Hire Luxury Cars In Belfast
Belfast Luxury Car Hire
Since the signing of the Good Friday peace agreement in the 1990s, Belfast has blossomed. Although a relatively small population of some 300,000, Belfast is a prosperous and bustling city with a contemporary feel whilst impressive Victorian architecture is a reminder of its past. Famous for building the ill-fated Titanic, which sank on its maiden voyage in 1912, Belfast has its fair share of historical museums along with plenty of sights to absorb as well as an extensive choice of bars, pubs and restaurants where you’ll experience typical northern Irish hospitality.
Driving your rental vehicle around the city is quite straightforward and you’ll easily see all the sights. Whether you’re behind the wheel of an SUV, executive saloon or rental sports car, your vehicle will be at home on Belfast’s easily navigable roads.
What To See and Do In Belfast
City Hall – An impressive building built in 1906 on Donegall Square, you will also find a statue of Sir Edward Harland, the Yorkshire-born engineer who founded Belfast’s Harland & Wolff shipyards. Titanic Belfast – Not to be missed on a visit to Belfast is the world's largest Titanic ‘visitor experience’. Found in Titanic Quarter, it is located beside the historic site where the ship was built. The Falls and Shankill Roads – With so much recent history focused on these areas which are respectively, the former battlefronts of the Catholic IRA and Protestant Unionists, a visit provides a wider understanding of recent events including the peace agreement.
These areas are quite safe to visit and are worth venturing into, if only to see the large murals expressing local political and religious passions. King Billy riding to victory in 1690 on his white steed alongside hooded IRA gunmen are but two of the more memorable images. Stormont Parliament Buildings – Free public tours are available when the Northern Ireland Assembly, the legislative body for Northern Ireland, is in session. Botanic Gardens - Located near the university, you’ll find excellent exhibits and once you have strolled through the gardens, a host of trendy restaurants to stop for lunch are nearby.
Belfast Waterfront - The award-winning, purpose-built conference, arts and entertainment centre offering a variety of facilities. Consider hiring a chauffeur to take you around some of the city’s historical sites. You'll notice the red, white and blue pavement kerbs that adorn staunch Protestant areas, and the green, white and orange kerbs in Catholic areas. If you’d prefer to drive yourself, a number of prestigious brands are available to rent, including Mercedes and Ferrari, so you’ll be spoilt for choice. Whatever your preference, Belfast is a city especially worth exploring in a luxury car, as it enables you to see the incredible history, culture and nightlife of this world-famous Irish locale in comfort and style.
Further afield and you’re into the beautiful Irish countryside and you will enjoy your time behind the wheel of your hire car and it’s easy to venture south into the Republic of Ireland where its Emerald Isle nickname is just as apparent with lush green meadows overlooked by some majestic mountain ranges.
Antrim and Armagh
Antrim Castle Gardens and Clotworthy House – Just half-an-hour’s drive from Belfast is a living museum containing over four centuries of culture and heritage as well as 60 acres of gardens.
Armagh County Museum – Slightly further away but still just 40 miles or almost an hour’s drive in your hire car is the oldest county museum in Ireland, set in Armagh's beautiful Georgian tree lined Mall. The Giant's Causeway – The highlight of your trip to Northern Ireland, the Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is 60 miles from Belfast or around an hour-and-a-half away. An impressive geological formation shrouded in myth and mystery delights adults and children.
The rugged coastline chiselled from the constant battering of the Atlantic makes for a dramatic and scenic drive. Old Bushmills Distillery Co Ltd – Not far from the Giant’s Causeway is Old Bushmills in County Antrim, Ireland’s oldest working whiskey distillery. Learn the art of whiskey making and enjoy a taster too