Holiday in Belfast – Your guide to Belfast, Northern Ireland

 

Regional Information

Population: 281,000
Language: English and Irish Gaelic
Currency: Pound Sterling
Time Zone: UTC/GMT +0 hours

Weather

Belfast’s weather is mild all year round with cool winters (December to February) and warm summers (June to August). The average daily temperature in summer is 18°C (64°F), with night temperatures dropping to about 11°C (52°F). Temperatures average around 7°C (44°F) in the winter months and rarely drop below 1 or 2°C (34 or 35°F) at night. The wettest month on average is July, however an umbrella will come in handy whenever you visit Belfast, as rainfall is fairly constant through out the year.

Fascinating Facts

  1. John Wood Dunlop invented the pneumatic tyre in Belfast.
  2. One third of Northern Ireland’s population lives in Belfast.
  3. There are over 3,000 acres (1,214 hectares) of parkland in Belfast.
  4. The Belfast shipyard of Harland & Wolff, where the Titanic was built, contains the world’s largest dry-dock.
  5. The name Belfast comes from the Irish Béal Feirste, meaning ‘mouth of the sandbanks’.
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