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Car hire is an important element of your travel plans, but you don't have to waste hours looking for the best car hire bargain. With Nova Car Hire you don't have to: Simply tell us where and when you want to rent a car, and we will compare more than 500 reputable car hire providers to bring you the best rate. There is no complicated paperwork to fill out, so you can have your rental car of choice arranged for collection today. If there is anything you want to ask us, simply send us an email or give us a call, and one of our experienced and friendly customer service representatives will help you out. 

About Car Hire in Belfast

Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland, with most of it located in County Antrim and parts of east and south Belfast in County Down. Belfast is a hub for industry, the arts, higher education, and business. Its two airports are George Best Belfast City Airport in the city, and Belfast International Airport 24 km outside. Belfast is also a major port.

Belfast has transformed itself into a stylish hub for travellers, so make the most of it with car hire and combine shopping with sightseeing for an enjoyable break away. The city’s skyline now glitters with the luxury waterfront apartments of the Titanic Quarter, and Victoria Square is undergoing an ambitious urban regeneration scheme, complete with an enormous city-centre shopping centre. All of this cutting-edge design coexists with charming Victorian architecture and a lively music and arts scene.

Take your rental car out of Belfast city and explore the rest of what Northern Ireland has to offer, from the Giant's Causeway to the Sperrin Mountains.


Family Fun In Belfast

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Thanks for everything. Booked a week in Northern Ireland with my wife and 4 kids. The car (Citroen C5) was roomy and clean and the price was easily the best I could find.

Jacques Thepot, Jun-2012

Booked a rental for a long weekend in Northern Ireland recently. No hassle, great service and a fantastic weekend.

Samantha King, Jun-2012

I like your customer service and easy to follow booking process. This was my first time booking on your site and I will continue to book with you in future.

Walter Stapley, Feb-2012

Great rental experience from start to finish. Found the rental desk at the airport in Northern Ireland with ease. The car we booked was clean and ran smoothly for the 5 days we had it. Your rates are terrific also.

Jean Devries, Nov-2011

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Family Fun In Belfast

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Looking for a fun day out that offers something for everyone in the family? Then Belfast might be just the ticket. The city is packed with great family activities from the Titanic Quarter in the centre to the zoo on the outskirts. And right now is the one of the best times to visit the city.

Free Attractions

The good news is you don’t have to spend loads of cash to enjoy Belfast. Many attractions are free. For example, the whole family can enjoy a day spent wandering around the Botanic Gardens and the Ulster Museum, which are conveniently located alongside each other.

The Linenhall Library
is free to browse and has enough going on to keep adults, as well as little bookworms, occupied for hours. It’s easily found in the centre of town at Donegall Square North.

Belfast Zoo and beyond

No trip to Belfast with the kids would be complete without visiting the zoo on the Antrim Road, especially at Christmas, when there are a number of additional festive attractions. There are more than 1,200 species of animal at the zoo, including wolves, monkeys, kangaroos, lions, bears, and penguins. Your own little animals will love it! Close to the Zoological Gardens is Cave Hill, the imposing mound that dominates the northern skyline wherever you are in Belfast. Up here, you’ll come across McArt’s Fort. At the entrance to Belfast Castle on the slopes of the hill, the Visitor’s Centre has all the information you need about the site, as well as a restaurant and an adventure playground suitable for ages three to 14. Watch your older children make a beeline for the aerial runway!

Water load of fun

The swimming pool at Shankill Leisure Centre boasts a wave-making machine, a children’s pool, and a variety of waterslides. Alternatively, the Grove Wellbeing Centre has swimming facilities plus a wide range of other fun activities, including tunnels, slides, and ball pits to keep the kids occupied, while adults can rest their feet with a drink in the café. Check listings for special events.

Playtime for the kids

Stormont Park is another popular playground with three separate play areas. This is an ideal location for a picnic if the weather is good. On the Old Dundonald road, Pirates Adventure Golf is sure to be a big hit with the kids, offering two separate pirate themed crazy golf courses. Meanwhile, closer to town, Lunarland Amusement Park offers kiddie rides, pool and air hockey tables, a toddlers’ area, and video games. Those with a sweet tooth won’t want to miss a chance to visit Aunt Sandra’s Candy Factory. This place that has been making sweets since 1953 and has recently been refurbished in 1950s style. Kids will be enthralled to see how their favourite sweets are made.

An Odyssey of delights

The Odyssey Arena is a huge sports and leisure facility in the Titanic Quarter that always has something going on. Try your hand at bowling at the Odyssey Bowl, or visit the strangely named W5, an award-winning science and discovery centre with over 250 interactive exhibitions. Depending on when you visit, there’s usually a theme. But, whenever you come to Belfast, you’re sure to find plenty to do for all the family.