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  Belfast travel guide - Wikitravel
Belfast [1] (Irish: Béal Feirste, meaning "the sandy ford at the river mouth") is the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland which is part of the United Kingdom, and the second largest city on the island of Ireland after Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland.
Belfast was recently awarded the accolade of safest city in the UK based on a comparison of nation-wide crime figures, and as part of its commitment to maintain peace, now seeks tourism from all around the world, especially from countries other than the Irish Republic and the rest of the UK.
Belfast remains a great place to explore as it is still relatively undiscovered compared to our neighbors in Dublin and is ideal for the tourist that enjoys a city with character yet still has a raw, unspoilt energy.
wikitravel.org /en/Belfast   (10208 words)

  Belfast - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Belfast (Béal Feirste in Irish) is a city in the United Kingdom.
To the north of Belfast are the Glens of Antrim in County Antrim, and to the south, the Castlereagh Hills in County Down.
Belfast Urban Area is within the Belfast Metropolitan Urban Area (BMUA) as classified by the NI Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Belfast   (2328 words)

 Belfast, Maine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Belfast is a city in Waldo County, Maine, in the United States.
Belfast was for the first hundred years of its organized history a ship building center, sending hundreds of three, four, and five masted schooners into the world and making the fortune of many New England shipping and whaling families.
The collapse of the broiler industry in the mid-1970s during a national economic downturn was devastating to Belfast and the surrounding communities.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Belfast,_Maine   (1106 words)

 Cheap & low Cost Flights to Belfast - Jet2.com - Low Cost Airline
Belfast is fast-becoming one of the most popular weekend break cities in the UK and, for many, is the ‘new’ Dublin.
Belfast's compact city centre has the River Lagan flowing through the city, and the hills which surround it remind you that the countryside is a stones throw away.
Belfast city is small enough to explore on foot and most of the major sites are within a 15 minute walk.
flights.jet2.com /belfast/belfast-overview.htm   (880 words)

 Belfast, Co. Antrim - 1 2 Travel - Ireland Travel Information Guide
The administrative, commercial and cultural centre for Northern Ireland, Belfast is a fascinating city of huge character, a city ingrained with the history of this country.
Belfast is a city that challenges preconceptions; it is a city in the process of rebuilding and transformation with huge amounts invested in Belfast in the recent years following the peace process.
Around the city is Belfast Castle, built in the style of Balmoral in Scotland, on the slopes of Cave Hill, which form a stunning backdrop to Belfast, and the palatial sprawl of Stormont, the seat of power for Northern Ireland.
www.12travel.com /ie/Northern_Ireland/Belfast.html   (369 words)

 WebWire® | Belfast murals for us all to see.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Shootings and bombings were a normal occurrence, and a part of life in west Belfast.
These atrocities are illustrated in the many murals dotted all over Belfast, painted on the sides of houses.
In the past, however, they were a way for the residents of Belfast’s troubled areas to get their points across, or make a plea or demand that the rest of world could see through the power of the media.
www.webwire.com /ViewPressRel.asp?aId=8288   (220 words)

 Belfast - Now The Most Racist City In The World According To Der Spiegel - Indymedia Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ethic minorities throughout Belfast are being routinely victimised, whether it is through having their homes attacked or being called names when walking the streets'.
In effect since the Jan 27th rally and within the space of six months we had seen the closing of the Belfast BNP branch, the ceasing of organised overt racial attacks in specific areas for a time thus providing breathing space for ethnic minority communities.
Ethic minorities through- out Belfast are being routinely victimised, whether it is through having their homes attacked or being called names when walking the streets'.
www.indymedia.ie /newswire.php?story_id=68836&time_posted_upper_limit=1109912400&time_posted_lower_limit=1109826000   (2271 words)

 Belfast Tourism | Goto Belfast Belfasts Offical Tourism Website
We can’t guarantee you’ll be able to see all that Belfast has to offer in that time, but this guide is designed to make it easy to really experience the unique character of the city.
BELFAST International Airport has welcomed the arrival of three new routes as Aer Lingus announced its winter schedule for 2008/09....
The Belfast Visitor and Convention Bureau (BVCB) recently celebrated the success of Belfast ‘Conference Ambassador Programme’ at a civic reception held in the Harbour Office, Belfast Harbour Com...
www.gotobelfast.com   (354 words)

 Ireland -- Belfast_city   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Belfast is situated where the mouth of the River lagan empties into Belfast Lough, and its name in Irish means "the mouth of the sandbar." 
Belfast offers the wide variety of amenities and attractions of any sizeable metropolis, as well as easy access to some of the most magnificent scenery in the United Kingdom. Indeed, this is why Belfast is competing for the title of European Capital of Culture in 2008.
One of the most popular thoroughfares in Belfast, the "Golden Mile," sits between the Queen's University campus and the city center. Full of color and vitality with its collection of theaters, cinemas, clubs, restaurants, bistros and shops, the Golden Mile is a favorite meeting ground for students and young adults.
www.arcadia.edu /cea/index.aspx?id=1955   (251 words)

 Belfast - Wikimedia Commons
en: Belfast is the largest city in Northern Ireland.
pl: Belfast jest stolicą i największym miastem Irlandii Północnej.
The leaning Albert Clock is one of Belfast's Landmarks
commons.wikimedia.org /wiki/Belfast   (121 words)

 Belfast Travel Guide | Fodor's Online
Belfast was a great Victorian success story, an industrial boomtown whose prosperity was built on trade -- especially linen and shipbuilding.
Smart restaurants abound, and the people of Belfast, who for years would not venture out of their districts, appear to be making up for lost time.
In the west of the city, the physical scars of the Troubles are still evident, from the peace line that divides Catholic and Protestant West Belfast to the murals on every gable wall.
www.fodors.com /miniguides/mgresults.cfm?destination=belfast@25   (425 words)

