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Dublin

capital city of Ireland

90km

53.3411-6.2633

County Donegal

county in Ireland

231km

54.917-8

Liverpool

city in Merseyside, England, United Kingdom

336km

53.4103-2.9856
Sights

Belfast City Hall

Opened in 1906, the City Hall will possibly seem familiar to South African visitors, who may notice a resemblance to the city hall in Durban. This is a fine example of turn of the century architecture from the heart of the British Empire's drafting office. The City Hall houses Belfast's Council chambers and administrative offices. Excellently presented free guided tours are available every day; ring ahead for details of times. Also of note are the grounds, containing a memorial to victims of the Titanic and a statue of Queen Victoria. The spacious grassy square and broad pavements that surround the City Hall are also where local youths gather to perform complex mating rituals.

33m

54.596484-5.930053

St Anne's Cathedral, Belfast

The stunning cathedral building is situated at the opposite end of Royal Avenue, the main shopping street, from the City Hall. It is a fascinating building, and is at the centre of the "Cathedral Quarter", which is reluctantly being redesigned and cleaned up by various investment agencies to become Belfast's 'cultural' district. Thankfully, a lot of work remains to be done, and the area contains many fine cafés, bars and interesting buildings that recall the city's commercial and industrial heritage. Rent prices have yet to jump significantly, so keep an eye out for the small galleries and studio workspaces that remain in this area.

415m

54.60277778-5.92833333

Metropolitan Arts Centre

art museum

508m

54.60361111-5.9275

Lyric Theatre, Belfast

The diminutive Lyric remains the only full-time producing theatre in Northern Ireland. A busy schedule of productions can be found online.

1.2km

54.579-5.934

Irish Republican History Museum

Museum exploring the history of Republicanism in Belfast. The museum is not affiliated with the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and could be seen as fairly biased. Tourists should make up their own minds whether or not to visit. Free admission.

2.3km

54.599-5.951

Samson and Goliath (cranes)

Twin cranes for shipbuilding completed in 1969 (Goliath) and 1974 (Samson).

3.3km

54.608-5.9008

Parliament Buildings (Northern Ireland)

The parliament buildings are the home of the Northern Ireland Assembly. The buildings are massive and have marble interiors. The grounds are interesting in themselves, and a walk down the mile-long road to the main parliament buildings is well recommended. Guided tours may be possible, telephone in advance.to get there take the Glider service from the City centre the G1 service and get off at Stormont halt

10km

54.605-5.8321

Giant's Causeway

rock formation on the Antrim coast of Northern Ireland

76km

55.24083333-6.51166667

Goat Fell

mountain in the United Kingdom

105km

55.62597222-5.19055556

Eas a’ Chrannaig

waterfall in North Ayrshire, Scotland, UK

106km

55.479053-5.119133

Brodick

village in North Ayrshire, Scotland, UK

106km

55.576-5.151

Lamlash

village in North Ayrshire, Scotland, UK

107km

55.537-5.124

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Belfast

United Kingdom
Belfast is the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland and the second largest city on the island of Ireland after Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland. Situated at the mouth of the River Lagan on Belfast Lough, Belfast is surrounded by low hills and has a population of 267,500. This figure refers only to the Belfast City Council area whose borders date back to the 1950s. Since then the city has expanded and the population of the Belfast Metropolitan Urban Area which incorporates the surrounding suburbs and towns is 483,000.

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Climate

Average temperatures

Jan

7.1°C1.7
Precipitation: 80.3 mm

Feb

7.5°C1.6
Precipitation: 57.7 mm

Mar

9.5°C2.9
Precipitation: 67 mm

Apr

11.9°C4.3
Precipitation: 58 mm

May

15°C6.8
Precipitation: 57.3 mm

Jun

17.4°C9.7
Precipitation: 61.5 mm

Jul

19°C11.7
Precipitation: 71.4 mm

Aug

18.6°C11.4
Precipitation: 83.8 mm

Sep

16.4°C9.5
Precipitation: 75.6 mm

Oct

12.9°C6.9
Precipitation: 89.6 mm

Nov

9.5°C4
Precipitation: 79.7 mm

Dec

7.4°C2.1
Precipitation: 79.3 mm