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Things to Do in Belfast City & Greater Belfast

Some of the better known Belfast attractions include Belfast Zoo, St Anne's Cathedral, and of course the titanic quarter, birthplace of the famous RMS Titanic.  However we also have our hidden treasures.  Why not visit our own version of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory, Aunt Sandra's Candy Factory, take a boat tour along the Lagan or try comedy nights at the Empire bar which is housed in an old church.

Everywhere you'll come across country fairs, street markets, carnivals, drumming contests, road bowls in progress or a regatta on the lake. When the nights draw in, popular venues in town and cities are packed to capacity.  

From the iconic Harland and Wolff cranes to Belfast Castle and beyond there is something for everyone and we have listed our top picks of Belfast attractions here

Give your visit an extra dimension by fixing your holiday to coincide with some special event in Northern Ireland or perhaps you are looking for something fun to do over the weekend? If so, check out our Weekend in the City page for a list of latest events.

Don't forget to book your accommodation in Belfast as a base to try everything from.

  • Belfast Bred Tour

    Belfast City & Greater Belfast Tours & Trails

    Find out what Belfast is all about on a guided tour or walking trail.

  • Writers Square

    Shopping in and Around Belfast

    Greater Belfast offers the full retail experience - from inner city shopping to out-of-town convenience.

  • Cavehill, Belfast

    Outdoor Recreation

    Get out and about in Belfast! Make the most of our open spaces.

  • St Annes Cathedral

    Built Heritage

    Enjoy the heritage and history of Belfast with a trip to one of its famous landmarks.

  • Ulster Museum


    Fun attractions, enlightening visitor experiences - from Titanic to breweries!

  • The dressmaker at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

    Museums & Interpretative Centres

    Get a tantalising glimpse into Northern Ireland's past.

  • The MAC Gallery, Belfast

    Cultural Highlights

    The capital city is brimming over with culture, old and new.

  • W5 Exhibition centre

    Family Friendly

    Here's a few ideas for a family day out to talk about for weeks!

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