Things to do in Belfast
Belfast is a great place for travellers to enjoy sightseeing, as
the layout of the city and its public transport make it easy for
visitors to get from the centre of Belfast to the surrounding
suburbs within 20 minutes, even during rush-hour.
Take a trip to City Hall and admire the turn-of-the-century
British architecture and the memorial to the victims of the
ill-fated Titanic (which was built in Belfast), and a statue of
Queen Victoria. Head to Cathedral Quarter, where the beautiful St
Anne''s Cathedral provides a wonderful backdrop for the small shops,
boutiques, galleries and eateries lining the streets around it, and
take in the magnificent architecture in the area which is marketed
as Belfast''s ''cultural'' district.
For a more relaxing day of sightseeing, visit the Botanic
Gardens with a book and a packed lunch, and then head to Falls Road
or Shankill to see some of the world''s finest political mural.
Animal lovers should visit the Belfast Zoo to meet the famous
prairie dogs that run free around the zoo''s grounds and the Barbary
lions; and opera lovers will be thrilled at the opportunity to
visit the Grand Opera House for a tour or a performance.