Be In... Belfast

A little city, with lots to see and do!

The Northern Irish capital, Belfast has an infectious atmosphere with a fabulous sense of humour. With it’s ever-growing range of places to eat and drink and great entertainment, it is becoming a popular destination. It’s small town feel makes exploring and getting round an easy task, and of course you can’t beat a bit of their Irish Charm. So let’s dig out some of the city’s finest offerings, traditional gems and activities.

You cannot visit any part of Ireland without without a classic pint of Guinness, and Belfast is oozing with traditional pubs. Kelly’s Cellars is one of the city’s oldest traditional Irish pubs, situated in the heart of the city and famous for its homemade Irish stew, it is full of its original features and a must when visiting the city. Other favourites are The Crown Saloon, known for its eclectic range of ales and gins, and the Duke of York, great for live music and a friendly chat with the locals. If you are looking to experience a more sophisticated evening, visit The Merchant Hotel. Quirky, elegant and extremely cosy, it is considered to be one of the best hotels in the world for cocktails.

Exploring can build up an appetite, so you’re lucky Belfast has plenty of options in terms of places to eat. Boojum is undoubtedly Belfast’s best-known and most popular burrito place, located at Chichester Street and Botanic Avenue, it’s delicious food has earnt itself a cult following. The Wolf and Devour Food Truck is a great option if street food is more your thing and is perfect for food on the go! If you are a looking for fine dining, then head to XO. Overlooking the River Lagan, this Michelin Star Restaurant offers a fabulous seasonally adjusted menu with top quality service.

Belfast is full of history, from the Great Walls of Belfast, the cities peace walls and of course Titanic Belfast- these are all great places to visit and explore. Belfast City Hall is also a great experience, you can take a tour around the beautifully decorated interior, learn about its history and walk around the gardens. When you’re ready for a cuppa, there’s even a café, the Bobbin Coffee Shop- perfect for a light refreshment.  

For unbelievable views of the city, walk the Belfast Viewpoint- Divis and Black Mountain. The mountains rest in the heart of the Belfast Hills, which provide a backdrop to the city’s skyline. Another great walk is Cave Hill, a rewarding experience and the perfect spot to see Belfast in all its glory.

The city also offers the perfect blend of big-name stores and designers names, to boutiques, innovative arts and crafts shops and of course the famous St. George's market.

The average price for property in Belfast stood at £156,040 in July 2018. In terms of property types, flats in Belfast sold for an average of £129,962 and terraced houses for £128,361- this is according to the current Zoopla estimates.

If you would like to consider living in this modern, growing city, then why not get in touch with one of our offices! Contact Belvoir Belfast for more information.

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