6-minute walk from Lanyon Place Train Station.
13-minute walk from Great Victoria Street Train Station.
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Training in Belfast
Belfast City Centre
Travel to and from Belfast
Black cab in Belfast
Belfast is a car city, with 77% of all trips taken by automobile, 11% taken by public transportation, and 6% taken on foot. This is backed up by a robust road network, including the 22.5-mile M2 and M22 motorways. In the city, black cabs are popular. Private hire cabs much outnumber them.
Bus and Rail
Belfast’s bus and train public transportation systems connect residential regions to the city centre via 12 high-quality bus routes that operate along major radial highways.
Northern Ireland Railways runs metropolitan services via Belfast’s northern suburbs to Carrickfergus, Larne, and Larne Harbour, eastwards to Bangor, and south-westwards to Lisburn and Portadown.
Belfast has a direct train service to Dublin, but no train services to other cities in the United Kingdom due to a lack of bridge or tunnel connections.
Great Victoria Street Station
Belfast International Airport
There are two airports in the city. Domestic and international flights are available at Belfast International Airport, which is located northwest of the city near Lough Neagh.
The George Best Belfast City Airport is closer to the city centre by rail from Sydenham and serves domestic and international flights inside the United Kingdom.
Belfast has a port for shipping cargo and passenger ferries. Stena Line uses standard boats to make frequent services to Cairnryan in Scotland. Stena Line also has a service to Liverpool.
Train and bus stations in Belfast
Things to do in Belfast
Parks and gardens
Belfast is surrounded by mountains, which give an ideal microclimate for horticulture. Belfast has a lot of parkland and woodland parks, which are a big part of the city’s history and home to a lot of indigenous species.
There are about 40 public parks in Belfast. The Botanic Gardens in the Queen’s Quarter is one of the most popular. The Botanic Gardens Palm House, built in the 1830s, is one of the first examples of a cast-iron glasshouse. Rose gardens and live music concerts are among the park’s other attractions.
The International Rose Garden at Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park, to the south of the city centre, draws thousands of tourists each year. Its 128-acre grounds include a Japanese garden, a walled garden, and the Golden Crown Fountain, which was built in 2002.
Belfast Zoo is one of the few zoos in the United Kingdom that is supported by the local government. The zoo is one of Northern Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions, with over 295,000 visits each year.
Because of the loss of their natural habitats, most animal exhibitions are classed as ‘at risk’ species. The zoo shelters around 1,200 animals from 140 distinct species and participates in European and worldwide breeding programmes that serve to secure the survival of several endangered species.
Belfast Botanic Gardens
Other parks in Belfast
Ormeau ParkOrmeau Road, Belfast BT7 3GG, United Kingdom.Main Phone: 028 9032 0202
Botanic Gardens1 Colenso Parade, Belfast BT9 5AN, United Kingdom.Main Phone: 028 9031 4762
Map of parks in Belfast
Crumlin Road Gaol
Many significant museums in Belfast proudly showcase the city’s legacy. HMP Belfast is a former jail located on Crumlin Road in north Belfast, Northern Ireland. It is also known as Crumlin Road Gaol and the Crum. It has been the last Victorian-era jail in Northern Ireland since 1996.
The Northern Ireland War Memorial opened at Talbot Street in 2007, replacing a previous structure known as Memorial House, which was demolished during the Blitz in 1941. It houses the Home Front Exhibition as well as the first national monument to the hundreds of people murdered during the Belfast Blitz.
Other museums in Belfast
Ulster MuseumBotanic Gardens, Belfast BT9 5AB, United Kingdom.Phone: 028 9044 0000
Titanic Belfast1 Olympic Way, Queen’s Road, Belfast BT3 9EP, United Kingdom.Phone: 028 9076 6386
Irish Republican History Museum5 Conway Place, Belfast BT13 2DA, United Kingdom.Phone: 028 9024 0504
Map of museums in Belfast
SportsWindsor Park is home to the Northern Ireland national football team. Crusaders, the 2017-18 Irish League winners, are based in Seaview, in the city’s northwestern outskirts.George Best, the 1968 European Footballer of the Year, and a former Manchester United player, was born in Belfast and died in November 2005.There are around twenty Gaelic football and hurling clubs in Belfast. The Antrim County teams play at Casement Park in west Belfast, which has a capacity of 32,000, making it the second largest Gaelic Athletic Association venue in Ulster.