2.10.2014

7 reasons why belfast should be on your bucket list

Here Are 7 Reasons Why Belfast Should Be On Your Bucket List: 

It might not be the first dream destination that comes to mind, but Belfast, Ireland should certainly be at the top of your bucket list. Reflected in its music, architecture, and art Belfast embraces both the old and the new, classic and modern, traditional and unexpected. This dichotomy makes for a unique, nearly palpable energy that bounces through the city and is luring more and more travelers its way each year. And with a growing number of hotels  to choose from, such as the 4* La Mon hotel, down to a wide choice of hostels, B&Bs, self-catered apartments and budget hotels, there’s somewhere for every budget. Here are just seven of the ever growing reasons to make Belfast the next place you pack your bags for.  


1. Escap3d If you’ve ever imagined what it would be like to live in a video game, well, this is it. This real-life room escape game takes you away from your computer screen and into a locked room with up to five of your friends and only 60 minutes to find your way out. You and your team must work together to solve puzzles until you decipher the code for freedom. It’s cerebral, it’s thrilling, it’s like nothing else you’ve experienced before.  

2. After Hours at Titanic Belfast The first Friday of each month brings to you theatrical reenactments of RMS Titanic stories that put Leonardo DiCaprio to shame. During After Hours, the Titanic Belfast goes from maritime monument to suave nightlife hub equipped with live music, drinks, and, of course, powerful performances that bring the past to life. Guests can get up close and personal with rare Titanic artifacts with a glass of complimentary Presecco in hand. Now that’s a history lesson.  

3. Ulster Museum Old and powerful on the outside, chic and modern on the inside, this is a museum you could really spend a day in. With exhibits that cover everything from fossils to folk art, zoology to botany, the collections are eclectic and know no bounds. Admission is free so you can save your cash for the massive gift shop.  

4. Oh Yeah Music Centre Set in a converted whiskey warehouse within the Cathedral Quarter, Oh Yeah is a beacon of burgeoning culture. Its three floors are home to a performance space where you can catch a show featuring both local and international talents. Pick up some vinyl at a record fair, attend a festival, rehearse with your band or even lay down a track at the in-house recording studio.   

5. Streamvale Open Farm Take respite from the city and cuddle some cute animals while you’re at it at Streamvale Open Farm. Animal lovers, adventure seekers, and history buffs alike will enjoy feeding little animals, burning off some excess energy, and learning about the countryside and farming traditions of Belfast first hand.   

6. Belfast City Hall Get an eyeful of neoclassical architecture and an earful of history on your group tour of city hall. Informed guides will introduce you to public art while enlightening you with the tales of the Belfast City Council's civic building that date back to 1906. Visitors are stunned by ornate rooms, intricate stained glass, and winding marble staircases.  

7. Game of Thrones Tour With dramatic coastlines and majestic peaks, it’s no wonder Belfast and the surrounding areas of Northern Ireland provide the setting for HBO’s Game of Thrones series. Fans delight as masterful guides take you on a scenic journey to caves, forests, and harbors in and around Belfast that you’ve seen on episodes of your favorite fantasy program. Though not featured on the show, Giant’s Causeway is a stunning must-see you’ll have the amazing opportunity to explore. 

1 comment :

  1. Great ideas. I've never been to Belfast but have always wanted to visit. Zhanks for the tips.

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