Must-see attractions in Belfast

  • BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - FEB 9, 2014: The Titanic visitor attraction and a monument in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Opened in 2012, this is the Titanic sign in front of the entrance.

    Titanic Belfast


    The stunning, star-shaped Titanic Belfast is the city's number-one tourist draw. Standing majestically at the head of the slipway where the Titanic was…

  • City Hall


    Belfast's classical Renaissance-style City Hall was built in fine, white Portland stone in 1906. Highlights of the free, 45-minute guided tour include the…

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    Ulster Museum


    You could spend hours browsing this state-of-the-art museum, but if you're pressed for time don't miss the Armada Room, with artefacts retrieved from the…

  • Interior of the Crown Liquor Saloon bar area which features ornate glass, tile and wooden decoration and furnishings, Belfast.

    Crown Liquor Saloon


    There are not many historical monuments that you can enjoy while savouring a pint of Guinness, but the National Trust's Crown Liquor Saloon is one of them…

  • Downtown Belfast from Cave Hill, Northern Ireland

    Cave Hill Country Park


    The view from the summit of Cave Hill (368m) takes in the whole sprawl of the city, the docks, Belfast Lough and the Mourne Mountains – on a clear day you…

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    Botanic Gardens


    The showpiece of Belfast's green oasis is Charles Lanyon's beautiful Palm House, built in 1839 and completed in 1852, with its birdcage dome, a…

  • BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - APRIL 23: The Crumlin Road Gaol 23 April, 2017 at Belfast. The Crum was one of the most secure prison in Belfast until 1996, when it was closed.

    Crumlin Road Gaol


    Guided tours of Belfast's notorious Crumlin Road Gaol take you from the tunnel beneath Crumlin Rd, built in 1850 to convey prisoners from the courthouse…

  • Belfast, Antrim, Northern Ireland - February 19, 2016: St George's Market, award-winning indoor Victorian market in Belfast open Friday to Sunday.

    St George's Market


    Ireland's oldest continually operating market was built in 1896. This Victorian beauty hosts a Friday variety market (flowers, produce, meat, fish,…

  • Ulster Folk Museum


    Farmhouses, forges, churches, mills and a complete village have been reconstructed at this excellent museum, with human and animal extras combining to…

  • Grand Opera House


    One of Belfast's great Victorian landmarks is the Grand Opera House. Opened in 1895 and completely refurbished in the 1970s, it sustained severe IRA-bomb…

  • W5


    Also known as whowhatwherewhenwhy, W5 is an interactive science centre aimed at children aged three to 11 and filled with more than 250 exhibits. Kids can…

  • BELFAST, NI - JULY 16, 2016: Door at the SS Nomadic (1911), a steamship of the White Star Line. It was a tender to RMS Titanic on 10.04.1912; Shutterstock ID 452505922; Your name (First / Last): Lauren Gillmore; GL account no.: 56530; Netsuite department name: Online-Design; Full Product or Project name including edition: 65050/ Online Design /LaurenGillmore/POI

    SS Nomadic


    Built in Belfast in 1911, the SS Nomadic is the last remaining vessel of the White Star Line. The little steamship ferried 1st- and 2nd-class passengers…

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    Stormont's dazzling white neoclassical facade is one of Belfast's most iconic, occupying a dramatic position at the end of a gently rising 1.5km avenue…

  • Belfast, Ireland; Queen's University

    Queen's University


    Northern Ireland's most prestigious university was founded by Queen Victoria in 1845. In 1908 the Queen's College became the Queen's University of Belfast…

  • Belfast Castle, Co Antrim, Belfast, Ireland

    Belfast Castle


    Built in 1870 for the third Marquess of Donegall, in the Scottish Baronial style made fashionable by Queen Victoria's Balmoral, multiturreted Belfast…

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    Ulster Transport Museum


    Across the road from the Ulster Folk Museum, the Transport Museum has steam locomotives, rolling stock, motorcycles, trams, buses and cars. Most popular…

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    West Belfast


    Though scarred by three decades of civil unrest, the former battleground of West Belfast is one of the most compelling places to visit in Northern Ireland…

