The city


Belfast is the capital city of Northern Ireland, located on the banks of the River Lagan on the east coast of Ireland. It is the largest city in Northern Ireland and second largest city on the island.

Belfast is a city of many contrasts: a capital city that still has a friendly village feel; a warm and welcoming city with a wicked sense of humour. As a result, it has retained many quirky customs and traditions unique to Northern Ireland, not least a colourful use of the English language.

Lonely Planet says Belfast is the best place to visit in 2018.