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Belfast United Kingdom, Antrim County

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  • Shopping (2354)
  • Nightlife (1121)
  • Sightseeing (843)
  • History (826)
  • Food (776)
  • Friendly People (769)
  • Restaurants (629)
  • Clothes Shopping (500)
  • Culture (488)
  • Pubs (472)

Belfast was highly rated for history by 66 guests from the United States!

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Describe what other people like you would like about shopping in Belfast.

Anonymous, Unknown location

17 days ago Report

Victoria's Square is only a few minutes walk from the Hilton Belfast, with 2 floors of shops and an additional 2 floors of restaurants and fast food outlets, including a cinema you'll definitely find whatever it is you're after, especially being in the middle of the town centre meaning even more shops just outside! You're also able to get a lift (or walk up a very large spiral staircase- don't be fooled, there are more stairs than you think!) to the very top of Victoria's Square Dome with a great 360 view over Belfast, which is beautiful at night.

What makes the people from Belfast so friendly? Tell us your story.

John, United Kingdom

25 days ago Report

Although Belfast has had something of a bad reputation in the past I found no evidence of this in the people I met. I hope the positive way that the City is now moving forward continues,the people make the city & seem very welcoming to visitors.

What is it in Belfast that makes history come to life?

John, United Kingdom

25 days ago Report

There are many opportunities for History lovers with the Titanic Connection I never managed to get into the Titanic Exhibition but it looked impressive. A good way to see the city is to take an open top bus tour which takes in all the area where the main "Troubles" took place & allows you to see the famous wall murals on the Falls & Shankhill roads.The city now has a lot of modern buildings where Belfast has re-built some of it's troubled past & these sit side by side with many of the fine Victorian & Georgian buildings.If you are into football there is also the George Best connection.The best thing is to make a visit I do not think you will be disappointed.

How can you enjoy the sights in Belfast while avoiding the crowds?

Maryann, Norway

21 days ago Report

By avoiding the July 12 "celebrations" but anytime before that...I was there early July, wasn't that crowded then. Off season traveling or low season traveling is a good idea.

Is there more to shopping in Belfast than just brand-name stores?

Teresa, Ireland

12 days ago Report

All the main stores are in the city center and there are two large shopping centers off the main street as well. It's a very friendly city and very easy to get around.

Why do you recommend Belfast for food?

Jose, United States of America

18 days ago Report

We really enjoyed the food and service at the Nu Delhi restaurant, we went there 4 times and we tried different dishes and they were all great.

Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?

gadabout, United Kingdom

3 hours ago Report

We ate out at Scalini Italian Restaurant and The Joy Inn (Chinese) and found the food in both restaurants to be excellent.

What was the most entertaining thing you saw in Belfast?

Patricia, United Kingdom

12 days ago Report

Christmas Markets and Shows at the Grand Opera House

What should you avoid to make the most of the nightlife in Belfast?

Rachel, Ireland

9 days ago Report

Be sure to head out early, as clubs close earlier (2am) than a lot of other European cities. The cathedral quarter is more expensive, but not by much, and well worth a visit.

How can you get the most authentic cultural experience in Belfast?

Holly, United Kingdom

6 days ago Report

Walk the streets, enter pubs, watch a march, see the murals, find traditional gigs. Talk to locals, they really are such a chatty nation!
  • Christmas Markets 59 endorsements
  • 5 answers

What makes the Christmas markets so magical in Belfast?

Mary, Ireland

11 days ago Report

Great atmosphere, good food and friendly staff.
  • Alternative Culture 32 endorsements
  • 5 answers

What aspect of the culture in Belfast was so different than back home?

William, Ireland

19 days ago Report

Lively atmosphere, busy bars and cafes. Beautiful British style buildings and very clean streets.

What makes Belfast one of those classic city-trip experiences?

Frances, United Kingdom

29 days ago Report

The recent history. Taxi tour of the Falls and Shankill murals was a different experience to most city tours - even the bus tour in Belfast. You really do hear the view of people who live there. Worth doing both.

Why is the atmosphere in Belfast something people rave about?

colin, United Kingdom

20 days ago Report

The people from Belfast are always up for a bit of crack, I always have a laugh when I'm in town.

Did the theater performances in Belfast live up to their reputation?

Mary, United Kingdom

8 days ago Report

Yes the theatre performances lived up to their reputation!

What are the best attractions to see on a tour in Belfast?

Ian, United Kingdom

23 days ago Report

Via Odyssey tours - The Giant's Causeway, locally the Titanic Museum and the Transport & Folk Museum at Cultra.
  • Ancient Landmarks 27 endorsements
  • 3 answers

Describe the best ancient landmarks to visit in Belfast.

David, Austria

22 days ago Report

not in Belfast - but 25 mins due South is Sty Patrick's Grave in Downpatrick (although 5 glue sniffing early teens were sitting on it), with museum nearby etc

Tell us about your most relaxing moments in Belfast.

Mary, United Kingdom

8 days ago Report

The whole atmosphere in Belfast is relaxing & so laid back for a big city, it's lovely to sit with a nice cup of tea or coffee & just people watch!

How is tourism changing Belfast?

Ronniethomson, Australia

6 days ago Report

Tourism assists the economy of Belfast

What's the best way to make the most of Belfast by foot?

Kevin, United States of America

24 days ago Report

Just walk! The city has terrific self-guided walking tours with placards placed every few hundred meters that direct your attention to the sites of interest nearby, including all the related history

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