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A night and a day in Belfast

Falmouth, United...
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A night and a day in Belfast

Hi! I have relatives in Dublin that I visit quite often but next time I visit I'm really thinking about flying into Belfast instead and seeing some of the sights. I'd be arriving in the city around 3pm and leaving the following evening, staying in a city centre hotel. If anyone could suggest a good itinerary that would cover a few of the best things in a 24 hour trip I'd appreciate it!

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1. Re: A night and a day in Belfast

Is your flight arrival time 3pm or do you arrive earlier and reckon you'll be checked in and out and about by 3pm?

The basics within your timeframe:

1. Either a HOHO city bus tour (allow about 2 hours if you aren't getting off anywhere and most people don't) OR if you want a more political slant, take a black taxi tour

I've done this HOHO tour and it was pretty good:

belfastcitysightseeing.com/?page_id=1403

2. Walk around the city centre - see the City Hall with the Titanic Memorial Garden. There are free guided tours of the inside but only a few each day so with only 1 day, you probably won't have time for the inside tours. Explore some of the small "entries" in the older parts of the city e.g. Joy's Entry. The welcome centre (currently at the bottom of Royal Avenue close to the City Hall) has apps for a self-guided tour which may be of interest:

gotobelfast.com/things-to-do/…belfast-itours

3. A drink in the famous Crown Bar.

http://www.crownbar.com/

4. Titanic Experience (best to prebook if on a tight timeframe) - again allow 2.5 hours if you are interested in the Titanc.

But I would of course advise that you add another day into the equation so you can do a daytrip to the Giant's Causeway ;) !!

Belfast is a small city so you will be able to get a good taster in a full day!

Belfast, United...
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2. Re: A night and a day in Belfast

Another tour you might like to do is the Crumlin rd jail

i took it a few weeks ago and thought it was great

again you can book through http://belfastcitysightseeing.com/

Falmouth, United...
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3. Re: A night and a day in Belfast

Thanks to both of you.

Yeah the flight arrives at 15:05 from Exeter.

I like the idea of the bus tour and jail. I'll defiantly check out the pub too!

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4. Re: A night and a day in Belfast

Good to hear that Bobby - it's on my "to do" list but it'll probably not be until the new year...

Belfast, United...
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5. Re: A night and a day in Belfast

Aircoach has a good deal on a webfare at the moment £8 to Dublin

www.aircoach.ie/table.routes.belfast.php

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6. Re: A night and a day in Belfast

Ponaire, Yes i enjoyed the tour, so much history within them walls, only sorry i missed tickets to the Johnny Cash tribute, Folsom Prison Blues

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7. Re: A night and a day in Belfast

We had looked at going around Hallowe'en but it didn't work out unfortunately so I'll settle for the normal tour!!

Falmouth, United...
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8. Re: A night and a day in Belfast

Bobby, thanks for the aircoach link, that's a good'un! Booked!

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