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!

The Belfast Bucket List

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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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.

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Belfast’s Maritime Mile

Discover Belfast's Maritime Mile from the Big Fish to HMS Caroline, Titanic Belfast and The Great Light.

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Game of Thrones Studio Tour

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Step inside the Seven Kingdoms and explore the world of Game of Thrones like never before at the only official Game of Thrones Studio Tour.

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Taste of Belfast

Belfast boasts an amazing choice of places to eat, offering everything from the traditional Ulster Fry breakfast, gourmet coffee bars and express lunch deals to tasty gastro pub fare, cosy bistros and award-winning fine dining, showcasing the very best fresh local produce available.

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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..

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Restaurants Open on Monday & Tuesday

Find out what restaurants and cafés are open on Mondays and Tuesdays in Belfast! Coffee, lunch, brunch or dinner, find a place right for you.

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Cafes

From tasty teatime treats to luxurious light lunches, see our list of favourite places to enjoy a cuppa in Belfast.

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A Great Night Out

Whether you love a big night out or prefer quiet nights with friends, Belfast has nightlife to suit all tastes. Find the best club nights, live music or alternative things to do like comedy, theatre and film nights.

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Pub Quizzes in Belfast

Find a pub quiz near you, now. Search through our list of pub quizzes to find the perfect one for you and your friends in Belfast.

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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.

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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.

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Culture Vulture

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.

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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.

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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.

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Urban Adventure

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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Queen’s Quarter

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.

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Belfast City Centre

In Belfast City Centre there is an abundance of cafes, great pubs, trendy bars and an amazing restaurant scene.

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Cathedral Quarter

Belfast's Cathedral Quarter is the city's buzzing, creative soul, where Belfast's vibrant cultural life bubbles visibly to the surface.

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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.

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Belfastology Walking Tours

0.19 KM

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.

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Taste and Tour

3.74 KM

Enjoy a four hour fun and food filled guided walk to some of the top food and drink spots in Belfast.

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Creative Tours Belfast

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Creative Tours Belfast specialises in organising guided walking experiences that showcase and involve visitors in Belfast's vibrant creative and arts scenes, with particular expertise in music.

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Retail Therapy

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.

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Translink yLink

yLink is a smartcard for all 16-23 years olds using Translink services within Northern Ireland. You get 1/3 off Translink bus and rail travel* in Northern Ireland and up to 50% off Enterprise for up to 8 years – and the card is now FREE!

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