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Flights to Belfast, United Kingdom
Belfast, literally translated to “river mouth of the sandbanks”, is the second largest city on the island of Ireland. During the 20th century, it was the centre of tobacco-processing, linen, shipbuilding and rope-making industries. Thanks to the Industrial Revolution, Belfast quickly rose as a global industrial centre for the most of the 20th century.
The city has been revitalized since then. At its new waterfront, you can see modern art alongside beautifully restored Victorian architecture. The city’s expanding food and music scene also draws crowds.
The main international airport in Belfast is the Belfast International Airport.
- 32 km to central Belfast
- A taxi ride to central Belfast costs around RM160 (£28) and takes about 30 minutes
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Best Time to Visit Belfast
The best time to visit Belfast is from April to October. Summers are pleasant in Belfast, with record high temperatures at 27 degree celsius in August. The peak travel period is from June to August.
Notable festivals happen from September to November. Culture Night Belfast, an annual event that happens in September with a line-up of tasters, tours, demonstrations and gigs. In November, the Lord Mayor and special guests light up the city in a special event for Christmas.
In October, spend an exciting night at the Belfast Halloween Monster Mash and Fireworks Display at The Slipways, Titanic Belfast and enjoy live music, street theatre acts and Halloween treats.
Things to do in Belfast
What to see in Belfast
Visit Titanic Belfast, where you can trace the Titanic story to its makers and learn about the glorious Titanic era when Belfast was at the height of its powers.
The hit TV series Game of Thrones is also shot at Belfast’s Titanic Studios. Besides the studio, other filming locations in Northern Ireland offer spectacular views: The King’s Road, Winterfell, The Wall and Dragonstone.
Families with young children can visit the Belfast Zoo, Aunt Sandra’s Candy Factory and Belfast Giants Ice Hockey Team for some entertainment.
What to eat in Belfast
Belfast’s traditional breakfast - The Ulster Fry - consisting of traditional pork sausages, back bacon, fried egg and mushrooms, with soda bread, potato bread and black pudding - a savoury pudding with a blending of onions, pork fat, oatmeal and pigs’ blood, is a must try for a taste of Northern Ireland.
Have some “fish supper”, as the locals call it. It is essentially Fish and Chips made with deep-fried cod or haddock dipped in a thick egg batter. Another Irish speciality is Steak and Guinness Pie - a stewing steak cooked in Guinness stout and beef gravy. Lastly, in Belfast, have some triple-distilled Irish whiskey.
This information is correct as of 30 July 2017.
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