8 brilliant things to do in Belfast
Looking for cool things to do in Belfast?
Unless you’ve been living under a rock the size of the Giant’s Causeway, you probably already know that we’ll be arriving in Belfast. And in truth, we really can’t wait.
Fast becoming one of our favourite ever cities, Belfast is bursting at the seams with culture, history, and cool things to see and do.
To prove it, here’s our extensive guide to the capital, so whether you’re a born and bred local or a tourist on a jolly, these are the fun things to do in Belfast.
Visit a truly Titanic attraction
The world’s most famous ship was built in Belfast, so it’s no surprise that the city plays host to the largest Titanic visitor experience, with nine interactive galleries telling the tragic story of the world’s most famous ship.
Guaranteed to catch your eye on the city’s skyline, Titanic Belfast is permanently popular, and definitely deserves at least two hours of your time to truly appreciate it. You can book tickets for Titanic here, or turn up on the day – just be prepared to queue!
Take a Black Cab Tour
For a locals guide to Belfast, and a proper introduction to the city, look no further than one of these 90-minute tours in a traditional black cab.
The knowledgeable drivers supply an informative history lesson in their own personalised style, to create a tour that is commonly known as the friendliest way to learn about Belfast.
Gorge at St George’s Market
From Friday to Sunday, the best of Northern Ireland’s artisan foodies and craft sellers come together for one of the most famous markets in Europe.
St George’s Market has been one of the centerpieces of the city since 1896 and offers as authentic a taste of Belfast life as you’re ever going to get. And while there are very few reasons we’d advise getting up at dawn, beating the crowds at St George’s Market is definitely one of them. Of all the things to do in Belfast? The Market is a marvellous highlight!
Fancy it? Here’s where you can find out what’s on in St. George’s Market this weekend.
Immerse yourself in the magic of Narnia
If you consider yourself a bit of a bookworm, it’s probably worth checking out the the C.S. Lewis Trail in Belfast. The trail will take you to the places that inspired the young C.S. Lewis, one of Northern Ireland’s most famous literary sons, best known for his magical world of Narnia.
And if you can’t get enough of Narnia, take a trip to C.S. Lewis Square, which is home to statues of your favourite characters from the Narnia series.
Cheer on the Belfast Giants
Watching a hockey game might not seem like a natural way to spend your time in Belfast, but take it from us, this sport is booming.
Since arriving in 2000, the city’s first ice-hockey team – the Belfast Giants – have taken the city by storm. A cracking atmosphere is guaranteed at the Odyssey Arena, so if you’re a fan of sport, you’ll definitely enjoy the rough and tumble of a Giants game.
Want to get tickets? You can visit the official Belfast Giants website – and they’re actually very reasonably priced... An adult single game ticket will set you back just £16!
Enjoy the craic in Belfast’s oldest pub
Around since 1720, Kelly’s Cellars has changed very little in 300 years and still has most of its original features, which as you can imagine, includes a properly strange interior.
Situated in the heart of Belfast, this is a hidden gem that oozes old traditional values and is famous for its homemade Irish beef stew.
Be wowed by the treasures in the Ulster Museum
Gleaming from a multi-million-pound redevelopment, Ulster Museum offers an eclectic mix of interactive exhibits and galleries.
Located in the botanical gardens of the university, and covering everything from dinosaurs, the Troubles, and the treasure recovered from an old Spanish galleon, there are marvels wherever you turn in Ulster Museum.
You’re also spoilt for choice when it comes to temporary exhibitions – and you can see a list of Ulster Museum Exhibitions here, so you can check what’s on at any one time!
Hike up to Cave Hill
At an amazing 400 metres above sea level, Cave Hill is synonymous with Belfast, as its imposing outline is visible throughout the city.
The hike is well worth it for the vantage point alone, but Cave Hill also contains a wealth of natural and historical features, including Belfast Castle.
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