Travel Blogs from Belfast
A fast, furious and worrying mini cab ride got us to Gatwick by 6.15 am - along with the rest of England! Chaos eventually sorted and Easy Jet got away on time though, an extra hour on the runway queuing to take off meant we were late arriving in Belfast. I love the Irish accent and the frequent use of the word " wee". The countryside so lush and green and very like NZ except with thousands of ...
... calls. It is a 90 minute drive straight up the M1. The countryside is unremarkable... Thickly hedged freeway, green fields with hedgerows and the occasional herd of Fresian cows. The speed limit is 120km/hour and "Bush and Clinton" are transformed into Thelma and Louise!
But suddenly, we cross the border into Northern Ireland and speed signs show '60'. The petrol station signs now show £ ...
Next stop was the Carrick-A-Read Rope bridge, also on the northern coast. Three hundred and fifty years ago fishermen strung a rope bridge between the land and a small island offshore, to allow them access to the best fishing places; the bridge is nearly 100 feet above the sea that pounds the rocks below. Today the bridge has steel reinforcements and is quite safe, if visitors can make it down the hilly .6 ...
... even kids go to school in there own areas and you don't really talk to someone from the other side until your about 16,17. The walls and sides of houses had beautiful murals on them but that meant something to each side! Some taxi drivers even refuse to go in to the Protestant if they are catholic! Like I said it was a definite shock to the system! Belfast was a cool and beautiful city though! Now on to Galway with a few stops along the ...
... run across the satin surface rather than being caught in the sticky mess you find in nightclubs. Rings of all shapes and sizes have been stamped into the wood, light circles that intertwine on the surface creating unique patterns. Names and hearts have been carved into the wood, running your fingers over it the rough words hold the hope of lost couples.
The drinks are simple, no flamboyant cocktails or tiny shots with complex names. Cider, Beer, Whisky, Vodka, Gin. ...
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
106 University Street, Belfast | 2 star hotelfrom $141
- 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
36 Cromwell Road, Belfast | 4 star hotel
- Excellent Hotel - Friendly Staff
- Good location near the university
- Top Notch...