These days Northern Ireland’s capital is a vibrant, bustling city, ideal for a weekend break spent bar hopping, shopping and eating out. It’s easy to get to and has plenty of good, budget accommodation. Check out http://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/224/Belfast-Central-hotel for a great deal on a room in the centre of all the action.
As befits a capital city, Belfast has a buzzing restaurant scene and it’s possible to eat like a king, no matter what your budget is. Seafood lovers should bag a table at Mourne Seafood Bar (it’s a fishmonger’s by day!) and if you want to treat yourself to a special dinner, James Street South is one of the classiest places to be seen in of an evening.
If you believe no visit to Ireland is complete without sampling the craic and a pint of stout in a traditional Irish pub, they don’t come any older or more traditional than the Duke of York. If you’d rather get your glad rags on and sip cocktails alongside the city’s most stylish people, 21 Social is a great bet for delicious drinks and good food.
After all that wining and dining it’s time for a spot of retail therapy. Carrolls Gifts and Souvenirs is a good place to buy mementos of your stay in Belfast. When it comes to fashion, the Victoria Square and Castlecourt shopping centres will cater for all your high street shopping needs. And don’t miss Avoca in the city centre for a gorgeous selection of luxurious gifts, fashion and amazing food. There’s also a seriously good café that’s a must-stop lunch destination.
Whether you’re travelling as a couple, a family or with friends, Belfast is the perfect, hassle-free destination for escaping the daily grind and letting your hair down – NI style.