Follow our 48 hours in Belfast guide to make sure you have an unforgettable weekend, experiencing the best of Belfast’s attractions and places to eat and drink. The city is packed with lots of things for you to do to have a unique Belfast experience.

Day One

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St George's Market Breakfast or Brunch

There’s plenty to choose from in St George’s Market food and craft market, open Saturday and Sunday morning from 9am and 10am consecutively. With loads of food vendors to choose from, you can have anything from homemade scones from local bakeries to French-style crêpes. Feeling hungry? Try a belly busting Belfast bap from the Belfast Bap Co – a cooked breakfast stacked in a floury, soft bread roll.

Colin Glen Forest Park Guided Walk

Walk the City

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.

Shopping

Back in the city centre, there’s time to hit the shops before lunch. With two major shopping centres and plenty of small independent retailers, Belfast is a shopping haven. Queen’s Arcade is home to a variety of luxury Boutiques and local independent retailers. Find high street brands in CastleCourt, designer labels in Victoria Square and go to Born & Bred for local, handmade gifts and souvenirs.

Titanic Belfast Night

Explore Titanic Belfast & Maritime Mile

Belfast has a world-famous maritime history. From award-winning exhibitions to historic docks, walk the Maritime Mile – developed by Maritime Belfast Trust – and uncover the stories of Belfast’s maritime past.

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Best Restaurants for Dinner

With restaurants, food markets and artisan producers tucked away in every corner of the city, Belfast is nothing short of a foodie haven. If you’re in the mood for tapas, Italian, sushi or something quick, you’ll find an eatery right for you.

Commercial Court

Enjoy the Nightlife

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.

Day 2

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Sunday Brunch

From a traditional Ulster fry to avocado on sourdough, see our top suggestions for breakfast and brunch in Belfast. If you want to try something new, why not book a bottomless brunch or tour exploring Belfast’s hidden brunch spots?

Walk Around Ulster Museum and Botanic Gardens

Spend the afternoon in Queen’s Quarter, the leafy surroundings of Queen’s University where you’ll find a host of restaurants, cafés and pubs. Stroll through the beautiful Botanic Gardens and visit the Victorian Palm House that dates back to 1828 and the contemporary Tropical Ravine. Next to the gardens is the Ulster Museum, Northern Ireland’s treasure trove of past and present where you can see everything from dinosaurs to a real Egyptian mummy!

Visit Crumlin Road Gaol

Take a tour to experience all aspects of the Gaol from the tunnel linking the courthouse on the other side of the Crumlin Road to the hanging cell, Governor’s office, hospital and graveyard.

Bullitt Hotel Sunday Roast Offer

Enjoy a Sunday Roast

Nothing beats a cosy Sunday lunch and whether you’re looking for a classic roast, traditional carvery or something different, Belfast and beyond has plenty of mouth-watering options.

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Visit a Traditional Pub

Find the best traditional cosy pubs with warm, lively atmosphere in Belfast, complete with snugs, traditional music sessions and the perfect pint of Guinness.

Hotels in Belfast

Hotels in Belfast and Northern Ireland including 5 star luxury hotels, family-friendly hotels, spa hotels, boutique hotels and budget hotels.

Top Tips

Translink Metro Bus

Belfast Visitor Pass

Buy a Translink Visitor Pass from the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre and get unlimited travel on local bus and rail services, plus special discounts on tourist attractions including Titanic Belfast, Crumlin Road Gaol and hop-on hop-off tours.

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Neighbourhoods

Get your bearings with our quick guide to Belfast’s main districts, including the city centre, Cathedral Quarter, Titanic Quarter and Queen’s Quarter.

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Getting Around Belfast

Belfast is compact and walkable, so getting around the city is easy on foot, by bike or by taxi. However, if you want to wander a little further afield then we’ve got a network of transport options to help you get around.

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