This historic trading quarter is a maze of cobblestoned streets and warehouses that are now home to trendy bars, beer gardens, clubs and restaurants. Visitor attractions include the Metropolitan Arts Centre (the MAC), St Anne’s Cathedral, the NI War Memorial, the Oh Yeah Music Centre and the Discover Ulster Scots Centre. Full of colourful street art, this area of town is buzzing with music, entertainment and fun at night.

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Make time for afternoon tea in the luxurious Merchant Hotel to admire the opulent surroundings, huge domed ceiling and Ireland’s largest chandelier.

Restaurants in the Cathedral Quarter

Cathedral Quarter hosts St Anne’s Square, a bustling area of beautiful restaurants in which you really will be spoilt for choice.

Cathedral Quarter Restaurants & Cafes

Bars in the Cathedral Quarter

If a few drinks is what you’re after, Cathedral Quarter offers a mix of bustling bars and cosy, traditional pubs.

Cathedral Quarter Bars

  •  The Deer’s Head & Bell’s Brewery
    The Deer’s Head & Bell’s Brewery
    Pubs and Clubs

    The Deer’s Head & Bell’s Brewery

    0.56 KM

    The Deer’s Head is Belfast city’s original brewpub with a fully functional on-site craft brewery, Bell's Brewery, on…

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  • Dirty Onion and Yardbird
    Dirty Onion and Yardbird
    Pubs and Clubs

    Dirty Onion and Yardbird

    0.65 KM

    The Dirty Onion is Belfast's oldest building, with real Irish music and craic seven nights a week.

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  • John Hewitt
    John Hewitt
    Pubs and Clubs

    John Hewitt

    0.62 KM

    A unique venue in the heart of Belfast's Cathedral Quarter, you are guaranteed a very warm Belfast welcome…

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  • The Jailhouse
    The Jailhouse
    Pubs and Clubs

    The Jailhouse

    0.43 KM

    The Jailhouse, and adjoining sister bar Henrys, offers a fantastic range of traditional food, local drinks and entertainment…

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  • Whites Tavern & Garden
    Whites Tavern & Garden
    Pubs and Clubs

    Whites Tavern & Garden

    0.46 KM

    Refurbished in 2019, Whites Tavern & Garden is located on Winecellar Entry, which was named after the many…

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  • The National
    The National
    Pubs and Clubs

    The National

    0.58 KM

    An intimate and unique setting with cocktail bar, nightclub and Belfast's biggest beer garden.

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  • Duke of York
    Duke of York
    Pubs and Clubs

    Duke of York

    0.64 KM

    Nestled along a narrow cobbled alleyway in the historic Half Bap area, the Duke offers a traditional Belfast…

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  • Angel And Two Bibles
    Angel And Two Bibles
    Pubs and Clubs

    Angel And Two Bibles

    0.61 KM

    Buzz for entry and climb the stairway to Belfast’s hidden speakeasy cocktail bar. Cosy up with a cocktail…

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  • The Reporter Bar
    The Reporter Bar
    Pubs and Clubs

    The Reporter Bar

    0.86 KM

    Located in the district which was once home to many of the city’s press offices, The Reporter Bar…

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  • Muddlers Club
    Muddlers Club
    Restaurant

    Muddlers Club

    0.52 KM

    Producing simple but elegant dishes in cool atmosphere, Muddlers Club is hidden away in Belfast's Cathedral Quarter.

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Arts & Culture

The Cathedral Quarter is home to many arts and cultural venues, from art exhibitions to music tours, you can soak up the best of art in Belfast in the Cathedral Quarter.

 

Cathedral Quarter Arts & Culture

  • The Oh Yeah Music Centre
    The Oh Yeah Music Centre
    Arts and Entertainment

    The Oh Yeah Music Centre

    0.68 KM

    A dedicated music centre in the heart of Belfast, visit the Oh Yeah Music Centre to see the…

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  • Art Loves at the Merchant
    Art Loves at the Merchant
    Art Galleries

    Art Loves at the Merchant

    0.67 KM

    Art Loves at the Merchant is a new and unique homeware and gift emporium with over 90% of…

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  • MAC
    MAC
    Arts and Entertainment

    MAC

    0.82 KM

    The MAC is a cultural hub; selecting, creating and mixing up music, theatre, dance and art.

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  • Craft NI Gallery
    Craft NI Gallery
    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…

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  • Golden Thread Gallery
    Golden Thread Gallery
    Art Galleries

    Golden Thread Gallery

    0.97 KM

    Golden Thread Gallery is Northern Ireland's leading international contemporary visual arts organisation.

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  • Belfast Exposed
    Belfast Exposed
    Art Galleries

    Belfast Exposed

    0.6 KM

    Belfast Exposed’s vision is to enrich people’s lives through the power of photography.

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  • Young at Art
    Young at Art
    Art Galleries

    Young at Art

    0.67 KM

    Young at Art is Northern Ireland’s leading children’s arts provider.

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  • University of Atypical
    University of Atypical
    Art Galleries

    University of Atypical

    0.69 KM

    A year-round arts and entertainment programme dedicated to developing and promoting skilled artists who are disabled or deaf.

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Festivals in Cathedral Quarter

The Cathedral Quarter is host to many annual festivals such as Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Festival of Fools, Culture Night and many more.

Cathedral Quarter Festivals

Stay in the Cathedral Quarter

If staying in the hustle and bustle of Cathedral Quarter sounds right up your street, check out the luxurious hotels in the area for your perfect stay.

Cathedral Quarter Hotels

  • Ramada By Wyndham
    Ramada By Wyndham
    Hotels

    Ramada By Wyndham

    0.84 KM

    Relax and unwind after exploring the best of the city at the Ramada Belfast, Cathedral Quarter.

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  • Malmaison Belfast
    Malmaison Belfast
    Hotels

    Malmaison Belfast

    0.74 KM

    Malmaison Hotels dare to be different. Housed in a listed building dating back to the 1800s, this boutique…

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  • The Merchant Hotel
    The 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…

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  • Bullitt Hotel
    Bullitt Hotel
    Hotels

    Bullitt Hotel

    0.56 KM

    Bullitt Hotel is a stylish and cleverly designed hotel with an urban atmosphere, offering top-quality accommodation in Belfast…

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History & Heritage

Take a look back on the history of Belfast in the Cathedral Quarter. Find out which heritage trails will lead you down the path to your ancestors, reflect in the 100+ year old Cathedral, or visit the ‘must-see’ NI war memorial.

Cathedral Quarter History & Heritage

  • Discover Ulster Scots Centre
    Discover Ulster Scots Centre
    Attractions

    Discover Ulster Scots Centre

    0.83 KM

    Discover more about your Ulster-Scots roots through a free genealogy research point, or find out about Ulster-Scots events.

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  • Belfast Cathedral
    Belfast Cathedral
    Attractions

    Belfast Cathedral

    Belfast Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral Church of St. Anne, has stood for over 100 years as…

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  • Northern Ireland War Memorial
    Northern Ireland War Memorial
    Attractions

    Northern Ireland War Memorial

    0.69 KM

    Situated in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter beside Belfast Cathedral, the Northern Ireland War Memorial is an…

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