Belfast is the capital city of Northern Ireland as well as being its most populous metropolitan area. Well-known for its port and the shipbuilding industry which grew alongside its trading, Belfast has undergone a period of resurgence in recent times to become a truly modern and cosmopolitan city. Tourists can still see examples of its maritime history by visiting the city's shipyard, or else exploring the architecture and grounds of the famous Queen's college for a reminder of old traditions. Car hire from Belfast International Airport allows you easy access to the city and your hotel, as well as giving you the opportunity to explore further afield in Northern Ireland.