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Travel Blogs from Belfast
... Harland & Wollf, its longtime shipbuilder. Naval architect Thomas Andrews, who later perished when the Titanic sank, headed up the design of the new vessels. Construction started on the first such vessel, dubbed the Olympic, in late 1908.
Designed to be the world's largest passenger steamship upon its completion, the Titanic ...
... largest transoceanic liner of its time at the former Harland & Wolff shipyards. Strange indeed as Belfast has no natural resources, shallow rivers and harbours until some forefathers decided to dredge both and build shipyards. The joke is nobody told them they could not do it! And nobody ever heard of Belfast, nor cared about it, prior to the sinking of the Titanic. They also built a larger ship called the Oceana (I think) which stayed in ...
... ship, the launch of the ship, who was on it. I think the best quote we have heard so far is: "If you want to know how the Titanic sunk, maybe you should ask the English captain, the Scottish navigator, or the Canadian iceberg...but it was fine when it left here!" The unfortunate thing is that it is overcrowded and somewhat disorganized. While the exhibits are worthwhile, it was difficult to handle the crowds. They should have better crowd control to make it flow better. We ...
Being somewhat skeptical of hotel breakfasts, we were immensely surprised and overjoyed to find our hotel "Full Irish Breakfast" includes REAL bacon (after so many months in the USA where their idea of bacon is a wafer-thin strip of fat with patches of pink stuff - crispy and delicious as it is), freshly poached eggs (not the pre-mixed packet stuff we endure in the USA if we eat out ...
... my page. You've never seen a computer with so many freakin' pop ups and tool bars and viruses and all kinds of ****. It was mental, but I managed to get what I needed and headed back with some breakfast.
Laura had strongly recommended doing a black cab tour which is a specialised tour in the back of one of the black cabs - cool! The tour is driven by taxi drivers who have lived through the troubles of the partisan history of Ireland and Belfast. It runs for around 90 ...
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...