Top things to see & do in Belfast

Top things to see & do in Belfast

1. Dome at Victoria Square

Rising high above the city’s skyline, the Dome at Victoria’s Square boast 360 degree views across Belfast.

An expert tour guide is on hand to point out areas of interest whilst sharing his own experiences of Belfast.

The free tours of the Dome give you a spectacular view of the Belfast skyline and allow you to take in sights such as Belfast City Hall and the Albert Clock. The tours run each day.

You can arrange a private tour for you and your family by contacting customer services.

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2. The theatrical history tour of Belfast

Meet the two friendly and knowledgeable actors, Gerard Conway and Larkin Sinclair, who will take a group of people including you for one hour walk around Belfast City Centre. Five different sketches written by playwright Kieron Magee about the history of Belfast will be acted out relating to the Titanic, Ulster Suffragettes, the First World War, the Belfast Blitz and Game of Thrones.

3. Cookery school at James St

It is the perfect place to meet people sharing your passion of produce and cooking. Run by Niall McKenna and his team of chefs and is located on the second floor at James Street, it offers a great selection  of practical cookery class for the gastronom living inside you and avid cooks who want to improve their skills. Practical classes cater for groups of up to 10 people, each cooking at their own work station and hob.

 James Street South, Belfast

4. St George’s Market

This market is one of Belfast oldest attractions  and one of the best markets in UK and Ireland.

This market is held from Friday to Sunday on the St George’s site  since 1604. St George’s Market is an occasion to sample Belfast’s best produce and chat with the traders. Soak up the atmosphere and listen to some of the best local musicians for free! It is also an opportunity to pick up unique gifts and souvenirs from Belfast and explore an important part of Belfast’s history.

5. Titanic Discovery Tour

It is a one hour walking tour including a walking tour around the Titanic Slipways and inside the Titanic Belfast building.

Discover Titanic then and now as guests are guided from the past to concept and build, with fascinating facts and features about the iconic tribute to Titanic’s story- Titanic Belfast.

This one-hour tour complements a visit to the nine interactive galleries inside Titanic Belfast and will also feature discussion on the Drawing Offices, where Thomas Andrews and his colleagues designed the Titanic and the Olympic Class liners, and their history and importance.

6. Belfast TradFest

From 27th July to 2nd August, world class musicians descend on Belfast for 7 days of concerts, sessions, ceilis, talks, workshops and free events.

This week long event is the only one of its kind in Northern Ireland and brings together both the Irish and the Ulster-Scots musical traditions, in a shared celebration of culture and heritage.

You will find masterclass in 17 different musical instruments, traditional singing and dancing. 36 afternoon events including talks, walks, lectures and demonstrations.

 All of those events are located in the Belfast Cathedral’s Quarter.

7. Bangor Castle Walled Gardens

Spend an afternoon at the Bangor Castle Walled Gardens. It is the ideal place to go during Spring.

This garden is located in the tranquil grounds of Castle Park and is open to visitors of all ages.

The Ward Family designed the Bangor Castle Walled Garden in the 1840s. It is divided into four different sections , each with its own horticultural personality. It also boats two unique pieces of sculpture inspired by North Down’s maritime history.

The Gardens are generally open from the end of March to the end of October.

8. The Dark Hedges

Renowned from being one of  Game of Thrones’ filming location, the Dark Hedges is an impressive and atmospheric tunnel of trees.

This charming avenue of beech trees were planted by the Stuart family in the 18th century to impress visitors as they approached the entrance to their Georgian mansion, Gracehill House. Take a stroll along this avenue and get enchanted by its avenue on the way to Bushmills.

Dark Hedges

9. Ulster Whiskeys

Get a taste of one of Ireland’s most famous drinks, the whiskey during a private visit to the Ulster Whiskey!

Discover the long and fascinating story of the Irish Whiskey. You can also join regular tastings sessions at McHugh’s Bar.

Whiskey tastings include basics to more exclusive, premium bottlings. Being fully independent, Ulter Whiskey can let you appreciate the full range of Irish Whiskeys as they are not a brand ambassador.