Northern Ireland's newly refined capital is fast becoming one of the most desirable city break destinations, with many culture vultures eager to soak up the famous maritime heritage in the Titanic Quarter. Quintessential Irish nightlife and sensational shopping opportunities make this a must-see city, so why not experience something new and book your cheap flight to Belfast on Flybe today?
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Fascinating history, lively nightlife and fantastic food, the recently transformed capital of Northern Ireland has it all. A city that is perfectly balanced on the cusp of traditional and contemporary culture, it's easy to lose yourself within Belfast's diverse cultural offerings and famed nightlife.
Home to award-winning TV series Games of Thrones¸ Northern Ireland provides the beautifully wild backdrop to the series' fantasy world. It's also the perfect location for the high street shopper thanks to its determined independent shopping scene, which continues to thrive with a range of exclusive boutiques, bistros and markets that are a must-see drawing point for any holidaymaker.
If that still hasn't whetted your appetite, Belfast's capital status makes it the perfect base for exploring the further reaches of Northern Ireland and beyond, boasting of excellent transport links to Dublin, Galway and beyond in a matter of hours.
In a city of Belfast's size, it's no surprise that there are a plethora of delectable dining out options for the hungry traveller. From fine dining and brasseries to cupcake shops and fish and chips, you'll be spoilt for choice in Northern Ireland's culinary centre. For a taste of the high life you might want to stop at 21 Social, situated in the core of the cobbled, other-worldly surrounds of the Cathedral Quarter. The exquisite three floor eatery dishes up an award-winning seasonal menu within glamorous surroundings and its glitzy bar dishes up delicious cocktails come night-time. Belfast also has breakfast sorted with Alan's Causeway Café; this unassuming looking café makes breakfasts that are hold legendary status within Belfast, offering a wide variety of breakfast options (too many to list on their site even) and hot drinks.
If you want to absorb the countless cosmopolitan attractions Belfast has to offer, vibrant Victoria Square should be your first port of call. Less than 5 miles away from Belfast City Airport, the city centre boasts a wealth of exciting shopping opportunities, where you can explore hot high street stores and traditional family-owned businesses to luxurious one-of-a-kind boutiques.
St George's Market (near Belfast Central Station) holds the prestigious title of being Northern Ireland's largest indoor market and a huge attraction for tourists thanks to the variety of food, crafts and clothing stalls. Smithfield Market (snuck away behind Castle Court shopping centre) is equally attractive with dozens of independent shops all under one roof.
One of the principal sites of Britain's Industrial Revolution, Northern Ireland's capital is steeped in a rich history. The city is particularly proud of its booming shipbuilding heritage that is apparent in the award-winning Titanic Belfast Experience, an all-encompassing interactive exhibit where you can get to grips with the inner workings of the luxurious passenger liner that met a tragic end.
More recently, the city has also garnered attention from all corners of the world thanks to its involvement in the production of Games of Thrones. Tours of Titanic Studios – where the series is filmed – are a hot topic amongst travellers, as are sightseeing expeditions of the other breath-taking filming locations around Northern Ireland.
Whether you want to roll up to immerse yourself in golfing and spas or you want to be in the midst of Belfast's vibrant city nightlife, this capital city has a diverse selection of accommodation for tourists to choose. From plush suites to spotless guesthouses, find your perfect place to stay with our search tool below.
Situated just 5km outside of the city centre, it couldn't be easier to get from Belfast Airport into the heart of the city.
IATA code: BHD
Name: Belfast City Airport
Address: George Best Belfast City Airport, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT3 9JH.
Telephone: +44 (0)28 9093 9093
Parking facilities are available at the airport and it's best to book prior to travel in order to get the best possible deal. You can pre-book online with us: http://parking.flybe.com/EN/default.aspx
The airport is well served by bus. The stop is outside the terminal building and there are regular buses to Belfast, Lisburn and Londonderry. There is no train service at the airport, but there is a shuttle bus service which will take passengers to the nearby rail halt at Sydenham. From here, you will be able to travel into the city of Belfast.
Taxis are available 24 hours a day. There is no need to book and only taxis approved by Belfast City Airport are allowed to use the taxi rank outside the terminal building. A typical taxi into Belfast city centre will cost around £8.
If you are travelling to Belfast and would like the use of a car during your stay, a number of car hire companies have offices at the airport including our partners Avis and Budget.
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