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    Things to do in Belfast


    Belfast city is a shopper’s dream, with a compact shopping district incorporating all the top name shops. Victoria Square Shopping Centre is a must see; go to the dome at the top and look out over the city.

    Historic Attractions


    Belfast Castle | Courtesy of Tourism Northern Ireland

    Belfast Castle
    Belfast Castle is located in the Cave Hill area of north Belfast. It was built in the 1860s and is one of the city’s most famous landmarks offering historical atmosphere and beautiful gardens.

    Belfast City Hall | Courtesy of Visit Belfast

    Belfast City Hall
    Located in the city centre and one of the most iconic buildings in Belfast, The City Hall first opened in August 1906 and is Belfast’s civic building. Free tours are available. Led by an experienced guide, you can uncover the history of Belfast City Hall, while exploring some of its finest features.

    Queens University
    Opened in 1849 the fine façade of the main building, designed by Sir Charles Lanyon, conceals a quiet, restful quadrangle. This was the original Queen’s College. Guided tours are available.

    Queens University Belfast (c) Tourism Ireland

    Ulster Folk and Transport Museum
    Step back in time and experience what life was like in Ulster over 100 years ago. Visitors to the museum can wander through the past and discover how people lived and travelled in times gone by.

    Ulster Museum and Botanic Gardens
    Historical museum and gallery offering art, history and natural sciences galleries and exhibitions with free admission.

    Belfast Botanic Gardens
    Belfast Botanic Gardens

    Family Activities

    Titanic Belfast
    Titanic Belfast is the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience and must-see attraction in Northern Ireland!

    Titanic Experience Belfast
    Titanic Experience Belfast

    Belfast Zoo
    Belfast Zoo located about a 15 minute drive north of Belfast city centre and is a must for a family fun day out with over 140 animal species. The zoo boasts 2 cafes, a restaurant and tea room.

    Dundonald Ice Bowl
    Dundonald International Ice Bowl provides a fantastic choice of activities for your family day out including Ice skating, bowling and jungle play area.

    SSE Arena
    A venue for live music bands, ice hockey games and a variety of restaurants and bars.

    ODEON Cinema
    The ODEON can be found right in the heart of Belfast’s vibrant city centre on Victoria Square.

    The WhoWhatWhereWhenWhy Interactive discovery centre is ideal for all the family. An amazing place to visit for adults and children alike! The purpose-built interactive discovery centre is located at the SSE complex in the heart of Belfast. The centre has amazing interactive exhibits, which offer fantastic fun for all the family.

    Waterfront Hall
    A landmark entertainment venue for concerts and conferences.

    Outdoor Activities

    Giants Causeway
    Belfast is the gateway to the spectacular Antrim coastline which features the world renowned Giant’s Causeway – just over an hour’s drive away.

    Giants Causeway
    Giants Causeway. ©Tourism Ireland photographed by Chris Hill

    Gobbins Cliff Path
    Experience pulse-pounding excitement and stunning views along Northern Ireland’s epic cliff path.

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