A great 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 our 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.

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.

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