Eight Reasons to Visit Belfast

Photograph by Ross McDonnell for TIME

At Titanic Belfast, a visitor poses on a re-creation of the Titanic's staircase

One of the great ports of the Victorian era, Belfast was, until recently, hardly synonymous with tourism. But following 1998's historic Good Friday Agreement, which helped end decades of sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland, the city has been reaping the peace dividend. Regeneration is impressive, especially around the waterfront where the ill-fated Titanic was built. With the opening of the striking Titanic Belfast building on March 31, here are eight good reasons to put Belfast on your Irish itinerary.

1 Stormont Estate
Nothing symbolizes Belfast's new era of concord as Stormont,...

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