Visiting Belfast

(Belfast, Northern Ireland)

Northern Ireland's capital city of Belfast stands on the eastern side on County Antrim, alongside the coastline. The second-biggest city in the whole of Ireland, Belfast is well-placed for exploration of the area and following the famous 1994 ceasefire, the tourist industry in the city of Belfast has expanded greatly.

Full of Victorian architecture and modern buildings, Belfast offers a good selection of top attractions and nearby countryside.

Visiting Belfast: Places to Visit

  • Belfast guided bus tours, with sightseeing double-decker buses travelling around the most interesting parts of the city
  • Walking tours of Belfast, offering an insight into the city's past and led by experienced local tour guides
  • Grand Opera House, dating back to the 19th century and hosting numerous theatrical events
  • Ulster Brewery, the acclaimed home of Caffrey's Irish Ale, located along Glen Road and offering guided tours
  • Waterfront Hall, a major entertainment venue, where many of Belfast's largest festivals and concerts take place
  • Odyssey Entertainment Complex, a modern venue encompassing a multi-screen cinema, bars, restaurants and arena, located on Queen's Quay
  • Queen's University, the leading university in Belfast, standing along University Road and dating back over 150 years
  • Belfast City Hall, a striking Victorian landmark dominating Donegall Square
  • Albert Memorial Clock, a leaning clock tower constructed in memory of Queen's Victoria husband Prince Albert
  • Ulster Hall, a popular dance venue hosting many large concerts and events
  • Belfast Castle, completed in 1870 and located along Antrim Road, dominating much of this area
  • Waterfront Hall, a modern building dating back to end of the 20th century and offering views of the River Lagan
  • Big Fish, an eye-catching and colourful giant salmon sculpture, clad in blue ceramic tiles
  • Giant's Ring, an important prehistoric site located on the southern outskirts of Belfast
  • Crown Liquor Saloon, one of Belfast's most famous traditional public houses
  • Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, where Old Town Belfast is recreated in great detail
  • Stormont Castle, a historic structure housing the official headquarters for the Northern Ireland's Secretary of State

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