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Things to do in Belfast

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
History Museum
“Titanic Belfast is the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience and must-see attraction in Belfast. After visiting the museum, why not visit the Titanic Slipways, the Harland and Wolff Drawing Offices and Hamilton Graving Dock, the very place where Titanic was designed, built and launched in 1912. ”
  • 112 locals recommend
Convention Center
“Currently housing Game of Thrones sets and costumes.get your selfies on the Iron Throne”
  • 50 locals recommend
Museum
“The Crumlin Road Gaol dates back to 1845 and closed it's doors as a working prison in 1996.  Take a guided tour of the prison and hear about the history of the site  and visit the underground tunnel that used to connect the gaol to the Crumlin Road Courthouse. 5 min drive. For further information and opening times visit www.crumlinroadgaol.com”
  • 45 locals recommend
Museum
“The Ulster Museum is free to enter and has several floors of all the old stuff you'd expect to find at a museum, though my favourite part is seeing the Egyptian Mummy Takabuti in her open sarcophagus.. :) ”
  • 55 locals recommend
Museum
“Free of charge! Great for a rainy day and with a lovely Café! Beside botanic gardens and Queens University ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Pub
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“This bar is located in Belfasts Cathedral Quarter which connects many bars via narrow cobble stone streets. the thing I like about this bar is that most of the people sit outside on the street with their drinks, and they play live music and serve food, which creates a festival type atmosphere. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Pub
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“This historical gem is worth a visit to get a glimpse at how a "private area" pub was like.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful park with an old and stunning glasshouse. Ideal place to spend a pleasant afternoon. Lots of plants, old and modern glasshouses to admire, rose garden and Ulster Museum on the side. And if you are hungry, there are plenty of restaurants and cafes around. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“If you are here over the weekend then definitely check out St. Georges Market. It runs Friday through to Sunday.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Bar
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“Belfast’s latest Cathedral Quarter experience. Good food, live music and great atmosphere. 300 years old building. Open 7 nights a week. Traditional Irish music. Free entry every night”
  • 32 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Victoria Square is a shopping and leisure complex located in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The area includes over 70 international and local brands, restaurants and a cinema. The centre also features the iconic ‘Dome’ which offers the best views of the city.' Victoria Square' is a premium commercial, residential and leisure development in Belfast.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“It serves the best of fresh seafood in a causal setting in the city centre. Worth visiting the neighbouring Kelly Cellars for a Guinness; it is one of the oldest pubs in Belfast and often has traditional Irish music! ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Bar
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“Kellys cellar is probably my favourite bar in Belfast and at over 300 years old, it looks and feels it. You can enjoy a nice pint of Guinness while listening to some traditional Irish music in the warmth of an open fire. Very cosy.. :) They also serve food upstairs. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“The SSE Arena is a large venue which holds various events such as music concerts, but it is also home to our very own (and quite successful) ice hockey team, the Belfast Giants. The games start at 7pm and are really good fun and full of great atmosphere that you would expect at a large sporting event. LETS GO GIANTS, LETS GO .!! XD The arena is also connected to a larger complex that has eateries, bars and a games arcade and bowling ally. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Theatre
“Free art exhibition in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter - often modern, unusual and international.”
  • 36 locals recommend
University
“Download the self guided tour and walk around these iconic buildings designed by Charles Lanyon”
  • 24 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pub
“This historical gem is worth a visit to get a glimpse at how a "private area" pub was like.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Bar
“Belfast’s latest Cathedral Quarter experience. Good food, live music and great atmosphere. 300 years old building. Open 7 nights a week. Traditional Irish music. Free entry every night”
  • 32 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“It serves the best of fresh seafood in a causal setting in the city centre. Worth visiting the neighbouring Kelly Cellars for a Guinness; it is one of the oldest pubs in Belfast and often has traditional Irish music! ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Bar
“Kellys cellar is probably my favourite bar in Belfast and at over 300 years old, it looks and feels it. You can enjoy a nice pint of Guinness while listening to some traditional Irish music in the warmth of an open fire. Very cosy.. :) They also serve food upstairs. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Theatre
“Free art exhibition in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter - often modern, unusual and international.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Pub
“Named after a local Chemist, Horatio Todds houses a good restaurant & a lively bar. Popular with locals, it serves a good selection of beers, wines, spirits & cocktails. There's a large outside are with seating & heating. Has live music and a firiendly clientele”
  • 24 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Homemade pasta, not just Italian, but varied menu, lots of fish and meat, amazing cocktails. deep fried feta in honey as a starter dish- do not share! ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Pub
“Long-established bar which serves craft beers. Popular with locals on a Friday night and during sporting events. It is on the Ormeau Road which is an up-and-coming popular area in South Belfast. ”
  • 24 locals recommend

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