Top Ten Things to Do in Belfast, Ireland

The beautiful city of Belfast is the capital of and largest city in Northern Ireland. Historically it's been a centre for the Irish linen industry (earning the nickname "Linenepolis"), and today it's a dynamic cultural centre in the UK full of art, music and some intense Gaelic football. Here's what to do on your next trip:

(Belfast Castle)

1. The Odyssey Arena

With a plethora of family-friendly options like the Belfast zoo and Streamvale Open Farm, the arena area is a must for all ages.

2. Take in a theatre production or concert.

The Odyssey arena, Belfast Waterfront Hall and Grand Opera House play host to world class performances throughout the year.

3. Take a Titanic tour.

From the visitor website: "The Titantic Experience extends over nine galleries, with multiple dimensions to the exhibition, drawing together special effects, dark rides, full-scale reconstructions and innovative interactive features to explore the Titantic story in a fresh and insighful way."

4. Ulster Folk & Transport Museum.

Part of the National Museums of North Ireland, you can transport yourself back into the early 1900’s and experience what life would have been like in Ulster in yester year.

5. Enjoy a pub walking tour.

No visit to Belfast would be complete without  a trip around its famous and historic pubs. Experience the legendary pub scene in Belfast and meet the locals over a couple Guinness at the neighbourhood pubs.

6. The Big wheel.

Erected in 2008 the big wheel provides scenic views from this 200 foot Ferris wheel.

7. Walking tours.

Take a guided walking tour of the old town, titanic trail and blackstaft way.

8. W5 - Ireland's award-winning science & discovery centre.

One of Belfast’s newest attractions this interactive science centre allows you to delve into the modern science as we know it.

9. City Hall.

One of the most impressive city halls in all of Europe, highlights will include the 173 foot high dome and spectacular town square.

10. Linen Hall Library.

Have a coffee and explore the beautiful ground of Belfast famed and oldest library.


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