Why you need to visit Belfast
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I am so proud and delighted that Lonely Plant has named Belfast and the Causeway Coast as the number one region to visit in 2018!  The guide described us as “Dynamic Belfast has put its troubled past behind it and is a city transformed”.  How cool is that?


I was born and bred in Belfast.  Considering I grew up during what is known and referred to as the Troubles, I loved Belfast then and I love it now. I am so proud at how far this wee country has come.  Below I want to share with you 5 reasons why you need to visit Belfast now.  I hope you agree with me and make your next weekend trip to Belfast.


Why you should visit Belfast


Our People

We are such a welcoming people.  Warm hearted and we will go out of our way to help you.  I can remember meeting a French tourist in Belfast.  She didn’t have much English but we managed to figure out what she needed and we walked her 2 miles to her accommodation.  Oh and of course we love a great craic!


Our Past

The  well known Belfast politician David Ervine reworded a saying by philospher George Santayana saying “Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it.”  That is so true of Northern Ireland.  We should not forget our past troubles but use them to move forward and that is what has happened.  Visiting Belfast you will experience the rich history displayed by murals as well as visiting the ‘peace walls’ which still exist in Belfast.


Our Scenery

While not based in Belfast you just need to go to the wonderful UNESCO World Heritage site that is the Giant’s Causeway.  An area of 40,000 interlocking basalt columns which was a result of an ancient volcanic eruption.  It is located in the beautiful north coast of Northern Ireland.


Our Accommodation, food & shopping

There is a hotel that will suit all tastes within Belfast.   You can stay in the most bombed hotel in Europe – The Europa Hotel or you can stay at the new quirky Bullitt Hotel.

You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out in Belfast.  From the famous Long’s Fish and Chips which is the best kept secret in Belfast to more funky selection of food from Made in Belfast. There is something to suit all tastes and all prices!

Shopping in Belfast is also a delight.  You can take a wander along Donegall Place for the main high street stores or stroll through Victoria Square for designer wear and even take in the breathtaking views from the doom at the top of Victoria Square.


Have you been to Belfast?  Are you considering it?  I’d love to hear from you.



As someone who was born and bred in Belfast here I tell you why you need to come visit Belfast. Head over to my blog to read why!

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  • Reply
    October 25, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    I have been wanting to plan a trip! My family comes from the area so it would be wonderful to be able to visit! Very happy to read this!

    • Reply
      October 25, 2017 at 7:08 pm

      Oh that’s wonderful. I really do hope you visit. It has certainly come a long way 🙂

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