Renting a car is a great way to get around and explore both the city and local area.
Sightseeing in Belfast
Enjoy a visit to historic Belfast Castle which dates from 1870. Home to idyllic gardens and grounds and an acclaimed restaurant on site, it’s a great day out. Kids will love the adventure playground where they can swing, slide, climb, and zip wire to their heart's content.
There are multiple parks and gardens to enjoy in Belfast; the Belfast Botanic Gardens and Palm House established in 1828 are particular favourites. Wander through the rose garden, spot rare oak trees and visit the Tropical Ravine. All in all it’s a great, peaceful place to relax and escape the bustle of the city for a while.
Day Trips From Belfast
Visit the smaller towns of Port Stewart and Ballycastle. Not only do you get to enjoy the scenic drive but you also get to experience Irish life outside the city.
Port Stewart’s beach; Port Stewart Strand, is popular with surfers and there’s also a footpath leading to the Giants Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the picturesque harbour and promenade and once you’ve worked up an appetite, treat yourself to some fish and chips at one of the harbour pubs.
Known as the gateway to the Glens, Ballycastle is a fun and interesting place to visit for all ages. The Ballycastle Museum is home to a diverse collection of displays exhibiting the folk and social history of the area. Or if it’s something a little more active you’re after, the iconic Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge is sure to get your heart pumping. Round off a visit to this quaint Irish town by picking up a sweet treat from the award winning Donnelly’s Bakery and Coffee Shop.