Shopping Areas

Belfast city centre is a hub for great shopping. From large shopping centres to the surrounding streets which are packed with great stores, here’s the shopping areas not to miss.

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Victoria Square

Home to designer and luxury brands, featuring huge names including House of Fraser, Mango and Hollister, Victoria Square has fashion, beauty, homeware and more all under one roof. For accessories, head to Lunn’s the Jewellers and Goldsmiths, and for technology there’s Ireland’s only Apple store. Inglot and BTY are perfect for make-up lovers.

Christmas Shopping at CastleCourt

CastleCourt

CastleCourt shopping centre offers all your favourite high street stores under one roof. With over 80 great stores including Debenhams, The Entertainer, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins, New Look and Matalan, there’s plenty of choice on offer. Visit the Yankee Candle shop and Wrapped Up for festive presents.

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Cornmarket

Next to Victoria Square is the Cornmarket area, which includes Ann Street, Castle Lane and Arthur Street. Wander along each street to find stores like Seasalt, Avoca, Newbridge Silverware and Studio Souk for womenswear, accessories, jewellery and gifts.

Lunns the Jewellers

Queen's Arcade

Featuring many independent shops, Queen’s Arcade is the perfect to find unique Christmas presents. Choose from Lunn’s for stunning jewellery and Robinson’s Shoes, which is home to high quality men’s and women’s footwear. Or, cross the street to Skechers for casual shoes and trainers.

Christmas Markets and Fairs

St George's Market food stall

St George’s Market

St George’s Market is one of Belfast’s oldest attractions and one of the best markets in the UK and Ireland. With artisan food products and a huge range of handmade crafts, you’ll find loads of quirky Christmas gifts. There will be live music to get you in the festive mood and a range of Christmas activities for little ones.

Belfast Christmas Market

Belfast Christmas Market

This popular yuletide market in the grounds of Belfast City Hall offers an authentic feast of international cuisine alongside a mix of handcrafted goods and bespoke artisan products. Enjoy a warming mug of hot glühwein, feast on a hog roast, indulge in some mouth-watering Belgian chocolates or savour the delicate flavours of meats from across the continent; all in an atmosphere overflowing with Christmas cheer.

Unique Boutiques & Hidden Gems

Sawers Food and Drink

Sawers

Established in 1897 Sawers on College Street is Northern Ireland’s oldest deli. It holds a charming heritage, but most importantly, an extensive range of delicious food items, such as charcuterie meats, cheese, preserves, olives and oils.

Studio Souk

Studio Souk

Visit Studio Souk on Ann Street, a unique treasure trove of local handmade products. With three floors of the best in creative Irish talent, you can browse arts, crafts, gifts and homeware and artists at work in the open plan makers’ studios.

The Steensons Jewellers

Steensons

Steensons is one of Ireland’s leading designers in handcrafted contemporary jewellery, known for crafting their own locally made jewellery and costume pieces used in the HBO TV series Game of Thrones. Find unique jewellery and Game of Thrones inspired pieces in their store on Bedford Street.

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UNIQUE Art and Design Shop

Find bespoke pieces, from an array of art and design disciplines including painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, jewellery, fashion, graphic design, illustration, printmaking, textiles and fine art, that have been crafted by talented students and alumni from Ulster University.

Learning SPACE

Learning Space

Learning Space at the Fountain Centre is a wonderland for little ones. Find toys, games, puzzles and books; plus sensory items, educational tools and toys for children with special needs. There’s also an interactive zone where children can play and trial products.

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Shop Opening Hours

Find out when late night shopping in Belfast starts plus the festive opening hours over the Christmas and New Year period.

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Bus and Rail Offers

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Travelling from Republic of Ireland

Getting to Belfast couldn’t be easier. With direct bus and rail links from Dublin, it’s just a two-hour journey to the city. If you’re driving find easy city centre parking or leave the car at Sprucefield Park & Ride.

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