Braeside Cottage


Luxury Self Catering Accommodation
Holywood and Belfast Northern Ireland

4 Star Accomodation

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A Travel Guide to Belfast

Introduction to Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland has been experiencing something of a renaissance over the past decade, as visitors once deterred by the country`s troubled political situation gradually return to this beautiful and vibrant destination. From the awe-inspiring scenery along the Causeway Coast, to the splendid Victorian architecture of capital city, Belfast, Northern Ireland has plenty to offer visitors. Visitor numbers are increasing year on year as Northern Ireland, in particular Belfast, becomes a popular short break destination.

Attractions and things to do in Belfast

Belfast Castle is an imposing sandstone castle which looks down over the city from Cave Hill. The building was constructed in 1870 on a site where castles have stood since the 12th century and is open to the public. Or why not get a bird`s eye view of the city from the top of the 60m high Belfast Wheel, which is situated in the grounds of Belfast`s City Hall.

Places to visit

The famous Giant`s Causeway is within easy reach of Belfast and is sight never to be forgotten. 40,000 hexagon-shaped stones make up this extraordinary natural wonder, which has been declared a World Heritage site. The nearby Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is put up every spring by local fishermen and removed every November: crossing it is not for the faint hearted!

Restaurants and nightlife

Cayenne is a funky bar-restaurant serving good quality food to a loyal local following in cool, contemporary surroundings. Cutters River Grill offers relaxed dining in an old boat house overlooking the river. Belfast has a thriving nightlife and club culture. The Stiff Kitten Club regularly plays host to big name DJs such as Manchester`s Mr Scruff and Radio One`s Giles Peterson. Mynt regularly welcomes DJs from London`s Fabric and is the place to be seen for Belfast`s hedonists.

Best times to visit

Film buffs will enjoy the Belfast Film Festival in March. The Cathedral Arts Festival in May includes street theatre, drama concerts and more. The weather in Belfast is relatively temperate with comparatively mild winters and cool summers. However, no matter what time of year you visit, don`t forget to pack your waterproofs as rain is likely year-round.

Flight options

Belfast Airport is only 2 miles from Belfast city and benefits from excellent transport links including a regular bus service. Flights to Belfast airport leave from most UK and many international airports. Regular flights from Belfast to Manchester airport make it an ideal destination for a short break.



Braeside Country House 2008
Self Catering Accommodation Holywood, Belfast, Northern Ireland