Radisson Blu Hotel, Belfast

Reasons to Visit Belfast

Belfast is not only the largest city in Northern Ireland, it is also the capital
Historically, Belfast has been a centre for the Irish linen industry (earning the nickname "Linenopolis"), tobacco production, rope-making and shipbuilding: the city's main shipbuilders, Harland and Wolff, which built the ill-fated RMS Titanic, propelled Belfast on to the global stage in the early 20th century as the largest and most productive shipyard in the world.

Check out our comprehensive guide below for any excuse you may need to plan a trip to the vibrant and exciting city of Belfast.

Belfast is the ideal city to keep all of your little ones thoroughly entertained. Whether its ice skating or extreme bowling Belfast is happy to put a smile on the face of all the family.

  • W5
  • Belfast Zoo
  • Ulster Folk and Transport Museum
  • Dundonald International Ice Bowl
  • Pirates Adventure Golf
  • Exploris Aquarium
  • Belfast Continental Market
  • Family Festival Weekend
  • The Giants Causeway
  • Carrick-a-rede rope bridge
  • Pickie Pool
  • Odyssey Complex
  • Victoria Square
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  • Naughton Gallery at Queens
  • Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park
  • Belfast Music Tour
  • Victoria Square Shopping Centre
  • Castlecourt Shopping Centre
  • The Black Cab Tour
  • Grand Opera House
  • Titanic Pump and Dock House
  • The Grand Opera House
  • Explore Cathedral Quarter and its cobbled streets for a great range of traditional and modern pubs and restaurants
  • The Crown Liquor Saloon
  • The Ulster Museum
  • Lisburn Road for boutique shopping, cafes, bars and restaurants
  • Summer and Christmas Continental Market at City Hall
  • Bangor Marina
  • Crawfordsburn Country Park
For groups of men and women there is no end of things to do in Belfast. Whether you are looking to party, relax, enjoy sport, shop or soak up the local flavours then this city has something for you.
  • Lizzie’s Kitchen
  • Belfast Community Circus School
  • Escarmouche, Outdoor Laser Quest & Paintball
  • Drumbo Park Stadium for a night at the dog track
  • Down Royal Race course
  • Historical Pub Walking Tours
  • Some of the finest golf courses in Europe
  • Citi Golf
  • Some of the finest designer shopping at Victoria Square
  • Historic Pub Tours
  • Cathedral Quarter for pubs, clubs and night life
  • Lisburn Road for boutique shopping, cafes, bars and restaurants
  • Sports venues for Ulster Rugby, Belfast Giants and Northern Ireland Football
  • Gaelic Games
  • Water-sports in County Down
  • Live music venues such as Spring and Airbrake, Ulster Hall, the Limelight, Lavery’ and The John Hewitt
  • Cultural and Heritage Visits
  • Belfast Ghost Tours
  • Black Box Arts Centre
  • The Oh Yeah Music Centre celebrating the history of modern Irish music
  • The Giants Causeway
  • The Bushmill’s Distillery
  • Queen’s University
  • Stormont Estate
  • Carrickfergus Castle
  • St. Patricks Trail - explore St Patrick’s life and heritage
  • Harland and Wolff and the history of the Titanic
Business travellers
Staying overnight or just spending the day here, Belfast can fulfil all your business traveller needs, no matter how big or small.
  • Kings Hall Exhibition and Conference Centre
  • Waterfront Hall
  • Odyssey Arena
  • Some of the finest golf courses in Europe
  • City Hall and Financial district
Cultural and Heritage Visits
  • Belfast Ghost Tours
  • Black Box Arts Centre
  • The Oh Yeah Music Centre
  • Black Taxi and Open Bus tours of “the troubles” and the murals, the shipyards and the city in general

Exploring the city on a budget
Belfast is the bargain hunter's dream. If you're careful with the pennies then we're happy to point you in the right direction.
  • Belfast Free Tours
  • Queens Film Theatre
  • Lyric Theatre
  • Black Box Arts Centre
  • The Oh Yeah Music Centre
  • St. Georges Market (Friday to Sunday Weekly)
  • Ulster Museum (free)
  • Botanic Avenue - great for budget shopping and restaurants