Belfast

The capital of Northern Ireland is a vibrant, young city rich in culture and with a cost of living much lower than the rest of Britain.  

Even in the 1990s, Belfast, was known only for the grey backdrop to the struggles between Protestants and Catholics. Today it is a destination that attracts increasing numbers of tourists, and has undergone a profound regeneration to exploit its former downturns. The shipyards where the Titanic was built at the mouth of the river Lagan have now become a huge outdoor space with a multimedia Visitor Centre, dedicated to the glorious ocean liner. The walls of peace in the city centre, built to restrict contact between Protestants and Catholics, are now memorials from which to start a more hopeful future. Belfast is also specialising in food, from street food and tradition; try the typical Ulster breakfast: sausage, eggs, beans and fried bread.

Not to be missed:

• Titanic Quarters

• St George's Market

• Botanic Gardens 

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