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Things to do in Belfast

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
History Museum
“World Class Museum, give yourself plenty of time. Takes 2-4 hours, when you come outa there, you will think you built it! ”
  • 102 locals recommend
Convention Center
“Currently housing Game of Thrones sets and costumes.get your selfies on the Iron Throne”
  • 50 locals recommend
Museum
“A good tour that you can do, which will tell you the history of the Gaol. Particularly interesting as some of our politicians (past and present) have "done time" here over the years. I always enjoy this tour - recommend you give it a try if you've got time!”
  • 41 locals recommend
Museum
“Great local museum - free entry and a range of exhibits to suit every taste. Very impressive art collection. Located in the lovely Botanic gardens this makes for an always easy and pleasant day out. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Museum
“Free of charge! Great for a rainy day and with a lovely Café! Beside botanic gardens and Queens University ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Pub
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“In the heart of Belfast's bustling Cathedral Quarter, this old-style pub is full of interesting paraphernalia, craic and atmosphere!”
  • 51 locals recommend
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“This historical gem is worth a visit to get a glimpse at how a "private area" pub was like.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful park with an old and stunning glasshouse. Ideal place to spend a pleasant afternoon. Lots of plants, old and modern glasshouses to admire, rose garden and Ulster Museum on the side. And if you are hungry, there are plenty of restaurants and cafes around. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“If you are here over the weekend then definitely check out St. Georges Market. It runs Friday through to Sunday.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Bar
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“Belfast’s latest Cathedral Quarter experience. Good food, live music and great atmosphere. 300 years old building. Open 7 nights a week. Traditional Irish music. Free entry every night”
  • 32 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Victoria Square is a shopping and leisure complex located in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The area includes over 70 international and local brands, restaurants and a cinema. The centre also features the iconic ‘Dome’ which offers the best views of the city.' Victoria Square' is a premium commercial, residential and leisure development in Belfast.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“It serves the best of fresh seafood in a causal setting in the city centre. Worth visiting the neighbouring Kelly Cellars for a Guinness; it is one of the oldest pubs in Belfast and often has traditional Irish music! ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Bar
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“Belfast's oldest pub situated right in the city centre, you are guaranteed great craic, good Guinness, a roaring fire and some trad music! Kelly's is also known for its history. The United Irish Men used Kelly's Cellars as a meeting place and plotted the 1798 rebellion against the English Rule.”
  • 34 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“The SSE Arena, Belfast Belfast is Northern Ireland's premier entertainment venue and home to the Belfast Giants. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Theatre
“Free art exhibition in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter - often modern, unusual and international.”
  • 36 locals recommend
University
“Download the self guided tour and walk around these iconic buildings designed by Charles Lanyon”
  • 23 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pub
“This historical gem is worth a visit to get a glimpse at how a "private area" pub was like.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Bar
“Belfast’s latest Cathedral Quarter experience. Good food, live music and great atmosphere. 300 years old building. Open 7 nights a week. Traditional Irish music. Free entry every night”
  • 32 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“It serves the best of fresh seafood in a causal setting in the city centre. Worth visiting the neighbouring Kelly Cellars for a Guinness; it is one of the oldest pubs in Belfast and often has traditional Irish music! ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Bar
“Belfast's oldest pub situated right in the city centre, you are guaranteed great craic, good Guinness, a roaring fire and some trad music! Kelly's is also known for its history. The United Irish Men used Kelly's Cellars as a meeting place and plotted the 1798 rebellion against the English Rule.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Theatre
“Free art exhibition in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter - often modern, unusual and international.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Pub
“Named after a local Chemist, Horatio Todds houses a good restaurant & a lively bar. Popular with locals, it serves a good selection of beers, wines, spirits & cocktails. There's a large outside are with seating & heating. Has live music and a firiendly clientele”
  • 24 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Homemade pasta, not just Italian, but varied menu, lots of fish and meat, amazing cocktails. deep fried feta in honey as a starter dish- do not share! ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Pub
“Long-established bar which serves craft beers. Popular with locals on a Friday night and during sporting events. It is on the Ormeau Road which is an up-and-coming popular area in South Belfast. ”
  • 23 locals recommend

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