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Things to do in Belfast

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Historic Site
“Lovely Castle on the hill. You can drink coffee with the gasping view on the dock from here. There is also a great playground just 3 minutes walk from the Castle. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bar
“Usually packed at the weekend, this place is a firm favourite with locals. You'll usually find great music and a buzzing atmosphere!”
  • 34 locals recommend
Park
“One of the largest and busiest parks in the city and contains a variety of horticulture, woodland, wildlife and sporting facilities. Located just 700m away.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Local Government Office
“There are regular free tours, just ask at Reception. Worth getting a look at the famous magnificent building!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Belfast's Oldest and most historic theatre - Stunning Theatre and work a visit. Even if you don't have time to see a show, they do daytime tours which is a great thing to see. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Route
“Beautiful gardens set between Queens University Belfast and the Ulster Museum. Used in many TV programmes.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“CastleCourt is a family friendly shopping centre in Belfast with city centre car parking. Over 80 retail stores including cafes and coffee shops”
  • 12 locals recommend
Tour Provider
“There are many sites in Ireland where filming has taken place for Game of Thrones, a must see. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Pub
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“Named after a local Chemist, Horatio Todds houses a good restaurant & a lively bar. Popular with locals, it serves a good selection of beers, wines, spirits & cocktails. There's a large outside are with seating & heating. Has live music and a firiendly clientele”
  • 23 locals recommend
Theater
“The national theatre of Northern Ireland this is a fabulous theatre that programmes a range of classics. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Zoo
“Great place to spent a morning or afternoon with the kids big and small! Only about 5/10 minutes away. Make sure you like walking hills though as it’s a fair bit of uphill so bring a buggy for the less inclined toddlers.....”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bus Station
“The main bus and train depot. Trains and buses to the South of Ireland arrive and depart from here. Other routes to the rest of Northern Ireland depart from here. For best prices book in advance online.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Park
“Great hike up to the top of Cave Hill with panoramic views of Belfast and beyond. Love this walk ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Route
“it has a wonderful observation gallery and its free with great views on a clear day ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Homemade pasta, not just Italian, but varied menu, lots of fish and meat, amazing cocktails. deep fried feta in honey as a starter dish- do not share! ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Pub
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“Long-established bar which serves craft beers. Popular with locals on a Friday night and during sporting events. It is on the Ormeau Road which is an up-and-coming popular area in South Belfast. ”
  • 23 locals recommend