of the place along with the phrase universally loved by all travellers - "We're doing a bar crawl tonight, you in?". What a silly question. And it was FREE. I attached myself to an awesome couple of Spanish and Colombian girls along with about 20 others, Aussies, Germans, Canadians ...
... before we were both overheated and a little claustrophobic. So back home to cook some dinner and relax for the evening.
Today we head back downtown for a tour of the Belfast City Hall. This is a scrumptious building finished in 1906. The building is a show piece of marble stating that "We have made it as a city". In 1888 Queen Victoria gave Belfast it's city title and they made the most of it with the city hall. The marble floor motif under the center ...
... repair in Scotland. There are all sorts of shapes made out of the stones that aid the old folk law, such as a camel, a boot, onions and a organ. It's hard to describe how amazing it was walking over the stepping stones that just look like honeycomb. We took the trail back that takes you to the top of the cliff looking down which had sensational views! Well worth the visit, so amazing. On the drive home we stopped off at Dunluce Castle for a photo stop, the castle is ...
Belfast has impressed me so much more than Dublin. I liked Dublin a lot though. I really like the character of Belfast. Jake is loving it as well. Beautiful city. Easy to navigate walking and driving. Caught the movie, "At World's End," before it made it to American theaters. I am glad Jake is happy here.
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
59 - 63 Botanic Avenue, Belfast | 3 star hotelfrom $95
Blacks Road, Belfast | Hotelfrom $80
36 Cromwell Road, Belfast | 4 star hotelfrom $46