THE NORTH'S CAPITAL
Visit Northern Islands capital and experience the great craic and the city’s huge love for alcohol. This city knows how to celebrate which is perfect if you venture out here on your stag do. Get the luck of the Irish with the perfect mix of incredible culture and jaw dropping nightlife all rolled up into one city! With recently being divided into ‘quarters’ which are each known for their own character and charm. The Cathedral Quarter is best known as the cultural quarter of course because of the Cathedral.
Belfast is only a short flight away from England/Wales/Scotland and has a bonus of being within the UK so there’s no last minute hurry trying to change your cash as they use British pounds. If your wanting to experience the traditional foods and drink of the city, then head over to St George’s Market where you’ll find stalls upon stalls of local produce including the ever so famous Irish Stew and Boxty (famous Irish pancake).
WHAT'S THE CRAIC?
Belfast’s nightlife has everything. Whether you’re after a quiet night in a pub or fancy cocktails. The Cathedral Quarter around the City Hall and University are the main social hubs. This area is full of small cobbled streets crammed full of great bars and restaurants making it one of the best places to go for a night out in Belfast. One of the best bars to try here is the Duke of York, you’ll find it nestled along a narrow cobbled alleyway in the Half Bap area. The Duke of York offers a traditional Belfast welcome along with great craic, music and laughs.
If your wanting to venture out to a club or two on your stag weekend, then why not try Ollie’s. it is a gorgeous space with amazing light displays and sound systems, paired with luxury red velvet and leather seating and dark walls. Ollie’s also has its original vaulted ceilings to ensure it stays on top where clubs are concerned. If you’re feeling something abit different try Kremlin, known as the first gay owned and managed venue. You will find warm welcomes and amazing atmosphere inside, within the club there are three areas, the Tsar which is the cocktail lounge, the Long Bar which provides a two level disco bar and the Red Square which is a two level club.
HOW'RE YOU GETTING THERE?
As Belfast is in the North West of the UK there are plenty of ways to travel there. Of course by plane is the easiest and quickest mode of transport with landing in Belfast International Airport or another option is by sea. There are plenty of ferry terminals paired with a train ticket for when you land in Ireland you can simply board the train to your final destination. Or if you want more of the scenic route you can always travel by car and board a ferry, which is ideal if you’re wanting to avoid taxis! When in Belfast you can walk to your destinations although some places a taxi, bus or train would definitely be more ideal.
BUNDLES OF BOOZY BANTER
If you’re wondering how to fill your days in Belfast, you’ll be spoilt for choice. If you’re a whiskey fan you are in luck as Northern Ireland is home to Bushmills Whiskey which was distilled for the first time in 1784. But now there are lots of other distilleries open with some great pubs using their products. Such as The Duke of York, this pub has the largest Whiskey collection in Ireland. If you’re a Game of Thrones watcher, then you’re in luck as Northern Ireland is one of the main filming locations. You can take a tour around all of the filming locations.
Want something abit more daring? Then why not try the Carrick-a-Rede bridge along the Antrim coast. It’s a rope bridge that dates back to the 1700’s. Don’t worry though it has been replaced since then. When its sunny you’re able to take the most amazing photographs. And when its windy, well you’ll be sure to get an adrenalin rush making your way across.