belfast in half a day

While I’m sure there’s more to Belfast than the Titanic Exhibition, we didn’t get a chance to see much. We only had one and a half days there – and our full day was already reserved for the Giant’s Causeway, leaving us with only about a half a day to explore the city. Here are a few photos from some of the places we did get a chance to see:

Belfast Central Station – The train from Dublin to Belfast is a little over 2.5 hours. As of March 2013, a roundtrip ticket will cost you 32.50 Euros (or $37 USD). They also offer a student discount. I don’t remember exactly how much but just be sure to have your student ID handy!

Belfast Station (11)

Belfast (7)
Belfast City Hall in Donegall Square
Belfast (25)
Welcome to Belfast!
Don't forget to exchange some British Pound Sterling - they don't use Euros up here!
Don’t forget to exchange some British Pound Sterling – they don’t use Euros up here!
Americans need their KFC! Big change from the potato wedges I'm used to though.
Americans need their KFC! Big change from the potato wedges I’m used to though.
Beacon of Hope
Beacon of Hope

Peace Wall – the peace lines were built in 1969 during the 1969 Northern Ireland Riots. Its purpose was to mitigate violence between the Catholic and Protestant communities. Today, you can take a black taxi there and the driver will take you to notable spots. If I remember correctly, the gates close at 9 pm so make sure you’re out by then. You definitely don’t want to be stuck there.

Peace Wall (6)

Peace Wall (25)

Peace Wall (28)

Peace Wall (36)

Not sure if this is supposed to be Bruno Mars but it sure looks like him!
Not sure if this is supposed to be Bruno Mars but it sure looks like him!
These walls are 25 feet high!
These walls are 25 feet high!

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