This is our travel blog to Belfast in Northern Ireland. Finally, I am able to write a travel blog again, yey! I have been failing for my previous travels as I have been busy with work and personal stuff. Also, the fact my phone with all my photos was stolen on the tube in London as well. When I still think of it I still get sad but I am starting to move on. So here goes my recent travel to the lovely city of Belfast.
How to get to Belfast from London
We booked with Easyjet because they had the cheapest fare from Lutton Airport to Belfast International Airport. For two people, the return tickets we paid were 147 GBP. However, to get to Lutton Airport, we had to take a train. As normal with travel and trips, it is important to manage your time very well especially if you have a plane to catch.
When we arrived at Belfast International Airport, we took a coach for 11 GBP (return ticket) to the city center. Then another bus from the city to our Airbnb.
For the rest of the day, we rested as it was already late in the afternoon. We bought groceries at a nearby convenience store there for dinner and breakfast the next day.
Day 1 (Belfast Trip)
Belfast is known for the Titanic Museum as the Titanic was the largest ship ever built in their shipyard. Inside the museum, we learned about H&W, and what life was like back then for the people living there. And with regard to Titanic, they explained in detail the processes of building it, the interior design, and the people involved in its building.
We are all familiar with Titanic especially because of the movie. It is one of my favorite movies of all time, by the way. I think I have watched it 15 times in my life. It is interesting to understand in-depth until that moment it sank when hundreds were killed.
What I like the most about this museum is it is interactive, very modern, and informational. If you are planning to visit it, set enough time to explore the entire place. Also, have a good meal or snacks prior as I am sure you will get hungry inside like me. Don’t worry though, they have a cafe on the ground floor.
Entrance per person is 21.50 GBP. If you opt for an audio guide which we did, there is an additional 4GBP.
One controversy over the sinking of the Titanic including the many lives lost was that there were not enough lifeboats on the ship.
Visit their website to book online.
Included in our ticket was free admission to a ship called Nomadic. It isn’t as huge as the Titanic but it is amazing to see a ship like it.
CS Lewis Square
After spending almost 3 hours in the museum, we took a bus to CS Lewis Square. If you are a Narnia fan, you would probably know better than me. CS Lewis, the author of the popular series was born in Belfast. That is why the square was named after him.
There are characters in his story that are situated all around the park. To be honest, the only one I can remember from the movie was Aslan ‘the Lion’.
There is also an area in the square for kids to skateboard and bike around. This place is free and accessible to everybody.
Cinema experience in Belfast
The last agenda on that day for us was to watch ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ as it was its first day of showing in the UK. We enjoyed the Jurassic-themed movies so we are excited to be watching this one and to experience it in Belfast. Also, to rest our legs from the long walk we did that day, we deserved it.
Tickets for adults are 9.25 GBP.
Unfortunately, we didn’t quite like the movie, I’m sorry Chris Pratt. For my honest review, I would rate it at 6.5/10.
Back to BnB
After the movie, we bought food for dinner to bring to the Airbnb. When we arrived we rested and listened to music because there was no television which was also a good thing. I will share where we stayed at the end of this Belfast post because I feel that it deserves a proper spot in my post.
I still have a full Days 2 and 3 to post but I want to divide them into three parts so I won’t be writing a very long post.
Please watch out for that. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.
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