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About Belfast, Guide and Top Tourist Attractions
(Belfast, Northern Ireland)

Belfast is Northern Ireland's second largest city with a population of more than 300,000. It has museums, shopping arcades, and other tourist attractions that visitors and locals alike can check out.

What to do in Belfast

Visitors can take a leisurely walk along the Gasworks Business Park where the Radisson Hotel, popular cafés, and restaurants are located. Its beautiful landscaped park has reaped honors both locally and abroad for its landscaping, design, and synthesis of the old and new.

The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum is one of the finest museums in Northern Ireland, and it is located in Belfast. Its interesting collection of automobiles, Victorian carriages, and fighter planes is a must-see for visitors.

Avid gardeners and horticulturists can visit some of the city's beautiful gardens like the Belfast Botanical Gardens with its impressive showcase of exotic flora, and Mount Stewart, a state-owned manor house with an exquisite manicured garden.

Tourist Attractions

The residents of Belfast like a good party, and this shows in the city's many celebrations, festivals, events, and parties. Visitors who arrive in early December can go to the Belfast Indoor International Horse Show. They can also experience the midnight Christmas Mass in the City Square, and check out some traditional Irish pantomimes in the Pantomime Season from December to January.

Visitors in the summer should not miss the Belfast Rose Week Festival. This festival is held in mid-July at the Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park where thousands of roses are planted and bloom every year.

Belfast Castle on Cavehill towers over Belfast Lough and offers a panoramic view of the city. The City Hall isn't particularly of architectural interest but has been central to many historical moments in Belfast. But an excellent example of Gothic revival architecture is Alexandra Park Gate Lodge.

Fernhill House Museum focuses on the history of the Shankill area, home rule and the World Wars. The Ulster Folk Museum offers visitors an impression of the rural Ireland of bygone days.

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