With the longer, brighter days ahead, there's even more time to enjoy Belfast’s award-winning visitor attractions, top sightseeing tours and spring festivals. And with Belfast named Lonely Planet's top region to visit in 2018, there's never been a better time to book your trip!

Belfast Highlights

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Weekend in Belfast Guide

Make the most of your weekend city break in Belfast with our insider's guide to a great getaway, including the best sights, tours, shops, food and bars.

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Game of Thrones: The Touring Exhibition

Step inside Westeros and the lands beyond as this dramatic exhibition combines costumes, authentic props and majestic settings from all seven seasons to create an interactive and immersive Game of Thrones® experience like no other.

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Shopping in Belfast

From fashion and footwear to unique gifts, there's something for everyone. If you're planning a shopping trip to the city, why not follow our ultimate itinerary? We've even left some gaps to fuel up with yummy treats and cocktails!

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St Patrick's Day

Celebrate St Patrick's Day in Belfast with a themed city parade, Irish music, and traditional Irish food. Come along to see St Patrick, bands, dancers and much more on their colourful journey through the city, as people of all ages from far and wide come to celebrate the feast day of St Patrick in Belfast. 

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Award-winning Food and Drink

With restaurants, bars, food markets and artisan producers tucked away in every corner of the city, Belfast is nothing short of a foodie haven.

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Game of Thrones

The popular TV series Game of Thrones® is filmed in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. Our rugged coast lines, historic castles and breathtaking scenery are the perfect setting for this epic story. Get the full experience and explore the filming locations with a Game of Thrones tour.

Game of Thrones Tours

Book a Spring City Break

Have a look at our top hotel offers and book the perfect spring getaway.

Belfast: City of Music

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Traditional Irish Music

Discover traditional music every night of the week in Belfast. Here’s our guide to the best pubs and venues for good music and great craic.

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Belfast Music Guide

Belfast resonates to an everchanging soundtrack of live music and you’re guaranteed to find something musical to enjoy on your visit here.

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Music & Concert Events

See what's happening across the city with our music and concerts events listings.

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Inspiration

Belfast Children's Festival 2019

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    inSPIREd – Family Fun Day in the Cathedral Quarter

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    Sat, 09 Mar

    'Belfast Children's Festival's Big Family Day in the heart of Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter!

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    Can Do Academy: Claymation Workshop

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    Sat, 09 Mar

    Ever fancied trying your hand at Animation? This claymation workshop allows participants to make a complete animated film on an iPad, using...

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    Expedition Peter Pan

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    Wed, 13 Mar

    Plucked from their busy jobs, five adult strangers find themselves in a world of bedside tables and night-lights. A world where marbles appe...

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    Pitch Perfect

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    Mon, 11 Mar

    An opportunity to local artists and companies, emerging and established, to share news of upcoming projects or pitch ideas to a range of pot...

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    Ponyo

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    Sat, 09 Mar

    Ponyo is a magical and touching story about the wonder of nature, the power of friendship and the spirit of adventure that lives over and un...

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    The Alien’s Guide to Dance Gone Wrong

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    09-10 Mar

    Created by renowned choreographer Lea Anderson, with music by Steve Blake, costumes and objects by visual artist Tim Spooner and lighting de...

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    Family Comedy Club

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    Mon, 11 Mar

    From the creator of the extremely popular Pigeon and Plum’s Family Vaudeville Cabaret, Paul Currie, comes this brand new family comedy club.

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    Baby Daddy

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    Sun, 23 Jun

    Baby Daddy is a show for babies aged 6-18 months with an all-male cast. It features 3 male performers, each playing a live instrument, and t...

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    The Right Twig Showcase

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    Sun, 10 Mar

    A showcase of rehearsed readings with professional directors and actors bringing to life brand-new plays by NI's newest playwrights (aged 14...

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    Babaithe Cultúir

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    Tue, 12 Mar

    Join Young At Art for a special festival edition of Babaithe Cultúir (Culture Babies).

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    Baby Rave – Rave in the Nave

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    Sat, 09 Mar

    Baby Rave like you’ve never seen it before! Get down to the beats with a fun-filled rave designed especially for the under 4's in the impres...

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    MAC International 2019

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    08-13 Mar

    MAC International is the largest arts prize in Ireland and one of the few major art prizes in the UK.

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    Acoustic Picnic

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    Sat, 09 Mar

    A family-friendly afternoon of live music, crafts, games and activities for children.

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    HOME

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    08-13 Mar

    This visual art exhibition is the result of that creative conversation; an investigation of HOME through our children’s eyes.

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    Oorlog (War)

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    08-10 Mar

    Children have their own ideas about war; adults never have any real answers for them. Prompted by this, Theater Artemis take the elusive sub...

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    Da Vinci Day

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    Sun, 10 Mar

    Take part in a range of free children's art workshops inspired by the Royal Collection Trust exhibition 'Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawin...

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    Empowerment

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    Sat, 09 Mar

    Presented by Northern Ireland Opera: an interactive theatre workshop for young people aged 8+ to feel energised and empowered!

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    The Musician – A Horror Opera For Children

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    Sun, 10 Mar

    Conor Mitchell's darkly comic work retells a familiar story. A boy and his mouse ask 'Who was the Pied Piper?’ and ‘Why did the rats all dan...

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    Belfast Children's Festival 2019

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    08-13 Mar

    Enjoy the very best international and local arts experiences for children and young people in Belfast Children's Festival's 21st edition.

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    Removed

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    07-16 Mar

    Removed is a funny and moving and shocking insight into the experiences of a young man sharing his story of life in the care of the state.

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    Milo’s Hat Trick

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    08-10 Mar

    Young audiences can expect magic, music and mischief in this delightful adventure from the multi-award winning Cahoots NI, based on the book...

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    Volume Control

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    Fri, 08 Mar

    A special gig showcasing amazing young upcoming musicians, in a gig organised for young people by young people!

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    ScratchWorks

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    Sat, 09 Mar

    A chance to see new and innovative performance work at the very first stages of development.

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    International Touring

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    Sun, 10 Mar

    A panel discussion focusing on international touring opportunities, including details of practical and financial support available to artist...

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Plan Your Trip

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Travelling to Belfast

Getting to Belfast couldn't be easier. Northern Ireland has three airports, sea crossings from England and Scotland, and a direct rail link from Dublin. And if you're travelling within Northern Ireland, Translink has great offers on bus and rail options.

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Car Parking in Belfast

Secure car parking is available across Belfast. Have a look at our guide to car parking in the city below, or leave the car at home and take advantage of Translink's public transport options.

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Getting Around Belfast

Belfast is compact and bijou, 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 which will get you to your desired destination.

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Visit Belfast App

Download the free Visit Belfast app for information on top attractions, tours, restaurants and hotels; everything you need to plan your Belfast city break. Plus, enjoy great offers and discover what’s on across the city. 

The app is available on the App Store and Google Play Store.

2019 Highlights

Explore Belfast's Top Attractions

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