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 center 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 Belfast such a vibrant music hub.