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Belfast Attractions

Northern Ireland's capital Belfast is rich in culture and steeped in history. It is also very much a hotwire that will appeal to party and music lovers. It marries its status as an international hub of creativity and the arts with its glorious Celtic past and thanks to its vibrancy

it entertains and thrills over 7.5 million tourists every year.

Areas & Neighborhoods in Belfast

The Cathedral Quarter - This historic quarter is the centre of Belfast’s cultural activity and there is quite a lot of it! The area around the sumptuous Saint Anne's Cathedral plays host to numerous festivals and its winding streets are always enlivened by performers and provide a hotbed environment for local artists.

Queen’s Quarter - Don’t let the broad leafy streets and elegant Georgian houses fool you. This is no sleepy suburb - home to the historic Queen's University there are some lively bars and cool cafes serving the student population here. You will also find the expansive Botanic Gardens nearby which are perfect to relax in after a lively night out.

The Golden Mile - Stretching from the University to the beautifully Baroque Belfast City Hall are nightclubs restaurants and pubs that line up as a testament to the famous Irish party spirit.

Gaeltacht District - This iconic area is where the Gaelic roots of Belfast can be most strongly felt. Wander down Falls Road to hear the Irish language widely used and to embrace the Irish history of Belfast at its strongest.

The Titanic Quarter - The rejuvenated docks are a symbol of Belfast’s own and it’s fitting that the fantastic Titanic Museum should be located here. Its interactive exhibits bring the doomed ship to life in the place that it was created.

Things to See in Belfast

The history of the Titanic springs to life in a beautifully rejuvenated dock area whilst elsewhere history lives in the gracious buildings of Queen’s University the Baroque civic structures and the Victorian and Georgian houses.

Things to Do in Belfast

There are new bands springing up all over Belfast and its nightclubs are renowned for their good times. Arts can be best seen in the Cathedral Quarter and keep one eye open for forthcoming festivals and events that are held here. Restaurants cluster on the Golden Mile whilst relaxation and picnics can be had in the Botanic Gardens. Book yourself a trip out to the Giant’s Causeway or get on a Game of Thrones tour in the countryside outside the city to see where the action was mainly filmed.

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Belfast City Centre

Cosy bars a university vibe and top sights from Ulster Hall to Grand Opera House – discover Belfast City Centre, a destination also famous for its shopping.

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Titanic Quarter

Titanic Quarter is noteworthy for its restaurants, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Titanic Belfast and SSE Arena (Titanic Quarter).

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Belfast Central District

The fantastic nightlife and popular shops are just a few highlights of Belfast Central District. Make a stop by Ulster Hall or Belfast City Hall while you're exploring the area.

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Cathedral Quarter

Cathedral Quarter is known for its abundant dining options, and you can plan a trip to St. Anne's Cathedral and Belfast Customs House while you're in town.

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Queens Quarter

Queens Quarter is a destination visitors seek out for its ample dining options, fascinating museums and picturesque gardens. You might also want to check out attractions like Belfast Botanic Gardens or Lyric Theatre while you're exploring the neighbourhood.

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Gaeltacht Quarter

Though Gaeltacht Quarter may not have many top sights, you can venture to the surrounding area to see attractions like Grand Opera House and Ulster Hall.

Things to Do in Belfast with Kids

Belfast is a great city for all the family to enjoy. Here are the best things to do in Belfast with kids!

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Things to Do in Belfast

Belfast is a city filled with fascinating history, culture, and entertainment. Here's our list of the best things to do in Belfast!

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