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You’ll find endless things to do in Belfast, from world-class attractions, historic landmarks, museums, shopping and entertainment venues, to walking, coach, taxi and bike sightseeing tours.

And as the gateway to Northern Ireland, Belfast is perfectly positioned for sightseeing tours to Giant’s Causeway, Game of Thrones filming locations and road trips beyond Belfast.

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Things to do as Belfast Reopens

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Family Days Out

Visit top family fun attractions, plan a shopping spree and stay for dinner.

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Urban Exploring

Here are the top self-guided tours, walking trails and things to discover on foot.

Family Attractions

  • Belfast Zoological Gardens
    Belfast Zoological Gardens
    Attractions

    Belfast Zoological Gardens

    6.46 KM

    Belfast Zoological Gardens is home to more than 140 species of animal, many of which are in danger…

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  • Let's Go Hydro
    Let's Go Hydro
    Activities

    Let's Go Hydro

    8.93 KM

    Let’s Go Hydro is Ireland’s largest aqua park and alternative accommodation resort. A beautiful and brilliantly designed resort…

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  • Irish FA Tours
    Irish FA Tours
    Attractions

    Irish FA Tours

    3.25 KM

    Irish FA Tours tells the unique story of Northern Ireland football from 1880 to present day using a…

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  • Ark Open Farm
    Ark Open Farm
    Attractions

    Ark Open Farm

    27.55 KM

    If you enjoy the great outdoors and lots of interaction with animals of all kinds, then the Ark…

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  • Belfast’s Window on Wildlife
    Belfast’s Window on Wildlife
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    Belfast’s Window on Wildlife

    6.99 KM

    Nestled in the heart of Belfast Harbour Estate, Belfast Window on Wildlife is home to birds and wildlife…

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  • Ulster Museum
    Ulster Museum
    Attractions

    Ulster Museum

    1.73 KM

    Come face to face with dinosaurs, meet an ancient Egyptian mummy and see modern masterpieces with a visit…

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  • Botanic Gardens
    Botanic Gardens
    Attractions

    Botanic Gardens

    1.61 KM

    Botanic Gardens is an important part of Belfast's Victorian heritage and a popular meeting place for residents, students…

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  • Whitehead Railway Museum
    Whitehead Railway Museum
    Attractions

    Whitehead Railway Museum

    30.16 KM

    Come down and see the home of the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland (RPSI) and its locomotives.

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  • Ulster Folk Museum
    Ulster Folk Museum
    Attractions

    Ulster Folk Museum

    15.65 KM

    Step back in time and experience what life was like in Ulster over 100 years ago.

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  • Pickie Funpark
    Pickie Funpark
    Attractions

    Pickie Funpark

    29.3 KM

    Pickie Funpark has always been one of Northern Ireland’s top attractions with an 18-hole mini-golf course, giant pedal…

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Top 10 Visitor Attractions in Belfast

From the birthplace of the Titanic to our iconic City Hall, you’ll find a cornucopia of historic landmarks and world-class visitor attractions in Belfast

Activities

  • Belfast Hills Partnership
    Belfast Hills Partnership
    Activities

    Belfast Hills Partnership

    11.18 KM

    When visiting Belfast, why not take a walk in the beautiful hills which look down on the city,…

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  • Prison Island Belfast
    Prison Island Belfast
    See & Do

    Prison Island Belfast

    4.3 KM

    Inspired by the ‘Crystal Maze’ Prison Island Belfast has 25 different prison-themed challenge cells. It’s a totally unique…

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  • Vertigo Titanic Park
    Vertigo Titanic Park
    Activities

    Vertigo Titanic Park

    2.57 KM

    Having a history of providing Northern Ireland with leading adventurous pass-time experiences, (Inflatable Park, Ski-slopes and Adventure Centre).…

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  • Belvoir Park Golf Club
    Belvoir Park Golf Club
    Activities

    Belvoir Park Golf Club

    4.28 KM

    Situated just two miles from Belfast city centre, this Harry Colt course is one of Ireland's best kept…

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  • Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon
    Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon
    Activities

    Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon

    0.29 KM

    Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon is the largest sporting participatory event in Northern Ireland bringing participants from all…

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  • Inland Fisheries
    Inland Fisheries
    Activities

