The Northern Irish city a £22 flight from Newcastle famed for its rich history

Beautiful Belfast
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While many people will be looking forward to two-week package holidays in the sun this summer, others will not be able to afford the hundreds and even thousands of pounds to fly to Spain, Portugal or Mexico this year. But that doesn't mean you can't have a couple of nights away closer to home for a fraction of the price if you know where to look.

For example, SkyScanner brings up a flight from Newcastle to Belfast for £22 through easyJet on July 3. Skyscanner compares flights from the likes of TUI, Jet2, Ryanair, British Airways and much more, before showing you the cheapest - so it's certainly worth checking before you book up.

But what is there to do in Belfast? Here Chronicle Live breaks it down.

Learn about the history of the Titanic -

Titanic Belfast maritime museum
Titanic Belfast maritime museum -Credit:Getty Images

You may have seen the film starring Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet, but how much do you know about the Titanic? The largest ship ever built in its day, the Titanic was built in Belfast by Harland and Wolff between 1909 and 1912, before it set off on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York.
One of Belfast's most famous products, a museum now stands tall in the city where visitors can learn all about the construction of the vessel, as well as its tragic sinking during its first trip.

Explore Crumlin Road Gaol -

Dating back to 1845, this former prison only closed its doors just under three decades ago in 1996. But after an extensive renovation work, the gaol now serves as a visitor attraction and conference centre. Take a tour of the prison and learn all about the history of its service and inmates for a truly gripping experience.

Scan St George's Market -

Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, St George's Market is a booming flea market in the historic Belfast city centre. With a lively atmosphere, you'll find fresh fruit ad veg traders, antiques sellers, artisan craftsmen, clothing, jewellery, good food and drink year round.

Grab some drinks in the Cathedral Quarter -

A historic trading quarter complete with cobbled streets and bold architecture, Belfast's Cathedral Quarter is the place to be if you're looking for a lively night out with friends, family or a loved on. With an abundance of trendy bars, bustling beer gardens, clubs ad restaurants - you're guaranteed to have a good night.

See the stunning city hall -

City Hall, Belfast
City Hall, Belfast -Credit:Getty Images

Seated in the heart of Donegall Square, Belfast's City Hall first opened its doors back in August 1906. Traverse the glorious grounds surrounding the beautiful building, or maybe take an hour-long guided tour into areas usually not accessible to the general public. And make sure to swing by the visitor exhibition too if you want to find out all about Belfast from past to present.