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Guidebook for Belfast

Mike & Tierna
Mike & Tierna
Joined in 2016
Mike & Tierna

Guidebook for Belfast

Food Scene
This bar and restaurant is located, literally, at the bottom of our street. It's a great place to start your evening. The bar staff are attentive, the restaurant is good and atmosphere is always friendly. It's worth checking out.
9
locals recommend
The Albany Liqour & Food
701-703 Lisburn Rd
9
locals recommend
This bar and restaurant is located, literally, at the bottom of our street. It's a great place to start your evening. The bar staff are attentive, the restaurant is good and atmosphere is always friendly. It's worth checking out.
This restaurant is known locally for its fine dining. The food is always of a high standard, the staff are knowledgeable and attentive and the atmosphere is friendly and jovial. Phone and book ahead a its nearly always busy.
9
locals recommend
Shu Restaurant Belfast
253 Lisburn Rd
9
locals recommend
This restaurant is known locally for its fine dining. The food is always of a high standard, the staff are knowledgeable and attentive and the atmosphere is friendly and jovial. Phone and book ahead a its nearly always busy.
Located at the bottom of our street only a few minutes walk from the BnB. It's BYO so great value for a night out with some fantastic flavours and Pizza options. Russell's is located directly across the road where you can purchase your wine or beer in their Off License section. If there isn't a table available when you arrive, take a number and nip next door to the Albany for drink while you wait to be called.
Belfast Wood Fired Pizza Company
699 Lisburn Rd
Located at the bottom of our street only a few minutes walk from the BnB. It's BYO so great value for a night out with some fantastic flavours and Pizza options. Russell's is located directly across the road where you can purchase your wine or beer in their Off License section. If there isn't a table available when you arrive, take a number and nip next door to the Albany for drink while you wait to be called.
Up market tea, coffee and scones with linen table cloths. Go on, treat yourself, you deserve it! Only a short walk from the BnB at the bottom of the street. First class service and friendly staff.
Maryville House Bed and Breakfast & Afternoon Tea
2 Maryville Park
Up market tea, coffee and scones with linen table cloths. Go on, treat yourself, you deserve it! Only a short walk from the BnB at the bottom of the street. First class service and friendly staff.
Great coffee, friendly staff and good atmosphere. Exactly what you'd expect from a Starbucks and only a short walk from the BnB. A great way to start your morning.
Starbucks
711/713 Lisburn Rd
Great coffee, friendly staff and good atmosphere. Exactly what you'd expect from a Starbucks and only a short walk from the BnB. A great way to start your morning.
Great spot for breakfast and/or lunch. Go for a traditional cooked breakfast or something more healthy if you prefer. Plenty of healthy options and salads on the lunch menu too. Friendly staff and very handy to the BnB.
Tony & Jen's
727 Lisburn Rd
Great spot for breakfast and/or lunch. Go for a traditional cooked breakfast or something more healthy if you prefer. Plenty of healthy options and salads on the lunch menu too. Friendly staff and very handy to the BnB.
Convieniance Stores
Our BnB is just off the Lisburn Road, which is a great shopping road on route into the city centre. all the following shops are within easy walking distance.
Local convenience store at the bottom of the street within easy walking distance from the BnB. Should have all your household needs for self catering in the BnB. Also contains an Off License should you want to treat yourself to a wee celebration on your holidays.
Russell's Food & Drink
Local convenience store at the bottom of the street within easy walking distance from the BnB. Should have all your household needs for self catering in the BnB. Also contains an Off License should you want to treat yourself to a wee celebration on your holidays.
Your are of course welcome to use the washing machine and tumble drier on site at the BnB. But why not simply drop off your washing the day before you leave and pick up your clean laundry on your way home. You're on your holidays after all! :0)
Fresh Dry Cleaners
398 Lisburn Rd
Your are of course welcome to use the washing machine and tumble drier on site at the BnB. But why not simply drop off your washing the day before you leave and pick up your clean laundry on your way home. You're on your holidays after all! :0)
Good quality meat and poultry with knowledgeable and friendly staff.
Corries Farm Butchers
400 Lisburn Rd
Good quality meat and poultry with knowledgeable and friendly staff.
Pamper yourself or get ready for that special night out
Blowdry Bar
394 Lisburn Rd
Pamper yourself or get ready for that special night out
A huge collection of specialist foods, cheeses, condiments, pickles, sauces, tapas etc... Treat yourself or pick up a gift for someone else. Well worth a visit if you're into your food.
The Arcadia
A huge collection of specialist foods, cheeses, condiments, pickles, sauces, tapas etc... Treat yourself or pick up a gift for someone else. Well worth a visit if you're into your food.
