See allOur Readers' 15 Favorite Places in Ireland

by , SmarterTravel Staff - March 17, 2010
Belfast: City Hall

Belfast

Long a bustling seaport and safe haven for weary travelers, Belfast has nevertheless seen its fair share of troubles. The city, however, is still a place where a tired tourist will always be welcome. These days, Belfast combines the historic with the hip and offers a dynamic art scene and nightlife.

Reader gondaluer ranks Belfast as a favorite, and swears that "the mural/black cab tour will change your perspective on the 'struggles,' and maybe even change your perspective on life."

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