Belfast City Holiday Rentals Antrim
Belfast is the capital of and the largest city in County Antrim and Northern Ireland. Historically, Belfast has been a centre for the Irish linen industry, tobacco production, rope-making and shipbuilding. The city’s main shipbuilders, Harland and Wolff, which built the ill-fated RMS Titanic, propelled Belfast onto the global stage in the early 20th century as the largest and most productive shipyard in the world. Belfast played a key role in the Industrial Revolution, establishing its place as a global industrial centre until the latter half of the 20th century.
Today, Belfast remains a centre for industry, as well as the arts, higher education and business. Belfast city centre has undergone considerable expansion and regeneration in recent years.
The city is certainly exhibiting an air of determined optimism, with new hotels, bars, restaurants, clubs and shops opening at an incredible rate. It is a city that is proud of its Victorian and Edwardian heritage and efforts to restore historic buildings are proving successful. Tourism is on the increase in Belfast, especially among those seeking a weekend away or short break.
Belfast remains a great place to explore, as it is still relatively undiscovered and is ideal for the tourist who enjoys a city with character, yet still has a raw, unspoilt energy.
It is a city which has changed dramatically in a decade due to peace and prosperity and you will be greeted with warmth from locals who feel a new-found sense of pride in their city. Belfast is served by two airports: Belfast International Airport to the north-west of the city, and George Best Belfast City Airport in the east of the city.