Have you ever been to Belfast?
If your answer is no, then you should change it. It’s beautiful and the food is delicious.
For a quite long time, we put off our trip to Belfast in favour of visiting other places in Ireland.
But last weekend was a perfect time to go somewhere and do some sightseeing instead of sitting at home (yes, our apartment is lovely and a couch is so comfy…).
I didn’t have any expectations. I got really good tips from one of my coworkers Patrick what to see and where to eat, read a little bit of my guidebook and we headed to Belfast. We were lucky to see Belfast almost empty. It was the bank holiday weekend, so you wouldn’t see too many people on the streets. It was somehow refreshing. Taking photos is easier when you don’t have too many people around.
Belfast is beautiful. I loved the architecture, even though some of the buildings look older then they actually are I still find them pretty.
Lovely botanic garden.
When it comes to food in Belfast you can’t complain. Thanks to recommendation we had lovely dinner at Nick’s Warehouse. The food was delicious.
But something we really felt in love was St. George’s Market. Can we please move it to Dublin? Pretty please.
You can find there a lot of different things – fruits, veggies, jewellery, seaweed, spices, bread.
We weren’t the only ones who decided to start a morning with breakfast in St. George’s Market.
Waiting for breakfast.
Belfast Bap, it’s probably not the healthiest breakfast ever, but it was delicious 🙂
The new Titanic Belfast® is really entertaining.
16 thoughts on “Belfast”
Stunning pictures :)I used to live in Belfast for 3 years, sometime you never see a place the way someones photographs show it 🙂
Thank you Paul. You should take the sightseeing bus. We didn’t manage see all the things we planned and tend to just walk around the city. But these photos actually cover very touristic places 🙂
I’ve lived in Ireland for 13 years, but I only went to Belfast for the first time last year – even though it takes me just as long to drive to Dublin as it does to drive to Belfast (just 1 hour to either city). We’ve been making up for lost time and go up often now.
Oh so I see sometimes it takes even longer than a year. I must say that I think I liked Belfast slightly more than Dublin, but don’t tell anybody ;)And if you haven’t been to Nick’s Warehouse I strongly recommend. We wanted to try Made in Belfast as well, but it was full, so maybe next time.
Now that you’ve gone north, Magda, you’ll have to come south! Cork awaits…
Caroline, it was actually Cork vs Belfast, but train tickets were cheaper to Belfast on that weekend. So next time – Cork 🙂
Excellent photos and I’m glad you enjoyed our wee city! Hurry back now y’hear?
Thank you Pastie Bap. We will do our best. We still have a few places to see and some food to eat 😉
Your photos are beautiful Magda, I’ve been to Belfast many times, mostly just quickly passing through and haven’t seen most of the places in your photos. What an amazing market that is, Dublin could really do with something similar! Glad you had a nice trip away!
Thank you Adrienne. It’s easier to be new in the country, you go sightseeing more often. The market is great, it’s indoor and it’s big.
Hey Magda! I’m from Belfast and I’ve really enjoyed reading this post just now, so glad I found it! I live in England and I miss my home in Belfast every single day. ❤
Thank you Fandango. I’m glad you liked my post. We really enjoyed ourselves in Belfast. It is really lovely city.
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“Taking photos is easier when you don’t have too many people around.” – so true!
Belfast Bap looks yummy!! Which camera and lens did you use? Another great post, how lovely!
Thanks Nancy. I have very basic Canon 1000D. As for lenses lately I mostly use my Canon 50mm 1.8, I’ve started taking it for walks as well. In the field I usually use 28-75mm Tamron 2.8, but in Belfast we actually had wide angle – Sigma 10-20mm 2-5.6, you can easily spot aberrations.