Location, Climate: Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland and is situated besides the aperture of River Lagan on the western part of Belfast Lough. The climate of Belfast is temperate which means that the city can experience rainfall and wind all year-round. Book your discount Belfast hotel in advance for the best rates. Brief History: The history of Belfast dates back to the Bronze Age. Archaeological remains such as the 5,000 year-old henge called Giant's Ring was found near the city and the hill forts dating back to the Iron Age were seen in the hills surrounding Belfast. Events, Landmarks, Activities: The biggest and most star-studded event in the city is the Belfast Film Festival which is held from March to April every year. This event showcases the best new films and local talents which have attracted international actors and directors in the past such as John Lynch and Julie Christie. The best place to start your sightseeing is at the city center where you can find many interesting attractions including Saint Anne's Cathedral, Belfast City Hall, Belfast Exposed and Donegall Square. The southern area is also a great place to visit because of the Belfast Castle and Belfast Zoo. Transportation: The city center can be easily explored on foot. The most affordable public transportation is the Metro Bus (formerly called Citybus) which passes by Donegall Square. Avail of tourist pass at the Metro information kiosk near the square. If your main goal is to go sightseeing, then take the Belfast Sightseeing Bus or the Black Taxi Tours.