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Standing on the banks of the River Lagan, Belfast is the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland. It was a major port and played an important role in the Industrial Revolution in Ireland. The city earned the nickname "Linenopolis" because it was the biggest linen-producer in the world during the early 19th century. It boasts the world's then largest shipyard, the Harland and Wolff shipyard, which built the legendary RMS Titanic. Every year several international students come to Belfast to study and many of them choose to stay as the city offers great career opportunities.
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Why Visit Belfast
The people of Belfast are known around the world for their hospitality. Their friendliness doesn’t magically stop even at the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic. No matter where you go, you can easily make a few friends whether you mean to or not. The Irish loves to drink and the same is true for the people of Belfast therefore you can find abundance of bars and clubs around the city. The Ulster Museum first opened its doors to the public in 1833 for various exhibitions and houses numerous exhibits over five floors and 8,000 square feet of floor space. In 2018, Belfast was named the world’s best food destination, overthrowing other good food destinations such as San Sebastian/Donostia in Spain.
What Sets Belfast Apart
The city’s history is the first thing which sets Belfast apart from other cities of Ireland. The now popular “Peace Walls”—the first of which was built in the year 1969—were created to separate warring Catholic and Protestant areas from one another during a time known as the “Troubles.” Visit Belfast Castle, which is tucked away on the slopes of the mountains in Cavehill Country Park.
Student Life in Belfast
Students can study in various top universities of the city and enjoy their social life as well to the fullest. There are several student homes located in close proximity to the city centre which has a wide range of bars, cafes, restaurants, and pubs. The city has some of the best nightlife you can find in all of Ireland. If you visit here, be assured to not be left without something to do when night falls. Students living in private student accommodation Belfast can choose from an array of student room types - student studio, apartments, flats, en-suite and shared rooms. All thes rooms are fully-furnished and are a cut above regular on-campus housing. You can enjoy various on-site amenities such as fully-functional gyms, card-operated laundry, modern games rooms, common spaces to socialise in, private study spaces, and plenty more. Those who are new to the city will find the city relatively small and easy to get around on foot. There’s also a good network of buses and trains for travel in and around the city whicich makes travelling much more convenient.
Universities in Belfast
Belfast is home to two renowned universities - Queen's University Belfast and Ulster University. Both these places of higher education are quite popular among students who flock to the city in in hoards every year. Queen’s University Belfast was founded in 1845 and is a member of the famous Russell Group. The main campus of the university lies on the southern fringes of Belfast city centre.
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