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Maldron Hotel Belfast is a 50 metre walk from Belfast International Airport Aldergrove and a short 20 minute taxi journey from the Belfast City Centre. An express Ulsterbus service runs approximately every 30 minutes 24 hours a day to the hotel from the city centre.

Even prior to its incorporation as a city in 1888, Belfast was the cultural and political center of Ulster, or Northern Ireland. The population later exploded due to the linen, rope making, and shipping industries.

The city also helped usher in Northern Ireland's Industrial Revolution and was considered one of Europe's leading ship building cities. Belfast has the world's largest dry dock, and the ill-fated Titanic was constructed here.

The 19th-20th centuries saw unique architectural development, and the elaborate stone heads upon the ledges of several historic buildings mark the amalgamation of Victorian and Edwardian schools. Also, several bridges, buildings, streets, and a university are named in honor of Queen Victoria, who visited in 1849.

Belfast's rather tempestuous past and political tension is disconcerting. However, it is offset by the city's eagerness to move forward, which is exemplified in the conversion of the Donegall Place waterfront area into a premier shopping zone. Donegall Square is the focal point of the city. The area is home to city hall and the point from which all roads radiate.

There is plenty to do around Northern Ireland to keep you busy during your stay and Maldron Hotel Belfast is just a short 30 minute drive to most of Belfast's main attractions including:

There are over 80 golf courses in Northern Ireland, set in the natural surroundings of medows, parks and the coast. Maldron Hotel Belfast offers hotel guests reduced Green fees at 2 of the nearby 18 hole golf courses, located just 5 minutes north of the hotel.