    Inland Fisheries

    0.95 KM

    Discover world class angling and fishing locations across Northern Ireland for salmon, brown, sea and rainbow trout in…

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  • Xtreme Bowling at Dundonald International Ice Bowl
    Xtreme Bowling at Dundonald International Ice Bowl
    Activities

    Xtreme Bowling at Dundonald International Ice Bowl

    12.4 KM

    Strike! For a great group day out or a day with the family, why not take to the…

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  • Let's Go Hydro
    Let's Go Hydro
    Activities

    Let's Go Hydro

    8.93 KM

    Let’s Go Hydro is Ireland’s largest aqua park and alternative accommodation resort. A beautiful and brilliantly designed resort…

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  • Royal Belfast Golf Club
    Royal Belfast Golf Club
    Activities

    Royal Belfast Golf Club

    16.28 KM

    Founded in 1881, Royal Belfast lays claim to the title of the oldest golf course in Ireland. The…

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  • Dundonald International Ice Bowl
    Dundonald International Ice Bowl
    Activities

    Dundonald International Ice Bowl

    12.4 KM

    Enjoy a great day out at Dundonald International Ice Bowl with a host of fantastic activities all under…

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Heritage Trails in Belfast

From literary greats to a wealth of Titanic and maritime history, Belfast has a vibrant and varied history and heritage, just waiting to be explored. Take a step back in time with a tour, walking trail or traditional music session to discover the many pieces of our city’s rich tapestry.

Top 10 Museums

Explore a treasure trove of the past and present at one of Northern Ireland’s top museums.

Attractions

  • Titanic Belfast
    Titanic Belfast
    Attractions

    Titanic Belfast

    2.72 KM

    Titanic Belfast is the world's largest Titanic visitor experience and a must-see on any visit to Belfast and…

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  • Linen Quarter
    Linen Quarter
    See & Do

    Linen Quarter

    0.22 KM

    The historic Linen Quarter is rapidly becoming one of the most vibrant, must visit areas of the city,…

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  • Belfast Whiskey Club
    Belfast Whiskey Club
    See & Do

    Belfast Whiskey Club

    0.19 KM

    Belfast Whiskey Club is Belfast’s only fully independent and non-profit whiskey club that opens its doors to people…

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  • Botanic Gardens
    Botanic Gardens
    Attractions

    Botanic Gardens

    1.61 KM

    Botanic Gardens is an important part of Belfast's Victorian heritage and a popular meeting place for residents, students…

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  • Hillsborough Castle & Gardens
    Hillsborough Castle & Gardens
    Attractions

    Hillsborough Castle & Gardens

    22.89 KM

    From grand family home to charming royal residence, Hillsborough Castle has welcomed the world and witnessed pivotal chapters…

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  • Bangor Castle
    Bangor Castle
    Attractions

    Bangor Castle

    29.75 KM

    This impressive building was built in 1852 for The Hon Robert Edward Ward. It is presently home to…

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  • Hillsborough Forest
    Hillsborough Forest
    Attractions

    Hillsborough Forest

    22.77 KM

    Hillsborough Forest is set in the picturesque Georgian village of Hillsborough and sits just a few minutes’ walk…

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  • Antrim Lough Shore Park
    Antrim Lough Shore Park
    Attractions

    Antrim Lough Shore Park

    36.92 KM

    Situated on the shores of Lough Neagh, Antrim Lough Shore Park is an area of natural beauty with…

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  • Sentry Hill
    Sentry Hill
    Attractions

    Sentry Hill

    12.01 KM

    Sentry Hill is a 19th century farmhouse in Carnmoney which houses a wealth of artefacts and archival material…

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  • Giant's Causeway
    Giant's Causeway
    Attractions

    Giant's Causeway

    96.17 KM

    A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Giant's Causeway is a magnificent, mysterious geological formation on the North East…

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Sail into History

Explore the shipyard, walk the decks, travel to the depths of the ocean and uncover the true legend of Titanic in the city where it all began

Sightseeing Tours

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.

