LNOF Guide to Belfast
The Belfast phoenix has well and truly risen in recent years.
The Northern Irish capital has always been a city in which a good drink (namely, the liquid nectar, Guinness) and a welcoming smile is guaranteed. But now, helped by the demands of a healthy student population - the choices of where to eat, what to do and who to mingle with, only further this location ability to attract more than its fair share of hen weekends over the next few years. You've come to the right place, so you have.
There's a major music scene in Belfast, which dovetails with an affluent, fashionable crowd – which is, in turn, mirrored by a great selection of restaurants, cafes, parks, museums and various daytime activities sure to tick all the right boxes on your hen weekend in Belfast. The standard of hotel accommodation, coupled with the breadth of choice in bars and nightclubs, marks this as a city of steely confidence and no little style. Dispel any image you may have of crude murals and grey, urban skylines - this one’s a class act for the 21st century.
There's nowhere quite like Belfast for a girls' night out - the Revolucion de Cuba is one of the best cocktail bars around. The Game of Thrones tour looks cool, too.
Expect a city with a thriving cafe and restaurant culture; a modern metropolis with great designer stores to tempt your purse. Belfast is a city with its own identity - and a long, proud and rewarding history of artistic and literary brilliance, as shown in its museums, galleries, statues and architecture. If you take the chance and trust our judgement, you'll find Belfast a splendidly, effortlessly cool and welcoming choice, sure.
The folk of this city appreciate more than most the value of enjoying themselves, so providing your Belfast hen weekend is sufficiently up for it your hosts will more than play their part. There's a huge mix of nationalities in this increasingly-cosmopolitan place, and the selection of drinking dens, eateries and dance-floors - in areas like Lisburn Road, University St and Bradbury Place, allowing you to sample a great cross-section of ambiance and clientele.