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 €112 per night from 29 Aug to 30 Aug
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! (1,002 reviews)
"Jurys inn was in the centre of the city convenient for opera house, with the shopping centre close by.bus and train stations walking distance.bars and resturants a short walk away advised to book for evening meal."

Reviewed on 16 Aug 2022

Jurys Inn Belfast
Titanic Hotel Belfast
Titanic Hotel Belfast
4.5 out of 5
Queen's Road, Titanic Quarter, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT3 9DT
The price is €177 per night from 21 Aug to 22 Aug
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Belfast. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,004 reviews)
"The location was perfect for what we wanted to do in Belfast. To walk out the door and be at Titanic Belfast was awesome. The room was massive, and the bed was so comfortable."

Reviewed on 14 Aug 2022

Titanic Hotel Belfast
Malmaison Belfast
Malmaison Belfast
4 out of 5
34-38 Victoria Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT1 3GH
The price is €118 per night from 29 Aug to 30 Aug
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! (1,005 reviews)
Definitely would stay afain
"The photos of the king bed room were accurate. We were thankful for the fan in the room as no air conditioning as listed. The restaurant had great food and the servers from Lithuania were excellent. Shannon at the front desk was excellent. Helped us get a black cab tour and told us about great local ..."

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2022

Malmaison Belfast
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Central Belfast Apartments: Alfred Street
Central Belfast Apartments: Alfred Street
2 out of 5
Apt 80, Bass Buildings, 38 Alfred St, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT2 8EA
Stay at this apartment in Belfast. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 bedrooms. Popular attractions Titanic Belfast and Belfast City Hall are located nearby. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (10 reviews)
"Excellent location, great secure paking and a lovely little apartment. Would definitely book again."

Reviewed on 26 Jan 2022

Central Belfast Apartments: Alfred Street
Linen Quarter Apartments
Linen Quarter Apartments
3.5 out of 5
North 2,, Sixth Floor,33 Alfred Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT28ED
Stay at this 3.5-star property in Belfast. Enjoy free Internet, free parking and a computer station. Popular attractions Titanic Belfast and Belfast City Hall ...
Linen Quarter Apartments
Pass the Keys | Bright & Beautiful 2BR Apt in the Heart of Belfast
Pass the Keys | Bright & Beautiful 2BR Apt in the Heart of Belfast
Belfast, NIR
Stay at this apartment in Belfast. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and a Smart TV. Popular attractions Titanic Belfast and Belfast City Hall are located nearby. ...
Pass the Keys | Bright & Beautiful 2BR Apt in the Heart of Belfast
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