Where is the best place to stay in Belfast?
The capital of Northern Ireland, few cities have transformed themselves as quickly as Belfast. Spanning the mouth of the River Lough, Belfast was once an industry powerhouse with the biggest shipyard in the world. It is also the birthplace of the famously doomed ship, the Titanic.
During the second half of the 20th century it became synonymous with places to avoid, but in recent times has undergone a renaissance and year upon year is becoming more popular with visitors, who come to admire its historical sights such as the Titanic Quarter, the city’s stunning Victorian architecture around Donegall Square and the Botanical Gardens. Other notable sights include the Waterfront Hall and Belfast Cathedral.
The best area to stay in Belfast is the Cathedral Quarter. In this central area, which covers the city centre, you will be able to access on foot many of the city’s main highlights including Donegall Square, St. Anne’s Cathedral and the Albert Clock. From Donegall Square you will be able to venture down the narrow cobbled streets and pay a visit to one of the many traditional pubs, or head down to the rollicking St. Georges Market, a must-see for its colourful wares and vibrant ambience.