Belfast Weekend Break
As the largest city and most popular destination in the whole of Northern Ireland, no trip to this part of the world would be complete without spending a few days in Belfast. While there are lots of impressive historic buildings to admire in Belfast, this is also a very modern city that is packed with amenities for visitors to make use of including world class hotels. The tourist infrastructure is particularly good here, while Belfast comes with a vibrant nightlife scene that has plenty to offer for people of all ages and from all walks of life.
Things to see and do in Belfast
People who climb to the top of Cave Hill will be treated to stunning views across the city and this is also the location of the historic Belfast Castle. Dating back to the 19th century, this impressive castle is set in lush gardens for visitors to explore and comes complete with two excellent restaurants while visitors can grab a bite to eat while soaking up the views of Belfast.
Those who want to take a break from the big city and unwind for a while should pay a visit to Belfast Botanic Gardens. Winding paths take visitors through the gardens to many scenic spots including a picturesque tropical ravine, a large Victorian palm house and rose gardens that contain a colourful collection of different types of roses from around the world.
Climbing on board one of the open topped buses that run around the city is a great way to view Belfast in comfort and style. A bus tour of Belfast takes visitors past a number of famous and impressive attractions and the beauty of this type of tour is that visitors can get off the bus anytime they like to take a closer look at the attractions of their choice.
People who want to enjoy a little culture can watch a performance at the Grand Opera House. This magnificent structure was built back in 1895 and a large number of operatic performances as well as plays and musicals are held here throughout the year.
Taking the Titanic Boat Tour offers visitors a new way to learn about the city of Belfast. Tours take in the shipyards where the world famous and ill fated boat was built and launched and this is a great way to learn about Belfast’s maritime traditions.
The climate in Belfast is fairly temperature and this is a good place to explore at any time of the year. However, the best time for people who are planning to explore the surrounding countryside to head to Belfast is from June to August, as temperatures are highest during the summer months and rainfall is generally minimal.
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