See our list of 10 things to do in the city for £10 or less, including visitor attractions and entertainment.
Belfast Free Walking Tour
Explore Belfast and hear about it’s past from a knowledgeable local. This tour is entirely tips-based. Your guide does not get paid by the city or any business to deliver your tour but will accept a donation at the end, if you wish to leave one, according to your budget and how much you enjoyed the tour.
Come face to face with dinosaurs, meet an ancient Egyptian mummy and see modern masterpieces with a visit to the Ulster Museum. As Northern Ireland’s treasure house of the past and the present, the Ulster Museum is home to a rich collection of art, history and natural sciences and is FREE to all visitors.
Explore Botanic Gardens, the Tropical Ravine and Palm House free of charge! Botanic Gardens was established in 1828 by the Belfast Botanic and Horticultural Society, in response to public interest in horticulture and botany. The site contained exotic tree species and impressive plant collections from the southern hemisphere, many of which can still be seen in the park today.
Belfast Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral Church of St. Anne, has stood for over 100 years as a place of Christian worship in the heart of Belfast. Take a guided tour of the stunning Romanesque building and find out how the Cathedral’s story is intertwined with that of its home city, discover the rich historic artefacts and be introduced to the people who helped shape this sacred place. Fees are £2 for admission, £1 for a guide book and £5 for a guided or audio tour. The Cathedral is open from 10.30am to 4.00pm with the last admission at 3.45pm.
Visit Belfast’s iconic Big Fish (also known as the Salmon of Knowledge) for free! This 10m (32ft) salmon was commissioned in 1999 to celebrate the regeneration of the River Lagan and the historic importance of the site. Notice its beautiful blue scales, which are made up of ceramic tiles describing different scenes from the city’s history. Legend has it, if you kiss the fish you will gain its wisdom!
Belfast City Hall
One of Belfast’s most iconic buildings, Belfast City Hall first opened its doors in August 1906 and is Belfast’s civic building. You can take a free tour inside, with tours running up to four times per day on a first come first served basis. Or simply stroll in the manicured grounds, see the Titanic Memorial Garden and take in the building’s exquisite architecture, which is often illuminated in different colours after dark.
Stormont Estate is a woodland park open to the public and has beautiful gardens, walking and fitness trails and a children’s play park. The Estate has been recognised as one of Northern Ireland’s best green spaces with the prestigious Green Flag award.
W5 is Belfast’s award-winning science and discovery centre and provides a unique experience as well as fantastic fun for visitors of all ages. W5 have exhibits and experiences covering everything from climate change and nature to film and TV production, optical illusions, built engineering, medical science and much, much more. An Adult ticket is £9.50 and a child is £7.50. There are also great family packages to choose from at affordable prices.
Lost City Adventure Golf
Enjoy an epic adventure at The Lost City Adventure Golf – food, drinks and indoor fun for all ages. Make your way around the course through (simulated) thunder and lightning storms and challenge your skills against rainforest animals and moving walls. Prices start from £4.50 for kids aged five and under, £6.50 for those six to 11-years-old and £8.50 for adults.
Dundonald Ice Bowl
Enjoy a great day out at Dundonald International Ice Bowl with a host of fantastic activities all under one roof. Choose to ice skate at the public Olympic size ice rink, become king of the lanes in the Xtreme Tenpin Bowling Centre or go wild for the adventure of Indiana Land play kingdom. Adults can ice skate for £7.50 or enjoy a bowling game for £4 per person, while little ones can enjoy Indiana Land from £4.50.
Prices are subject to change. Visit attractions’ websites for most up to date pricing.