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Driving to Belfast

A Motorists guide to Belfast - directions, parking and more



Area Map

Directions

Arriving / Parking

How Far from?
Belfast has a turbulent political past, from being severely bombed during the Second World War to the violence caused by religious conflicts between 1970 and 1990. Today the city has undergone much regeneration, and there are plenty of attractions for visitors to enjoy.

The city itself is picturesque, as wandering around Belfast Castle and the surrounding areas reveal. The views from the castle are impressive, and on a clear day one can even spy Scotland in the distance.

In terms of entertainment, the Opera House and Waterfront Hall stage many world class productions. Belfast’s wealth of pubs housed in quaint buildings has led to many historical pub walks, where you get to stop off in some of the city’s best drinking holes.

Map of the area



Speed limits around Belfast

Speed Limits

Motorway: 70 mph
Dual Carriageway: 70 mph
Rural: 60 mph
Urban: 30 mph

Distances from Belfast to...

All of these places are within a few hours drive from Belfast
PlaceDistance km (miles)
(Point to Point)

Town
Derry, Northern Ireland91 km (57 miles)

Town
Dublin, Ireland149 km (93 miles)

Town
Glasgow, Scotland176 km (109 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Whinfell Forest, England210 km (130 miles)

Town
Edinburgh, Scotland229 km (142 miles)

Town
Manchester, England270 km (168 miles)

Attraction
Alton Towers, England319 km (198 miles)

Town
Cork, Ireland346 km (215 miles)

Town
Birmingham, England354 km (220 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Sherwood Forest, England356 km (221 miles)

Town
Stratford, England386 km (240 miles)

Town
Cardiff, Wales391 km (243 miles)

Attraction
Silverstone Circuit, England429 km (266 miles)

Town
Bath, England429 km (266 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Longleat Forest, England452 km (281 miles)

Attraction
Stonehenge, England468 km (291 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Elveden Forest, England498 km (309 miles)

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