ETW #21 Travel to Belfast, Northern Ireland: Food, Game of Thrones & More

Belfast Northern Ireland

Belfast isn’t only one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, it’s also one of my personal favorite cities to explore. This week’s episode was largely taped during my recent visit to Northern Ireland and features interviews with locals and travel experts, all sharing their best Belfast travel tips.

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On my third trip to the capital of Northern Ireland, I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted to see and do. On my first and second visits to Belfast, I had done all of the “normal” tourist activities, visited the key sights and attractions and gotten to know this lovely and compact city pretty well. Or, at least as much as a two-time visitor can. So, today’s podcast reflects some other aspects of visiting Belfast, especially lesser known neighborhoods and the city’s emerging food scene.

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This week’s guests:

Aidan Walker is a lifelong resident of Belfast and has an extensive knowledge and experience of the city and can tell its story from many perspectives. His passions include the Belfast and Titanic stories, Giants Causeway, Antrim Coast and Derry. Belfast Tour Guides offer professional Blue Badge Guides and specialize in Belfast City and Northern Ireland tours that are personal and designed to meet individual needs. To learn more, please visit their web site.

Taste & Tour NI specialize in authentic local food and drink tours showcasing Northern Ireland’s produce, places and people. Exclusively offering the renowned Belfast Food Tour, ‘Meet The Brewer’ Brewery Tour, Whiskey Walk and the Belfast Bar Tour, as well as bespoke private tours, we can’t wait to take you ‘off the eaten track’ in Northern Ireland. Please visit their web site to learn more.

Married couple Marty and Chris are the personalities behind the popular Dish You Were Here blog and are Ireland’s leading luxury food and travel bloggers. They host regular sold out dinner parties and supper clubs across Ireland through out the year, and are passionate about all things home grown, and Irish. Literally from the ground up, working with local artisanal food producers and delis, to co-working with government and tourist bodies to help promote everything that their little corner of the world has to offer, be it food or travel related. Be sure to connect with them on their social media channels – Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, as well as on their blog.


By: Matt Long

Matt has a true passion for travel. As someone who has a bad case of the travel bug, Matt travels the world in order to share tips on where to go, what to see and how to experience the best the world has to offer.

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