If you haven’t done these 7 things have you even been to Belfast?
Belfast is the ideal City Centre destination for a staycation and with lots of things to see and do it can be hard to squeeze them all into to one trip! These are our Top 7 things you must do during your stay to experience the best that Belfast has to offer..
1) Take a break from Shopping in the grounds of the City Hall
After indulging in some retail therapy, a pitstop in the grounds of the City Hall is a must. Surrounded by a wide choice of cafes and restaurants this is the ideal spot to rest your tired feet and to choose your preferred coffee stop.
2) Explore the Iconic Cathedral Quarter
Back down in the heart of town, with its mix of classy and traditional pubs as well as award-winning restaurants, the hip and trendy Cathedral Quarter draws people in like a magnet. Explore the hidden gems in this vibrant area of Belfast, filled with striking artwork, live music and a buzz like no other.
3) Walked to the top of Victoria Square
Walk to the top of Victoria Square and experience the Dome with 360 views of Belfast. Their in house guide Gerry will be on hand to point out local attractions and points of interest such as the famous Harland & Wolff Cranes, Belfast City Hall, Stormont Buildings and Cave Hill.
4) Enjoyed a pint in The Crown bar
Dating back to the 1880s, The Crown Bar is a gem of the Victorian era. Formerly known as The Liquor Saloon in Great Victoria Street, Belfast, our ageless and priceless pub was one of the mightiest Victorian Gin Palaces in the city, and still boasts many of its original features, including gaslighting.
Refurbished in 1885, and at least twice since, The Crown is a grade A listed building owned by the National Trust and is a truly stunning example of a traditional Victorian gin palace.
5) Strolled around Botanic Gardens
Take a stroll through Belfast’s Botanic Gardens. These stunning gardens house a range of tropical plants, trees and birds. In the grounds of the gardens stands the impressive Victorian Palm House, this striking structure was designed by Sir Charles Lanyon, who was also responsible for creating nearby Queen’s University.
The Palm House houses some of the gardens most exotic plants and birds.
6) Explore the Titanic Quarter
Take a stroll round Titanic Quarter and see the famous yellow Harland and Wolff Cranes, view the original pump house at Titanic and the dry dock were the Titanic sat during it’s construction.
7) Stayed in the World Famous Europa Hotel
Superbly located in the heart of Belfast City Centre, the world famous Europa Hotel simply epitomizes indulgence. Step into the spacious grand foyer and you’ll instantly feel a special warm welcome. The Hotel boasts 272 exquisite bedrooms and suites, making it one of Northern Ireland’s largest and most luxurious hotels, and the preferred choice of Prime Ministers, Presidents and many celebrities on their visit to Belfast.
A luxurious city escape awaits you at The Europa Hotel. With stylish rooms and stunning surroundings, enjoy a staycation in the heart of Belfast! To book your staycation online click here