Belfast has welcomed increasing numbers of visitors and whilst respecting recent history, many focus on the city's maritime past. Titanic Belfast, which shares the spot where the ill-fated liner was built, reflects the nautical city with nine interactive galleries showcasing a wealth of memorabilia. Visitors can board SS Nomadic, the fully restored tender to the Titanic. While in the Titanic Quarter don't miss HMS Caroline, a survivor of both World wars or the W5 Interactive Discovery Centre.
Follow one of three routes through Northern Ireland's history at the Ulster Museum. Choose Art, History or Nature or all three for a fascinating day for all the family.
The Peace Walls on the Falls and Shankill Roads offer a sombre reminder of troubled times.
Pass a relaxing few hours at The Botanic Gardens. The imposing Stormont Parliament Building and Belfast City Hall are must sees.
For culture, catch a show at the highly ornate Grand Opera House or the newer Waterfront Hall. The former Crumlin Road Gaol also hosts Live Music events as well as fascinating guided tours of the jail itself.
Head out for some retail therapy at St George's Market and the Victoria Shopping Centre.
Away from the city, take the coast or inland road to the Giant's Causeway on the north west coast. The 40000 interlocking basalt columns are now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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