Travel Blogs from Belfast
... we feel the need to stop for a cappuccino and a snack - but hey, it is, after all, HOLIDAYS.
The sun is out and it really is a perfect travel day. John is immediately in love with the Neat as a Pin houses that we see as we travel through Northern Ireland ... Barb is sure she is going to hear THAT phrase more than 328 times during the next week!
From Howth we ...
... 500 metres down the road there is another one. Brand new. One for Protestants, one for Catholics. It's just crazy. The kids don't even mix with people from the other side just because everything is already separated down those lines - which is really sad, almost all the schools are solely one or the other. So it becomes a continuing cycle and it's really easy to see why this is not going to end any time soon. We got to see some houses which sat quite close to the wall which had to ...
... visited Belfast. She figured that this is partially due to the cities reputation from the Troubles, but thought that this was silly as the Troubles have been over for almost twenty years.
When I arrived in Belfast I checked into my hostel, the Global Village Hostel, which is a cozy and comfortable, with a really engaging and active staff. The hostel is in the trendy student neighbourhood, really close to Queens University Belfast - not to be confused with ...
... of the 'baby' he gets scared and flees back to Scotland destroying the causeway. On the Scottish isle of Staffa there are identical basalt columns caused by the same ancient lava flow, which influences the story. There is also a rock that looks like a Camel and Chimney Stacks along with other interesting rock formations. I really loved it there.
We drove back to the hostel and had a pretty quiet night.
On Saturday we picked up ...
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We also visited Dublinia which is a museum that focusses around the Vikings and medieval history of the city. They also make use of modern technology and recreated scenes of that time. We even got to dress up as Vikings! We got to see what a Viking house looked like or what life was like onboard a Viking warship. I also liked the Medieval floor very much. Here you got ...
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...