Belfast, Ireland

Belfast

Belfast – the capital of Northern Ireland. Surroundings of the city – an amazing emerald green countryside and charming sea surface, filled with a quiet charm of a modest nature and the constant dimensional sound of the wind and surf.

Belfast’s principal city and port of Northern Ireland lies at the mouth of the River Lagan.
Northern Ireland – administrative and political part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Located in the northeastern part of the island of Ireland.

Northern Ireland is situated only 21 km from the coast of Scotland, is a rocky shore. In the center, closer to the south lie the fertile valleys. And the west, north-east and south-east is covered mountains. In the south and west of Northern Ireland bordering the Irish Republic.

Up to 20 in. history of Northern Ireland is inextricably linked with the history of Ireland. In the Anglo-Irish treaty of 1921 Northern Ireland (in the press is often called Ulster) was taken away from the country and remained in the UK.
Since 1975 is administratively divided into 6 counties: Doane, Armagh, Tyrone, Fermanagh, Londonderry, Antrim and the capital of Belfast.

Modern Belfast – a big industrial city, which was formed only in the nineteenth century. Central Square Donegall, surrounded by magnificent monuments of the Victorian era most of the city center is a pedestrian zone.
Belfast – a vibrant, cultural center with fine art museums and galleries, historical monuments, theaters, parks, restaurants.

Attractions

Building Grand Opera several times subjected to bombing, it was restored and is now one of the main attractions.

Belfast Castle “Of Antrim Road Tashkent” – built in 1870 on the site of the former buildings of the castle (12.), Located on the slope of Cave Hill and overlooking the bay of Belfast.

Pont Royal – one of the main bridges over the River Lagan, a beautiful monument with decorative lamps.

City Hall on Donegall Square – the present sample of mixed architectural styles.
Linen Hall Library in the main kept the treasures of Irish literature.

“The road Giants” – a unique natural monument, is listed in the list of World Heritage Fund. Along the coast of Antrim for two miles towering 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns created by cooling lava. The age of these columns – about 55 million years.

Entertainment

For sports – beautiful golf courses, which carried the European championships.
Boating sailing, yacht clubs, excellent fishing. Boat rentals superbly equipped and there are many marinas. Very popular excursions on horseback.

In the suburb of Belfast is a magnificent zoo and botanical gardens.
Country Park Cave Hill – located close to Belfast Castle and Belfast Zoo. Some areas of the Park is a nature reserve and the routes are limited. Park was named after the five caves of the Neolithic period, some of which are available for visitors.

Trip to the Gulf Strangford – this marine reserve, which is regarded as a standard of natural beauty and the area of special scientific interest. Of particular pride is the diversity of marine fauna, including seals, mussels and eels.

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