Monday, 12 May 2014

Belfast’s Best Sightseeing Spots*

 Belfast may be a modern city but its rich historical heritage means it’s a history buff’s paradise. Travelodge’s hotels in Belfast make a great base to explore this fantastic city where past meets present on every single street.  

Titanic Belfast 
The Titanic may have set off on her doomed maiden voyage from Southampton but this amazing vessel was built in Belfast, so it’s fitting that the world’s biggest Titanic visitor experience is based in the city. If you’re around on a Sunday, don’t miss the chance to have afternoon tea in the opulent surroundings of the Titanic Suite. 

Belfast City Hall 
This grand, imposing building still serves as the civic building for Belfast City Council. Free tours operate on a first come, first serve basis throughout the day from Monday to Saturday so make sure you take this great opportunity to find out more about the history of this iconic building and its inhabitants. 

Belfast Cathedral 
Even if you don’t get the chance to go inside, make sure you see Belfast Cathedral after dark, when its recently added Spire of Hope is lit up. The interior is well worth a look too for its beautiful mosaics and sculptures. 

Ulster Museum 
This museum is free to visit and is a must-see destination on any sightseeing visit to Northern Ireland’s capital. Fans of dinosaurs and ancient Egypt are well catered for, and make sure you make time for a look around the Art of the Troubles exhibition, on until the 7th September. The museum’s located in the city’s Botanic Gardens so you can combine your visit with a wander around in the fresh air. 

As you’ll discover when you visit Belfast, this is just a taste of all the historical magic to be found in this fascinating city. 


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