Belfast named in ‘Best Destinations to Visit This Decade’

The city was ranked as the 7th best destination to visit in the 2020s

Belfast has been ranked by global travel site Big 7 Travel as one of the best destinations to visit in the coming decade.

The site has revealed their Top 50 destinations that jetsetters should have on their radar for the next 10 years, with Belfast being ranked as No7 on their list, beating the likes of Berlin, Chicago and the Maldives.

Big 7 Travel compiled their list by collating results from their 1.5million-strong social audience, as well as taking contributions from their editorial team.

The site said that: “When it comes to the Roaring Twenties, we see it as the ideal opportunity to broaden your travel horizons and visit places you’ve always dreamed of.

“From places that are at risk of becoming lost forever to those that are only just getting noticed, you’ll have the time of your life exploring these destinations.”

Big 7 Travel listed Belfast as one of its “emerging cities” and predicted that it would “really come into its own” in the next 10 years.

Writing about picking Belfast, Big 7 Travel said:

“Historic sights, super-chatty locals, legendary pubs and a thriving restaurant scene ensure Belfast punches well above its weight on almost every count. The city might be small but it is fast emerging as one of the UK’s most exciting destinations. In fact, the next 10 years will see the city really come into its own.”

The site also praised Belfast’s fantastic museums, as well the gorgeous Northern Irish landscapes.

Beach near Ballintoy, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

It added:

“Visit the Titanic Belfast museum with all manner of fab interactive, experiential exhibits on hand to bring the doomed ocean liner’s tragic tale to life. We also love Belfast for its proximity to some of Ireland’s most stunning scenery, such as the Giant’s Causeway.”

The news comes just a few short months after the opening of Ireland’s first dedicated Cruise Terminal in Belfast, which is expected to bring in as many as 285,000 visitors in the space of a year.

Other places listed in the Top 10 for the 2020s included Singapore, Kapiti Island in New Zealand, Salar de Uyuni in  Bolivia, Melbourne, Australia, New Orleans, San Jose, Costa Rica, Boston, Kyiv, Ukraine and Guadeloupe, Caribbean. See the full list here.



Published, 07 Janaury 2020