Belfast has many things to see on our Belfast Shore Excursions and do whether you are arriving on a cruise ship or vacationing in a hotel. It has a rich history full of political conflict, castles and the Titanic.
Belfast is the capital and largest city in Northern Ireland. It is located at the mouth of the Logan River making it a popular port for fishing and shipbuilding.
The city is rather young only being established in 1888 but the area was occupied since the Bronze Age dating back to between 3200 and 600 BC. Belfast history also is known as being the hotspot in the 1970's as part of the "Troubles" political uprising. But those days and conflicts are long gone and resolved.
Another famous detail about Belfast is it was the location where the Titanic was built. The Harland and Wolff Shipyard is still in operation with its famous, mammoth cranes - Sampson and Goliath.
Numerous castles dot the area including the interesting Carrickfergus Castle and the Grey Castle. The landscape is quaint and takes you back in history. Check out our Belfast Excursions for options!
For those looking for a unique souvenir, Belfast is world known for the Irish Linen produced in the city. A stop along the Golden Mile offers the bests shops, restaurants and bars.
A day in Belfast would not be complete without a visit to the Titanic Belfast, an ironclad museum that resembles the stern of a ship. The Giant's Ring is a 5,000-year-old hinge is also interesting as is the relic of the Hillforts from the Iron Age.
The city is laid on in several Quarters such as the Cathedral Quarter where you can find St. Anne's Cathedral, or the Queen's Quarter with the Queen University, Botanic Gardens, and Ulster Museum.
Enjoy your day on one of our Belfast Shore Excursions and do not forget your camera!