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Going from strenght to strenght!

Belfast, capital city of Northern Ireland is situated within an hours drive of some of Europe's most unspoiled and spectacular scenery. The city has undergone a metamorphosis in recent years with over £300m investment in the tourism infrastructure and is now emerging as a dynamic new destination for conferences, meetings and events.

Belfast, a city rich in Victorian and Edwardian architecture standing side by side with new state-of-the-art convention centres and hotels; a city filled with atmospheric pubs and fine restaurants, a city where the people and their humour is renowned.

A whole generation of fantastic new visitor attractions, stylish bars, superb hotels and restaurants graced by some of the most talented chefs in the UK or Ireland, allied to the city’s fascinating cultural heritage, have helped make Belfast one of Europe’s most popular city break destinations.

Belfast is alive with energy and making your way round is easy, as the city is split into four equally distinct quarters – the cathedral quarter, the Queen’s Quarter, the famous Titanic Quarter and the Gaeltacht Quarter.

Belfast - Your Conference City
Belfast has experienced significant investment in its tourism infrastructure in recent years, including new conference venues, improved airport facilities and new hotel developments. The city can now offer large purpose-built centres, major academic venues and hotel facilities to suit different sizes and types of events.

In addition to the excellent conference facilities available, your colleagues will enjoy a truly memorable social programme, which might include a Civic Reception in City Hall, a traditional Irish evening at Belfast Castle, a rich programme of culture and entertainment including the Belfast Festival at Queen’s, tailor-made tours of the city, a choice of award-winning restaurants and pubs and of course, the warm welcome to visitors for which they are renowned!

Social Programmes
The social events form an integral part of any conference programme. Belfast is an exciting new destination to visit and the range of venues and entertainment on offer will ensure that your delegates will leave with a lasting impression. Some suggestions, which give a flavour of what the city has to offer, might include:

Traditional Irish Evening
A Traditional Irish Evening at Belfast Castle where delegates can taste our sumptuous local produce beginning with a Black Velvet reception and enjoy an evening of traditional Irish music and dancing and join in the 'craic'. The Castle setting together with our rich culture will ensure a truly memorable evening.

Civic Reception and Gala Dinner
City Hall might be the venue for a Welcome Reception hosted by The Lord Mayor followed by a Gala Dinner in the Banqueting Hall. Built in 1906 the interior of this opulent Victorian building is breathtaking and a splendid setting for a formal event.

Titanic Themed Night
Enjoy a Titanic themed night at the magnificent Harbour Commissioners Office, situated beside the river Lagan. A full catering service is provided for both informal and formal occasions with individually tailored menus. Invite the Harbour Commissioner along to recount tales of the Titanic building days to make the evening truly special and view the tailor-made table designed for on-board the ship, but which didn't actually make it!

1920's Themed Evening
This Ulster Folk and Transport Museum ranks among Ireland's foremost visitor attractions and also is a venue, which offers a themed night to remember. Groups of 400 people can be accommodated for social evenings for conference dinners and fork buffets to barbecues and cocktail receptions. Get the evening into full swing with the sounds of a jazz band. A full catering service is provided and menus are tailored to individual client needs and event style.

Conference Tours
Northern Ireland is one of Europe's most scenic destinations, just waiting to be discovered. A selection of tours and activities can be tailor-made to include all tastes.

Day tour - Giants Causeway and Antrim Coast
The highlight of this tour will be a visit to the Giant's Causeway, a World Heritage Site. The sheer strangeness of the place and the bizarre regularity of its basalt columns have made it the subject of numerous legends - certainly a sight not to be missed.
The day will also include a guided tour of the Old Bushmill Distillery, the world's oldest licensed distiller of the world famous Bushmills Whiskey - and an opportunity to sample a drop for yourself!
Along the way, you'll be able to enjoy the Antrim Coast, an area of outstanding natural beauty, which has a well-deserved reputation for being one of the loveliest and most spectacular in Europe.


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Shopping
Shop 'til you drop! - Belfast offers a wonderful array of products ranging from the traditional to the more contemporary. The central shopping area which runs from Donegall Place to Royal Avenue, and is easily explored on foot. A must for all serious shoppers is the new Victoria Square development - an exciting new £400 million leisure and retail complex located in the city centre.

St George’s Market (the oldest covered market in Ireland) runs a Variety Market every Friday morning which boasts the largest indoor fish market in Ireland with 23 seafood stalls! The Saturday morning Farm & Speciality Food Market offers a wide range of local high quality specialist food products.
The Lisburn Road in the south of the city boasts a trail of chic designer boutiques, with plenty of al fresco cafes to offer a rest stop along the way. There are also many fine shopping centres throughout the city and suburbs.

Nightlife
“If you haven’t had a night out in Belfast, you haven’t lived”, this is a great city to party. All you need is a lot of energy and a little inside information! Sample a local brew in one of Belfast’s historic hostelries, visit one of the traditional pubs for a live Irish music sessions, or check out the hip and trendy bar and club scene, you'll find it all in Belfast!

Eating Out
A handful of talented young chefs and restauranteurs, who felt that they had the vision to re-invigorate the Belfast eating scene and create a style unique to the city. Slowly at first, in recent years more rapidly, their influence has spread, raising levels of expectation and competition (a very Belfast quality) and hastened by the astonishing degree of investment in new restaurants, hotels and cafes. From Michelin Star excellence, cosy neighbourhood brasseries, authentic Asian cuisine to traditional Irish pub grub – you’ll find something to suit all tastes in Belfast.

Make your way into Hill Street and Nick's Warehouse for a warm Irish welcome and a typically delicious Irish lunch. Originally home to the Bushmills Distillery as a Bonded warehouse, and then some friendly local pigeons, Nick's Warehouse can arguably be considered the first truly authentic Winebar in Northern Ireland.


Recreation, Sport & Leisure
When it comes to producing sporting heroes, Belfast punches above its weight. But people here love to watch too and the choice is endless - the Gaelic sports of hurling and football, soccer, rugby, even cricket. No sport receives a noisier following than the latest to arrive in the city - ice hockey. Venture down to the Odyssey Arena and cheer on the hugely successful Belfast Giants

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Belfast's Top Things To Do!
2008 brings Belfast's own Big Wheel - Belfast with its spires, domes and cranes, welcomes a lofty new feature to the skyline. The Big Wheel stands 200 feet high in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. If you are brave with a head for heights, join the queue and take a capsule on the Big Wheel.

Discover the story of Belfast - Visit the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum’s carefully recreated ‘Old Town’, which tells the story of life in Ulster in the early 1900’s.

Take a Walk - Stroll through the Victorian streets of Belfast with one of our Walking Tours including The Old Town, Titanic Trail, Blackstaff Way tours and the City Centre Walk.

Historical Pub Walking Tours - No visit to Belfast would be complete without a trip around its famous and historic pubs. The hospitality of Belfast city and its people is legendary and there’s no better way to enjoy the ‘craic’ and the banter with the locals than over a few Baileys.

Enjoy a leisurely stroll around one of Belfast's oldest and most historic districts with our local guide. See the Cathedral that took over a hundred years to build, stroll in and out of the old cobble stone entries and admire one of Belfast's oldest pubs.

Tour Belfast – By boat or black taxi, open top bus or mini-coach, chauffeur driven or by bicycle – to discover the best of Belfast, old and new, take a tour. And if you want to explore further, tours to the beautiful Northern Irish countryside depart from Belfast daily.


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