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Ireland's oldest pubs - McHugh's, Belfast  - This is the oldest pub in the oldest building in Belfast. It dates from 1711. It's now a busy urban venue with a 100-seater restaurant, but the building itself dates back over 300 years.

McHugh's is the oldest pub in the oldest building in Belfast, dating from It's now a busy urban venue with a restaurant but the building itself dates back over 300 years.

Crown Bar, Belfast ("the most beautiful bar in the world") Irish Stew and a pint of Guinness in a snug on a chilly day, can't beat that with a stick.

Crown Bar, Belfast ("the most beautiful bar in the world") Irish Stew and a pint of Guinness in a snug on a chilly day, can't beat that with a stick. I must visit this bar.

Titanic Belfast (Arch Daily)

Titanic Belfast / CivicArts & Todd Architects

St Georges Market - Open Fridays 6am - 2pm, Saturdays 9am - 3pm, Sundays 10am - 4pm. The pic is from a lovely blog Magda's Cauldron - worth clicking back for it :)

St Georges Market - mainly food on Saturday, mainly art on Sunday, Northern Ireland - Seriously the best thing ever!

City Hall - Belfast Northern Ireland - was only there for an hour, but it still counts, right?  VK

The City Hall, Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The City Hall in Durban is almost identical.

Belfast City, Northern Ireland-Mum always said there was a black irish in the wood pile!

Belfast City, Northern Ireland-Mum always said there was a black irish in the wood pile!

I remember all those locals who chuckled at us foreigners when we made a ruckus after seeing the Parliament Building on the bus in Belfast :)

Parliament Buildings, Stormont (Belfast) - home to the Northern Ireland Assembly, the legislative body for Northern Ireland established under the Belfast Agreement 1998 (Good Friday Agreement). Parliament Buildings are a huge tourist attraction.

Belfast's Victoria Square Shopping Centre and Dome.  Located near Europa Hotel. www.hastingshotels.com

Belfast, Northern Ireland (caught in snowstorm) One of the most interesting shopping centers I've ever been to. But it was raining when I went, not snowing. Be sure to take the glass lift all the way to the top.