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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Spring Family Fun

See some of our top recommendations for family fun in Belfast from free things to do, to urban adventures and family friendly restaurants to make the most of school holidays this spring.

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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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Family Events this Spring

Spring has sprung and it’s a great time to get out with the kids and try something new. We’ve rounded up some of the top family-friendly events in Belfast and beyond.

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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

Maritime Festival

Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns to the city's Titanic Quarter on 25-27 May 2019. Climb aboard magnificent tall ships, explore Belfast's maritime heritage and enjoy amazing family fun.

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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Book a Spring City Break

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

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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

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    Belfast Film Festival 2019

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    11-20 Apr

    Belfast Film Festival launches its 19th annual festival of premieres, unique events and the best in world cinema.

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    Belsonic 2019

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    12-28 Jun

    Belsonic returns to the idyllic setting of Ormeau Park, as it brings a host of international headline acts to the heart of Belfast.

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    Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival 2019

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    02-12 May

    Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival comes out swinging for its big 2-0!

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    Game Of Thrones: The Touring Exhibition

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    11 Apr-31 Aug

    GAME OF THRONES: The Touring Exhibition, opening at TEC Belfast from 11 April 2019, will give fans around the world an opportunity to step i...

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    Game of Thrones Tapestry

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    29 Jan-28 Jul

    Ulster Museum is home to a stunning tapestry depicting key scenes from every episode of hit TV show Game of Thrones.

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    Orangefest - Twelfth of July Celebrations

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    Fri, 12 Jul

    Join thousands of people as they celebrate The Twelfth, the biggest annual festival in Northern Ireland.

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    Festival of Fools

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    03-06 May

    This May Day Bank Holiday weekend, the Festival of Fools brings a jam-packed programme of circus, acrobatics, comedy and juggling to the str...

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    Belfast Pride Festival 2019

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    26 Jul-04 Aug

    Belfast Pride Festival is one of the biggest festivals in Belfast and runs over 100 events across 10 days in a celebration of the LGBTQA+ co...

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    The Open

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    14 Jul

    The Open makes a historic return to Northern Ireland in 2019. Golf’s oldest and most international Championship returns after 68 years with...

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    AVA Festival

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    31 May-01 Jun

    AVA is an audio-visual arts festival that celebrates, amplifies and develops the strong current of electronic music and digital visual arts.

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    Rose Week 2019

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    15-21 Jul

    Rose Week is a celebration of the international Rose Garden at Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park. It's one of the world’s leading rose gardens,...

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  • Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon
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    Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon

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    Sun, 22 Sep

    The seventh annual Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon will take place on Sunday 22 September 2019. The race will begin at 9am on Orme...

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    Belfast Parkland International Golf Tournament

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    29-31 May

    The most prestigious courses within the Belfast area have come together for the third year to offer this unique tournament.

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    Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon

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    Sun, 05 May

    Belfast City Marathon moves into its 38th year in 2019 with its continued support from title sponsor Deep RiverRock.

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