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Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland, and the history of the 1960s and 1990s has made the city heavy; but in recent years, Northern Ireland is the UK's "most happy" city. When you actually visit Belfast, you will be fascinated by this beautiful place, whether it is because of the beautiful streets, buildings, or the singing and laughter in the bar. It is also the main shooting scene of the well-known album "Game of Thrones".

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Background

The history of Belfast began in 1613, when King James I awarded the Royal Charter to the status of the Belfast town. The residents at that time were mainly Englishmen, Scots and Manxmen.

In 1888, Belfast's population, economy, and heavy industry grew rapidly, and it was upgraded from town to city. In 1921, it became the capital of Northern Ireland. Historically, Belfast's textile, tobacco, and shipbuilding industries are well developed. The Titanic/Titanic is built here. At the beginning of the 20th century, the Belfast shipbuilding industry was the world's largest producer.

However, during the period from 1968 to 1998, during the Northern Ireland issue (The Troubles), the long-term civil war and violent clashes caused the Belfast economy to stop until the Northern Ireland government signed the Belfast Agreement with the Irish and British governments. After that, Northern Ireland restored peace.

Today, Belfast is the political and economic center of Northern Ireland, a major education town, and a major tourist city.

Attractions

Belfast City Hall Belfast City Hall

Belfast City Hall is one of Belfast's most iconic buildings, and the main design of the main vault is inspired by St. Paul's Cathedral in London, featuring the development of Belfast. history.

Opening hours Monday to Friday 9:00-17:00|Saturday to Sunday 10:00-17:00
Ticket fee free

Belfast: Belfast City Hall.

Titanic Memorial Titanic Belfast

The Titanic/Titanic Memorial is located in the Titanic District. The interactive facilities allow visitors to fully understand the Titanic's self-construction, navigation, shipwreck and subsequent rescue processes.

Tickets to the memorial can also be used to visit the nearby Nomalic Belfast, a small sister cruise on the Titanic. They are from the same designer. The interior is similar in appearance to the exterior, but the size is probably It is a quarter of the Titanic.

Opening hours
April-May, September|9:00-18:00
June|8:30-19:00
July - August | Sunday to Thursday 8:30-19:00; Friday to Saturday 8:30 - 20:00
October-December|10:00-17:00

Ticket fare Adult £19|Children £8.5
*The above information is for reference only. If there is any change, pleaseOfficial websiteMain

Botanical Garden Belfast Botanic Gardens

The Belfast Botanical Garden was built in 1828. It is home to many southern hemisphere and Asian plants. It displays a wide variety of flowers and has a good interior design. It is not only popular with local residents, but also many tourists come here. The Ulster Museum is located in the Botanical Garden.

Opening hours Monday to Sunday 07:30-21:30

Botanic Gardens

Give yourself an unforgettable trip

Top 10 wonders of the world | The most touching memories of Titanic

Activities

"Power Game" tapestry with full story

The album "Song of Ice and Fire: Game of Thrones" is mostly scened in Northern Ireland. The popularity of the show also drives sightseeing in Northern Ireland. With the support of the Irish Tourism Board and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, each season of the album will be The essence of the plot is embroidered into a woven tapestry of up to 80 meters in a hand-made manner.

location Ulster Museum
address Botanic Ct, Belfast BT9 5AB
time 2019/1/25 — 7/28

Belfast International Arts Festival Belfast International Arts Festival

Founded in 1962, the Belfast International Arts Festival features a wide range of activities including theatre, dance, music, film and literature. In 2018, there were 120 events and performances from more than one at home and abroad.Photo source:Belfast International Arts Festival official website

time 10/yearNovember

Cuisines

Fresh oysters in the market, 6 for only 5 pounds

St George's Market is open only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The theme of Friday is "Variety Market" which began in 1604. There are about 300 booths selling fruits and vegetables, antiques and books. , clothes and seafood, the seafood here is very famous, claiming to be the freshest in Ireland. There are also dining seats in the market, many stalls sell oysters, the price is not expensive (6 is about £5), fresh and plump, and is very popular among tourists.

