Belfast City Trip travel blog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


8am: Left Galway City for Belfast City, arriving around 13.30, commencing our bus tour at 14.00 which included the following points of interest:

Stop 1: Castle Place Departure Point

Carrolls Gift Shop, Albert Clock, Starbucks Coffee and the Award Winning Fish City

Stop 2: Customs House Square

Big Fish Sculpture, Customs House and McHughs Bar

Stop 3: SSE Arena

Odyssey Pavilion, Premier Inn Hotel, W5 Interactive Discovery Centre, Odyssey Cinemas and Ten Pin Bowling

Stop 4: Titanic Belfast

Titanic Visitor Attraction - The World's Largest Titanic Attraction, SS Nomadic, The Wee Tram and Cast & Crew

1.Boomtown Belfast

2.The Shipyard

3.The Launch

4.The Fit-out

5.The Maiden Voyage

6.The Sinking

7.The Aftermath

8.Myths & Reality

9.Titanic Beneath and Ocean Exploration Centre

Stop 5: HMS Caroline

Hop-off for HMS Caroline which saw combat in the First World War and Titanic Dock & Pumphouse

Stop 6: Parliament Buildings (East Belfast)

Stormont Estate (Stop only operates 10:00am - 3:30pm daily), Stormont Hotel, CS Lewis/Campbell College

Stop 7: Belmont Road

Park Avenue Hotel, Shops, and award winning Restaurants and Cafes fit for foodies!

Stop 8: Holywood Road

The Landmark CS Lewis Square featuring 7 sculptures and the EastSide Visitor Centre

Stop 9: Lower Newtownards Road

Known in Belfast as Freedom Corner with Wall Murals, the Titanic Mural & The Yardmen Statue

Stop 10: St. George’s Market

UK’s Best Large Indoor Market 2014, Variety Market on Fri, City Food & Craft Market on Sat & Mixed Market on Sun

Stop 11: Belfast City Hall

Visit Belfast City Hall which is open for free guided tours Monday through Saturday, Titanic Memorial Garden

Stop 12: Great Victoria Street

Irish Tour Tickets Tourist Information Centre, Crown Bar, Europa Hotel, Bus and Train Station and Grand Opera House

Stop 13: Dublin Road

Etap Hotel, Movie House Cinema, The Five Points Whiskey & Alehouse & Filthy McNasty Pub & Club

Stop 14: Shaftsbury Square

Shaftesbury Square, Bradbury Place, Laverys Bar and The Alibi Bar & Club

Stop 15: University Road

Queen’s University, Botanic Gardens and Ulster Museum (entrance to the gardens and museum is free)

Stop 16: Eglantine Avenue

Windsor Park - National Football Stadium, Malone Lodge Hotel and Lisburn Road Shopping

Stop 17: Falls Road

Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich (Café and Tourist Information) and St. Mary’s Teacher Training College

Stop 18: Falls Memorial Garden

Bobby Sands Wall Mural and Sinn Fein Centre and Gift Shop

Stop 19: International Wall Murals

Falls Road International Wall Murals, Peace Walls and St. Peter’s Catholic Cathedral

Stop 20: Spectrum Tourist Information Centre

Spectrum Tourist Information Centre and Shankill Road Loyalist Wall Murals

Stop 21: Shankill Memorial Garden

WWII Murals, Queen Elizabeth II Mural and Bayardo Remembrance Garden

Stop 22: Crumlin Road

Crumlin Road Gaol Visitor Attraction and Conference Centre and the Old Courthouse

Stop 23: Donegall Street

Clifton St. Poor House, Cathedral Quarter, St. Anne’s Cathedral, St. Patricks Church and Northern Ireland War Memorial

8pm: Left Belfast for Dundalk, arriving around 9.30pm at The Lismar Guest House, Stapleton Place, Dundalk

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