What to do around Belfast

Belfast is packed with history, culture, exciting events, great food, super shopping – you might even spot a ship or two, or maybe even a giant fish. You’ll also find some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet.
If you are travelling to Belfast, we have picked out our top things to do when you are in the city for WordCamp Belfast.

Titanic Belfast night from slipways

Titanic Belfast at night from slipways. Reproduced with the kind permission of Visit Belfast

Titanic Belfast

The world’s largest Titanic visitor experience is a ‘must see’ for any tour of Belfast and Northern Ireland.
It’s located in the heart of the city, beside the historic site of this world-famous ship’s construction.

Crumlin Road Gaol

The doors of this nineteenth century listed building are open, but this time to the public, as a friendly place to explore the gaol’s colourful past.

Sample local produce at the lively St George’s Market

Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, you can sample the local specialist food and products or simply relax with a coffee and newspaper against a backdrop of live jazz or flamenco music.

Take a Tour of Belfast

Our city centre is compact and can be easily explored on foot. We have a range of tours that allow you to explore the unique history, culture and heritage of Belfast and Northern Ireland. The Belfast City Sightseeing hop on–hop off open-top bus takes in the city’s most impressive and evocative sights including Titanic Quarter, the Shankill and Falls Roads, and the more sedate Queen’s Quarter.

Ready, Steady, Cook!

Awaken your passion for cooking with leading local chefs at one of our cookery schools. Where you’ll be given a step-by-step lesson in creating a culinary masterpiece.
Guinness, Oysters & Irish music in a traditional Belfast pub. Sample a local brew in one of Belfast’s historic hostelries, join in a live Irish music session, or check out the hip and trendy bar and club scene!

The Cathedral Quarter

The historic heart of Belfast is now the city’s up and coming cultural hotspot. The cobbled streets are dotted with gems of all kinds from restaurants, pubs, art, photographic galleries and even a circus!

The Murals

View the famous political and cultural murals in the west and east of the city – either on a taxi tour or on an open top bus. Remember to add your personal message to the peace wall before you leave.

City Hall Tour

Uncover the history of Belfast City Hall. Explore its splendour and grandeur, proudly created by the craftsmen of Belfast who also worked on the Titanic.

Ulster Museum

Come face to face with dinosaurs, meet an Ancient Egyptian Mummy and see modern masterpieces all under one roof.

For further information, visit the Visit Belfast website or when you are here call into the Belfast Welcome Centre for all your tourist information.
+44 (0)28 9024 6609 www.visit-belfast.com

Belfast named in top 5 of the UK’s best city break destinations.

Trip Advisor’s Traveller’s Choice Awards (2014)

  1. Titanic Belfast
  2. Political Mural Tour
  3. Belfast City Hall
  4. Dining in Belfast