Convenient location to collect scripts, buy over the counter medication or simply browse the large range of beauty, make up and perfume products they have to offer.
MediCare - Osborne Pharmacy
366 Lisburn Rd
Convenient location to collect scripts, buy over the counter medication or simply browse the large range of beauty, make up and perfume products they have to offer.
Sightseeing
The Belfast Hop-on Hop-off sighting seeing open top bus tour has a drop off point not far from the BnB. Catch a normal bus from the bottom of our road in the city centre to meet the open top bus departing from Castle Place. Plan your day around the numerous stops, activities and destinations on route and then get dropped of in Eglantine Avenue. It's only a 1.5 mile walk along the Lisburn road back to the BnB. Stop on route for some light shopping or a cup of coffee. www.belfastcitysightseeing.com
Hop On Hop Off Belfast Bus
The Belfast Hop-on Hop-off sighting seeing open top bus tour has a drop off point not far from the BnB. Catch a normal bus from the bottom of our road in the city centre to meet the open top bus departing from Castle Place. Plan your day around the numerous stops, activities and destinations on route and then get dropped of in Eglantine Avenue. It's only a 1.5 mile walk along the Lisburn road back to the BnB. Stop on route for some light shopping or a cup of coffee. www.belfastcitysightseeing.com
A short bus journey, from the bottom our street, takes you into the city centre where you catch an excursion up the north coast to the Giants Causeway. Take in Carrick Castle, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Bushmills Distillery and Dunluce on route. There are a selection of operators departing from around the city center. Take your pick. You may like to check out www.belfastcitysightseeing.com
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locals recommend
Giants Causeway
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locals recommend
A short bus journey, from the bottom our street, takes you into the city centre where you catch an excursion up the north coast to the Giants Causeway. Take in Carrick Castle, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Bushmills Distillery and Dunluce on route. There are a selection of operators departing from around the city center. Take your pick. You may like to check out www.belfastcitysightseeing.com
A short bus journey, from the bottom our street, takes you into the city centre where you can catch a Game of Thrones excursion. Head up the north coast to take in the Kings Road, the Stormlands, the Iron Islands and the Drangonstone. Or head south towards Winterfell, Riverrun, the Haunted Forest and Kings Landing. There are a selection of operators departing from around the city center. Take your pick. You may like to check out www.belfastcitysightseeing.com or www.gameofthronestours.com
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locals recommend
Game of Thrones Tours
21 Botanic Ave
23
locals recommend
A short bus journey, from the bottom our street, takes you into the city centre where you can catch a Game of Thrones excursion. Head up the north coast to take in the Kings Road, the Stormlands, the Iron Islands and the Drangonstone. Or head south towards Winterfell, Riverrun, the Haunted Forest and Kings Landing. There are a selection of operators departing from around the city center. Take your pick. You may like to check out www.belfastcitysightseeing.com or www.gameofthronestours.com
Outdoor Activities
Activates are fun and/or exciting things to do within close proximity of the BnB that require some form of physical activity.
Check out www.belfastbikes.co.uk/en/belfast/ and down load the app to rent out a bike(s) for the day. There is a bike collection and drop off point opposite the Stranmillis roundabout, only a 1.5 mile walk from the BnB. A great way to get around Belfast and take in the sights. Or, avoid the traffic and nip onto the adjacent Tow Path and cycle along the Lagan into the city centre (It's a flat run all the way in and out!) Drop the bike off in town and catch a bus back out to the BnB if you prefer. Or, head the opposite direction and visit the Lock Keepers Cottage for coffee, Lagan Meadows, Belvoir Forest Park and the Lagan Valley Regional Park. Enjoy the stunning views and fantastic scenery on route.
Belfast Bikes
Check out www.belfastbikes.co.uk/en/belfast/ and down load the app to rent out a bike(s) for the day. There is a bike collection and drop off point opposite the Stranmillis roundabout, only a 1.5 mile walk from the BnB. A great way to get around Belfast and take in the sights. Or, avoid the traffic and nip onto the adjacent Tow Path and cycle along the Lagan into the city centre (It's a flat run all the way in and out!) Drop the bike off in town and catch a bus back out to the BnB if you prefer. Or, head the opposite direction and visit the Lock Keepers Cottage for coffee, Lagan Meadows, Belvoir Forest Park and the Lagan Valley Regional Park. Enjoy the stunning views and fantastic scenery on route.
Go for a refreshing walk along the Lagan Towpath only a short distance from the BnB. Leave all the hustle and bustle of the city behind you for a couple of hours and enjoy the peace and tranquility of this unexpected and beautiful rural setting on our door step. Visit the Lock Keepers Cottage for coffee, Lagan Meadows, Belvoir Forest Park and the Lagan Valley Regional Park. Enjoy the stunning views and fantastic scenery on route.
