Welcome to Belfast

Welcome to Belfast; the bustling heart of Northern Ireland. Birthplace of the Titanic, home to busy bars, cool clubs and friendly people.

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Belfast: attractions

Steeped in history as well as the contemporary, Belfast is packed with great attractions for every visitor to enjoy.

Game of Thrones fans are in for a real treat when visiting Belfast; it is home to many locations used in the hit tv show. Organised tours take you on a full day of location tours, where you can see memorable filming locations like the Dark Hedges, Cushendun Caves and Carrickfergus Castle, from just £30 per person.

No trip to Belfast is complete without a visit to Titanic Belfast. This historic venue is home to the world's largest museum dedicated to the ill-fated liner, including interactive exhibits allowing you to sample life onboard the ship, from the very spot where she was launched.

The Stormont Estate and Parliament Buildings are a spectacular venue, and well worth a day trip for families and solo visitors alike. Like it's English counterpart, the House of Commons, you can tour the historic Stormont Halls, and witness debates and committee hearings.

Belfast: shopping

Belfast is home to hundreds of shops catering for everything you could need - and a few things more! Whether you're looking for high street favourites or eclectic boutiques; Belfast has it all.

Victoria Square is a permanent favourite with locals and tourists alike. The sprawling, £400m complex is home to more than 39 retailers. To relax after shopping, head for the dazzling glass dome, with it's fantastic panoramic views of the city.

St George's Market is the last surviving Victorian market in Belfast, and it's unique atmosphere makes for a memorable visit. With everything you'd expect from a traditional British market, plus a number of unique and eclectic retailers, St George's Market is well worth a visit.

The city centre shops are also worth a visit, with everything from family-owned businesses, designer boutiques and more.

Belfast: for free

The sprawling grounds and gardens of Belfast Castle Estate is a great day out for families or solo travellers alike. The castle is adjacent to one of the highest spots in Belfast (Cave Hill), which gives great views of the city. 

Belfast Botanic Gardens has drawn crowd for almost 200 years, and is as popular as ever. The Gardens are home to tropical plants, hanging baskets, birds of paradise and much more beneath its famous dome. Concerts are regularly held in the gardens, and make for a great evening's entertainment.

Belfast: where to eat and drink

The Birdcage: a great city centre venue where you can grab a burger and a drink for less than £10. A wide and varied menu, all at an affordable price.

For a Michelin-starred experience, visit OX Belfast, on Oxford Street. Established in 2013, this beautiful venue overlooks the River Lagan, and while prices aren't the cheapest in town, the food is among the best you'll find in Belfast, and the OX is well worth a trip if you're looking to treat yourself.