Your Guide to BELFAST CITY
Belfast, the capital city of Northern Ireland has made considerable efforts become what it is now, a city that looks at the future with more confidence, dynamism and optimism than ever before.
Belfast is considered a top destiny for all the food lovers who had as a compulsory stop the St. George’s Market; a visit to the Titanic Museum will make the visitor feel just like one of the more than 2000 passengers who boarded the famous ship and the Black Taxi tours is the perfect option for all those who want to know more about the wall murals.
Northern Ireland is also well known for its natural wonders and Belfast is the perfect starting point for any visit to the Giant’s Causeway or the sceneries of Games of Thrones.
No matter what you are looking for, Belfast have it all!
Titanic Belfast is the world's largest Titanic visitor experience, exploring the Titanic story in a fresh and insightful way.
Make your way through the 9 interactive galleries of the Titanic Experience, explore the symbolism of our iconic building with The Discovery Tour, dine in Bistro 401 or browse for an exclusive gift in our Titanic Store. Walk the decks of the last remaining White Star vessel - SS Nomadic or immerse yourself in the historic Slipways as you uncover the true legend of Titanic, in the city where it all began.
1 Olympic Way, Queens Road, Titanic Quarter, Belfast1
Belfast City Hall
In 1888 Queen Victoria granted Belfast the status of the city and it was agreed that a grand and magnificent building was required to reflect this new status. City Hall opened its doors on the first of August 1906, at a time of unprecedented prosperity and industrial might for the city.
The new City Hall was designed by Alfred Brumwell Thomas in the Baroque Revival style and constructed in Portland stone. The incredible building cost £369,000 to complete, the equivalent around 128 million pounds today but remains an extraordinary beacon of success and civic pride for Belfast.
St George's Market
There has been a Friday market on the St George’s site since 1604. The present award-winning St George’s Market, built between 1890 and 1896, is one of Belfast’s oldest attractions.
As well as being home to some of the finest fresh produce, with customers travelling near and far to sample the delights of Friday, Saturday and Sunday markets, it has become one of the city's most popular places to visit.
Since its £4.5m refurbishment in 1997, this charming Victorian building offers one of the most vibrant and colourful destinations that Belfast has to offer.
12-20 East Bridge Street, Belfast
Black Taxi Tours Belfast
The Blackcab tour takes us around the areas of North and West Belfast synonymous with the years of conflict where we use the murals, described by Simon Calder The Independent as ‘The worlds greatest open air art gallary’ to relate events from an historical perspective and you follow the example of Bill Clinton and the Dalai Lama and write your own message on the Peacewall that seperates the Loyalist Shankill and Republican Falls.
Game of Thrones tours
The epic HBO series is filmed in stunningly beautiful places, most of which are remote and hard to find. We trek you deep into old growth forests, along wild sea cliffs, across rocky beaches, into caves and crumbling medieval ruins. We have Stark and Iron Born cloaks, swords, shields and helms available for use, at no extra cost. Experience the magic. Go all the way, to the real Westeros.
21 Botanic Avenue
The Albany Belfast
At The Albany you will enjoy a wide range of cocktails re-designed by drink specialists ranging from American classics to modern day twists. You can choose from a simple snack to a three course meal and classic roasts on Sundays. The Albany is also excited to offer the chance to indulge in a wide range of dished and drinks while taking in a beautiful setting designed by an inspirational team.
The Albany is open from 12-1am serving lunch and dinner with entertainment on Friday, Saturday and Sundays.
Private functions and cocktail masterclasses available at The Albany, email us for more information.
701-703 Lisburn Road
The Crown Liquor Saloon
Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its heartily classic pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous Irish hospitality.
The Crown is both ageless and priceless, a gem of Victoriana and one of the great bars of the world. Formerly known as The Liquor Saloon in Great Victoria Street, it was one of the mightiest Victorian gin palaces which once flourished in the industrial cities of the British Isles. Dating back to 1826, it is now owned by the National Trust and has been sympathetically restored over the years.
46 Great Victoria Street, Belfast
The Five Points
The Five Points, Whiskey & Alehouse; newly opened in October 2016 provides tourists and locals with a truly traditional Irish venue that replicates the cities culture and history. The name ‘The Five Points’ has been inspired by the notorious area in New York City which was known as the turf of breakneck gangs of Irish immigrants.
With a dedicated stage area and large open fire, the new bar is a place where people can listen to traditional Irish and folk music 7 nights a week, engage in great conversation and share stories about the past. With a wide whiskey selection and traditional Irish Stew served every day, the venue really brings you back to your roots.
Before Christmas the bar opened its upstairs music venue ‘Cow Bay’ where you can enjoy live music from trad bands across the country every Friday and Saturday night.
44 Dublin Road
With opening from Monday to Saturday from 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-9pm and Sunday 1pm-6pm, there’s even more time to enjoy all that CastleCourt has to offer!
Find the most up-to-date styles, gifts, homeware and everything in between at the huge range of high street and independent shops. Stores include Argos, The Carphone Warehouse, Debenhams, Dorothy Perkins, Jacamo, Dune, Miss Selfridge, New Look, Thorntons, Yankee Candles and many more.
You'll find the Customer Service desk located on the lower mall opposite Boots or they can be contacted on 028 9023 4591. They're available to assist with directions, purchase of Gift Cards, retailer information, lost property, transport information and much, much more.
Victoria Square Belfast
The Victorian Jaffe Fountain has been returned to the same spot where it stood in 1870 and is a centrepiece at the front door, and since the opening of the centre. Victoria Square has brought a host of major new shopping and food brands to Northern Ireland for the first time, including, Urban Outfitters, Cruise, Reiss, LK Bennett and Ireland's only Apple Store, as well as international food outlets Nandos, Starbucks and Wagamama. Victoria Square is open seven days a week. For store opening times visit the Victoria Square website.
1 Victoria Square
Black Taxis can be hired from ranks throughout the city, including City Hall and Botanic Inn, or flagged from the street providing they have a yellow plate.
Fares start at £3.00 and all journeys are based on time and distance. Expect to pay more at night, during certain public holidays or if you have luggage.
Bus - Translink Metro
Translink Metro Belfast bus service offers an extensive network of bus routes, making it super-easy to get around the city. You will find any necessary information to plan your travel on their website.
A real time information service shows both on the stops and in the website when buses are due to arrive.