The capital of Northern Ireland gave the world the ill-fated Titanic, the mercurial George Best, and a vibrant bar scene responsible for millions of hangovers. Stay with us at one of our Belfast hotels and you’ll have the perfect base for exploring this sublime city. During The Troubles of the 70s and 80s it was maligned as one of the most dangerous cities on the planet. But times have changed, now it’s one of the safest in the UK, and it’s building new reputations with Michelin Starred restaurants, top-class entertainment venues and one of the most popular tourist attractions on the planet, Titanic Belfast. Tick off what you can, enjoy a pint or two of the black stuff, and we’ll see you again next time.
Things to do in Belfast
Victoria Square is the stunning, modern shopping centre at the heart of Belfast, which should be your first port of call if you’re plotting a bit of retail therapy. You’ll find the likes of Apple, Calvin Klein, House of Fraser, Kiehls, Tommy Hilfiger and Urban Outfitters alongside fast-food favourites like Five Guys, Nando’s and Pizza Express. CastleCourt Shopping Centre is where you’ll find more budget-friendly options like Matalan, New Look and Debenhams. You should also explore the shopping streets around Victoria Square. For example, Zara, The Disney Store and the independent shops of the Queens Arcade are just off Donegall Place, with Flying Tiger, TK Maxx and a slew of great independents nearby as well. Last but not least, St George’s Market is as much of a tourist attraction as it is a shopping destination. The enormous indoor Victorian market is a bustling world of bargains and a must visit for foodies.
If you’re flying into Belfast, you’ll either arrive into Belfast International Airport or George Best Belfast City Airport. Despite being the busiest airports in Northern Ireland, neither have their own train station, so to get to one of our Belfast hotels you’ll either need to hire a car or hail a taxi. Alternatively, you can hop aboard a Translink Bus express service to Europa Buscentre next to Great Victoria Street. Speaking of, Great Victoria Street is one of two main train stations in Belfast along with Belfast Lanyon Place next to the River Lagan.