A striking Victorian townhouse in a quiet enclave of vibrant Belfast city, Somerton House is the perfect city centre getaway. With victorian-age decor, traditional open fireplaces and a pleasant atmosphere, guests will enjoy a truly relaxing County Antrim stay. Belfast offers visitors a myriad of experiences such as Belfast Castle, Waterfront Hall, the Titanic Belfast experience, Belfast Zoo, and much more.
Breakfast is offered from 7am daily with a choice of local specialties such as the ‘Ulster Fry’ or you can alternatively request a vegetarian or continental breakfast.
On the Map: Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, is located in the northeastern corner of the country in County Antrim. Belfast is well served by a network of good roads, including the M1 motorway from Dublin City.
Approximately one third of the population of Northern Ireland – about half a million people – live in Belfast. It’s setting is very attractive, nestling in a semicircle of hills, where the River Langan enters Belfast Lough. The city got it’s name from Beile Feirst “the mouth of the sandy ford” – and was founded in 1177 when the Anglo-Normans built a castle here. It began to really expand in the 17th century with the development of the local linen and shipbuilding industries (the Titanic was built here). Sights to see in Belfast City, the Belfast City Hall, built of Portland stone in Classical Renaissance style, dominates the city center. The Linen Hall Library, founded in 1788 is an absolute delight, a cultural centre with exhibitions, a Theater & Performing Arts Archive and a Genealogy and Heraldry collection. Away from the city center you have the Ulster Museum in the Botanic Gardens, near Queens University which has miles of galleries and exhibitions. This lively and friendly city, with historic buildings standing side-by-side with modern creations is a delight not to be missed.