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Having survived almost three decades of conflict and division, Belfast is now emerging from its chrysalis with a newfound freshness and vibrancy. Carrying a deep sense of its history, yet boldly striding into the future, Belfast is an exciting juxtaposition of old and new. Stroll by the River Lagan and see the birthplace of the infamous Titanic, visit the famous political murals in a black taxi or kick back with a traditional music session in one of this lively city’s beautifully preserved old pubs.


Population 286,000
Currency 1 pound £ = 100 pence
Opening hours City centre shops are generally open Mondays to Saturdays between 9.30 am-5.30 pm and Thursdays until 9 pm. Some larger stores open Sundays from 1 pm-5 pm. Neighbourhood and convenience shops often open much longer, 24 hours in many cases.
Newspapers Belfast Telegraph
Belfast Morning News
Irish news
Whatabout? (monthly events guide, available from the Belfast Welcome Centre)
Emergency numbers Emergency: 999
Tourist information Visit Belfast Welcome Centre
47 Donegall Place, Belfast
1st June-30th Sept: Mon-Sat 9 am-7 pm. Sun noon-5 pm.
1st October-31st May: Mon-Sat 9 am-5.30 pm. Sun 11 am-4 pm
+44 28 90246609