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  • ATMs/Banks: ATMs are easy to find in central Belfast. Several banks around Donegall Square include Ulster Bank ([tel] 028/9024-4112) and Bank of Ireland ([tel] 028/9043-3420).
  • Currency: As part of the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland uses the pound sterling, not the euro. The cheapest way to get local currency is to use an ATM. The pound/euro exchange rate fluctuates, but it currently hovers around €0.80 to £1.20.
  • Dentists: For dental emergencies, your hotel should contact a dentist for you. Otherwise, you could try Dublin Road Dental Practice, 23 Dublin Rd. ([tel] 028/9032-5345) or Lisburn Road Dental Clinic, 424 Lisburn Rd. ([tel] 028/9038-2262).
  • Doctors: For medical emergencies dial [tel] 999. For non-emergencies, your hotel should call you a doctor. Otherwise there’s Ormeau Health Centre, 120 Ormeau Rd. ([tel] 028/9032-6030) or the Crumlin Road Health Centre, 94–100 Crumlin Rd. ([tel] 028/9074-1188).
  • Emergencies: For police, fire, or other emergencies, dial [tel] 999.
  • Pharmacies: Belfast has branches of Boots the Chemist at 35–47 Donegall Place ([tel] 028/9024-2332) and 17–21 Great Northern Mall ([tel] 028/9031-0530).
  • Post Offices: Main branches in Belfast include 16–22 Bedford St. and 12–14 Bridge St.
  • Taxis: You can catch a taxi at the stand in front of City Hall. Alternatively try phoning Value Cabs ([tel] 028/9080-9080), Courtesy Cabs ([tel] 028/9032-9988), or Gransha Taxis ([tel] 028/9060-2092).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.