 British Navy Ships--HMS Belfast (1939-1971)
HMS Belfast, a 10,550-ton Edinburgh class light cruiser, was built at Belfast, Northern Ireland, and completed in August 1939.
She was en route to the Pacific war zone when World War II ended and served in the Far East during the post-war years of 1945-47.
Belfast returned to Asian waters in 1948 for an eventful tour, including vigorous participation in the first weeks of the Korean War.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/sh-fornv/uk/uksh-b/belfast.htm   (372 words)

Belfast, capital of Northern Ireland, with 340,000 inhabitants a vibrant and lively city, where visitors have been welcome since the days when Béal Feirsté (meaning "The mouth of the river Farset") was not more than a wee settlement.
Belfasts features three universities: the Queen's University in the South of Belfast, the University of Ulster, Jordanstown Campus in the North of Belfast, and the Art College in the city centre.
Belfast is a great place for bargaining with many shopping centres and arcades (with new and second hand goods).
www.belfasthostel.com /en/belfast.htm   (474 words)

City break or longer stay, Belfast offers the buzz and vibrancy of a capital city whilst being a gateway to the rural retreat of Northern Ireland.
Belfast is teeming with a multitude of stylish bars, gourmet restaurants, trendy clubs and some of the best shopping in the UK.
The birthplace of the Titanic, Belfast's industrial heritage has shaped a city steeped in culture, portrayed at its best at the Ulster Museum, City Hall, the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum and the city's many preserved historic buildings.
www.discovernorthernireland.com /product.aspx?productID=7122   (220 words)

 Ireland -- Queens_University_Belfast_main   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) is the centerpiece of a vibrant and revived Belfast.
With the peace process well underway, the commercial benefits are to be seen in all the new and renovated buildings.
Belfast’s history and its manageable size make the city itself into a laboratory for academic and experiential learning.
www.arcadia.edu /cea/index.aspx?id=1953   (447 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Belfast at Epinions.com
Frankly, Belfast headlines these days are more likely to focus on elections, education reform, and the dangers of joyriding.
One compelling advantage to Belfast is the cost of getting here: flights to London are often the very cheapest European fares from the US, and several domestic carriers offer connecting no-frills flights at unbelievable bargains - I've seen them go down to nine pounds sterling (that's about $14) during a particularly fierce price war.
But it's still quite impressive, the views over Belfast Lough are outstanding, and besides the richly appointed rooms inside, there is also a heritage centre to visit upstairs, and an excellent restaurant in the basement for lunch or dinner.
www.epinions.com /content_48200453764   (2011 words)

 Cheap flights to & from Belfast | Jet2.com – the low cost airline
Belfast is situated on the Eastern coastline of Northern Ireland and is 40 miles away from the Irish border and some of the best links golf courses in the world as well as beautiful countryside.
Belfast's city centre has the River Lagan flowing through it and the surrounding hills are a reminder of the proximity of the countryside.
Belfast's compact city centre has the River Lagan flowing through the city, and the hills which surround it remind you that the countryside is a stones throw away.
www.jet2.com /dest.aspx?dest=bfs&lang=EN   (925 words)

 CLIA - Cruise Line International Association
Belfast is an ancient city that has definitely had its share of strife.
Belfast is certainly one of these, although the charm, wonderful architecture, fabulous sights, and radiant atmosphere have remained intact.
In the 1980s and early 90s, Belfast was a dangerous area to visit, because of intense political and religious turmoil and upheaval.
www.cruising.org /planyourcruise/wwdest/overview.cfm?recordID=269   (392 words)

 easyJet.com - Belfast
Exploring Belfast city centre for shops can be a very pleasant experience while on a short trip to Belfast, as it boasts an excellent variety of local specialist shops and high street chain-stores.
Belfast's cultural scene has leaped forward with the grand opening of the new magnificent concert and conference centre, Waterfront Hall, where major stars from all over the world perform regularly.
Belfast is famous for its many festivals and assortment of different music, from folk and traditional Irish music to Jazz, Blues, Rock and Country.
www.easyjet.com /EN/Planning/Destination/bfs.html   (702 words)

 Belfast Ireland's Bloody Violent Troubles of the Past Have Come to an End   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Anyone who grew up in Belfast in the 70s and 80s knows how hard it was, but peace has finally arrived.
During the 1970s and 80s Belfast was like a war-zone, and Belfast's troubled history has seen many tragedies and atrocities.
But now that the violence has officially ended the only problems on the streets of Belfast are those of the normal crimes that normal cities in the developed world have been able to deal with over the years.
www.prweb.com /releases/2006/3/prweb362595.htm   (541 words)

 Belfast Bed and Breakfast, Cheap Hotel and Guest House Accommodation
Belfast (Béal Feirste in Irish) is the largest city in Northern Ireland (of which it is the capital) and the province of Ulster, and is the second largest city on the island of Ireland.
City is situated at the south-western end of Belfast Lough, a long natural inlet ideal for the shipping trade that made the city famous, and near the mouth of the River Lagan.
The name Belfast originates from the Irish Béal Feirste, or the mouth of the Farset (feirste is the genitive of the word fearsaid, "a spindle"), the river on which the city was built.
www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk /propertysearch.asp?townCity=Belfast   (1086 words)

Near the Drakensberg escarpment and 210km east of Pretoria, Belfast is one of the coldest places in South Africa.
The grassveld district is known for cattle, dairy and sheep farming.
Belfast is the railway junction for a branch line through Dullstroom and Lydenburg to Steelpoort.
www.places.co.za /html/belfast.html   (146 words)

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