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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.

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.

Family Attractions

  • Belfast Zoological Gardens
    Belfast Zoological Gardens
    Attractions

    Belfast Zoological Gardens

    6.46KM

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

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  • W5 at Odyssey
    W5 at Odyssey
    Attractions

    W5 at Odyssey

    1.74KM

    W5 is Belfast’s award-winning science and discovery centre and provides a unique experience as well as fantastic fun…

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  • Antrim Lough Shore Park
    Antrim Lough Shore Park
    Attractions

    Antrim Lough Shore Park

    36.92KM

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

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  • We Are Vertigo
    We Are Vertigo
    Activities

    We Are Vertigo

    5.64KM

    Check out Northern Ireland's leading provider in indoor entertainment, home to the world's largest Inflata-Park, indoor ski slopes…

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  • Botanic Gardens
    Botanic Gardens
    Attractions

    Botanic Gardens

    1.61KM

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

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  • Pickie Funpark
    Pickie Funpark
    Attractions

    Pickie Funpark

    29.3KM

    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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  • Whitehead Railway Museum
    Whitehead Railway Museum
    Attractions

    Whitehead Railway Museum

    30.16KM

    Make tracks for the award-winning Whitehead Railway Museum and experience the wonderful world of steam trains.

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  • Rathlin West Light Seabird Centre
    Rathlin West Light Seabird Centre
    Attractions

    Rathlin West Light Seabird Centre

    87.41KM

    A must-visit for unrivalled views of Northern Ireland's largest seabird colony and a chance to explore Rathlin's unique…

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  • Belfast Castle Estate & Cave Hill Visitor Centre
    Belfast Castle Estate & Cave Hill Visitor Centre
    Attractions

    Belfast Castle Estate & Cave Hill Visitor Centre

    5.33KM

    Belfast Castle is located in the Cave Hill area of north Belfast. It was built in the 1860s…

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  • Ulster Folk Museum
    Ulster Folk Museum
    Attractions

    Ulster Folk Museum

    15.65KM

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

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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

    11.18KM

    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

    4.3KM

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

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  • The Royal County Down Golf Club
    The Royal County Down Golf Club
    Activities

    The Royal County Down Golf Club

    42.57KM

    Royal County Down Golf Club is located in one of the world's most naturally beautiful links settings in…

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  • Mobile Team Adventure
    Mobile Team Adventure
    Activities

    Mobile Team Adventure

    5.53KM

    Mobile Team Adventure brings adventure to you, offering sea kayaking tours, canoe hire, kayak taster sessions, archery, climbing…

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  • Thunder Park
    Thunder Park
    See & Do

    Thunder Park

    28.81KM

    Thunder Park is the epicentre for alternative sports in Ireland. A place to learn, develop, improve and push…

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  • Royal Portrush Golf Club
    Royal Portrush Golf Club
    Activities

    Royal Portrush Golf Club

    100.99KM

    Royal Portrush Golf Club is home to one of the best and most challenging links golf courses in…

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  • Odyssey Bowl
    Odyssey Bowl
    Activities

    Odyssey Bowl

    1.48KM

    The game's on at this state-of-the-art 20-lane ten pin bowling alley with pool tables, an arcade, glo-bowling and…

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  • Balmoral Golf Club
    Balmoral Golf Club
    Activities

    Balmoral Golf Club

    5.48KM

    Located just 2 miles south of Belfast city centre, Balmoral Golf Club is an 18 hole tree-lined parkland…

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  • Stena Line Belfast Giants
    Stena Line Belfast Giants
    Activities

    Stena Line Belfast Giants

    1.48KM

    Catch the coolest game in the city with Belfast's one and only professional ice hockey team, the Stena…

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  • Eddie Irvine Sports
    Eddie Irvine Sports
    Activities

    Eddie Irvine Sports

    28.83KM

    Owned by local Formula One racing legend Eddie Irvine, Eddie Irvine Sports is a top indoor karting and…

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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

    2.72KM

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

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  • Crumlin Road Gaol
    Crumlin Road Gaol
    Attractions

    Crumlin Road Gaol

    1.82KM

    The Crumlin Road Gaol is a 19th century Grade A listed jail, open to the public for tours,…

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  • HMS Caroline
    HMS Caroline
    Attractions

    HMS Caroline

    3.55KM

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

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  • Antrim Lough Shore Park
    Antrim Lough Shore Park
    Attractions

    Antrim Lough Shore Park

    36.92KM

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

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  • Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
    Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
    Attractions

    Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

    2.22KM

    The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) is the official archive for public records in Northern Ireland.

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  • Wallace Park Lisburn
    Wallace Park Lisburn
    Attractions

    Wallace Park Lisburn

    15.29KM

    Wallace Park is ideal for families, with an excellent children's play area and a variety of gentle walks.

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  • SS Nomadic
    SS Nomadic
    Attractions

    SS Nomadic

    2.3KM

    RMS Titanic's tender ship and the last remaining White Star Line vessel has been restored to her original…

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  • Castle Ward
    Castle Ward
    Attractions

    Castle Ward

    46.19KM

    See the gothic and classical collide at Castle Ward, an eccentric 18th century mansion resting on a rolling…

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  • Cairn Wood
    Cairn Wood
    Attractions

    Cairn Wood

    19.69KM

    In the hilly hinterland of Holywood, this forest offers walks on well marked paths through a mixture of…

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  • Hillsborough Forest
    Hillsborough Forest
    Attractions

    Hillsborough Forest

    22.77KM

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

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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

    0.66KM

    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

    0.97KM

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

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

    Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

    0.61KM

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

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  • Festival of Fools
    Festival of Fools
    Arts and Entertainment

    Festival of Fools

    0.73KM

    3-6 May 2019. See the very best street theatre and circus on the streets of Belfast. Surprising, jaw-dropping,…

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  • Young at Art
    Young at Art
    Arts and Entertainment

    Young at Art

    0.67KM

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

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  • Waterfront Hall
    Waterfront Hall
    Arts and Entertainment

    Waterfront Hall

    1.05KM

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

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  • Ladyboys of Bangkok
    Ladyboys of Bangkok
    Arts and Entertainment

    Ladyboys of Bangkok

    0.86KM

    The Lady Boys of Bangkok is a cabaret like no other at the Sabai Pavillion in Custom House…

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  • Belfast Community Gospel Choir
    Belfast Community Gospel Choir
    Arts and Entertainment

    Belfast Community Gospel Choir

    7.56KM

    Belfast Community Gospel Choir perform classic gospel music as well as popular R&B and soul hits, performing in…

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  • Theatre at The Mill
    Theatre at The Mill
    Arts and Entertainment

    Theatre at The Mill

    11.15KM

    Take your seat for great nights out with comedy, drama, music and dance at Theatre at The Mill.

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  • Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts
    Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts
    Arts and Entertainment

    Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts

    1.93KM

    Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts, Belfast's most beautiful and coolest arts and cultural venue.

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