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COME TO BELFAST!
Belfast in General
Member Name: -happy-girl-
Belfast in General
Date: 12/08/09, updated on 18/08/09 (25 review reads)
Advantages: Great shopping , loads of things to do
Disadvantages: weather is'nt great but you can defently get a good day
Hi, I have lived in Belfast all my life and only my very early years were ones of fear.
If I described Belfast to you 30 years ago I think you would look at me and run, there were bombs and gun shootings. . .it was to dangerous to go out on to the bloody street! Now it's peaceful. . .no bombs or guns and it's safe to go out onto the street. Belfast is now a normal city, not big like London but certainly not small. The picture up above is of the city hall which is directly in the centre of the city, on a warm day every one (mainly students) love to go there and just chill out on the lovely grounds of the building.
right now we have a Belfast eye as most call it. . . it's basically a much smaller version of the London eye but still big enough to get a great view of the whole city and that's just outside the city hall.
' The lagan' is an other feature of Belfast, that's the river we have. It flows the whole way through the city into the suburbs and back again, There's one part of the river in particular I love and that's the tow path part. The tow path is a beautiful walk which starts in the suburbs and goes the whole way out of the city and back. . . it's really peaceful . Then There's Victoria square which is a new shopping centre, a few shops like the house of Fraser can be extremely pricey, but it's a gorgeous building and and you can get this little lift right up to the top and there you can look all over the city at a glimpse.
As you all know the Titanic was made in Belfast and the two Harald and wolf cranes helped to build it. There absolutely huge and there built into the ground for any other big projects.
Shopping is a huge plus to this city you can just shop until you drop. . . With castle court, Victoria square and loads and loads of smaller shops like Clarks , River island , Next , TK maxx and hundreds more. . . your just spoilt for choice.
Food and hospitality is an other thing that Belfast has a lots of with some of the top bars like café vaudeville , the merchant hotel and bar red. Also for a few weeks on the lead up to Christmas the continental market comes to the city hall. There people from all over the world like France , Spain , Italy , America ect And they all bring food , clothes loads of little things for you to buy.
Most people are into there community and helping one and other which is really nice . . . But you do get odd few who are bad eggs.
My opinion is that this city is great and you should give it a shot just for a few days
Thanks for reading!!!!
Summary: Come here for a city break