There's lots to do in Belfast on a Sunday. You may want to attend a morning service at one of the city's stunning cathedrals, browse the stalls at the award-winning St George's Market, explore stunning art collections at the Ulster Museum or take one of the many sightseeing tours to learn more about our great city.

Titanic Belfast and SS Nomadic

Sunday opening hours: 9am - 6pm (April, May and September), 9am - 7pm (June - August) and 10am - 5pm (October - March)

Titanic Belfast is a state-of-the-art interactive exhibition, where you'll uncover the true story of the Titanic, from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her famous maiden voyage and subsequent place in history. Titanic's little sister ship, SS Nomadic ferried first and second class passengers to Titanic from Cherbourg, France and was designed by Titanic's designer Thomas Andrews. Book your tickets online to beat the queues.

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Crumlin Road Gaol

Sunday opening hours: 10am - 4.30pm

Crumlin Road Gaol opened its gates to prisoners in 1846 and for 150 years it was a fully operational prison. During those 150 years, the Gaol has housed murderers, suffragettes and loyalist and republican prisoners. On a 70 minute guided tour you will be taken through the years and experience what life was like in The Crum, one of Belfast's most unique visitor attractions.

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St George's Market

Sunday opening hours: 10am - 4pm

The Sunday Market is a mixture of the traditional Friday Variety Market and Saturday's award-winning City Food and Craft Market. It has a special emphasis on local arts and crafts, offering more local craftspeople the opportunity to show off their talents. Live music from top local bands and solo artists also ensures that visitors are kept entertained.

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Ulster Museum

Sunday opening hours: 10am - 5pm

As Northern Ireland's treasure house of the past and the present, the Ulster Museum is home to a rich collection of art, history and natural sciences and is free to all visitors. The museum tells the story of the people of the north of Ireland, from earliest times to the present day. Impressive galleries and interactive discovery zones bring history, science and art collections to life for visitors of all ages.

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HMS Caroline
HMS Caroline

HMS Caroline

10am - 5pm daily

Step aboard HMS Caroline, a unique survivor of The Battle of Jutland in World War One. Visitors can discover a range of historic spaces including the Captain Crookes Cabin, Royal Marines Mess, Seamen's Wash, engine room, sick bay and galley kitchen. Explore the importance of the Battle of Jutland and discover what life was like at sea for over three hundred crew who served on board.

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Belfast City Hall

Sunday tour times: 12pm, 2pm and 3pm (exhibition open from 10am)

Take a free tour of Belfast City Hall, led by an experienced guide, and uncover the history of Belfast City Hall. Explore some of its finest features and the Titanic Memorial Garden. The grounds also feature a number of monuments and memorials.

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Sunday Brunch Ideas

Nothing beats a big breakfast at the weekend or brunch with friends. From a traditional fry to pancakes and bacon, see some of our top suggestions for breakfast and brunch in Belfast. Try The Bar and Grill at James Street South for a brunch menu including a full cooked breakfast, brioche French toast and crépes, or enjoy a tasty breakfast at The National Grande Café including Eggs Arlington with poached eggs, smoked salmon and Hollandaise sauce on toasted brioche.

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Belfast Zoo

Sunday opening hours: 10am - 4pm (1 October - 31 March) and 10am - 7pm (1 April - 30 September)

Belfast Zoo is home to more than 1,000 animals and 150 species, many of which are in danger in their natural habitat. Popular attractions include the Asian elephants, Rothschild's giraffes, California sea lions, penguins, apes and Sumatran tigers.

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W5

Sunday opening hours: 12pm - 6pm (last admission 5pm)

With over 250 amazing interactive exhibits in four incredible exhibition areas, W5 provides a unique experience as well as fantastic fun for visitors of all ages. In addition to permanent exhibits, W5 also presents a changing programme of large and small scale temporary exhibitions and events.

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Shopping

Sunday shopping hours: 1pm - 6pm (St George's Market is open 10am - 4pm)

Belfast has high street stores, family-owned businesses, designer boutiques, markets and the incredible Victoria Square and CastleCourt shopping centres - all within minutes of each other. Start your shopping day at St George's Market, open from 10am, and pick up some tasty brunch while you're there.

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Take a Tour of the City

From open top bus tours to running tours and adventures further afield, take a sightseeing tour of Belfast with some of these Sunday suggestions:

  • Belfast City Bike Tours  - 10am and 2pm on Sundays. 
  • Belfast City Sightseeing Bus Tours - 10am - 4.30pm.
  • Belfast City Bus Tours - 9.45am - 4.15pm.
  • Value Cabs Taxi Tours - can be arranged at a time that suits you.
  • Titanic Discovery Tour - 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm (April - Sept) and 12.30pm and 2pm (October - March).
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Wee Tram Tour

Sunday opening hours: 12pm - 5pm (leaves Titanic Belfast every half hour)

Hop on and hop off with two days of travel around the attractions of Belfast's Titanic Quarter. On board, you'll hear amazing stories of the Harland and Wolff shipyard, with photography, videos and local knowledge on screens in each tram carriage.

