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Belfast, the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland, was founded on the sandy mouth of the Lagan River in 1613 by settlers from Britain. It took its name from Beal Feirste (Irish for 'the mouth of the sandbank').

Belfast remained a small trading port until about 1800, and soon became a major industrial city.

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Famous for shipbuilding (the Titanic built here) and Irish linen, Belfast has two airports, two universities, two cathedrals, two riverside venues for mega-events, and just one Grand Opera House.

Top 10 Sights

City Hall

Ulster Museum & Botanic Gardens

Grand Opera House

Parliament Buildings

Queens University

Albert Memorial Clock

Belfast Castle

St George's Market

Crown Liquor Saloon


  • Last visit to Belfast: Aug 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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