A city break in Belfast

Belfast - great city, friendly people

Fly to Belfast with Air France and explore the exciting, friendly city that is rich in history and culture. The old shipyards have been transformed into a trendy area with a constantly changing art scene with many attractions, and of course, a great pub culture!

What to do in Belfast

From Belfast's International Airport head into town which lies just 6km away to explore the vibrant city. Still famous for the building of the Titanic, the "unsinkable" ship, Belfast tells the ship's story from its origins on the docks to the tragic end. Belfast is a great tourist destination by day and night.
For a family holiday, Belfast offers classic days out such as a trip to the zoo or even to the interactive Science Museum, W5, but for a touch of something different, take a tour of Aunt Sandra's Candy factory which will leave young and old drooling… traditional, handmade sweets, fudges and chocolates, bright coloured presentations, sweet aromas of confectionaries made from century-old recipes offer a real treat.
Enjoy great views of the city from Cave Hill on the imposing and beautiful Belfast Castle Estate. If you visit on a Sunday, you can look forward to a traditional Belfast lunch in the castle restaurant. Book a sightseeing tour, shop 'til you drop at Victoria Square's shopping centre and taste the local cuisine such as the Ulster Fry or Beef and Guiness Pie, to name a few of the delicious dishes to try. If you love trying food in new places, then take a trip to St George's Market with its fine fresh produce and unique atmosphere. St George's market was built in the late 19th century though the site has served as a market place since the 1600s. Open on Fridays and weekends, you will find more than food. Especially at the Sunday market, the day for discovering local arts and crafts by local artisans.
One must also honour tradition and not miss a pub night in Belfast. A host of old and new establishments will make you feel heartily welcome. Live music in pubs and bars is typical, and Belfast is known for its dynamic music scene all year round. The Empire is the place for gigs and concerts to suit all music tastes, so check the programme when in town. Famous pubs such as the Duke of York, one of the longest standing in Belfast or the Victorian style, Crown Liquor Saloon are authentic landmarks that give you a real taste for Belfast as well as an opportunity to refresh!
And there is more, golf clubs, cookery classes, the Grand Opera House, Titanic Boat Tours, museums…whatever your holiday style, map in hand and determined to see everything, or in a more relaxed way with glass in hand, taking in the atmosphere in one of the city's night spots, Belfast has something for everyone.

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