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We Are Vertigo

Sunday opening hours: 11am - 6pm

Learn, enhance or brush up on your skiing and snowboarding skills on the never ending ski slopes. Kids can also enjoy an Alpine Swiss play village, Sky Trail high ropes, low ropes, climbing wall, electric quads and log cabin party rooms. Plus there's Northern Ireland's only trampoline park, boasting an enormous open trampoline area and stunt pit.

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Belfast Cathedral

Sunday opening hours: 1pm - 3pm, Sunday services from 8am

Belfast Cathedral is the church of Saint Anne. The Romanesque architecture gives the cathedral a lofty grandeur, with semi-circular arches and massive pillars, vast and high single windows, and the whole possessing an uncluttered spaciousness. Take an audio tour, conducted by a variety of commentators. Highlights include the tomb of Lord Carson - the only person buried in the Cathedral.

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Gruffalo Trail at Colin Glen Forest Park

Opening hours: 9am - 5pm (October - March), 9am - 8pm (April - September)

Colin Glen Forest Park is a beautiful wooded glen located in the southwest of Belfast, in the heart of the Belfast Hills. Discover the Gruffalo Trail and join the very clever mouse, the silly old fox, owl and snake on the way to an amazing eight foot tall Gruffalo, complete with knobbly knees, turned out toes and a poisonous wart on the end of his nose!

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Live Music Sundays

Enjoy the sound of the city with live, local and traditional music in Belfast at Cultrlann McAdam Fiaich, an arts and cultural centre with a strong focus on Irish language and culture, featuring live music every Sunday from 12.30pm - 2.30pm. Or call into McHugh's Bar for live sessions on Sunday afternoon and Gypsy Wish live from 4pm. Hear traditional music sessions in The Dirty Onion 2pm - 5pm and 7pm - 10pm every Sunday. Join some of the best local talent for live Solo Sundays at The John Hewitt from 9pm. Sunday listings include Ken Haddock at The Belfast Empire from 10pm, one of Belfast's longest running live residencies.
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Beyond Belfast

Explore Northern Ireland with these exciting things to do beyond Belfast, from seaside walks to stately homes.

Mount Stewart

Sunday opening hours: House 12-3pm, gardens 10am-4pm, Tea Room 10am-5pm (for winter times, please check website)

Mount Stewart is one of the most inspiring and unusual gardens in the National Trust's ownership. Engaging tours of the opulent house reveal its fascinating heritage and historic world-famous artefacts and artwork.

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Castle Espie Wildfowl & Wetlands Centre
Castle Espie Wildfowl & Wetlands Centre

Castle Espie

Sunday opening hours: November-January 10am-4.30pm, February-June, September & October 10am-5pm, July - August 10am-5.30pm

Castle Espie's tranquil setting offers the best views of Strangford Lough, County Down and is home to Ireland's largest collection of native and exotic water-birds. The centre has the most significant habitat improvement of its kind in Ireland, including restored lagoons, grasslands, salt marshes and reed beds.

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Ulster Folk and Transport Museum
Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

Sunday opening hours: October-February 11am-4pm, March-September 10am-5pm

The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum is regarded as being amongst the best of its kind in the world. Set in over 170 acres of rolling landscape overlooking Belfast Lough, visitors can wander through the past and discover how people lived and travelled over the centuries. The Discovery Farm at the Folk Museum provides a living history experience, portraying daily life on the farms of 100 years ago.

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The Giant's Causeway

Sunday opening hours: Dawn to dusk, visitor centre 9am-5pm

The Giant's Causeway is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a magnificent, mysterious geological formation on the north east coast of County Antrim, steeped in myth and legend. The setting is a spectacular dynamic coastal landscape of Atlantic waves, rugged cliffs, fascinating geographical antiquity, secluded bays and magnificent views.

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Sentry Hill

April - June & September: Tuesday-Sunday 2pm - 5pm and July & August: Tuesday-Saturday 10.30am - 5.30pm, Sunday 2pm - 5.30pm.

Sentry Hill is a 19th century farmhouse in the parish of Carnmoney, County Antrim, long associated with the McKinney family who first came from Scotland to Ireland in the 18th century. A wealth of artefacts and archival material was amassed down the years, with credit due to William Fee McKinney who was born in 1832.

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Gobbins
Gobbins

The Gobbins

Sunday opening hours: 9.30am-5.30pm - Please note The Gobbins is currently closed until Spring 2018.

The Gobbins is a unique coastal experience. The dramatic and challenging two-mile-long cliff-face path includes spectacular tubular and suspension bridges, caves, steps, and tunnels that are all carved through the rock. The Gobbins is a fascinating attraction that is soaked in heritage and offers visitors breathtaking views of the rugged North Coast.

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