A Guide To Belfast For UK Working Holiday Makers

If you’ve chosen to spend some of your UK working holiday in Belfast, then you couldn’t have picked a better time. In recent years, Belfast has undergone a renaissance; becoming a city known for its lively lifestyle rather than the troubles of the past.

Things To Do

A thriving port city with its roots in the industrial revolution, Belfast is flourishing in many areas. The old shipyards have been transformed into what is now known as the Titanic Quarter. The city where the ill-fated liner was built, the once thriving docklands have become home to luxury, modern apartments and the stunning centrepiece of the waterfront location, the beautifully angular Titanic museum, is Belfast’s number one tourist draw. The Northern Irish capital is also the starting point for day trips to the mystical Giant’s Causeway, hexagonal basalt columns with both mythical and scientific explanations for their existence.

Food And Drink

Belfast has a growing reputation for cuisine but if you really want to go traditional, you’ll head to a local café for an Ulster Fry – the Northern Ireland version of the Full English. Perfect to set you up for the day – or at least to compensate for the night before! If you’ve spent the evening in one or two of the coolest bars in Belfast’s Cathedral quarter the night before, it’ll help the recovery process! You can’t visit Belfast without popping into one or two traditional Irish pubs. With the beer flowing and plenty of craic, you can soak up the history of National Trust-owned, The Crown, or delve into the garden of The Dirty Onion.

Accommodation

If you’re looking for accommodation before finding a more permanent residence in the city, you’ll find no shortage of places to stay in the Belfast area. From beautiful, boutique hotels for a little bit of luxury to budget hostels, you’ll find that wherever you stay most places are within manageable walking distance of the city centre and the main attractions.

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