Radisson Blu Hotel, Belfast

Reasons to Visit Belfast

Belfast has something for everyone

Whether you’re looking for endless shopping and entertainment or a relaxing holiday filled with lovely scenery and laid-back dining, you can find it in Belfast. Look at our comprehensive guide below to start planning a Belfast getaway.


There are plenty of family activities to keep both young and old entertained in Belfast.
  • Belfast Continental Market
  • Belfast Zoo
  • Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
  • Dundonald International Ice Bowl
  • Exploris Aquarium
  • Family Festival Weekend
  • Giant’s Causeway
  • Odyssey Complex
  • Pickie Pool
  • Pirates Adventure Golf
  • Ulster Folk and Transport Museum
  • Victoria Square Shopping Centre
  • W5 Interactive Discovery Centre


Enjoy a few days of exploring Belfast with your special someone.
  • Bangor Marina
  • Belfast Music Tour
  • Black Cab Tours
  • CastleCourt Shopping Centre
  • Cathedral Quarter (a collection of traditional and modern pubs and restaurants)
  • Crawfordsburn Country Park
  • Crown Liquor Saloon
  • Grand Opera House
  • Lisburn Road (boutique shopping, cafés, bars and restaurants)
  • Naughton Gallery at Queen’s University
  • Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park
  • Summer and Christmas Continental Market at City Hall
  • Titanic’s Dock and Pump-House
  • Ulster Museum
  • Victoria Square Shopping Centre


Get together with friends and learn something new as you discover the flavour of Belfast.
  • Belfast Community Circus School
  • Belfast Ghost Tours
  • Belvoir Park Golf Club
  • Black Box Arts Centre
  • Carrickfergus Castle
  • Cathedral Quarter (pubs, clubs and night life)
  • Citigolf (virtual golf facility)
  • Down Royal Racecourse (horse racing)
  • Drumbo Park Greyhound Stadium (greyhound racing)
  • Escarmouche Adventure Park (outdoor laser tag and paintball)
  • Gaelic Games
  • Giant’s Causeway
  • Harland and Wolff Shipyard (builder of the Titanic)
  • Historical Pub Walking Tours
  • Lisburn Road (boutique shopping, cafés, bars and restaurants)
  • Live music venues such as Spring & Airbrake, Ulster Hall, Limelight, Lavery’s Bar and the John Hewitt Bar
  • Lizzie’s Kitchen (cooking class and workshops)
  • Oh Yeah Music Centre (showcases Irish music)
  • Old Bushmills Distillery
  • Queen’s University
  • Sports venues for Ulster Rugby, Belfast Giants and Northern Ireland national football team
  • St. Patrick’s Trail
  • Stormont Estate
  • Victoria Square Shopping Centre
  • Water sports in County Down

Business travellers

Mix your business with a little pleasure during your corporate trip to Belfast.
  • Balmoral Golf Club
  • Belvoir Park Golf Club
  • City Hall and financial district
  • King’s Hall Exhibition and Conference Centre
  • Odyssey Arena
  • Royal Belfast Golf Club
  • Shandon Park Golf Club
  • Waterfront Hall

Cultural and Heritage Visits

Catch a glimpse of Northern Ireland’s past while you’re in Belfast.

  • Belfast Ghost Tours
  • Black Box Arts Centre
  • Black Taxi and Open Bus tours of “the troubles” and the murals, the shipyards and the city in general
  • Oh Yeah Music Centre

Exploring the City on a Budget

You can have a great time in Belfast without breaking the bank.
  • Belfast Free Tours
  • Black Box Arts Centre
  • Botanic Avenue (budget shopping and restaurants)
  • Lyric Theatre
  • Oh Yeah Music Centre
  • Queen’s Film Theatre
  • St. George’s Market (Friday to Sunday weekly)
  • Ulster Museum (free)