Collected by Mollie Barnes
When a small group of us clustered in front of the working-class neighborhood row house where singer and songwriter Van Morrison was born, a women across the street asked us what the fuss was all about. She'd moved in only five weeks earlier and...
12-20 East Bridge St, Belfast BT1 3NQ, UK
St. George's Market, a sprawling indoor space within a 19th-century brick building, is not just about foodstuffs. Arts, crafts, and music are big parts of the scene. But spend a few hours there on a Friday or Saturday, especially, and you can...
46 Great Victoria St, Belfast BT2 7BA, UK
Victorian watering holes don't get any more atmospheric than this tiny gem. Virtually every available surface is decorated with elaborate mosaics and etched glass, while the coziness factor is amped up by gas lamps, an elaborately carved ceiling...
7 Chichester St, Belfast BT1 4JA, UK
Her cozy and cheerful shop, Co Couture, is tucked down into a half-basement space just a short walk from St. George's Market, but chocolatier Deirdre McCanny's award-winning truffles and small-batch chocolate confections are gaining a high-profile...
17 Donegall Square N, Belfast BT1 5GB, UK
This is a great place to take refuge from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. Entry to the city’s oldest library (which dates from 1788) to browse the collections is free, and there’s also a great café and regular exhibitions.
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