Why Visit Belfast and Northern Ireland

Welcome to Belfast:

We look forward to welcoming EAFP delegates to Belfast.  Visit Belfast have provided visitor information for attendees and this can be viewed here..

Northern Ireland offers a diversity of attractions that frequently confounds first-time visitors. Rejuvenated and irrepressible, Belfast can now rival any other UK capital city, and in addition, Northern Ireland manifests superb natural heritage, including a world-renowned coastal road trip. Unrecognisable from its troubled past, Belfast is now a vibrant destination with stately Victorian buildings, a rich industrial heritage, revitalised restaurant scene and buzzing nightlife with music galore. You’ll also find some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet!

The Titanic Quarter commemorates the ill-fated ship which set sail from Belfast in 1912. The regenerated docklands is comprised of amongst other things, a media centre and a scientific discovery along with the Titanic interactive museum which recently was named the best visitor attraction in Europe.

With the rugged Mourne Mountain range 40 minutes outside Belfast, there is spectacular scenery for hiking. The causeway coastal route stretching 120 miles between Belfast and the 2nd city of Derry is among the top drives in Europe and the Giant Causeway has to be seen to be believed!

Northern Ireland boasts a magnificent range of accommodation options, from luxurious hotels to quaint cottages, and everything in between. Today many of the world’s best-known hotel chains are including Northern Ireland on their network, as are many of the world’s top-ranked spas. The choice is yours.

Further information to help plan your visit to Northern Ireland, as well as pre and post conference trips can be found on the Discover Northern Ireland and Visit Belfast websites.