Romantic in Belfast
|| If you’re planning
a weekend away, forget Paris and Rome and consider instead the delights
awaiting you and your amore across the Irish sea.
Belfast is extremely popular with hen and stag parties, who flock
to the many bars and nightclubs for their last taste of freedom, but
there’s also a growing number of couples who are choosing to
hop on a ferry and enjoy this stunning city.
Stay in style at somewhere exclusive such as the imposing McCausland
Victoria Street. The McCausland was once two dockside warehouses but
has now been converted into a magnificently restored landmark. Every
one of this hotel’s 60 rooms has been individually decorated,
with rooms specially designed for disabled visitors and with rooms
exclusively for women. The McCausland is poised between some of Belfast’s
best historical landmarks and exciting new developments such as the
Odyssey Arena [map].
Alternatively, book into a luxurious name you can trust. The Belfast
Lanyon Place, is one of Belfast’s most prestigious hotels and
was a particular favourite of President Clinton on his visits to Northern
Ireland during its troubles.
If you’re looking for a romantic building to ponder, much of
Belfast’s community congregate around and inside the imposing
Belfast Cathedral [map],
Donegall Street, in the very heart of Belfast. This is one of the
most visited free attractions in the city and is a really beautiful
building, if you’re really lucky you might even see a wedding
here or you can at least dream of your own once you step inside the
ornate marble surroundings.
Treat the one you love to a romantic meal at the exclusive and expensive,
yet stylish, Cayenne [map],
located at Shaftesbury Square, which is owned by TV chef Paul Rankin.
Rankin has singlehandedly revolutionised Irish cooking and brings
this exclusive Michelin-starred restaurant to hungry locals.
Enjoy the delights of this contemporary restaurant and choose from
a menu of top vegetarian fare, meat, local wild game and seafood dishes
spanning east and west flavours.
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