Arts & Entertainment

  • Grand Opera House
    Grand Opera House
    Arts and Entertainment

    Grand Opera House

    0.66 KM

    Northern Ireland's premier theatre presenting an outstanding programme of drama, opera, dance, comedy, musicals, family shows and much…

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  • Golden Thread Gallery
    Golden Thread Gallery
    Arts and Entertainment

    Golden Thread Gallery

    0.97 KM

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

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  • Belfast International Arts Festival
    Belfast International Arts Festival
    Arts and Entertainment

    Belfast International Arts Festival

    0.19 KM

    The annual Belfast International Arts Festival features theatre, performance and visual art, music and more.

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  • MAC
    MAC
    Arts and Entertainment

    MAC

    0.86 KM

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

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  • Waterfront Hall
    Waterfront Hall
    Arts and Entertainment

    Waterfront Hall

    1.05 KM

    Waterfront Hall is one of Belfast's most iconic venues. Sitting right at the heart of the city's vibrant…

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  • Belvoir Studio Theatre
    Belvoir Studio Theatre
    Arts and Entertainment

    Belvoir Studio Theatre

    5.03 KM

    The little theatre that makes a big impact!

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  • Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich
    Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich
    Arts and Entertainment

    Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich

    3.57 KM

    Cultúrlann produces a vibrant arts programme that promotes Irish language and culture and provides a meeting place for…

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  • QFT
    QFT
    Arts and Entertainment

    QFT

    1.31 KM

    QFT - Northern Ireland's leading independent cinema

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  • Belfast Film Festival
    Belfast Film Festival
    Arts and Entertainment

    Belfast Film Festival

    0.59 KM

    The Belfast Film Festival began in 1995 as part of Féile An Phobail and has developed hand in…

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  • Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival
    Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival
    Arts and Entertainment

    Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

    0.61 KM

    Featuring readings, live music and performances; Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival brings the streets to life with culture.

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Discover and Explore Belfast Plus

Discover country parks, magnificent estates and historic landmarks just minutes from Belfast. Uncover fascinating tales and stories at these top attractions.

Embrace a Giant Spirit

  • Seamus Heaney HomePlace
    Seamus Heaney HomePlace
    Attractions

    Seamus Heaney HomePlace

    69.85 KM

    Explore Heaney’s home at Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Bellaghy, a centre dedicated to the life, work and legacy of…

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  • DC Tours
    DC Tours
    Sightseeing Tours

    DC Tours

    0.12 KM

    DC Tours run award-winning city centre walking tours and live ‘Online Experiences’ and have recently launched a range…

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  • Belfast Traditional Music Trail
    Belfast Traditional Music Trail
    See & Do

    Belfast Traditional Music Trail

    0.19 KM

    The Belfast Traditional Music Trail is a unique way to experience Irish music. With two professional musicians as…

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  • Taste and Tour
    Taste and Tour
    Sightseeing Tours

    Taste and Tour

    3.74 KM

    Enjoy a four hour fun and food filled guided walk to some of the top food and drink…

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  • Away a wee walk – Giants Causeway
    Away a wee walk – Giants Causeway
    Sightseeing Tours

    Away a wee walk – Giants Causeway

    0.19 KM

    Day tours and walking holidays along the Giant's Causeway Coast, the Glens of Antrim, Belfast Hills and Mourne…

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  • If Buildings Could Talk Tour
    If Buildings Could Talk Tour
    See & Do

    If Buildings Could Talk Tour

    0.19 KM

    Take a tour through Belfast City centre and hear stories of interesting, unusual and entertaining events that have…

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  • The Discovery Tour at Titanic Belfast
    The Discovery Tour at Titanic Belfast
    Sightseeing Tours

    The Discovery Tour at Titanic Belfast

    2.81 KM

    The Discovery Tour is a one hour walking tour including a walk around the Titanic Slipways and inside…

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  • Hillsborough Castle & Gardens
    Hillsborough Castle & Gardens
    Attractions

    Hillsborough Castle & Gardens

    22.89 KM

    From grand family home to charming royal residence, Hillsborough Castle has welcomed the world and witnessed pivotal chapters…

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  • HMS Caroline
    HMS Caroline
    Attractions

    HMS Caroline

    3.55 KM

    Step aboard HMS Caroline, a unique survivor of The Battle of Jutland in World War One.

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  • Ulster American Folk Park
    Ulster American Folk Park
    Attractions

    Ulster American Folk Park

    156.16 KM

    Immerse yourself in the story of Irish emigration at the museum that brings it to life.

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