Following a recent facelift, Belfast has emerged from its turbulent past a thriving cultural capital. A hip hospitality industry, beautiful architecture and ever-growing tourist spots has finally put Northern Ireland’s capital firmly on the map. Situated on the River Lagan and surrounded by low hills, Belfast is as picturesque as it is buzzing. By day, explore the tragic history of the Titanic, discover the set of Game of Thrones, or visit the charming Belfast Zoo. By night, head to a traditional Irish bar for amazing live music, good craic, and a warm glass of local whiskey. With unique food traditions and fresh local produce, foodies delight in Belfast’s numerous gastro-pubs, cafes, markets and restaurants boasting hearty Irish grub and modern cuisine too. Whatever you get up to, you’ll take like a duck to water in this charmingly unassuming city.