Cutting-edge food, traditional pubs and incredible Titanic history take Belfast to the next level – welcome to one of Ireland's most exciting cities.
Belfast: Home of the Titanic
It's got natural beauty. It's got tons of history. And it's got super-friendly locals who know how to have a good time. No wonder Belfast is one of the hottest destinations in Europe to visit. Quick to charm and packed with brilliant attractions, including the world-class Titanic Belfast, this is a city that's bursting with creativity. You'll see it in the boundary-pushing art galleries of the Cathedral Quarter, in the super-cool pop-up restaurants that spring up around the city, and in the bustle of St George's Market, where artisan food producers rub shoulders with craftspeople (Fri-Sun). Dig a little deeper, and you'll uncover the layers of history that make Belfast such a compelling place, from its Bronze Age origins to its prosperous shipbuilding past.
Set on the shores of Belfast Lough and framed by towering Cave Hill, Belfast is the gateway to the exceptional Causeway Coastal Route. But you don't have to go very far from the city centre to enjoy a bit of outdoor adventure. Head to Belfast Castle for a heart-pumping hike up Cave Hill and a stunning bird's-eye view of the city. See the sights from Belfast Lough in a 12-seater rib with Belfast Sea Safari. Or check out the real-life locations from HBO's Game of Thrones® on a day-tour from Belfast. More than just a city, Belfast is the experience of a lifetime.
- Going out
“Belfast has earned a reputation for its amazing coffee, with fantastic little independent coffee shops around every corner.” – Outsider.ie
The Cathedral Quarter is a rejuvenated trade and warehousing district that today claims the best bars, restaurants and galleries in the city.” – National Geographic Traveller
The White Room
“It’s a small city and the people who throw the parties and play the music and own the labels are more like an extended friendship group than a ‘scene’.” – Mixmag
“A sculpted ridge of basalt silhouetted against the sky, its resemblance to the face of a sleeping giant supposedly gave Jonathan Swift the idea for his Gulliver.” – The Guardian
The Muddler's Club
“Take a wander around Belfast, Northern Ireland’s capital city, and you’ll find yourself in a hub of first-class food.” – Time Out
Titanic Boat Tour
“The famous Titanic Boat Tour is the fastest way to see the docks and surrounding area, in a two-hour sail around the maritime harbour.” – The Culture Trip
Discover Belfast with the locals
Belfast man Brian Heuston explains what makes this UNESCO City of Music such a vibrant hub.
Uncover the best of Belfast
Ulster Museum is home to treasures past and present. There’s something for art lovers, history buffs, inquisitive kids and the culturally curious! Come face to face with dinosaurs and for a fun family day out dive into the Discovery Zones of art, history and science where you can try on costumes from the past, explore the tree of life and create your own art to take home.
The Grand Central Hotel
The Grand Central is more than a hotel. It’s an ode to a city. Standing tall in Bedford Street, this impressive jewel combines glamour and grandeur with a uniquely Belfast spirit. Head to the 23rd floor to discover The Observatory Bar, an awe-inspiring cocktail lounge with spectacular views of Belfast and beyond.
Welcome to Titanic Belfast, an award-winning visitor experience offering the opportunity to learn about Titanic’s history, just a few minutes from where the ship herself was famously designed, built and launched in 1911. This self-guided tour tells the Titanic’s story from conception through to its first and final journey across the Atlantic, as well as the historical and cultural impact on Belfast and beyond.