Belfast & Northern Ireland

10 Belfast places you must visit

more than a year ago

In no particular order, here are our top ten places we feel you should visit to get an informed and entertaining insight into the city of Belfast. Even better, six of them are FREE!

Titanic Belfast

Allow half a day to explore this £multi-million homage to the world's most famous ship, built right here in Belfast. Then visit nearby SS Nomadic, Titanic's tender ship, and Titanic's Dry-Dock and Pump House.

FREE Belfast City Hall

This architectural jewel dominates the city centre, and free tours and a fab Exhibition reveal its vibrant past and present.

Crumlin Road Gaol

Learn about the city's turbulent history with a tour of this evocative prison.

FREE West Belfast Murals and Peace Walls

Head to the Shankill and Falls Roads to view these visceral embodiments of unionist and nationalist feelings.

FREE Stormont Parliament Buildings

The imposing seat of NI's devolved Assembly encompasses grand architecture, beautifully landscaped grounds and free tours.


Kids of all ages will love spending a few hours at this innovative science and discovery centre, situated in the Odyssey Pavilion and close to Titanic Belfast.

St. Anne's Cathedral

Belfast's Church of Ireland cathedral offers quiet contemplation and boasts a somewhat incongruous steel spire. Explore its many facets with a guidebook and audio tour.

FREE Cave Hill

Dominating the city skyline, head north and take the gentle climb for unrivalled views across Belfast and NI. Then, on the way back down, treat yourself to a cuppa at Belfast Castle.

FREE Queen's University

Mingle with the students at this fine 19th Century gothic masterpiece.

FREE Ulster Museum

Explore Art, History and Nature Zones and get up close and personal with an Egyptian Mummy at this big museum set in beautiful Botanic Gardens.


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