Market address 12-20 East Bridge St, Belfast BT1 3NQ 
Opening hours
Friday|6:00-15:00
Saturday (City Food Market)|9:00-15:00
Sunday (Craft Market)|10:00-16:00
Monday to Thursday | Closed

There are many foods in St George's Market and there are seats in the market for dining. In the picture, there are 6 oysters for as long as 5 pounds. Photo by Serina Su

Irish National Cuisine: Boojum

Boojum specializes in Mexican burritos and started in Belfast in 2007. Its menu is very simple, mainly burritos and tortillas. The way of ordering is similar to Subway. The food is delicious and the amount is high. It is quickly loved by the people and becomes a national food.

address 67-69 Botanic Ave (multiple outlets in Ireland)
Opening hours Depending on each store
Price £5 per burritos

 

Irish traditional cuisine: roast pork, five flowers, apple puree

Roast pork five-flowered apple puree is the traditional cuisine of Ireland. The pork belly is very crispy, and because it is mixed with apple puree, it will not be greasy, but it will be more fragrant. In addition, the porridge is covered with mashed potato pancakes, which is also a traditional Irish snack. The overall weight does not seem to be large, but in fact it is full of satisfaction!

Store name Made in Belfast (City Hall)
Reference price £15-25 per main meal

Pork Belly. Photo by Serina Su

Traffic & itinerary

Belfast International Airport Belfast International Airport

Traveling to Belfast, there are many flights in the UK to choose from. From England, fromLondon(London), Manchester (Manchester), Birmingham,Liverpool(Liverpool),NewcastleNewcastle direct flight; ScotlandEdinburgh(Edinburgh), Glasgow and WalesCardiff(Cardiff) airports have flights to Ireland.

Upon arrival at Belfast International Airport, you can take the Airport Express to downtown Belfast.

Airport Express fee Single £8 | Round-trip ticket £11

Take the bus and go straight to Dublin!

From Belfast to Ireland's capital, Dublin, you can take the bus for about 2.5 hours.

Ride location Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
cost About £10/one way

Song of Ice and Fire: Power Game Shooting Scene Day Tour Game Of Thrones Location Tour

Northern Ireland's natural beauty is beautiful, attracting HBO to film the American drama "The Song of Ice and Fire: Power Game", and The Dark Hedges is one of the classic scenes. In the 18th century, the Stuart family planted multiple beech hedges on both sides of the passage into the house. The tall trees blocked the sunlight and formed a dark avenue, hence the name "black hedges."

Many people arrange a trip to the scene and the Giant's Causeway as a day trip. The Giant's Causeway formed a dense lava stone column due to the eruption of the ancient volcano. The spectacular scene is regarded as one of the world's top ten wonders.

Preemptive registration "Song of Ice and Fire: Game of Thrones Shooting Scene | 1 Day Tour

Beyond the dramatic beauty of the plot

Many fans of "Song of Ice and Fire: Game of Thrones" come to Northern Ireland with a pilgrimage, but the mood is always more pleasant than surprise! Not only the original appearance of the scene, but also the skill of the crew to select the scene, but also shocked by the natural scenery.

Tips & Tricks

Recommended by locals

Marty is from Ireland and studied in Belfast and is familiar with the locals. Under his guidance, we fully experienced the Irish passion!Game of Thrones SceneversusTitanic Memorial HallIt is the most memorable!

Commercial Court is located in downtown Belfast and is a bar street.

Belfast Bar Street

The Commercial Court is located in the Cathedral Quater and is very lively during the day and night. There are several bars and a wealth of installations on this street. Many people like to sit outside the bar for a drink. One of the bars, the Duke of York, is a traditional Belfast bar and is very popular.

Northern Ireland Sterling

There are a variety of pounds in the UK, issued by banks such as Bank of England, Bank of Scotland and Bank of Ireland. The euro is used in Ireland, but Northern Ireland has its own pound notes, issued by four institutions, including the Bank of Ireland and the Ulster Bank. In Northern Ireland, banknotes issued by local banks or banknotes issued by the Bank of England are common; in England, banknotes issued by the Bank of England are commonly used.

Northern Irish Light Beer

The extremely dense bar makes Belfast particularly lively on weekend nights. They generally have two popular beers, one is Guinness Original's dark beer Guinness Original, the other is the light beer Harp, which is also a Guinness product. It’s strange to say that Guinness, who is drinking in Northern Ireland, is really delicious.

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