Belfast, Northern Ireland: Where to stay, where to eat, what to do and more
United offers connecting flights from Reagan National to Belfast, with mid-May fares currently starting at $903 round trip.
WHERE TO STAY
Great Victoria Street
Centrally located high-rise. Rooms start at $222.
20 Talbot St.
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.
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.
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.
A national treasure. Try the large pot of mussels for $17, or smoked Glenarm organic salmon with traditional accompaniments for $11.
WHAT TO DO
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
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
Free and open monthly meetings at various venues, with films, new books, author signings.
Titanic Walking Tours
Titanic-related tour by a descendant of a crewman; $48 per person for a minimum of three hours, children $24.
Certified tour guide; $48 per person per hour.