Belfast

Travel Guide
Belfast City Hall showing heritage architecture, a park and heritage elements
Belfast,the capital city of Northern Ireland is experiencing a great resurgence ininterest as a popular European tourist destination, helped by the successfulstaging of the MTV Music Awards and the Giro D’Italia. For accommodation Belfasthas a variety of options from 5 star luxury hotels to many of the leadingbudget hotel chains all found within walking distance of the city’s leadingattractions.

A must see destinationon any visit to this once great industrial city is TitanicBelfast, the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience. Visitors areable to explore the shipyard, travel to the depths of the ocean and uncover thefull story of the sunken ship in the city where it all began. Titanic Belfastis located in the aptly named Titanic Quarter of Belfast,an area of the city that is undergoing a bit of a resurgence of late and isbecoming a popular tourist destination with the nearby OdysseyArena home to many restaurants and events. This area is also thelocation of the city’s famous Harland and Wolff cranes, two large yellow cranesthat dominate the city skyline.

With Northern Ireland’s recentpast steeped in the history of the troubles, Belfasttaxi tours offer a great experience and insight into this past, something thathas become a surprise tourist destination in recent years. With the option ofbeing collected at your hotel door, you will be taken on a journey through Belfastthat will open your eyes to the chequered history of this once troubled city.You’ll find the taxi drivers and tour guides are very informative and haveplenty of opportunities to photograph the wonderful city murals and visithistoric sites that will help you to visualise the different perspectives ofthe conflict of the past and more recent times. If you have time, visit CrumlinRoad Gaol, first opened in 1846, housing prisoners from both sides of NorthernIreland’s troubles. Today after restoration the Gaol is opened to the publicwhere you can walk in the footsteps of over 25,000 prisoners.

For families, Belfasthas plenty to see and do. Admission into the UlsterMuseum, a treasure house of art, history, and natural sciences, isfree and it’s a must see, what with three interactive discovery zones packedwith plenty for young children to engage with and enjoy. Alternatively if theweather is good a trip to BelfastZoo or the local Streamvale Open Farm is well worth a visit.Streamvale Open Farm is designed for families to enjoy and learn about thecountryside, while they will have the opportunity to get a closer look attraditional Irish farm animals. If you time your visit you may be lucky andcatch the farms dairy cows being milked every afternoon.

Those in need of someretail therapy won’t be disappointed either, Belfasthas many of the world’s leading brands to shop in, found on the city’s famousRoyal Avenue located at the foot of the popular City Hall, or the newly built VictoriaSquare Shopping Centre. Head straight to the top of Victoria Squarefor an unparalleled 360 panoramic view of the city.

Belfastis also a growing favourite for foodies, with many popular restaurants withinthe city all cooking locally sourced Northern Ireland produce. The CathedralQuarter of the city is home to many popular local restaurants andbars. Take a stroll around this area after a long day touring the city andenjoy some food and drink in one of Belfast’s manyfamous watering holes. St Anne’s Square in the Cathedral Quarter is one foodiehangout in particular that attracts crowds seven days a week.

The nearby StGeorge's Market is one of the city’s oldest attractions and home tosome of the finest food produce and arts and crafts. Open at weekends, themarket attracts thousands of visitors every week and on Saturday and Sunday youcan look forward to the sounds of traditional and popular music bellowing out.

Northern Ireland’sfamous landscapes have made it draw the attention of film crews as a backdropfor filming scenes, with Belfast the home of theAmerican fantasy drama series Game of Thrones. If you are a fan take theopportunity to visit sites of the series’ most popular scenes near Belfast.

Where to stay in Belfast

Jurys Inn Belfast
Jurys Inn Belfast
4 out of 5
Great Victoria Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT1 6DY
The price is €91 per night from 19 Dec to 20 Dec
€91
per night
19 Dec - 20 Dec
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Belfast. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the property condition ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,003 reviews)
"Great"

Reviewed on 25 Nov 2022

Jurys Inn Belfast
Quarter by Warren Collection
Quarter by Warren Collection
3.5 out of 5
70-74 Donegall St, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT1 2GU
The price is €125 per night from 26 Dec to 27 Dec
€125
per night
26 Dec - 27 Dec
Stay at this 3.5-star hotel in Belfast. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and on-site parking. Popular attractions St. Anne's Cathedral and Metropolitan Arts Centre ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (75 reviews)
"Very nice hotel in the Cathedral Quarter extremely close to everything. Clean & comfortable rooms, friendly staff, strong wifi. Small self-service breakfast adds tons to the value."

Reviewed on 25 Nov 2022

Quarter by Warren Collection
Malmaison Belfast
Malmaison Belfast
4 out of 5
34-38 Victoria Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT1 3GH
The price is €113 per night from 24 Dec to 25 Dec
€113
per night
24 Dec - 25 Dec
Stay at this 4-star boutique hotel in Belfast. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,000 reviews)
"A have stayed here a few times in the past and was delighted with my stay this time. From the friendly welcome at reception to the hotel itself. Highly recommended!"

Reviewed on 9 Nov 2022

Malmaison Belfast
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Dream Apartments - The Obel Building
Dream Apartments - The Obel Building
4 out of 5
62 Donegal Quay, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT1 3NG
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Belfast. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the family amenities in their ...
3.8/5 Good! (113 reviews)
"Dream apartments blew our expectations out of the water. It was extremely clean and spacious, and felt like home. We wish we could have booked our stay for more than one night, but it was full once we decided we wanted to change our plans. Absolutely recommend staying at Dream Apartments in the Obel ..."

Reviewed on 17 Nov 2022

Dream Apartments - The Obel Building
Dream Apartments St Thomas Hall
Dream Apartments St Thomas Hall
3.5 out of 5
138 Lisburn Road, St Thomas Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT9 6AJ
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly apartment in Belfast. Enjoy free WiFi, a terrace and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
3.6/5 Good! (29 reviews)
"Heating wasn’t working and kettle not working"

Reviewed on 27 Nov 2021

Dream Apartments St Thomas Hall
Coast & City Apartments
Coast & City Apartments
3.5 out of 5
27 Wellington Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT9 6DL
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Belfast. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an indoor tennis court. Popular attractions Queens Film Theatre and Ulster Museum ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (21 reviews)
"the only slight criticism was the pillows were a bit lumpy and only 2 double beds were available. 1 double and 2 singles would have suited better"

Reviewed on 7 Feb 2020

Coast & City Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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