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Capital Belfast is Buzzing

Aug 17, 2007
Belfast City Airport is situated just three miles from the city centre. There is a rail link to Great Victoria Street Station in the city centre. A regular Airbus service operates into the city centre.

Belfast International Airport at Aldergrove is forty minutes drive via the M2 motorway. A regular Airbus service operates into the city centre.

Belfast is buzzing. Massive investment combined with the optimism engendered by the peace process have transformed Northern Irelands into a boom town. Its old bombs and bullets reputation has given way to a new designer Belfast. Typified by hip hotels, elegant restaurants and the trendy boutiques that line Lisburn Road.

There are, of course, still plenty of reminders of the Troubles and the passions that have torn Northern Ireland apart over the decades still run deep.

The city is compact and easy to get around, with most points of interest within easy walking distance of each other.

Classic Belfast experiences include the Victorian delights of City Hall and the Crown Liquor Saloon, a climb to the top of Cave Hill for a view over the city, a hike along the Lagan Towpath for lunch at a riverside pub, the twenty first century attractions of the shiny new Odyssey Complex and taking a thought provoking tour around the powerful political murals of West Belfast.

Something is always happening in Belfast be from concerts to festivals. Belfasts four main auditoriums, The Waterfront Hall, The Kings Hall, The Ulster Hall and The Grand Opera House always have packed schedules and with the addition of the new Odessey Stadium events are even more fun.

The Zoo, overlooking Belfast Lough, is one of the most a claimed zoos in the world. Its unparallel aquatic enclosures are not to be missed.

The city is renounced for it wide selection of shops and malls. The main shopping area is around Donegall Place opposite the City Hall.

A wide range of accommodation is available to suit all pockets. These include an number of hotels, bed and breakfast and guesthouses. The hotels are four and five star and are therefore very comfortably.

St Patrick of Ireland is undoubtedly one of the worlds most popular Saints. An Apostle of Ireland, born at Kilpatrick in Scotland in the year 387AD, he died at Saul, Down Patrick, Northern Ireland on the 17th March 461AD. St Patricks Day has become a day when everyone is Irish and celebrates.
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Douglas Scott writes for The Cheap Vehicle Hire Specialist. and is a free lance writer for The Belfast Villa Rental Site
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