Hello beautiful people from the Internet!
So if you have been following my blog, you know that I’ve spent this week in Belfast! I was there visiting my boyfriend so I was not completely focused in visiting historical places or museums as I would have if I was by myself.
Anyways, I’ve decided to write down all the things you can actually do in Belfast in just 24h, following my series I started out with Copenhagen 🙂 Hope you enjoy!
For those of you who don’t know, Belfast is in Northern Ireland, UK, so if you go anywhere in Belfast and you see the Union Jack, don’t freak out (I’ve met people that were kinda confused by the flag and everything, that’s why I am clarifying). Anyways, the city is pretty small so if you are just staying there for a full day, you can pretty much see all of it, or at least, the most important things.
I started off with Queens University, that’s where my boyfriend studies so I thought it would be logic to see where he was going. You guys, that university is GORGEOUS! It kinda reminded me of Hogwarts if I have to be honest, so I got all excited for that (I love Harry Potter, just in case you didn’t know). I spent all day being jealous of him because my university is not near as gorgeous as his… After that we just walked around the Botanic Garden, it is pretty small but it’s absolutely adorable. It is really nice if you just want to walk around, or just sit down and talk a bit.
If you like museums, there’s Ulster museum right in Botanic. It is the largest museum in Northern Ireland, and you can find art, archeology, zoology and biology collections amongst others.
After that, it takes about 10 minutes to get to the City Hall, the building itself is just amazing, and it is right in the city center so it’s surrounded by loads of shops and restaurants. Victoria Square is pretty close to it so if you want to spend one or two hours shopping, that is the place.
Going back to the cultural visit. I recommend going to the Titanic museum. I’ve always been really interested on that so I was over the moon when I visited it. And to finish it off you can always go to the Belfast Cathedral if you really feel like it. But once again, if you don’t really like cultural visits you can just skip it! It depends on your interests. 🙂
Some people say Belfast is not the cutest city, but to be honest, I quite liked it, it has this hipsters vibe to it and it’s full of students so the atmosphere is great! I’ll make a separate post on where to go out in Belfast (probably next week!) 🙂