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6 Awesome Things to do in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

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Discover 6 awesome things to do in Belfast. Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland.

This awesome things to do in Belfast posts also includes cheap accommodation, directions in and around Belfast and lots of other useful information on how to survive travel in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

There’s lots of awesome things to do in Belfast and I really enjoyed it. It has a very interesting history and a very friendly feel.

I highly recommend the open bus tour to learn a little of the cities history and see some things that you probably wouldn’t on your own.

Ok, here it is. My list of 6 awesome things to do in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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6 Awesome Things to Do in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

1. Eat on Botanic Street

Got Subway cause I thought everything would be closed but I wish I had just walked down the street a little before I got it, cause Botanic Street had loads of good food going on. Just walking down Botanic street, even if you’re not hungry, should be on your list of awesome things to do in Belfast, because it leads to the Botanical Gardens.

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2. Go to the Botanic Gardens

I followed this for a while and got to the Botanical Gardens where I wandered around until it got proper dark. See featured picture.

Awesome things to do in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Botanical Park.

In the Botanical park, as is the featured picture.

3. Check out the Architecture

Belfast also has some cool Architecture going on.

Awesome things to do in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Murals

Political murals are all over Belfast, but you have to know where to look for them.

4. Check Out the Queens University

The Queens University in Belfast is a great example of the cool architecture.

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5. Go on the Open Bus Tour

Out of all the awesome things to do in Belfast, this was my favorite. I learned and saw a lot.

I checked out of the hostel and went on the Open Bus Tour at 1000. These City Sightseeing tours are all over the world and I’ve never been on one. From a recommendation by an Irish lad I worked with in Newcastle I decided to give the one in Belfast a go. It was a good decision and definitely worthy to be on this list of awesome things to do in Belfast. I think if you in any city with any history, or where its tourist attractions are quite spread out, then these bus tours are definitely a good idea.

Awesome things to do in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Parliament House

I think this is the Parliament House. Is part of the of the Open Bus Tour.

6. See the Peace Walls and Murals

These two awesome things to do in Belfast are also covered on the Open Bus Tour. During that tour I learnt heaps of stuff and saw the ‘Peace Walls’ and some kick ass murals (mostly political) that I didn’t know even existed.

The peace walls were actually there to keep the two religious sides from fighting… I think.

Awesome things to do in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Peace Walls

‘Peace Walls’ built to stop people attacking each other.

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Getting to Belfast From Glasgow

From Glasgow I caught the Bus – Ferry – Bus to Belfast. The first bus ride was a couple of hours, then when swapping to the ferry I had to go through security checks. Not sure what they where checking for though cause I’ve got all sorts of stuff in my bag that wouldn’t get through airports and they didn’t blink an eye. My best guess would be bombs.

I was a bit worried about the ferry ride since I get seasick but this thing was like a small cruise ship with a movie room, bar, cafe, lounges, spa, sun deck, video games and even slot machines. Only thing missing was girls in bikinis. Watched the Tower Heist with Eddie Murphey and Ben Stiller. Better than I thought it would be. Reminded me a little of Eddie Murpheys’ old days of 48hrs etc, you know, before he made crap like Daddy Day Care and Dr Doolittle. Inspired me to watch Raw on the bus into Belfast from the ferry terminal.

Awesome things to do in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

View from Ferry to Belfast

Cheap Accommodation in Belfast

So I got to Belfast and checked into the hostel, then, as per usual, went for a long walk. Belfast city center was pretty much dead but I saw a small Titanic exhibition at City Hall then went on the hunt for food.

I stayed at the Linen House Hostel. The staff is pleasant and it has all the facilities you need. Nothing amazing but good value for money.

Next Stop… Dublin, Ireland
My next and final stop before heading to the United States was Dublin, which is in the Republic of Ireland and NOT part of the UK, unlike Belfast, which is in Northern Ireland and IS part of the UK.

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