Belfast has had an incredible journey in becoming a vibrant city break, conference and cruise ship destination and hosting world class sports & music events.
Belfast City blossomed from very humble beginnings… It started out as a small hamlet with fertile land along the mouth of the Lagan. Soon, marauders and pirates realised the lough was deep and our shores were safe from the north Atlantic storms. The perfect haven for repairing sea ravaged ships. From these early stages the industrious locals developed a boat building trade. And the rest is history.
So what’s Belfast like today? Well, it’s packed with history, culture, exciting events, great food, super shopping… you might even spot a ship or two. You’ll also find some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet. Have a look around and learn more about the city we’re so proud of.
In the distance you can see Belfast’s famous Harland & Wolff shipyard with their striking yellow gantry cranes. Within the 360° aerial photograph there are areas identified by clickable hotspots.
Click the marker points to be taken to the ground and into some of the famous landmarks across Belfast and beyond