Our Guide to Belfast

When taking a flight from Newcastle to Belfast, in just over an hour, you’ll have landed in the heart of Northern Ireland. This capital city is known for its rich history, welcoming culture and famous attractions. Whether you opt for a weekend away or a longer stay, Belfast has no shortage of attractions and exciting activities for you to experience.

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Top Attractions:

Titanic Belfast - Book Now

Named the World’s Leading Tourist Attraction at the World travel Awards in 2016, the Titanic Belfast is a must visit on your trip to Belfast. The experience is located beside the Titanic Slipways and Hamilton Graving dock, which is the very place the Titanic was built and departed from in 1911. You can explore and discover the experience at your own speed or take a guided tour with roaming headphones and hear fascinating facts and stories about the world-famous ship.


City Sightseeing Tour - Book Now

There are so many attractions and sights in Belfast and one way to see them all is a hop-on hop-off City Sightseeing bus tour. Discover Belfast attractions including: Titanic Belfast, Belfast Peace Wall and many more whilst listening to commentary on an open-top double-decker bus. But don’t worry you are in charge of your tour, with the freedom to hop-off at the different attractions and spend as much time as suits you and then carry on your tour. With a bus arriving every 30 minutes and the full tour taking 90 minutes, it is a great way to see the city.


Giant’s Causeway and Game of Thrones Day Tour - Book Now

Admire the beauty of Northern Ireland and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Giant’s Causeway on an exciting day tour from Belfast. If you are a Game of Thrones fan or want to discover the famous sights and stunning scenery along the Antrim coast, this tour is just for you. The fully-guided excursion will take you on a journey out of Belfast, to explore more of Northern Ireland with stops along the way at impressive castles and breathtaking scenic viewpoint.


St George’s Market - More info

If you are looking to uncover the history of Belfast, explore the famous St George’s Market and grab a bite to eat, like visitors have been doing every Friday since 1604. The market had a £4.5 million refurbishment in 1997 and is now a charming Victorian building with stunning architecture. The market is not just famous for its history, it is home to Belfast’s best produce, unique gifts and souvenirs.


Botanic Gardens - More info

Experience nature up close and discover impressive plant collections in the Botanic Gardens, located only a 30-minute walk from the city centre. The gardens were established in 1828 and have won awards such as the Green Flag - best open space. Entrance to the gardens is free and there is no need to book.


Traditional Irish Pubs - More info

After a day of exploring Belfast’s attractions, grab yourself a cheeky midday drink or some hearty food at one of Belfast’s many traditional pubs. The Duke of York has an impressive interior with historical street signage and photos on the walls, and with the largest selection of whiskeys in Ireland, it is a great place for a drink or two. Another worthy mention is The Dirty Onion, one of Belfast’s oldest buildings with a modern feel, a cosy peat fire inside and an extensive beer garden it is a great choice all year round. If you’re more competitive head to Lavery’s Belfast, the cities oldest family-owned pub with 23 pool tables, live music and sports.


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