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Free Things to Do

Come and delight in the abundance of fantastic free activities and attractions around Belfast. With such a Titanic offering, there is something for everyone.

Places To Visit

Ulster Museum, Belfast

As Northern Ireland’s treasure house of the past and present, the museum is home to a rich collection of art. Explore the museum’s wide range of exhibits including ceramics and glass collections and even a real life Egyptian mummy.

Belfast City Hall, Belfast

Completed in 1906, Belfast City Hall is a magnificent Edwardian 'wedding cake' built to reflect Belfast's city status, granted by Queen Victoria in 1888. The grounds are also used for many events from continental markets to open air concerts.

Belfast Botanic Gardens and Palm House, Belfast

First established in 1828, the gardens have been enjoyed as a public park by the people of Belfast since 1895. There is an extensive rose garden and long herbaceous borders and the tree enthusiast can seek out the rare oaks planted in the 1880's.

Andrew Jackson Cottage and US Rangers Centre, Carrickfergus

Located less than a mile from the Town Centre, off the Larne Road, the Andrew Jackson Cottage is a traditional thatched Ulster –Scots farmhouse built in 1750s.

Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum Library, Lisburn

The Irish Linen Centre showcases one of Ireland's best known industries. Take an audio visual tour and see the weaving centre and hand looms. It also showcases events and exhibitions which recreate and honour Lisburn's rich, local history.

Queen's University Belfast, Belfast

The fine facade of the Main Building, designed by Charles Lanyon, conceals a quiet, restful quadrangle. This was the original Queen's College: the University has expanded throughout the immediate area, including all the houses on University Square.

Belfast Lough RSPB Reserve, Belfast

RSPB’s Belfast Harbour Reserve is arguably the best urban bird spectacle in the UK. Over the wintering months, Northern Ireland plays host of thousands of birds flying in from colder regions as far away as Siberia.

Linen Hall Library, Belfast

Founded in 1788, Linen Hall Library is a truly unique institution. As the oldest library in Belfast and the last subscribing library in Ireland, it has an impressive Irish and Local Studies Collection and houses a significant genealogy section.

Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast

Parliament Buildings is home to the Northern Ireland Assembly, the legislative body for Northern Ireland established under the Belfast Agreement 1998 (Good Friday Agreement).

Belfast Cathedral - The Cathedral Church of St. Anne, Belfast

Consecrated in 1904, the Cathedral held a memorial service shortly after the tragic sinking of the Titanic which was attended by several members of Thomas Andrew's family.

Hillsborough Forest, Hillsborough

Hillsborough Forest, set within the historic landscape of Large Park, offers the visitor 150 acres of mixed woodland in which to walk and relax with nature.

Robinsons Bar, Belfast

Relax and enjoy the chat in the saloon bar before tapping your feet in Fibber Magees - where you can enjoy free folk and traditional music 7 nights a week - or chill out in BT1 before working up a frenzie in Mezza(nine) nightclub.

Cockle Row Cottages, Groomsport, Bangor

Cockle Row cottages are perfect for the whole family to visit. Free weekend entertainment for all including craft fairs, children's crafts, live music and local craft demonstrations.

Belfast Hills, Dunmurry, Belfast

Experience the Belfast Hills, renowned for providing a unique backdrop to a thriving urban area. Being so close to the city, fantastic views over Belfast and beyond can be easily enjoyed at Cave Hill and Belfast Castle or Black Mountain.

Lagan Towpath,

Scenic riverside walk along tarmac path

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