Maldron Hotel Belfast is only a 50 metre walk from Aldergrove Belfast International Airport terminal and a short 20 minute taxi journey from Belfast City Centre. Ulsterbus operates a bus service from Belfast city centre.
Road miles to Aldergrove Maldron Hotel Belfast International Airport:
|Belfast 17||Coleraine 45||Cavan 85|
|Lisburn 13||Monaghan 55||Dublin 110|
|Ballymena 17||Londonderry 58||Donegal 110|
|Armagh 37||Strabane 71||Sligo 125|
|Newry 45||Enniskillen 83|
Even prior to incorporation as a city in 1888, Belfast was the cultural and political centre 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 honour 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.