Travel Guide Intro
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Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland, a bustling port fringed by rolling green countryside, with a proud history of shipbuilding and linen-making. Its docks and old industrial zones have been redeveloped to make room for 21st-century commerce and culture, but traditional Irish art, music and hospitality are still essential to the city’s appeal.
Belfast: city layout
Built around the mouth of the River Lagan, on the shores of Belfast Lough, the city is informally divided into cultural quarters that occupy most of the urban centre.
The Cathedral Quarter around St. Anne’s Cathedral is Belfast’s main creative hub.
The Titanic Quarter is named after the iconic, ill-fated ship built right here on Belfast waterfront, and home to several historic dockside attractions.
Queen’s Quarter covers the tree-lined streets of South Belfast, around Queen’s University.
The Gaeltacht Quarter includes the Falls Road and forms a distinctly Irish section of West Belfast.
Recent urban renewal has transformed rundown areas into fashionable shopping and entertainment zones, most notably the so-called Linen Quarter
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