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Titanic Quarter Belfast

Cheap Car Hire in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast is a major city in Northern Ireland, a part of the island of Ireland under British Rule.  Grown on industry, the city’s port is still as active today as it was in 1912 when it produced the ship Titanic.  The dry dock where Titanic sat is still intact and part of the extremely entertaining Belfast open-topped bus city tour.  The dock area, which had fallen into disrepair, has been redeveloped by Harland & Woolf Shipping Company – who originally built Titanicunder the name “Titanic Quarter”, housing a visitor and education center.

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Things To Do In And Around Belfast City

The entire area of Northern Ireland is stunningly beautiful.  You can go online and reserve the perfect car for rent in Belfast to suit your needs and pick up the keys when you hire a car in Belfast Northern Ireland.  Compare rates online of all the top car rentals in Belfast, Northern Irelandincluding Budget, Enterprise, Europcar and Alamo car rentals, to get a cheap car hire in Belfast.  After you explore the city, get out into the rolling green countryside, with some of the best driving routes in Europe

The Causeway Coastal Drive is 120-miles along the coast starting in Belfast and ending in Derry, another of Northern Irelands major cities.  It takes in sites of cultural and historic significance scattered across the countryside.  One of the highlights is the Giants Causeway, a volcanic formation of basalt rising up out of the water forming a walkway into the sea.  Pass through the former Kingdom of Dalriada, where the island was first settled by man way back before the year 8,000 B.C.!  Experience the hospitality and fresh seafood in towns and villages along the way, arriving in your Belfast rental car to the historic Derry City.

Hiring a Car in Belfast: Cities of Ireland Tour

Ireland is not a very big landmass, if you’re behind the wheel of a car hire from Belfast.  Renting a car in Belfast puts the whole island at your fingertips.  Crossing the border into the Republic of Ireland, making up the two-thirds of the land, is an uneventful affair.  You will notice that the road signs start to be written in English and Gaelic, and the speed limits change from miles-per-hour to kilometers-per-hour.  Do keep your passport to hand though.  Your first stop will be Dublin, the capital of the Republic.  The city overflows with history and culture, with sightseeing during the day, followed by delicious cuisine and top-notch nightlife.  Try a Guinness at Cassidys or the quirky Bernard Shaw.

Take a day to drive through Glendalough, Wicklow, arriving to Wexford town.  This historic port and quays is a little off the main tourist trail, but well worth a visit; visit the Irish National Heritage Park, which showcases 9,000 years of Irish history through education centers and life-size recreations.  Continue to Cork to discover the freshest seafood along the coastline.  At Tralee, book a Ring of Kerry bus tour and see if you can spot a leprechaun.  Drive your rent a car in Belfast through the unique natural area, the Burren, on your way to Galway City.  Arrive back to Belfast via charming small cities, seaside towns and quaint villages along the Atlantic west coast.

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