City Hall and the Belfast Wheel

City Hall and the Belfast Wheel

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Campervan Holiday in Belfast

photo by Dom0803 (wikimedia commons)Stormont Parliament Building Photo by Dom0803 (wikimedia commons)

Visiting Belfast by sea is an adventure in itself a the grand city seemingly rises out of thin air with its jagged, rocky shores calling out to sea travelers; the city is a sight to behold as the blue water contrast perfectly with the red hills covered in lush greenery. As the capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast has all the makings of a major metropolitan area; innumerable bars, restaurants and pubs add glitter and glamour to its night life while its many memorial and historical structures afford a trip into the past for history buffs. Then, there is the incredible shopping experience and the culinary delights of the city that complete the definition of an ideal vacation spot.

Camping in Belfast

Some of the popular camping grounds in the city of Belfast include:

The DunDonald Caravan park: Located in the serenity of the green hills of Castlereagh; the park is set amidst the most tranquil settings yet offers the hordes of amenities that you would need to make your stay comfortable.

Loughshore Caravan Park: Situated in the Belfast Lough Coastal area, the camping ground is an ideal location for a family vacation; there is a lot to see and do in the area. Several restaurants and bars are only a short walking distance form the campground along with the popular Jordanstown loughshore and the Hazelbank Parks.

Places to see in Belfast:

The Belfast Zoo: Not only do people visit the area to look at the animals but also to get one of the most wondrous views of the city; this is a modern zoo with a strong emphasis on the ideology of conservation; the zoo boasts of an astounding 160 different animal species that find a home in its grounds. It is an ideal place for a family picnic with underwater viewing of penguins, a bird park, an African enclosure and much more

Belfast Castle: The castle is an opulent structure that offers a view in to the extravagant past of the landlords of Belfast; the cellars of the castle were opened to tourists in 1990. Visiting the castle is the perfect way to spend an afternoon stepping back in time to the Victorian era. There is also a restaurant on the castle ground that is open seven days a week.

Queens University: A mammoth architectural wonder the Queens University is not only a modern marvel of architecture it is also the largest university in Ireland. It is one of the main attractions of the city; only a 10 to15 minute walk from the city center.

The Lagan Valley Regional Park: Established in the 1960s to conserve the country side of the Lagan Valley that is nestled in between Lisburn and Belfast; the area is famed for the incorporation of some innovative conservation efforts and offers the perfect opportunity for informal recreation.

College Park: The first plants in the park were planted when there was an astounding upsurge in the fascination for horticulture, botany and gardening. A range of new plants were being brought back from far away lands and all of them found a home in the College Park.

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