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Numerous hotels are also located in this part of the city, from budget options to high-end boutique hotels.
In the 19th and 20th-century, Harland and Wolff was a pre-eminent ship building yard, constructing many world-famous ocean liners here.
It’s thrilling to walk across, but maybe not for the faint-hearted!
Of course, the Giant’s Causeway on the north coast is a must-see attraction.
While its last ship launched back in 2003, the affectionately named gantry cranes, Samson and Goliath, still stand proud in the docks area.
Probably the most famous ship in the world, the Titanic, was built here and forms the focus of a major tourist attraction, Titanic Belfast.
Just across the road is Visit Belfast which provides a wealth of tourist information; coach tours to attractions throughout Northern Ireland can be booked here too.
A few minutes’ walk away, close to the River Lagan, Victoria Square Shopping Centre is the place to catch a film and enjoy a meal and its dome offers great views of the city’s landmarks.
Conveniently, some of the key locations are near the Coastal Causeway Route such as Ballintoy Harbour, which portrays the Iron Islands, and Cushendun Caves where the character Melisandre gave birth.
Also on the itinerary, Crumlin Road Gaol offers tours of restored prison cells, live music and a restaurant.
In the evening, Great Victoria Street is the place to go for great entertainment.
It excelled in the linen, ship building and textile industries and many of its attractions today hark back to that era.
A good place to start a tour of the city is City Hall on Donegall Square.