Port of Call Information

Port of Call Information

Belfast, Northern Ireland


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Overview

Belfast is a city in the United Kingdom. It is the biggest city in Northern Ireland and it is the capital.  Belfast is the second-largest city on the island of Ireland. It has an estimated population within the city limits of about 280,000. The city is located at the south-western end of Belfast Lough, a long natural cove ideal for the shipping trade that made the city famous, and near the mouth of the River Lagan. Belfast has been the capital Northern Ireland since its establishment in 1921. Since it began to emerge as a key city in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, it has been the scene of much conflict between Roman Catholics and Protestants. The most recent example of this is the Troubles which is a civil conflict that raged from 1969 to the late 1990s. Belfast also contains the tallest building on the island of Ireland. Windsor House stands at 261 feet and has 23 floors.

Things to Do

You should go visit The Albert Memorial Clock. It is a tall clock tower located at Queen's Square, Belfast, in Northern Ireland. Assembled primarily in sandstone, between 1865 and 1870, as a memorial to Queen Victoria's,and Prince Albert, it stands and impressive 113 feet tall.

If you are in the mood for shopping then go to St. George's Market. It is Northern Ireland's biggest indoor market and one of Belfast's most important attractions for visitors and locals alike. It sells a fascinating range of foods, clothing and crafts. You can pick up some real bargains here, and the market itself supplies a captivating glance into Belfast life both past and present.

If you want a nice place to eat and relax then go to Empire Bar. This place is a former church, and has a cozy bar downstairs, featuring traditional Irish music. The upstairs section highlights live music and comedy daily.

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