In recent years, Belfast has undergone a noticeable transformation -- from a once unstable city to a new revitalization, complete with many attractions and amenities. One of city’s most important attractions is the Titanic Quarter, which features the historic vibrant dockyards that built the famed ocean liner, as well as many artifacts and museums the pay homage to the magical and luxurious ship. Fans of the Titanic will certainly want to spend a good amount of time exploring Belfast, especially taking time to navigate the Titanic slipways and the Drawing Offices of Harland & Wolff.

The Titanic Belfast Museum is all about the Titanic and includes many interactive exhibits and displays -- children and adults alike will certainly be fascinated with the underwater exploration theater, re-created cabins and decks that give you the illusion that you’re standing on the famed ship, and there’s even a ride that will entertain visitors of all ages. As important as the legacy of the Titanic is for the city of Belfast, there are plenty of other points of interest to explore -- of course many of which also feature some honoring of the Titanic. For example, the Belfast City Hall -- built in 1906 -- features beautiful architecture, public art and an open café as well as a garden commemorating the Titanic. The Botanic Gardens, established in 1828, contains a variety of exotic plants and a beautiful conservatory.

Over the last few years, Belfast has experienced rejuvenation and restoration -- beautiful Victorian architecture is highlighted throughout the city and the waterfront location offers exceptional views and maritime ambience for visitors and locals alike. As Belfast experiences new changes and modern influences, visitors from around the world come to experience the ever-changing food scene and live music that takes place in any number of the city’s pubs. This Irish city is perfect for visitors who want to split their time between visiting historic points of interest and immersing themselves in a welcoming and energetic atmosphere! No trip to Ireland is complete without visiting one of the many castles – Belfast Castle is one gorgeous landmark, which was built in 1870 and features spectacular views of the surrounding area. Within the grounds is a visitor center, restaurant, adventure playground and antique shop.