Are you coming to Belfast to study? We’ve rounded up everything you need to know about being a student, from our Ultimate Belfast Bucket list of top things to see & do, to student offers and great nights out, to hep you create unforgettable memories in our wee city!
Top Things to do in Belfast
No matter how long you are staying, make sure to tick off our bucket list of Top Thing’s to do during your time in Belfast.
Belfast Terrace and Rooftop Bars
Take going for drinks to new heights at these rooftop venues, roof terraces and bars with a view in Belfast.
Belfast’s Maritime Mile
Discover Belfast's Maritime Mile from the Big Fish to HMS Caroline, Titanic Belfast and The Great Light.
History of Belfast Tours
Discover Belfast's rich history with this wide range of guided and self-guided tours. Choose from cycling, walking, taxi tours and more.
Restaurant Guide to Belfast
Eat out, book a food tour, have a drink and learn all about Belfast’s local produce. Belfast’s Restaurant Guide will help you discover where to go and what’s on offer in this delicious culinary pot.
Restaurants with Vegetarian & Vegan Menus in Belfast
Belfast has no shortage of cuisine for plant based diets. Take a look at our top picks of restaurants in Belfast for vegans and vegetarians..
Local Cuisine in Belfast
Ever eaten a boxty? Or sipped on an Irish coffee after a tasty, traditional meal? Find out where to discover authentic local food and drinks in Belfast.
From tasty teatime treats to luxurious light lunches, see our list of favourite places to enjoy a cuppa in Belfast.
A Great Night Out
Belfast city does not disappoint when it comes to a night out. From iconic pubs, bars and beer gardens, and nightclubs showcasing live music, to rooftop bars with cocktails and a view, there is a night out for everyone to enjoy with all the craic.
Traditional Pubs in Belfast
Find the best traditional pubs with warm, lively atmospheres in Belfast complete with snugs, traditional music sessions and the perfect pint of Guinness.
Places to Watch Live Sport in Belfast
Discover the top places to watch live sport in Belfast. Grab a drink or bite to eat while watching football, rugby, golf or tennis on the big screen.
Beer Gardens in Belfast
Find a space outside to enjoy a chilled beer or sip on a cocktail whatever the weather. Take a look at our picks for the top beer gardens in Belfast.
Belfast may be compact in size, but it’s huge in imagination! Make sure you spend time indulging your intellectual side and soak up some culture in the city.
Street Art in Belfast
Delve into Belfast's vibrant street art scene on a self-guided walking tour. We've rounded up some of the city's top pieces in our street art map and guide.
10 Things To Do in Belfast for £10 or Less
You don't have to break the bank to have a great time in Belfast! See our list of 10 things to do in the city for £10 or less.
If you have a taste for adventure and challenge, or just like fantastic scenery, Belfast has all the right ingredients for an exciting day out.
Belfast: City of Music
Belfast is buzzing with cosy bars, craft beers and a vibrant live music scene. From up and coming talent playing in gigs across the city to toe-tapping traditional Irish sessions, you’ll not be disappointed. Many of the bars across the city offer live music but here’s some of our favourites.
Live Music in Belfast
Discover why Belfast was named a UNESCO City of Music in 2021. Enjoy live gigs, traditional music sessions and alternative shows throughout Belfast.
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.
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.
Download the Belfast Student Guide
Check out all you need to know while studying in Belfast. The city’s eclectic offering means you’ll find fun night-off distractions, exciting events and cool stuff to do whatever your taste!
Explore the City Areas
Exploring a city can be tricky if you don’t know your way around, or even what to look out for. Get a flavour of Belfast with this taster to help navigate your way around the city’s areas and quarters.
Queen's Quarter (also known as the University Quarter) is home to Queen’s University Belfast, the area is abound with tranquil parks and gardens.
Belfast City Centre
In Belfast City Centre there is an abundance of cafes, great pubs, trendy bars and an amazing restaurant scene.
Belfast's Cathedral Quarter is the city's buzzing, creative soul, where Belfast's vibrant cultural life bubbles visibly to the surface.
Head on a Walking Tour
Step outside and discover parts of Belfast on foot. No matter your interests, you will find a walking tour for you! Themes include political and historical, food and drink, nature and wildlife, and free self-guided tours.
Belfastology Walking Tours
Belfastology Walking Tours have developed a number of original tours and experiences that take you all over Northern Ireland. Most of the tours are based in Belfast, and cover everything from street art to architecture and the city’s incredible history.
Taste and Tour
Enjoy a four hour fun and food filled guided walk to some of the top food and drink spots in Belfast.
Creative Tours Belfast
Fun walking tours that let guests experience and enjoy the vibrancy of Belfast’s music and arts scene. Come explore a UNESCO City of Music with Creative Tours Belfast!
Game of Thrones
Northern Ireland is the Home of Thrones and the world’s only official Studio Tour. The popular TV series Game of Thrones® was filmed in Belfast and across Northern Ireland.
Shopping in Belfast is a dream come true for fashionistas, savvy shoppers and foodies alike, with a huge variety of high street favourites, independent retailers, speciality emporiums, exclusive boutiques and traditional markets.
Getting Home Safe
Belfast is compact and bijou, so getting around the city is easy by bus, bike or taxi. We’ve got a network of transport options which will get you to home safely.
yLink is a free travelcard for all 16-23 years olds in Northern Ireland. You get 50% off all Translink bus and rail travel in Northern Ireland and 50% off the Enterprise to Dublin! Plus you also get discounts and offers from Translink partner business! *yLink holders should use a ticket vending machine to buy their discounted tickets before boarding Glider.