Belfast was originally a small hamlet with fertile land along the mouth of the Lagan. Soon, marauders and pirates realised the lough was deep and the 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. The rest, as they say, is history.
Today Belfast is a vibrant capital city of culture, exciting events, superb dining, and great 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.