Ideas for Tickets - Belfast
If you're looking for a great holiday destination with plenty of things to see and do, then why not give Belfast a try? In the past, tourists avoided Belfast but peaceful times have allowed Belfast to become a vibrant and exciting tourist destination in recent years. So, whether you choose to arrive by air at George Best Belfast City Airport or by ferry, you'll soon find plenty to occupy your time. In fact, many visitors make it a priority to spend an evening at the beautiful Grand Opera House in Great Victoria Street to catch the latest show. Whether you are a fan of musicals, dramas or comedies, there is always something to see. And remember, if you book ahead, you can often get some great deals.
Experience the Titanic Story
Of course, Belfast is famous the world over as the birthplace of the Titanic. Despite the fact that her maiden voyage ended in tragedy, Belfast has managed to turn the whole Titanic story into a very popular tourist attraction. Located in the aptly named Titanic Quarter of Belfast, the Titanic Experience shows visitors how the Titanic came to be built and chronicles the hours leading up to the fateful moment when she struck an iceberg in the Atlantic Sea. Check out the Titanic Experience website to book tickets and get discounts. For an extra fee, it's well worth visiting the pump house and dry dock where the Titanic was built.
The Sights and Sounds of Game of Thrones
Are you a fan of the HBO TV series Game of Thrones? If so, you'll love taking a trip to Belfast. A large part of the show is filmed in the Titanic Studios (which is located next to the Titanic Experience) and in the surrounding countryside. There are a number of coach companies that offer tours to locations in Northern Ireland that have been used in the show, such as Ballintoy Harbour, which doubled as the Iron Islands, and the stunning Dark Hedges, a beech-tree lined road which became The King's Road in Game of Thrones. Tour tickets can be purchased from the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre in the heart of Belfast.
Marvel at the Magnificent Giant's Causeway
The Giant's Causeway is a must-visit destination in Northern Ireland. Awarded World Heritage Site status, it is a remarkable collection of stones which, legend says, were built by warring giants from Scotland and Ireland. The Causeway is a couple of hours drive from Belfast, so if you aren't planning on hiring a car, you can book a coach trip to take you there and back. Here's a useful tip - you don't actually need to purchase a ticket to see the causeway! There is a visitor's centre run by the National Trust which does require an entry fee but to see the site itself it's just a short walk from the car park to the shore.