About Belfast & Northern Ireland

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Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is a beautiful, friendly and safe country and given its compact size you are welcome to explore other areas during your stay. There are many unique attractions and areas of outstanding beauty such as the Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, the Glens of Antrim and our stunning coastline.

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Belfast is a friendly and welcoming city and you will find there are plenty of attractions, events and tours available suiting all kinds of tastes. The city consists of different neighbourhoods, or quarters, each with its own character and style. For those who wish to venture further afield whether to the mountains, seaside or another city, good transport links and regular guided tours will allow for easy exploration.

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You can access and download a Belfast City Guide to use during your visit. The guide provides more information on things to do, ideas and inspiration for your stay in Belfast and includes a map of the city. You can also find sustainable transport options at Getting around Belfast sustainably.


Sport is hugely popular in Northern Ireland with three national sports: Gaelic Sports, Football and Rugby. Belfast is home to the Irish Football Association’s National Football Stadium at Windsor Park and Ulster Rugby’s Kingspan Stadium. Many other sports organisations are head-quartered in the city including Sports Northern Ireland, the Sports Institute for Northern Ireland, Athletics Northern Ireland and the Belfast Giants ice-hockey team to name a few. You will find details of any sports related events at the link.

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You can be guaranteed there is always lots going on in Belfast, so you’ll have the chance to participate in plenty of leisure activities during your time here including EASM2023 activities. The city caters for all kinds of events and activities, so you can be assured to find something to suit your interests.

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Northern Ireland has a mild climate and September is a very pleasant time to visit with temperatures around 12-15°C and daylight lasting well into the evening. While mild, our weather can be a little unpredictable with four seasons in one day and occasional rain showers, so it is a good idea to bring a few layers and a light waterproof jacket so you can adjust accordingly.


Northern Ireland uses Pound Sterling (GBP).

Electricity Sockets  

The UK uses 230v AC electricity. Power outlets require three square rectangular prongs so you may need an adaptor to plug into power sockets.