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Belfast, Co. Down

This article is about the capital of Northern Ireland. For other uses, see Belfast .

Belfast is the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland. Most of Belfast is in County Antrim, but parts of East and South Belfast are in County Down. It is on the flood plain of the River Lagan.

By population, it is the fourteenth largest city in the United Kingdom and second largest on the island of Ireland. It is the seat of the devolved government and legislative Northern Ireland Assembly.Belfast urban area, which has a population of 579,276. The Larger Urban Zone, as defined by the European Union, has a total population 641,638. Belfast was granted city status in 1888.

Historically, Belfast has been a centre for the Irish linen industry , tobacco production, rope-making and shipbuilding: the city's main shipbuilders, Harland and Wolff, which built the well-known RMS Titanic, propelled Belfast on to the global stage in the early 20th century as the biggest and most productive shipyard in the world. Belfast played a key role in the Industrial Revolution, establishing its place as a global industrial centre until the latter half of the 20th century. Industrialisation and the inward migration it brought made Belfast, if briefly, the biggest city in Ireland at the turn of the 20th century and the city's industrial and economic success was cited by Ulster unionist opponents of Home Rule as a reason why Ireland should shun devolution and later why Ulster in particular would fight to resist it.

Today, Belfast remains a centre for industry, as well as the arts, higher education and business, a legal centre, and is the economic engine of Northern Ireland. The city suffered greatly during the period of conflict called the Troubles, but latterly has undergone a sustained period of calm, free from the intense political violence of former years, and substantial economic and commercial growth. Belfast city centre has undergone considerable expansion and regeneration in recent years, notably around Victoria Square. Belfast is served by two airports: George Best Belfast City Airport in the city, and Belfast International Airport 15 miles west of the city. Belfast is also a major port, with commercial and industrial docks dominating the Belfast Lough shoreline, including the famous Harland and Wolff shipyard. Belfast is a constituent city of the Dublin-Belfast corridor, which has a population of three million, or half the total population of the island of Ireland.
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Self-Catering Accommodation in Belfast

Cordia Serviced Apartments Cordia Serviced Apartments

355-367 Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7EP, Co. Down
With views over the Black Mountains, these luxurious apartments offer free secure parking and free Wi-Fi. The city centre, along with bus and rail stations, is close by.

914 The Arc 914 The Arc

9:14 The Arc, 21 Queens Road, Belfast., Belfast, BT3 9FL, Co. Down
Set 150 metres from the Titanic Experience in Belfast, 914 The Arc offers self-catering accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. On site parking is free.

Apple Apartments Belfast Apple Apartments Belfast

Obel Tower 62 Donegall Quay, Belfast, BT1 3AT, Co. Down
Apple Apartments Belfast is located in both the Obel Tower and the building adjacent to the Obel Tower, offering high-quality accommodation in Belfast’s waterfront district.

Belfast City Side Apartments Belfast City Side Apartments

Apartment 6, 20 Wellwood Street, Belfast, BT2 7AZ, Co. Down
The elegant Belfast City Side Apartment lies just off Great Victoria Street in Belfast city centre, and offers free on-site parking and free unlimited WiFi.

Belfast Self Catering Apartment Belfast Self Catering Apartment

65 Maryville Street, Belfast, BT7 1AD, Co. Down
With free private parking and free Wi-Fi access in the heart of Belfast city centre, Belfast Self Catering Apartment is a 4-star apartment situated just 100 metres from the bars and restaurants of Belfast's Golden Mile.

Belfastbreaks Belfastbreaks

52 Malone avenue, Belfast, BT9 6ER, Co. Down
Belfastbreaks - Accommodation in Belfast is located just 1 mile from Belfast city centre, in South Belfast. The self-catering townhouse offers 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. It will provide you with a TV and a Blu-ray player.

Brookhill Serviced Apartments Brookhill Serviced Apartments

41 Eglantine Avenue, Belfast, BT9 6EW, Co. Down
In one of Belfast's most sought-after addresses, these bright, spacious and modern luxury apartments have free Wi-Fi, fully equipped kitchens and high definition flat-screen TVs with Freeview.

Central Belfast Apartment Central Belfast Apartment

67 Maryville Street, Belfast, BT7 1AE, Co. Down
Central Belfast Apartment offers stylish self-catered accommodation for up to 5 people, free WiFi and free private parking on site. The property is located in the heart of Belfast, offering good transport links.

Old Exchange Court Old Exchange Court

Apt 10 Old Exchange Court, Pasadena Gardens., Belfast, BT5 6HU, Co. Down
Old Exchange Court is a self-catering accommodation located in Belfast. Free WiFi access is available. The property is 3.2 km from The Titanic Experience and 3.3 km from Odyssey Arena. Guests will also benefit from a roof terrace with garden.

Queen Queen's University Belfast, Elms Village - Campus Accommodation

78 Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 5BW, Co. Down
This modern, village-style residence is 800 metres from the university campus and a 15-minute walk from Belfast city centre. It has 24-hour reception and security, free internet and communal kitchens.

Salisbury Apartment Salisbury Apartment

1 Salisbury Court, Belfast, BT7 1DD, Co. Down
This stylish modern apartment features a large private garden, free on-site parking and free WiFi.

Self Catering Belfast Self Catering Belfast

5 Salisbury Court, Belfast, BT7 1DD, Co. Down
Situated in Belfast city centre, this apartment is just a 2-minute walk from Dublin Road’s bars, clubs and restaurants. Free parking is possible and a computer is provided. Free Wi-Fi access is also available.

Self Catering Belfast Apartment Self Catering Belfast Apartment

38 Salisbury Street, Belfast, BT7 1AH, Co. Down
In the heart of Belfast, the Self Catering Belfast Apartment offers free private parking and free Wi-Fi. The modern apartment is in the centre of the capital, just 15 minutes’ walk from Victoria Square Shopping Centre.

Self Catering Belfast City Apartment Self Catering Belfast City Apartment

43 Salisbury Court, Belfast, BT7 1DD, Co. Down
Self Catering Belfast City Apartment is just 5 minutes' walk from the centre of Belfast. It offers free Wi-Fi and free parking.

Titanic Apartments Belfast Titanic Apartments Belfast

66 Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 6AX, Co. Down
Just 6 minutes’ walk from Belfast Botanical Gardens, Titanic Apartments Belfast feature self-catering accommodation, 0.4 mile from Botanic Train Station. Belfast Waterfront is located 1.3 miles away. Free WiFi is available throughout the apartments.

Titanic View Apartment Titanic View Apartment

10-24 The Arc, 2J Queens Road, Belfast, BT3 9FL, Co. Down
With balcony views of Belfast Lough, this modern apartment is located in the Titanic Quarter and offers free private parking.

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