There’s plenty to enjoy in and around Belfast so make the most of your time here.
Best bits of Belfast
The opening of the superb Titanic Belfast in 2012 along with the popular arts festival, Belfast at Queens, has put this city in the tourism spotlight. In the last few years, Belfast has flourished with new attractions popping up all over the city along with a toe-tapping nightlife.
Visit Mount Stewart which is the former home to society figures and political leaders. The property and the fantastic landscaped gardens have been classified as a World Heritage Site. There are also great views of the Strangford Lough to be enjoyed too.
Partake in a walking tour around Belfast and visit the Titanic Dock and Pump House at the Northern Ireland Science Park. This is the last place where the RMS Titanic rested on dry ground before her maiden voyage and is a must-see.
Top Sights in the Area
Simply enjoy the beautiful landscapes; head into the countryside and go for a walk. If you fancy something a bit more energetic give canoeing a go at one of the five most popular canoeing trails.
Belfast is a golfer’s paradise with fourteen courses and golf centres around the city. Walk in the footsteps of golfing giants Rory McIlroy, Darren Clarke and Graeme McDowell at the famous links courses of Royal County Down and Royal Portrush which are only an hours drive away.
If you’ve got kids in tow, then do not fear you’ll have to forgo all the golfing fun. At Pirates Adventure Golf the whole family can test their skills on the 36-hole crazy golf complex. The course comes complete with waterfalls, fountains and even a giant pirate ship. For more ideas of places to visit, check out our guide to a city break in Belfast.