Top Visitor Attractions
Highlight: Titanic Belfast
Titanic Belfast is a state-of-the-art interactive exhibition where you’ll uncover the true story of the Titanic, from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her famous maiden voyage and subsequent place in history.
Explore by Boat, Bus or Bicycle
You may already know what you want from your trip to Belfast: a tour of the wall murals make their way onto many itineraries, as does a trip up to the Giant’s Causeway. Tie it all together with an open-topped bus tour, or untie it just as quickly with a trip around Belfast’s historic pubs!
Highlight: Titanic Boat Tours
The world’s only provider of boat tours around Belfast Harbour where Titanic was designed, built and launched. Enjoy a unique perspective of the changing face of Belfast’s historic harbour which built well over 10,000 ships in its history.
Eating out is one of the great pleasures in life. Its also one of the joys of travel. There’s nothing like a new city, new restaurants and new culinary experiences. For a city the size of Belfast, the choice of places to eat is surprising. We offer everything from fine dining, brasseries and bistros to gastro pubs, cafes and some of the best fish and chips around. Have we whet your appetite? Good. Dig in!
Highlight: OX Belfast
Co-owners Alain Kerloc’h and Stephen Toman use a creative approach to seasonality, alongside their combined wealth of experience, to deliver a top gastronomic experience at the Michelin Star awarded OX. Whether you decide to go for their popular 3-10-3 lunch menu (starter £3, main meal £10 and dessert £3) or the OX seasonal tasting menu, we’re sure there is something to suit everyone.
Belfast has a huge selection of watering holes, and the most coveted spots are beer gardens and rooftop bars. From the fabulous National Grande Cafe to the Treehouse hideaway, find the perfect oasis right in the heart of the city.
Highlight: Duke of York
A traditional bar filled with memorabilia, the Duke of York’s picturesque and narrow cobbled alleyway is a great place to enjoy a few drinks with friends. In the beer garden, surround yourself with a more up-to-date version of Belfast’s social scene and see the wall murals of our musical and cultural past.
Punters are out in their droves most evenings in the city, sampling the best of what Belfast nightlife has to offer.
Highlight: The Perch
Located on the 5th floor of a historic building in the heart of the Linen Quarter, The Perch Rooftop Bar is situated above sister bars Sweet Afton, Rita’s and nightclub Chinawhite. A space like no other in Belfast, The Perch has a beautiful large centre bar, surrounded by original window features, original brick clad walls and adorned, of course, with birdcages and similarly themed artwork lending itself to the name.
Belfast’s vibrant pub culture thrives on live and traditional music. The birth place of musicians like Ruby Murray, Van Morrison and The Undertones, you can explore Belfast’s broad musical tradition. You’ll find live music in venues across Belfast every night of the week, spanning many different styles, sounds and genres.
Highlight: The Dirty Onion
The Dirty Onion is Belfast’s oldest building, with real Irish music and craic seven nights a week. A modern take on a traditional Irish pub, The Dirty Onion’s novel partnership with multi-award winning cultural centre, An Droichead, delivers a varied music programme including open workshops in singing and various traditional instruments, as well as sessions with the highest quality traditional musicians.
You can find the best traditional pubs in Belfast, complete with snugs, traditional music sessions and the perfect pint of Guinness. With original features, a warm atmosphere and friendly welcome there is no better place to meet friends and enjoy the local craic.
Highlight: Kelly's Cellars
Kelly’s Cellars is one of Belfast’s oldest traditional Irish pubs. Described as “a hidden gem that oozes old traditional values”, it’s famous for a pint of Guinness, served with homemade Irish beef stew. Built in 1720, Kelly’s Cellars has changed very little in 200 years and still has most of its original features. The whitewashed walls and uneven concrete floor are in keeping with a traditional Irish bar.
If you relish a challenge and have a taste for adventure, or just like fresh air and fantastic scenery, Belfast has all the right ingredients. You choose the place and set the pace!
Highlight: Colin Glen Forest Park
From a nine hole golf course and driving range to aqua zorbing and bubbleball football, Sky Trek at Colin Glen Forest Park has activities for everyone. Get aboard a kayak and build your own raft, or practice archery and climb through Ireland’s premier high and low ropes activity centre.
Game Of Thrones
Belfast is home to Titanic Studios where Game of Thrones is shot, and only a stones throw away from other filming locations across Northern Ireland including The King’s Road, Winterfell, The Wall and Dragonstone. Take a tour around Northern Ireland and discover the dramatic scenery used in the show.
Highlight: Winterfell Castle & Demesne
Based just 40 minutes from Belfast in Castle Ward on the shores of Strangford Lough, Winterfell Castle & Demesne has been made famous by the filming of Game of Thrones on its site. An exact replica of the Winterfell Archery Range has been recreated in the courtyard in the very same spot that the filming took place, transporting you into the world of Westeros.
Shopping in Belfast is special. Why? Because we’ve high street stores, family owned businesses, designer boutiques, markets and the incredible Victoria Square and CastleCourt shopping centres – all within minutes of each other.
Highlight: Victoria Square
Belfast’s number one shopping destination, anchored by the House of Fraser department store. Fantastic shops are split over four levels (including 2 levels of food operators) with covered, pedestrianised streets and topped by an iconic dome, with panoramic views across the city.