Belfast county was created when it was permitted city status in 1888 by Queen Victoria. Located on the banks of the River Lagan on the east coast of Northern Ireland, the City of Belfast straddles County Down and County Antrim. The City of Belfast is split into four main areas that create constituencies for general elections: West Belfast, South Belfast, North Belfast and East Belfast.
For visitors who are looking what to do in Belfast, the city is packed with historic landmarks, world-class attractions and must-see entertainment venues. Some of the highlights of the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland include Belfast City Hall, the Titanic Belfast, the SS Nomadic, CS Lewis Square and the Ulster Museum. Home to the renowned City of Belfast School of Music and the MAC (Metropolitan Arts Centre), the vibrant City of Belfast is full of cultural treasures.
From elegant eateries like James Street South to delicious seafood restaurants situated at Belfast Harbour, the city has a variety of world-class restaurants. The Cathedral Quarter is brilliant to explore, and is a great location to stay in due to its central location and its proximity to historical sites like the Botanical Gardens and the Titanic Quarter.