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Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast
United Kingdom

The port of Belfast is located almost 3km from the centre of Belfast. Most of the large ships dock at Stormont pier. Services at the port are minimal.

Useful Information

Language

English

Tips

5% to 10% will be appreciated in restaurants and taxis.

Currency

GBP
British pound

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XE

Time difference

UTC: 0

from New York: +5h

from San Francisco: +7h

from London: None

Weather
°C °F

MonthTemperature (Celsius)Temperature (Fahrenheit)
Precipitations
Minimum
Maximum
(mminch)
January
235
745
803.25
February
235
846
582.25
March
337
1049
672.75
April
440
1253
582.25
May
744
1559
572.25
June
948
1763
612.50
July
1253
1966
712.75
August
1153
1965
843.25
September
1049
1662
763.00
October
744
1355
903.50
November
439
1049
803.25
December
236
745
793.00

Travelling around the Belfast Cruise Port

A free shuttle bus is offered by the municipality every 15 minutes to the centre of the city. A tourist office is located in front of the shuttle stop, near City Hall.

Once in Belfast, it is easy to visit the city on foot. Otherwise, the Metro-bus is efficient and inexpensive.

Taxis are plentiful, but expensive. Be sure to take the official London-style taxis with a meter. Otherwise you might have an expensive surprise.
There is also a Hop on Hop off tour bus.
If you choose to rent a car, compare prices and save with rentalcars.com.

Activities in Belfast

Landmarks

City Hall

In the centre of the city, you will find two monuments in memory of the Titanic and its victims.

Belfast Castle

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Built in the 1860s, this castle is one of Belfast’s most beautiful landmarks and offers a viewpoint on the city. This castle is set back from the city.

Belfast Cathedral

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Impressive both on the outside and inside. See its stained glass windows and mosaic ceiling.

Historical sites

Downpatrick

The town where St Patrick built its first church and began the conversion of Ireland.

Carrickfergus Castle

Medieval fortress

Museums

Titanic Belfast

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Opened in 2012, this museum traces the tragic fate of the Titanic.

Nature

Antrim Coast

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A bus tour will allow you to admire breathtaking scenery. Some trips to Giant Causeway may also include the Antrim Coast

Giant Causeway

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UNESCO site on the Nordic coast 2 hours from Belfast. This rock formation consists of some 40,000 hexagonal columns that emerge from the sea and can reach up to 40 feet.

Activities

Botanical Garden

Founded in 1827, you will find, among other things, a rose garden and a greenhouse of tropical plants.

Family activities

Belfast Zoo

Red pandas, gorillas, elephants and tigers are waiting for you.

Nearby

Londonderry

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A two-hour bus ride will take you through the scenery, small villages and peaceful fields en route to the walled city of Londonderry.