When to Visit Belfast

When to Visit BelfastBelfast offers a fairly temperate climate that sees plenty of rainfall throughout the year. Summers are never especially hot, while winters rarely see sub-zero temperatures. Since Belfast is a city where sightseeing comprises the usual tourist agenda, visitors can – in theory – take a vacation here at any time of the year.

During the months of June, July and August, you can expect mean daily highs of 16.5ºC to 17.5ºC and rainfall of 2.5mm to 3.5mm. While rainfall can certainly be expected at this time of the year, it is still an ideal time to visit. Visitors will get away with light clothing, for the most part.

Winters stretch from November through to February and see daily highs of between 1ºC and 3.5ºC, which require you to bring some warm winter clothing if you decide to pay a visit during this season. Rainfall averages between 2mm and 3.5mm, so something waterproof and some good footwear is advisable if you are planning to get out and about.

As Northern Island’s capital city, Belfast has plenty of choices for visitors in terms of accommodation. Head for the city center and you’ll find no shortage of quality establishments, while moving out towards the suburbs, you’ll find smaller guesthouse-style lodging that are frequently family-owned and offer cheap but generally cheerful rooms and service.

If you put stock in the reputation of popular chain hotels, then Belfast has no shortage of chains of both national and international repute. Around the city, you’ll find the likes of the Best Western Wellington Park Hotel, Radisson SAS Hotel Belfast, Ramada Hotel Belfast and Hilton Belfast Hotel. All of these hotels offer rooms and service in keeping with those associated with other branches in their chain. For somewhere with a good reputation but slightly cheaper, the trusty Holiday Inn and Travelodge chains both have establishments in the city.

One thing that visitors to Belfast should note is that the weather can change from sunny to stormy in an instant. However, visitors can transform dull days easily by playing cool casino games online at casino24.ie.

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