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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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

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.

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Best 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.

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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 Euro 2024 on the big screen.

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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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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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Outdoor Adventures

If you have a taste for adventure and challenge, or just like fantastic scenery, Belfast has all the right ingredients for an exciting day outdoors.

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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 the top 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

Discover Belfast in a sustainable and eco friendly way. Hear of the Belfast humble beginnings, its troubled past. Yet rise to be a global leader in its own right. You can choose from a selection of tours or I can bespoke them to suit the assembled group.

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Taste and Tour

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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

Music and cultural tours of Belfast are their passion! Join your expert guide for a guided walk around cool music, heritage and arts spots in the city to hear stories about our city’s legends past and present, plus our rising stars, in music, literature and all the art. They will…

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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.

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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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.

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