Belfast, Northern Ireland: Where to stay, where to eat, what to do and more

April 13, 2012
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GETTING THERE

United offers connecting flights from Reagan National to Belfast, with mid-May fares currently starting at $903 round trip.

WHERE TO STAY

Europa Hotel

Great Victoria Street

011-44-28-9027-1066

www.hastingshotels.com

Centrally located high-rise. Rooms start at $222.

Ramada Encore

20 Talbot St.

011-44-28-9026-1800

www.encorebelfast.co.uk

Easy walk to numerous restaurants and bars, and a 15-minute walk to the new Titanic Belfast building. Rooms from about $80.

WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK

The Crown Bar

46 Great Victoria St.

011-44-28-9024-3187

www.crownbar.com

One of the most beautiful bars in the world, with ambitious pub fare from beef rib pie (about $17) to black pudding potato cakes (about $7.50), with local whiskeys, wines and beers.

The Potted Hen

11 Edward St.

011-44-28-9023-4554

www.thepottedhen.co.uk

Beautiful, open, airy, with a big wine selection. Try the warm salad of five-spiced confit duck with red chard, shallots and satay dressing for $8.80. Reservations suggested.

Mourne Seafood Bar

34-36 Bank St.

011-44-28-9024-8544

www.mourneseafood.com

A national treasure. Try the large pot of mussels for $17, or smoked Glenarm organic salmon with traditional accompaniments for $11.

WHAT TO DO

Titanic Belfast

Queen’s Road

Queen’s Island

011-44-28-9076-6386

www.titanicbelfast.com

A self-guided “sensory experience,” with earphone rentals in many languages, as well as guided and specialty tours that can be arranged in advance. $22, seniors $18, ages 5 to 11 $11.

Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

Holywood

011-44-28-9042-8428

www.nmni.com/uftm

Artifacts, photos, letters, survivor recordings and more from the sea bottom and donations from city residents. Tickets to either Folk or Transport museum about $10, children about $6; both museums about $13, children $7.

Belfast Titanic Society

www.belfast-titanic.com

Free and open monthly meetings at various venues, with films, new books, author signings.

Titanic Walking Tours

www.titanicwalk.com

Susie Millar

011-44-78-5271-6655

info@titanictours-belfast.co.uk

www.titanictours-belfast.co.uk

Titanic-related tour by a descendant of a crewman; $48 per person for a minimum of three hours, children $24.

Billy Scott

011-44-77-9860-2401

billy@touringaroundbelfast.com

www.touringaroundbelfast.com

Certified tour guide; $48 per person per hour.

INFORMATION

www.gotobelfast.com

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