The city of Belfast has won a top accolade from the annual Guardian & Observer Travel Awards. Belfast was named 'Best UK City' at last Friday's awards, marking its first win in this category despite having been nominated in the top 5 cities a number of times previously.
The hotly contested awards are voted for by readers of the Guardian and Observer newspapers. Vernon tweeted his congratulations upon hearing the news. As a regular visitor to Belfast himself, he can testify to the well deserved-popularity of Northern Ireland's capital city.
To read the Belfast Telegraph's article on the award, click here.