Travel, hospitality and event businesses may be affected as local Covid restrictions and guidance continue to change.  Please check the NI government website NI Direct to know how they may impact your visit to Belfast or call businesses before you leave. Visit our Ideas page for ways to safely enjoy Belfast; or for more advice on current Covid guidance visit our Coronavirus Advice for Visitors page.

A more sustainable Belfast

The effects of climate change have never been clearer or more urgent, and in its usual measures of resilience and action, Belfast is taking steps to become a future proof city for generations to come. By launching its first resilience strategy and climate plan, the city has set a goal

‘to transition to an inclusive, zero emissions economy in a generation.’

Through a series of transformational programmes, Belfast will commit to inclusive and sustainable growth while becoming climate resilient. At Visit Belfast we have an important role to play in supporting Belfast’s ambition. In partnership with Belfast City Council, we have committed to the development of a sustainable tourism plan and a new sustainability policy.

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In June 2021, Visit Belfast gained a bronze accreditation with Green Tourism, demonstrating the organisation’s commitment to sustainable and inclusive growth.

Find out more about the commitments we have made and the actions we will take to fulfil our renewed purpose. >>

Find out more about becoming a Green Tourism accredited partner. >>


How you can help

As a visitor and welcome guest to our little corner of the world, you can help us by making sustainable travel choices, enjoying our green spaces and attractions, and supporting our local businesses who are working hard to make Belfast a sustainable city.

Green Travel

There are plenty of ways to see Belfast sustainably. Be an environmentally-friendly explorer by following our advice on how to get around Belfast in an eco-conscious way.

Translink Metro Bus
Translink Metro Bus

Sustainable Superheroes - Translink

Among a number of environmental initiatives, Translink has signed the BITC Climate Action Pledge NI to reduce their GHG emissions by 50% by 2030 and is encouraging other businesses to join the race to zero.

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Green Spaces

Did you know Belfast is one of the top cities in the UK for green attractions? If you’re looking to make your visit as eco-friendly as possible, put these parks, gardens and tours at the top of your list.

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Sustainable Shopping

Discover the brands in Belfast city centre that are committed to sustainability, reducing environmental impact and providing eco-friendly products.

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Eco-Friendly Eateries

Belfast has such a wide range of cuisine to choose from and with more and more restaurants catering to vegetarian diets and guilt-free grazing.

Green Stays

On your next visit to Belfast, why not show some love to the planet by visiting these Green Tourism accredited hotels, that are playing their part in making Belfast more sustainable.

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outside victoria square

Sustainability Superheroes - Victoria Square

Victoria Square have placed a colony of honey bees on their rooftop, giving them a safe space to make honey and grow away from any disturbances.

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