Travel Blogs from Belfast
... to keep out. Flags identifying the Protestant areas, there is still tension on the streets with violence still occurring. Gates are shut between 7pm and 7am to keep vehicles out of the area. In one area the gates are closed Friday evening until Monday morning. So the troubles are still there. Thanks to my darling husband for taking me to this very safe place (I say sarcastically). Happy to get out of this ...
... time the plane dropped 50 feet !!!
A bus straight outside the terminal and within 20 minutes of wheels touching down we were in the centre of Belfast. Now where is my accommodation !!!
After meeting my 'landlord' (and his mum !) I had a quick look around the flat before heading out into town. An amazing modern flat, huge sitting room and kitchen, two bedrooms and two bathrooms !!!
Belfast is modern, clean and ...
... Parachute Regiment. They did it last year too, on the anniversary of Bloody Sunday. How awful. And so recently! I equate this in a similar way as people in the south still flying the Confederate flag. They think it's showing their "southern pride" and others....well you know that story.) Officially, a peace treaty of sorts was signed in 1998. Things are much better now than they were and laws have been put into place to give Catholics equal rights. But if you think the tension ...
... The most famous incident of that year, Bloody Sunday, occurred on January 30th. A group of demonstrators protesting against the UK governments policy of internment were fired upon by soldiers. The soldiers claimed to have been shot at first, but the Saville Inquiry (1998-2010) would determine that no provocation was given, and that those killed were innocent protesters. This famous incident is commemorated in the U2 song "Bloody Sunday".
... gets its name from a charming quirk in its construction, which makes a whisper against its walls audible on the opposite side.
Another great excursion we had last week was to the linen museum and Hillsborough fort. This excursion was part of our European Integration course. In the linen museum there is a great collection of linen costumes, demonstrations of hand-spinning, artworks and textiles. Some of the ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Oakdene Lodge Belfast
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...