Lagan Towpath
Go for a refreshing walk along the Lagan Towpath only a short distance from the BnB. Leave all the hustle and bustle of the city behind you for a couple of hours and enjoy the peace and tranquility of this unexpected and beautiful rural setting on our door step. Visit the Lock Keepers Cottage for coffee, Lagan Meadows, Belvoir Forest Park and the Lagan Valley Regional Park. Enjoy the stunning views and fantastic scenery on route.
For the more active and adventurous check out https://www.mobileteamadventure.co.uk/ located at Shaw's Bridge, a short distance from the BnB (a walkable 1.2 miles ). Canoeing, water based activities, mountain biking and trekking. All great fun and fantastic ways to enjoy the local countryside at the same time.
Shaws Bridge Car Park
For the more active and adventurous check out https://www.mobileteamadventure.co.uk/ located at Shaw's Bridge, a short distance from the BnB (a walkable 1.2 miles ). Canoeing, water based activities, mountain biking and trekking. All great fun and fantastic ways to enjoy the local countryside at the same time.
Traveling by car? Why not throw your mountain bikes on the roof rack and take the opportunity to go off road at the near by Barnett Demesne trail park. Accessible via the tow path or the Shaw's Bridge car park the trails are only a short cycle from the BnB. There are a variety of trails ranging from a simple ride through the forest to the more technical off road routes and custom built stunt park. Check out http://www.mountainbikeni.com/barnett-demesne-trails-jumps-park/ for more details
Barnett Demesne Trails & Jumps Park
Traveling by car? Why not throw your mountain bikes on the roof rack and take the opportunity to go off road at the near by Barnett Demesne trail park. Accessible via the tow path or the Shaw's Bridge car park the trails are only a short cycle from the BnB. There are a variety of trails ranging from a simple ride through the forest to the more technical off road routes and custom built stunt park. Check out http://www.mountainbikeni.com/barnett-demesne-trails-jumps-park/ for more details
Only a short drive or taxi trip from the BnB why not head to Colin Glen for more out door activities including the SKY Trek high rope adventure. Other activities include archery, laser tag, climbing challenges, Gruffalo trail and orienteering https://www.colinglen.org/activities/
SKYTrek
163 Stewartstown Rd
Only a short drive or taxi trip from the BnB why not head to Colin Glen for more out door activities including the SKY Trek high rope adventure. Other activities include archery, laser tag, climbing challenges, Gruffalo trail and orienteering https://www.colinglen.org/activities/
Indoor Activities
Only a short drive from the BnB We Are Vertico is an adrenaline junkies paradise! Inflatable assault courses, Ninja assault course, indoor ski diving and indoor ski travellator. What's not to like! https://www.wearevertigo.com/
8
locals recommend
We Are Vertigo
1 Cedarhurst Rd
8
locals recommend
Only a short drive from the BnB We Are Vertico is an adrenaline junkies paradise! Inflatable assault courses, Ninja assault course, indoor ski diving and indoor ski travellator. What's not to like! https://www.wearevertigo.com/
Take a bus into the city centre and then a short walk out to W5, the interactive science museum located in the Odyssey Arena . Built for kids but equally enjoyed by adults this unique experience brings science to life in a fun and interesting way. Themes for the exhibitions vary and change throughout the year so check out the web site for the most up to date information. https://w5online.co.uk/ Please note that the entrance lobby into the Odyssey Arena is looking a bit tired and is due for a face lift but don't let that put you off. The is also a cinema, amusements and restaurants located in the Odyssey Arena so its a great way to spend a wet afternoon with plenty to do under the one roof.
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locals recommend
W5
2 Queens Quay
24
locals recommend
Take a bus into the city centre and then a short walk out to W5, the interactive science museum located in the Odyssey Arena . Built for kids but equally enjoyed by adults this unique experience brings science to life in a fun and interesting way. Themes for the exhibitions vary and change throughout the year so check out the web site for the most up to date information. https://w5online.co.uk/ Please note that the entrance lobby into the Odyssey Arena is looking a bit tired and is due for a face lift but don't let that put you off. The is also a cinema, amusements and restaurants located in the Odyssey Arena so its a great way to spend a wet afternoon with plenty to do under the one roof.
Within walking distance from BnB (via the foot bridge is shortest route) this is a great option to burn off excess energy and learn new skills. Great fun. https://www.boulderworldbelfast.com/
Boulder World Belfast
Within walking distance from BnB (via the foot bridge is shortest route) this is a great option to burn off excess energy and learn new skills. Great fun. https://www.boulderworldbelfast.com/