Uncover Belfast this Spring and embrace a giant city experience, guaranteed to surprise. There is something for the whole family to enjoy!

Ards & North Down Experiences

Take in the natural beauty of Ards and North Down’s countryside, encounter water’s edge wonders, fun activities, beautiful walks and new experiences.

  • Taste Summer Ards and North Down
    Taste Summer Ards and North Down
    Ards & North Down Experiences

    Taste Summer Ards and North Down

    Sun, 03 Jul 2022, 9:00am

    Running over two weeks (18 June – 3 July), Taste Summer will feature a series of free and ticketed…

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  • Boards, Beach and Brunch
    Boards, Beach and Brunch
    Ards & North Down Experiences

    Boards, Beach and Brunch

    Sun, 14 Aug 2022, 8:00am

    This beautiful wellbeing experience encourages you to make time for yourself and promises to be good for the…

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  • Paws for Gin
    Paws for Gin
    Ards & North Down Experiences

    Paws for Gin

    Sun, 19 Jun 2022, 11:30am

    Discover the history of Donaghadee on this dog friendly walking tour. Enjoy a gin cocktail in the Pier36…

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Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

One of Northern Ireland’s most dynamic festivals – The 22nd Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival – is back, live, and unleashed. Discover all the events that are happening around Belfast.

  • Street Art Walking Tour
    Street Art Walking Tour
    2022 Highlights

    Street Art Walking Tour

    Sun, 28 Aug 2022, 12:00pm

    Come and enjoy a gently paced, two hour walk around the ever changing face of Belfast Street art…

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  • Sam Baker
    Sam Baker
    Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

    Sam Baker

    Thu, 20 Oct 2022, 8:00pm

    Sam Baker makes people happy. The characters in his songs face many challenges—alcoholism, car wrecks, racism, drug addiction, a…

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  • Amythyst Kiah
    Amythyst Kiah
    Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

    Amythyst Kiah

    Mon, 22 Aug 2022, 8:00pm

    From Johnson City, Tennessee, Amythyst Kiah is a massively talented singer-songwriter who is creating powerful waves on both sides…

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Belfast: City of Music

Belfast has been awarded the prestigious UNESCO City of Music title 2021 and with a buzzing music scene, it’s easy to see why.

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Traditional Music in Belfast

Belfast’s pub culture thrives on traditional music sessions. Grab a pint and immerse yourself in the sounds of Irish trad in these bars and venues.

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Music Concert at Belfast City Hall
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Music Events Not to Miss in Belfast

From small gigs to epic arena concerts and musical theatre shows, here are 15 music events in Belfast you don't want to miss.

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Bangor walled garden Open House Festival

Music in Belfast

Whether it’s toe-tapping traditional Irish music, a standing room only gig or an evening of jazz or classical, find out what makes Belfast a city of music.

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Belfast Culture

Discover the true culture here in Belfast. From its rich history to the local cuisine, unique art to hidden gems. Find out what Belfast is all about.

Crescent Arts Centre
Arts and Entertainment

Crescent Arts Centre

1.14 KM

The Crescent Arts Centre is a vibrant community arts centre and cultural hub in the heart of south Belfast, which provides opportunities for people to meet, be inspired, experience and participate in a wide range of art forms.

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Quirky and Unique Tours in Belfast

Discover Belfast in a unique way, hop into a taxi and get transported back in time, or head on a tasty walking tour around Belfast.

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Art Galleries

Craft NI Gallery

0.72 KM

Craft NI Gallery, located within Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter at 115 -119 Royal Avenue, shows locally made craft, applied art and design from more than fifty contemporary Northern Irish makers.

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ArtisAnn Gallery
Art Galleries

ArtisAnn Gallery

4.58 KM

The ArtisAnn Gallery, an exciting contemporary art gallery for buying art and viewing exhibitions.

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Places to Stay

Visiting Belfast this Spring? Whether you want to stay in the heart of the city, or venture out of the hustle and bustle…you’ll be spoilt for choice with beautiful hotels throughout Northern Ireland.

Merchant Hotel
Hotels

The Merchant Hotel

0.67 KM

The AA 5 Red Star Merchant Hotel in Belfast is situated in the heart of Belfast city centre’s historic Cathedral Quarter. The grandeur of the original Grade A listed building is complemented by an elegant art deco inspired wing with a multitude of exciting amenities.

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Titanic Hotel Belfast
Hotels

Titanic Hotel Belfast

3.97 KM

Situated in the heart of the Titanic Quarter, Titanic Hotel Belfast is the world's most authentic Titanic Hotel.

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Old Inn Crawfordsburn Exterior
Hotels

The Old Inn

23.37 KM

Nestled in the charming village of Crawfordsburn, located just 15 minutes from Belfast and five minutes from the seaside town of Bangor, The Old Inn is the perfect escape for your next rural retreat.

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Plan Your Visit

Translink Glider

Getting Around Belfast

Belfast is compact and bijou, so getting around the city is easy on foot, by bike or by taxi

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Translink Enterprise Train

Getting Here

Northern Ireland has three airports, sea crossings from England and Scotland, and a direct rail link from Dublin.

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Value Car Park

Car Parking in Belfast

Secure car parking is available across Belfast. See our guide to car parks in the city.

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  • Belfast International Arts Festival 2022
    Belfast International Arts Festival 2022
    Blog - Family Friendly

    Belfast International Arts Festival 2022

    Belfast International Arts Festival (BIAF) is celebrating 60 years with a new extended season of contemporary arts and…

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  • Autumn Events and Festivals in Belfast
    Autumn Events and Festivals in Belfast
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    Autumn Events and Festivals in Belfast

    Find your Belfast this autumn, with a fun-filled festival season and events for the whole family. Enjoy everything…

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  • Seamus Heaney Country
    Seamus Heaney Country
    Blog - Family Friendly

    Seamus Heaney Country

    Take a trip to Bellaghy in County Londonderry and step into Seamus Heaney HomePlace. Enjoy outdoor activities and…

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  • Belfast Culture
    Belfast Culture
    Blog - Family Friendly

    Belfast Culture

    Discover the true culture here in Belfast. From its rich history to the local cuisine, unique art to…

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  • Family Friendly Events
    Family Friendly Events
    Blog - Family Friendly

    Family Friendly Events

    With a host of upcoming festivals and events to keep the whole family entertained, we've compiled a list…

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  • Cinemagic Halloween Screenings
    Cinemagic Halloween Screenings
    Blog - Family Friendly

    Cinemagic Halloween Screenings

    Coming to a ‘SCREAM’ near you this October, join Cinemagic for family-friendly movies in Belfast this Halloween. Fancy Dress…

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  • Halloween Family Fun
    Halloween Family Fun
    Blog - Family Friendly

    Halloween Family Fun

    Discover fun things to do with the whole family this Halloween in Belfast and beyond. There are pumpkin…

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  • Arts Venues in Belfast
    Arts Venues in Belfast
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    Arts Venues in Belfast

    Here's our list of the best art venues to visit in Belfast. MAC, Ulster Museum, Crescent Arts Centre,…

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  • Best Places for Sunday Lunch in Belfast
    Best Places for Sunday Lunch in Belfast
    Blog - Family Friendly

    Best Places for Sunday Lunch in Belfast

    Nothing beats a cosy Sunday lunch and whether you’re looking for a classic roast, traditional carvery or something…

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  • Museums in Belfast
    Museums in Belfast
    Blog - Family Friendly

    Museums in Belfast

    Learn about transport, art, history, culture and natural sciences at one of Northern Ireland's top museums.

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