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Rough guide to Belfast, Northern Ireland

Moving to Belfast, Northern Ireland

Abels Moving Services can ensure your move to Belfast in Northern Ireland, whether from within the UK or from further afield, is as smooth as possible. Moving to Belfast from within the UK or from Europe is done by road, with moves from abroad depending upon your preference and the original location.  Abels has produced some guidance on the different methods to help you select the right mode for your move to Belfast, and that could be by air or by sea.


Belfast is the capital city of Northern Ireland, and the 15th largest city in the UK. It was granted city status in 1888 and currently has a population of some 267,000. It is the home of Stormont, the Northern Ireland Assembly 

Historically, Belfast has been the centre of the Irish linen industry, and also for ship building – the famous Harland and Wolff shipyard built the ill-fated RMS Titanic. Belfast is also the home town of the world-renowned footballer George Best, who died in 2005.