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    Belfast Zoo


    Home to 120 species, Belfast Zoo has spacious enclosures set on an attractive, sloping site; the sea lion and penguin pool with its underwater viewing is…

  • BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - FEB 9, 2014: Political mural in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Falls Road is famous for its political murals. ; Shutterstock ID 191463122; Your name (First / Last): Lauren Gillmore; GL account no.: 56530; Netsuite department name: Online-Design; Full Product or Project name including edition: 65050/ Online Design /LaurenGillmore/IFY

    Solidarity Wall


    The Solidarity Wall is a collection of murals expressing Republican sympathies with, among others, the Palestinians, the Kurds and the Basques.

  • St Anne's Cathedral


    Built in imposing Hiberno-Romanesque style, St Anne's Cathedral was started in 1899 but did not reach its final form until 1981. As you enter you'll see…

  • Peace Line


    The most visible sign of the divisions that have scarred the area for so long are the so-called 'peace walls' that controversially divide Belfast's…

  • Linen Hall Library


    Established in 1788 to 'improve the mind and excite a spirit of general inquiry', the Linen Hall Library houses some 260,000 books, more than half of…

  • Harland & Wolff Drawing Offices


    The designs for the Titanic were first drawn up here at the original Harland & Wolff drawing offices. Now part of the Titanic Hotel, the drawing offices,…

  • Tropical Ravine


    In the Botanic Gardens is the unique Tropical Ravine, a huge red-brick greenhouse built in 1889. It was designed by the gardens' curator Charles McKimm to…

  • Entries


    These narrow alleyways running between High St and Ann St were once bustling commercial and residential thoroughfares; Pottinger's Entry, for example, had…

  • Titanic's Dock & Pump House


    At the far end of Queen's Rd is an impressive monument to the days of the great liners – the vast Thompson Dry Dock where the Titanic was fitted out.

  • CS Lewis Square


    Dedicated to one of Belfast's most famous authors, East Belfast's CS Lewis Square has some impressive public art. Irish artist Maurice Harron has created…

  • Sir Thomas & Lady Dixon Park


    Rolling meadows, woodland, riverside fields and formal gardens make up this beautiful park, along with a walled garden, a Japanese-style garden, a…

  • Harbour Commissioner's Office


    The striking marble and stained-glass interior of the Italianate Harbour Commissioner's Office (1854) features art and sculpture inspired by Belfast's…

  • Giant's Ring


    This huge prehistoric earthwork, nearly 200m in diameter, is a circular neolithic ritual complex with a dolmen (known as the Druid's Altar) in the centre…

  • Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich


    Housed in a red-brick, former Presbyterian church, this Irish language and cultural centre is the focus for West Belfast's community activity. It's a cosy…

  • Odyssey Complex


    The cylindrical-shaped Odyssey Complex is a huge sporting and entertainment centre on the eastern side of the river at the edge of the Titanic Quarter…

  • Sinclair Seamen's Church


    Built by Charles Lanyon in 1857–58 to meet the spiritual needs of visiting sailors, this part church, part maritime museum has a pulpit shaped like a ship…

  • Albert Memorial Clock Tower


    At the east end of High St is Belfast's very own leaning tower. Erected in 1865 in honour of Queen Victoria's dear departed husband, it is not as…

  • St Malachy's Church


    Catholic St Malachy's was built between 1841 and 1844 by Thomas Jackson and extensively renovated in the past decade. Its exterior resembles a Tudor…

  • Belfast Barge


    Housed in a barge moored on the River Lagan, this museum tells the story of Belfast's maritime and industrial history, bringing together old photographs,…

  • HMS Caroline


    The UK's last surviving WWI Royal Navy cruiser has been converted into a floating museum, docked in Titanic Quarter. Audio tours take in the captain's…

  • Palm House


    The centrepiece of Belfast's Botanic Gardens is Charles Lanyon’s beautiful Palm House, built in 1839 and completed in 1852, with its birdcage dome, a…

  • Oh Yeah Music Centre


    A charitable organisation that provides rehearsal space for young musicians in a converted whiskey warehouse, the Oh Yeah Music Centre is also home to an…

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