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After a recent facelift, Belfast has emerged from its turbulent past a thriving cultural capital. A hip hospitality industry, beautiful architecture, and an ever-growing list of tourist attractions have finally put Northern Ireland’s capital firmly on the map. Situated on the River Lagan and surrounded by low hills, Belfast is as picturesque as it is buzzing. With Belfast sightseeing tours, explore the tragic history of the Titanic, discover the set of Game of Thrones, or visit the charming Belfast Zoo. Book a curate Belfast tour and head to a traditional Irish bar for amazing live music, good craic, and a warm glass of local whiskey. With unique food traditions and fresh local produce, foodies delight in Belfast’s numerous gastro-pubs, cafes, markets and restaurants boasting hearty Irish grub and modern cuisine too. Whatever you get up to, you’ll take like a duck to water in this charmingly unassuming city.
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Our tips for Belfast

  • Prince of pubs. Famed around the world for it’s dazzling décor and an epic ale selection, put the Crown Liquor Saloon – a Victorian gin palace dating back to the 1820s – at the top of your Belfast sightseeing itinerary.
  • Shop till’ you drop. St. George’s Market has stood the test of time since it first opened its doors in the 1890. Pop in on a Saturday when local food, art and crafts have pride of place, and talented local musicians take center-stage. For the food alone, this is a Belfast day trip you won’t want to miss.
  • Go directly to jail. Visit Crumlin Road Gaol (locally known as “The Crum"), Northern Ireland’s only surviving jail from the Victorian era. If you’re feeling short of things to do in Belfast, don’t miss the live Johnny Cash tribute concert, or hang around after dark for the paranormal tour if you're feeling brave.

Good to know

Belfast played a crucial role during the Industrial Revolution, renowned for its shipbuilding, linen, tobacco, and rope-making industries. By the early 20th century, it had become the world's largest linen producer, earning the nickname "Linenopolis." The renowned RMS Titanic was constructed in Belfast by the Harland and Wolff shipyard. Today, the Titanic Belfast museum, situated on the former shipyard site, is a popular tourist destination that narrates the story of the ill-fated ship. HMS Caroline, a decommissioned C-class light cruiser, is the last surviving vessel from the Battle of Jutland in World War I. It is docked in Belfast's Titanic Quarter. Belfast is the birthplace of C.S. Lewis, the author of "The Chronicles of Narnia." The city honors his legacy with numerous landmarks and events.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is the best time to visit Belfast?

    Spring is the ideal time to visit Belfast, with flights and accommodation significantly cheaper than the summer months. Considering what to do in Belfast too, springtime sees fresh blooms breathe new life in the city, while culture vultures will rejoice in the return of the annual Belfast Film Festival in April.

  • Q: How do I get around the city?

    Finding your way through Belfast is relatively painless thanks to good transport links and a compact city centre. Here’s our travel breakdown of the best ways to navigate Northern Ireland’s capital.

    The city centre can be easily navigated on foot. However, if you're planning on branching out, buses are your best bet, with services running regularly from 6 am to 11 pm. Trains also operate throughout the city and beyond for those going on more far-flung Belfast day tours. For night owls, keep in mind that buses and trains don't run late at night so take a taxi if you're travelling long distances at these times. Belfast’s shared taxi routes offer cheaper travel and depart from fixed locations in the city centre.

  • Q: How do I stay safe in Belfast?

    Belfast is a relatively safe city, but it’s always good to keep your wits about you when visiting a new destination. Keep these travel tips in tow so your trip can go off without a hitch. In case of emergency, dial 999. It’s best to avoid visiting Belfast’s murals during marching seasons or late at night. As always, keep all your personal belongings safe and secure on your Belfast tours and in the busy city centre.

  • Q: Are there any day trips I can take from Belfast?

    Yes, popular day trips from Belfast include visits to the Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, the Dark Hedges, and Dunluce Castle. Additionally, you can explore the nearby city of Derry/Londonderry.

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