A compact walkable city jammed with culture and maritime legacy, Belfast was recently voted the UK’s friendliest city
Embraced on one side by the Belfast Hills and lapped on the other by the waters of Belfast Lough, Belfast is a welcoming city that is alive with creativity and innovation, combined with a captivating history and architecture to match.
Venue: Belfast City Hall
Donegall Square, Belfast BT1 5GS, UK
Getting to Belfast
Belfast is accessible from anywhere in the world by two flights. The city’s airports (George Best Belfast City Airport and Belfast International Airport ) are closely located to the city centre. It only takes an hour to fly here from London (179 flights a week) and there are 20 direct European routes including Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Milan Barcelona and Brussels.
Dublin is just 2 hours away by train or bus.
From George Best Belfast City Airport > Belfast City Centre: 3 miles/about 5km
- By bus: the Airport Express 600 runs every 20 minutes from 6am – 10:05pm Monday to Friday.
From Belfast International Airport at Aldergrove
- By bus: the Airbus service 300 runs every 15 minutes during peak times Monday to Friday, every 20 minutes on Saturday and at 30 or 60 minute intervals on a Sunday
- By car: 30 minutes drive via the M2 Motorway.
From the Dublin airport:
- By rail: Enterprise Service runs 8 times daily (5 times on Sundays) It takes approximately 2 hours.
- By coach: the Dublin Airport Express Coach Service operates 24 hours a day, with a journey time of approximately 2 hours.
Ten Square (4 star)
Donegal Sq South, Belfast BT1 5JD
Ten Square is no ordinary boutique hotel. Located in Belfast’s most central district for business, shopping and dining, the hotel makes the perfect base whether you’re visiting the city for business or pleasure. This unique Belfast hotel is located just steps from the historic City Hall, Waterfront Hall, the business district and the Victoria Square shopping mecca, and offers a variety of award-winning luxury hotel rooms.
To take advantage of the delegate preferential rates ( £115 single occupancy B&B, £125 double occupancy B&B) make your reservation by phone (+44(0) 28 9024 1001) directly with the hotel.
Europa Hotel (4 star)
Great Victoria St. Belfast BT2 7AP T
With a choice of 272 hotel rooms in Belfast City Centre – including 92 Executive Bedrooms and Suites. The elegant décor, contemporary bistro, bustling bar and relaxing piano bar lounge make the four star Europa Hotel the hotel of choice for business and leisure guests visiting Belfast. Due to its prime location, the Europa Hotel is a short distance from many of Belfast’s top visitor attractions including the Ulster Museum, Grand Opera House, City Hall, Titanic Belfast, the Waterfront Hall and the Odyssey Arena.
Jury’s Inn (3 star)
Great Victoria St, Belfast BT1 6DY, UK
Situated in the heart of the city and withing walking distance of the City Hall, the hotel has much to offer the business traveller or culture vultures looking to explore the area. All 190 spacious bedrooms have been recently refurbished.Due to its prime location, the Europa Hotel is a short distance from many of Belfast’s top visitor attractions including the Ulster Museum, Grand Opera House, City Hall, Titanic Belfast, the Waterfront Hall and the Odyssey Arena.
Hilton Belfast (5 star)
Lanyon Place, Belfast BT1 3LP
The Hilton Belfast hotel features 198 newly refurbished guest rooms and suites with refreshing river or mountain views and an array of thoughtful amenities. Each non-smoking room offers all the pleasures of home including a spacious work desk, high speed Internet access and marble bathrooms. Guests who upgrade to an Executive Room will enjoy enhanced amenities, including access to our exclusive Executive Lounge. The hotel, located adjacent to the Waterfront Hall Convention centre offers more than 7,000 square feet of versatile function space, including the 3,454 square foot Lagan Suite, which can accommodate up to 450 people
Premier Inn City Centre (3 star)
Clarence St Belfast, BT2 8ED
A great city centre location, 1 mile from Europa bus and train station, 2 miles from the ferry terminal and 4 miles from Belfast city airport. Local attractions include the Grand Opera House and Belfast Zoo. Belfast convention centre is less than a mile away.