Just like the entire United Kingdom, Northern Ireland is a fantastic tourist destination. It is home to innumerable tourist destinations and attractions. The fantastic cities, natural jewels and cultural sights make Northern Ireland a fantastic destination. Its capital city, the beautiful city of Belfast is a magnificent destination, too. In case you’ve already thought about visiting Belfast, I recommend you to read the following guide. Below I will present you the best landmarks and sights of Belfast, including the Titanic Belfast, Belfast City Hall, Belfast Castle, the Albert Memorial Clock and the Belfast Zoo. Visit as many as you can. It will be a great sightseeing tour.
As one of the most visited tourist attractions of Belfast, the fantastic Titanic Belfast is actually a museum and monument of the city, presenting the maritime past of the city and collections relating to the famous ship’s, the Titanic’s maiden voyage. The collections present the shipyard, the launch of the ship, the voyage itself, the sinking and so on. The museum is very attractive among visitors of Belfast.
Belfast City Hall
An architectural jewel of the city is the City Hall. It is a magnificent example of Baroque Revival style. Together with Belfast Wheel, the City Hall is an important landmark of the city. Built of Portland stone, the building is very attractive among visitors. There are numerous statues on the grounds of the City Hall. You should also admire the building. It’s worth it.
Another remarkable landmark of the city is Belfast Castle. Located on Cavehill, the beautiful Belfast Castle is an important tourist attraction of the city. The original castle was built during the 12th century. The castle houses a restaurant, a visitors centre and an antiques shop. Besides, it is popular as a venue for wedding receptions, different conferences and private dining.
The Albert Memorial Clock
Situated on Queen’s Square, the beautiful Albert Memorial Clock is a remarkable landmark of the city. The clock tower was completed in 1869. Built of sandstone, the clock tower is a fantastic visitor attraction, being one of the most photographed symbols of the city. Prince Albert’s statue decorated the front side of the clock tower.
If you are traveling with the kids, you have to take them to the fantastic Belfast Zoo. It is one of the most visited tourist attractions of Northern Ireland. The zoological garden houses over 1,200 animals of 140 species, including lions, Asian Elephants giraffes, zebras and even endangered White tigers. From October to March the zoo is open Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 16:00. (December 2013)