Hi everyone. My husband and I are going to be in Belfast August 4-7, 2013. Our reason for being in Belfast is that we are attending is the World Police and Fire Games, in which my husband is competing. We will basically have all day on August 4 (the day we arrive at 9 a.m.) and the afternoon of August 5 to explore. We are staying at a private residence in Holywood (booked through airbnb).
What are the must see sites? We are definitely going to go to the Titanic Quarter but other than that, we have no concrete plans (other than hanging out at pubs). Should we visit Dublin? Giants Causeway and Bushmills distillery? Belfast Castle? Mount Stewart Estate? Derry? Carrickfergus Castle?
Any Belfast pubs or restaurants that are recommended? What time do pubs close in Ireland?
Thanks so much for any help you can provide.Edited: 26 July 2013, 03:55