Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Northern Ireland - 1: A visit to the historic city, Belfast

Northern Ireland - 1: A visit to the historic city, Belfast 

Overview: Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, is one of the most visited cities in the UK. We walked around the city to get a flavour of Belfast. Recovered from the 'Troubles' in the 1990s, the city has emerged as one of the best cities of the world. We can still see the murals from those times on Shankill Road. There is a 60 feet wall which separates the Catholics and Protestant areas.
One of the main attractions of Belfast is the Belfast Castle dating back to 12th century built by the Normans. The Castle built on the slopes of a hill overlooks the city.
Belfast is also known for the Titanic, which was built in the city’s docks before starting its fateful voyage from Southampton in 1912.
Belfast also boasts of a rich musical culture with many Irish bands based out of Belfast.
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References: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belfast
How to reach: Belfast has direct road/rail links from the Republic of Ireland. From other parts of the UK, Belfast is connected through ferry links.
Food/Accommodation: Belfast caters to visitors from all communities and has all kinds of restaurants.

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