Belfast Travel Guide, United Kingdom
Belfast, UK - Overview: City of historical sites, art, shopping and museums
Belfast is the capital of North Ireland and is located in the sovereign state of United Kingdom.
To start with, the Belfast Castle is located at the slopes of the Cavehill, which overlooks the Belfast Lough. This castle serves to be an important landmark in the history of Belfast as it was used in the Second World War as a war control room. Currently, it’s being utilized for innumerable other purposes like the restaurants and weddings avenues. The Belfast City hall proves out to be another artistic feature of the city, which has completed around 102 years. One of the most famous and renowned bars of the city is the Crown liquor Saloon, which is considered to be both priceless and ageless. It is also one of the most famous Victorian gin palaces, which had been established during the industrial revolution.
Arts and galleries
Some of the famous art galleries in Belfast are Arches Art gallery, Clear spot gallery, Crescents Art Gallery, Crosby Art Gallery, Eakin Gallery, Old Museum Arts Gallery, Bell Gallery, the Ormode Gallery and the York Gallery. The venues of these galleries are accessible and due to which they are able to educate the populace regarding the contemporary Irish art. In some of these galleries, national and international exhibitions are held on a regular manner.
Parks and attractions
The picturesque settings of Belfast are phenomenal areas for enjoying the tranquil beauty and long walks in the nature’s peaceful embrace. Some of the famous parks are the Belvoir Forest Park, Belfast Zoo, the Odyssey and the Barnett Demense. The zoo is one of the most acclaimed and recognized zoos of the world.
Museums and exhibitions
The museums which are established in city are phenomenal presenters of world war eras, the Shankill era and the Home rulers. Some of these famous museums are as follows like the Ulster Transport medium, the Ulster Museum, the Folk Museum and Royal Ulster Constabulary Museum and the Fernhill Museum.
Shopping and Leisure
There are several shopping malls and centers in Belfast. Some of the prominent ones are the Lush, the Cyber zone and the City Centre Shopping. The Donegall Palace is one of prime centers for shopping and leisure.
Commerce tends to be one of the most pivotal and founding factors of the economy of Belfast. Thus, Belfast is one of the crowd pulling cities of England.
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- The famous Murals
travel tip by zangazanga posted more then 30 days ago
The wall Murals of Belfast are the symbols of the city. They depict the division of the streets and neighborhoods according to political an religious point of view. They divide the city into republican and loyalist territories, or...