What is so unique about Belfast is its size. A vibrant capital, with so much to see and do – but packed into a small, walkable city so you can explore the best of Belfast whether you have half a day or a long weekend in the city.
Just 30 minutes from city centre, you can explore Northern Ireland’s beautiful countryside, breath-taking scenery, award-winning Golf courses and award winning coastal routes. Here is some inspiration to get you started:
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24 Hours in Belfast
Enjoy a Titanic city full of hidden gems. Soak up the lively atmosphere, enjoy world-class visitor attractions and indulge in award-winning restaurants.
Foodie Guide to Belfast
With restaurants, bars, food markets and artisan producers tucked away in every corner of the city, Belfast is nothing short of a foodie haven.
Quirky and Unique Tours in Belfast
Discover Belfast in a unique way, from following in the footsteps of Van Morrison to touring the city in a camper van!
Game of Thrones Sightseeing Tours
Belfast is just a short drive from many filming locations used for Game of Thrones in Northern Ireland. Take a tour and discover the real Seven Kingdoms.
10 Things to Do Within a Half Hour's Drive of Belfast
Access both countryside and sea shore within a short drive from Belfast, with exciting attractions, historic houses and amazing scenery to enjoy. Below we look at some of the highlights in the Lisburn, Castlereagh, Ards and North Down areas of Northern Ireland.
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.
Belfast: City of Music
Belfast resonates to an everchanging soundtrack of live music and you’re guaranteed to find something musical to enjoy on your visit here, whether it’s toe-tapping traditional Irish music, soothing jazz or classical music.
There are plenty of reasons to get out and about in Belfast when the sun goes down, from pubs and clubs to theatre and gigs and much more.
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.
Belfast's Maritime Mile
Walk the maritime mile to discover many wonderful attractions from the Big Fish to Titanic Belfast and the vast Thompson Dry Dock, and explore Belfast's Titanic heritage.
Traditional Pubs in Belfast
Find the best traditional pubs with warm, lively atmospheres in Belfast complete with snugs, traditional music sessions and the perfect pint of Guinness.
Top 10 Museums
Explore a treasure trove of the past and present at one of Northern Ireland's top museums.
Belfast's Best Beer Gardens
Belfast has a huge selection of watering holes, and the most coveted spots during the summer months are beer gardens and rooftop bars.
Top Restaurants for Vegetarians in Belfast
Belfast has such a wide range of cuisine to choose from and with more and more restaurants catering to vegetarian diets, take a look at our top picks of restaurants for vegetarians in the city.
Welcome to Belfast, a buzzing and diverse city with world-class attractions, colourful events and vibrant nightlife. Home to the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender festival in Ireland, the city has a thriving LGBT+ community and gay scene.
12 Places to Take the Best Photographs in Belfast
From unique street art to panoramic city views, Belfast is a photographer's heaven. There is something to make everyone reach for their cameras in Belfast, so happy snapping!
Game of Thrones Activities
Get out and about in the beautiful countryside surrounding Belfast and try these Game of Thrones inspired activities.
History of Titanic
In 1912, RMS Titanic sailed out of Belfast Lough to embark on her maiden voyage. Discover the story that has captured the hearts of people all over the world.