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Belfast

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Government Buildings
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead. Rejuvenated by a decade of peace and prosperity, Belfast provides visitors with a more stimulating experience than some busier and more tourist-driven destinations. Travelers are welcomed like old friends by the patrons of the city’s numerous pubs, as the engaging locals love to find out what draws visitors to their little part of the world. A cultural meeting point between Britain and Ireland, Belfast exhibits an air of determined optimism, boasting a growing number of new hotels, bars, restaurants, shops, and clubs, as well as a visitor-friendly city center that has recently been pedestrianized. Our United Kingdom online road trip planner combines visitor reviews with your personal interests to make an itinerary informed by experts, but tailored to suit your style.
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Popular things to do in Belfast

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Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Historic Site
Crumlin Road Gaol
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
City Hall ©
Government Building
City Hall
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Titanic Belfast ©
Specialty Museum
Titanic Belfast
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Ulster Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Ulster Museum
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Belfast

Giant's Causeway ©
World heritage site
Giant's Causeway Bushmills
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Causeway Coastal Route ©
World heritage site
Causeway Coastal Route Ballintoy
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge ©
Bridge
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge Ballintoy
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
Ulster Aviation Society ©
Specialty Museum
Ulster Aviation Society Lisburn
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min

Museums in Belfast

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SS Nomadic ©
Specialty Museum
SS Nomadic
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes
The Friend At Hand ©
Specialty Museum
The Friend At Hand
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Royal Ulster Rifles Museum ©
Military Museum
Royal Ulster Rifles Museum
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Irish Republican History Museum ©
History Museum
Irish Republican History Museum
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Belfast

HMS Caroline ©
Specialty Museum
HMS Caroline
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Cathedral Quarter ©
Neighborhood
Cathedral Quarter
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
W5
Children’s Museum
W5
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
Falls Road ©
Historic Site
Falls Road
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Belfast

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Belfast Castle ©
Castle
Belfast Castle
3.7
Duration: 4 hours
Clifton Street Graveyard
Cemetery
Clifton Street Graveyard
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Shankill Road ©
Historic Site
Shankill Road
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
St. Malachy's Church
Religious Site
St. Malachy's Church
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Belfast

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St. George's Market ©
Flea Market
St. George's Market
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
No Alibis Bookstore ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
No Alibis Bookstore
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
The Dock Market ©
Flea Market
The Dock Market
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Studio Souk ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Studio Souk
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Big E Taxi Tours ©
City Tour
Big E Taxi Tours
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Oh Yeah Music Centre ©
Landmark
Oh Yeah Music Centre
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes
Wee Toast Tours ©
Bike Tour
Wee Toast Tours
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Walking tour
Walking tours
4.6
Duration: 3 hours

Where to stay in Belfast

Belfast's tourist-friendly and conveniently pedestrianized city center is filled with hotels for a range of budgets. From here, you can easily explore most tourist sites on foot or by bicycle. For an authentic Belfast experience, consider booking a room at a B&B, hostel, or guesthouse. Alternatively, international brand names and boutique one-offs offer top-notch amenities. The city center also houses nightclubs and pubs, where you can enjoy an ice-cold pint and mingle with the locals.
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