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Belfast, United Kingdom Travel Guide 2021 – FORTH News Travel

united kingdom 2 March, 2021 6:35HRS


Is the capital city of Northern Ireland, UK and also is the largest city of Northern Ireland region. Belfast played an important role in the Industrial Revolution in Ireland during the 19th century.

Belfast used to be the birthplace of the famous ship RMS Titanic which struck an iceberg and sunk in the year of 1912; Belfast used to be the most dangerous city on the planet in the early 19th century due to heavy presence of industries and industrial workers on the planet. At the time of the Industrial Revolution, Belfast became an important port for Ireland. From one of the finest Irish Linen production to Shipbuilding, the city had most of the key industries based.

Also the largest shipyard in the world of its time, The Harland & Wolff PLC Shipyard is also located in Belfast. This city to till this date has not lost all its industrial glory, now Belfast is a hub of The British Aerospace Industry and Military’s missile manufacturing location.

Located on the eastern coast of Lagan river banks, Belfast is 12th largest city in the country of U. K. and also the 2nd largest on the island of Ireland. Its name as an international centre of industries came to an end in few decades after World War 2 ended.


1 Olympic Way, Queen's Road, Belfast BT3 9EP, United Kingdom

The “Titanic Belfast” is a Titanic related visitor experience centre which is largest in the world of its kind, exploring the story of the Titanic in unique way. Seasonal opening hours for Titanic Belfast are designated different for every month.

January is closed through Monday to Thursday and only open on weekends 10 am - 4:30 pm. In February and March, closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays it opens on Monday during 10 am – 4:30 pm and same timings for Thursday to Sunday. Months April to august are open for the whole month from 9 am to 6 pm. September is open on weekends 10 am – 5:30 pm and closes 1 hour early on weekdays. In October, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and the rest of days are from 10 am – 4:30 pm. November and December have the same timings as October, the only change is that the days from 24th to 26th.

These are really tours for seasonal timings so they are more guidelines than rules.

This is a one hour long visitor experience which also in some cases can stretch longer as for Sunday’s special Afternoon Tea, The Belfast Titanic tour offers exploration of Harland and Wolff Drawing Offices the places where these gigantic Olympic Class ships were designed including the RMS Titanic. Visitors a chance to take a walk on the paths and alleys rom where shipyard workers who constructed Olympic class cruise ships like Titanic worked in the times when this place was operational.


Antrim Rd, Belfast BT15 5GR, United Kingdom

Cave Hill stayed icon of the city of Belfast for many generations with its unique silhouette visible throughout Belfast. Some of the sites are based on the novel Gulliver’s Travel by Jonathan Swift. The Napoleon Nose, which is what the locals call it, is one of them.

The features of Cave Hill include Cave Hill Adventure Playgrounds, Green Landscape garden, Millennium herbs gardens, Cave Hill Visitors Center, Ecotrail and Orienteering paths. Gift shops are only open Sundays though. Full parking lot facilities and fully equipped on-site cafes and canteens are also available.

The site may be closed because of COVID-19 lockdown placed till April 1, 2021.


Donegall Square N, Belfast BT1 5GS, United Kingdom

Opened on 1st March, 1906, Belfast City Hall is located in Donegall Square, the heart of Belfast. The City Hall was an important international Linen exchange centre during the 19th century but is now a civic building for the Belfast City Council. The building cost about £369,000 to construct and was paid by using the profits of the Gas industry. Companies such as the WH Stephens and the H & J Martin used to be amongst the organizations which were involved in the designing and constructions.

The City Hall grounds were shut down during the pandemic until 18th January, 2021 and there are currently no tours or function of the City Hall. However, the Registrar office is still open and works on an appointment only service. Access to the City Hall office for Birth, Death, Marriages and Civil Partnerships is through the rear entrance on Donegall Square South. The garden of Remembrance is still open. The registrar’s office is open from 9:30 am to 4:15 pm during Monday to Thursday and from 9:30 am to 3:45 pm on Friday. Weekends are off. The City hall also has a Changing places facility available to the public. It’s open from 9 am to 5 pm from Monday to Friday. Access can be gained from the back gate of City hall.


Botanic Gardens, Belfast BT9 5AB, United Kingdom

The Ulster Museum covers about the 90,000 sq. ft of public space. Founded in 1821, it began exhibiting as an Art gallery since 1833. The Ulitser Museum is the treasure and valuables house of the Northern Ireland from a very long time as it displays pieces Its exhibits includes Mummies from the ancient Egyptian era, Dinosaur skeletons and other life-form fossils from the pre-historic era, it It is a spot for not only people who love history but also people who enjoy arts and pre-historic fossils. The great thing about this Museum it’s free.

Although the admission is free, it is advised to book online first for safety.

The Museum may be closed because of the Covid-19 guidelines set forth by the Government until further. Adhering to the government policies and rules, most of the restaurants and cafes are still open in the area.

Visitors can enjoy meals while looking at the fresh green Botanic Garden inside Ulster Museum Loaf Café which is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM offering meals and other refreshments to visitors.


402 Newtownards Road East Side Visitor Centre, Belfast BT4 1HH, United Kingdom

Located at intersection of Connswater and Comber Greenways, the CS Lewis Square is beside the East-Side Visitors Center is the place where people can use interactive screens, informative panel and huge wall map of Belfast present here to learn about the attractions of the Belfast city.

CS Lewis Square is memorable tourist destination that exhibits more than three hundred trees amd also sculptures and statues that were made by Maurice Harron.

The CS Lewis Square is open 24/7 for visitors.

Having a COVID-19 Lockdown in place until 1st of April 2021, CS Lewis Square will be closed to non-essential service providers. However Cafes, Bars and some Restaurants can open for only takeaway option.

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