Over the past few decades, Belfast has undergone a remarkable transformation and is now known for its great hotels, friendly pubs, and dedication to the arts. The new Victoria Square has added modern shops and restaurants to this historic town. To look for deals on Belfast flights and lodging, visit ebookers.
Belfast has two airports: Belfast International Airport and George Best Belfast City Airport. While more travellers use the international airport, 2.5 million travellers, mostly from Ireland and Great Britain, use the city airport each year. The George Best Belfast airport is located 3 miles northeast of the city centre. The Belfast International Airport is located 18 miles northwest of central Belfast.
Once you arrive at the Belfast International Airport, you can take a taxi or bus to downtown Belfast. The Airport Express 300 is the city bus that travels from the airport to Belfast. It stops at the Belfast Europa Bus Centre, Royal Avenue, and Templepatrick. The bus departs every 15 minutes during peak periods, and the ride is approximately 30 to 40 minutes. Single tickets to Belfast are Â£7.00, and return tickets are Â£10.00.
Taxi service from the Belfast International Airport is available at all times through the International Airport Taxi Company, which is the only company approved to take fares from the airport. Taxi share is also available, and there is a schedule of estimated fares at the terminal's exit hall.
If you're travelling from the George Best Belfast City Airport, you can take the Airport Express 600 for Â£2.00 to the Belfast Europa Bus Centre. A bus departs every 20 minutes. Taxis are also available at the airport; the fare is approximately Â£8.00 to the city centre.
Weather in Belfast is notoriously difficult to predict, but you can expect mostly sunny weather from April through September. Visitors should still expect to pack a jacket for cool evenings; the average low temperature in August is a chilly 11Â°C. The average high temperature for August is 18Â°C, so visitors used to warmer climates may wish to wear long pants in the summer. Winters are mild, but the average high temperature in January is still a cool 7Â°C. Temperatures plunge to an average low of 1Â°C, so be sure to bring a heavy coat if you travel in the winter.
Belfast has a wide selection of museums, monuments, and historic buildings to delight travellers. Belfast Castle is a popular destination; there is a restaurant, visitor centre, and antique shop on the grounds. Travellers interested in classic Renaissance-style architecture should take the 45-minute free tour of Belfast's city hall. Other popular sightseeing destinations include the Botanic Gardens, the Shankill Road and Falls Road murals, the Albert Clock, and the Grand Opera House. Excursions with Black Taxi Tours are available for tourists interested in visiting these sites with a guide.
Most travellers visit Belfast between Easter and Halloween, with the largest crowds arriving during July and August. If you visit in May, you can experience the Cathedral Quarter Festival, the second-largest arts festival in the United Kingdom. There are few travellers outside of the tourist season, so it's less expensive to travel during this time. However, many attractions may be closed, and it may be difficult to enjoy outdoor sights during this time.
If you'd like to visit the city that built the Titanic, visit ebookers to look for Belfast flights and book other travel accommodation. Once you're in Belfast, you can experience the historic buildings, modern art, and incredible waterfront that make this city special.
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