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10 Things to do in Belfast

10 Things to do in Belfast

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  1. Queen’s University Belfast

Queen’s University is a great architectural landmark and a must-see attraction for anyone visiting Belfast.

The university is a world-renowned academic institution ranked among the best universities in the world.

The main building, the Lanyon Building, was designed by an English architect, Sir Charles Lanyon.

The Queen’s Welcome Centre is the official tourist information centre for south Belfast. It hosts a regular programme of exhibitions and serves as an information point for visitors and tourists, as well as offering a varied selection of souvenirs and gifts.

Guided campus tours are available all year round on request. View Profile

  1. Visit the Ulster Museum

The Ulster Museum is part of National Museums NI. National Museums NI are Ireland’s premier cultural, learning, and tourist destinations. Their four museums are home to 20,000 works of art, over a million plant, animal, and geological specimens, and tens of thousands of precious objects that together tell the story of human settlement in Ireland—a collection that has been carefully assembled over two centuries. View Profile

  1. Watch the Belfast Giants at the SSE Arena

Watching an ice hockey match in the SSE Arena is a great experience to have.

Located in the SSE Arena (formerly the Odyssey), you will find the famous Ice Hockey Team, The Belfast Giants!

Playing in the UK’s Elite Ice Hockey League, the Giants are the local ice hockey team for the city of Belfast.

Going to a game there is a great experience. The atmosphere is pleasant, and there are always prizes during the breaks, which will keep the spectators entertained! View Profile

  1. Visit the Titanic Building

Located in the heart of Belfast, Ireland, Titanic Belfast tells the story of the Titanic, from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction, launch and subsequent place in history. 

The self-guided Titanic experience extends over eight interpretive and interactive galleries, which explore the sights, sounds, smells and stories of Titanic, as well as the city and people who made her. View Profile

  1. Take a Stroll in the Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park

The Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park is a park in South Belfast, Northern Ireland, covering almost 130acre and is accessible from the Upper Malone Road. It includes meadows, woodland, riverside fields, formal rose gardens, a walled garden and a Japanese garden, as well as a children’s playground, coffee shop, and many walks. It is owned by the people of Belfast and maintained by Belfast City Council’s Parks and Amenities Department. View Profile

  1. Visit the Crumlin Road Gaol

Crumlin Road Gaol is a historic Victorian-era prison which was a working gaol for over 120 years. In that time it saw children as young as ten years old pass through the gates as inmates. It has housed prisoners through times of severe punishment, world wars, and political conflicts. Sixteen years after its closure, the gaol opened to the public.

The Gaol is open everyday with self-guided tours lasting approximately 70 minutes. View Profile

  1. Go to the Cathedral Quarter Belfast

Each year, thousands of visitors go to the Cathedral Quarter’s festivals and events in beautiful venues and outdoor performance spaces, as well as its fantastic bars, restaurants and hotels. Entertainment, creative learning and cultural opportunities abound in the Cathedral Quarter thanks to the many arts and cultural organisations and creative businesses in the area and the University of Ulster Belfast Campus. View Profile

  1. Visit the HMS Caroline

Located in Belfast’s famous Titanic Quarter, HMS Caroline is a First World War-era naval vessel that has been transformed into a floating museum with a fascinating story to tell.

Be immersed in life aboard this unique boat.

Enter their new quayside visitor centre and exhibition space dedicated to telling the personal stories of those who served on the ‘Carry’. Then step aboard to see a powerful film on the drama of Jutland and experience impressively restored cabins and deck areas as well as an array of state-of-the-art interactive exhibits.

So come and visit HMS Caroline, a day out the whole family can enjoy . View Profile

  1. Visit the Belfast Castle

The original Belfast Castle, built in the late 12th century by the Normans, based in the town itself, flanked by the modern day High Street, Castle Place and Donegall Place in what is now Belfast city centre.

The castle has a restaurant and visitors centre and it is a popular venue for conferences, private dining and wedding receptions. View Profile

  1. Do an Irish Pub Crawl

It wouldn’t be right to visit Belfast and leave out the best Irish pubs Belfast has to offer. Why not do many of them in one night!?

A good pub crawl would consist of The Crown Bar, Robinson’s, Madden’s, Kelly’s Cellars, McHugh’s, The Harp Bar, The Duke of York, and The Dirty Onion. View Profile

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