No matter how long you are studying in Belfast, make sure to tick off our bucket list of must-do’s during your time in the city.

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Enjoy City Hall Gardens

A popular green space right in the heart of the city, with park benches and a large lawn, it’s the perfect spot for lying around with a book, an ice-cream or takeout lunch.

Visitors at Big Fish

Kiss the Big Fish

Legend has it that if you kiss The Salmon of Knowledge (affectionately known as
The Big Fish), you’ll gain all of its wisdom – it’s got to be worth a try! The beautiful blue scales are made up of ceramic tiles describing different scenes from the city’s history.

Cave Hill Country Park TNI

Take a Trek up Cavehill

Spectacular views of the city await you at the top of this popular walking trail, so pack a picnic and pull on your hiking boots to see Belfast in all its glory.

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Explore the Maritime Mile

Take a stroll or cycle from Belfast’s historic Sailortown across to Titanic Quarter to explore and discover the rich history and tradition of the city’s shipbuilding heritage, where RMS Titanic was built.

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Experience Events and Festivals

Whether its culture, cuisine, comedy, sport or music, there’s plenty to celebrate, so make sure to experience the city’s jam-packed programme of annual events and festivals.

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Enjoy Rooftop Cocktails

Belfast is now home to an array of rooftop bars, a great way to take in the city views whilst having a sip.

Comedy Night at The Empire

Laugh your Leg of at The Empire

Every Tuesday enjoy a great line-up from the comedy circuit at The Empire. With plenty of drinks deals on offer, it’s a night of all-round great fun.

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Have a Pint in a Traditional Pub

Find the best traditional pubs with warm, lively atmospheres in Belfast complete with snugs, traditional music sessions and the perfect pint of Guinness.

Ulster Rugby Kingspan Stadium

Watch an Ulster Rugby Game

Ulster play games regularly on Friday nights at the Kingspan Stadium in the east of city. With a cracking atmosphere and plenty of action to follow it delivers a great night out. #SUFTUM

‘Hit The North’ Street Art Festival Belfast

Discover Street Art

We’ve rounded up just a small selection of the street art Belfast has to offer. Discover them on a self-guided walking tour using our map below. Our streets are always changing, so while you’re exploring you might even come across new artworks!

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Step inside the home of the Thrones

Step inside the Seven Kingdoms for an immersive experience and explore the world of Game of Thrones like never before. If you’re looking for an epic film experience, it’s the ultimate day out at the Game of Thrones Studio Tour!

Belfast Bikes

Hire a Belfast Bike

Hire a bike from one of the 40 docking stations located across the city to explore
the flat paths along the traffic-free Lagan and Lough Cycle Way, for a picturesque day out on two wheels.

Nashville Twilight Market

Treat Yourself to a Belfast Bap

Nothing says Belfast like an Ulster Fry or a good old Belfast Bap. The city is brimming with tasty spots for breakfast and brunch, but there’s no greater spot to enjoy the ‘belly-busting’ Belfast Bap than St George’s Market.

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Experience Ireland’s Longest Zipline!

Take the Glider to Colin Glen for a fun-filled action packed adventure. There’s a range of activities on offer including Ireland’s only Alpine Coaster and the new 700m River Rapid zipline!

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