Things to do
You won't be stuck for things to do in Belfast. With a rich history, you'll discover a fantastic landscape of attractions.
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Crumlin Road Gaol
Crumlin Road Gaol was a fully operational prison for 150 years, home to 25,000 prisoners including to murderers, suffragettes and political prisoners. Take a 70 minute guided tour, exploring the cells and tunnel connecting the prison and courthouse. Read more >>
Belfast City Hall
Belfast City Hall was built on the site of the White Linen Hall in 1888, the year the city received the Royal Charter. Take a free tour of City Hall (Monday to Friday - 11am, 2pm and 3pm, Saturday - 2pm and 3pm) to uncover the splendour and ambition of the original design. From the Lord Mayor's personal cloakroom, which is identical to the Captain of Titanic's cloakroom, to statues and busts, there is an incredible story of a small town by the mouth of the river which grew up to be a mighty, industrial power. Read more >>
Titanic Belfast is the world's largest Titanic visitor experience and a "must see" visit. Housed in an iconic 6-floor building, this state-of-the-art visitor experience tells the story of the Titanic, from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her famous maiden voyage and tragic end. More info >>
Titanic’s little sister ship, SS Nomadic, has had quite an eventful life. Originally designed to ferry 1st and 2nd class passengers to Titanic, she went on to serve other ships, carrying famous passengers including Charlie Chaplin and Elizabeth Taylor. She was also a troop ship in the 1940s, and even a floating restaurant in Paris! Take a tour on board. More info >>
Stormont Parliament Buildings
Take a free tour of Stormont Parliament Buildings, known locally as the House on the Hill, and gain an insight into both Northern Ireland and the building itself. Home to the Northern Ireland Assembly, it was opened in 1932. Read more >>
The Mill at Conway Street
Built in 1842, this linen flax spinning mill is steeped in history and culture. It was one of the first linen spinning mills to be established on the Lower Falls Road. Today, the beautifully refurbished building houses a variety of local businesses including art galleries and artist studios. The Market at The Mill is on every Saturday from 10am-3pm, and has a variety of stalls providing fresh local produce such as fish, meat, vegetable and bread. There are also arts, crafts and gift items available, all made in Belfast. Read more >>
Tours of Belfast
Discover Belfast on foot or by bike, boat, bus, taxi or segway. View all Sightseeing Tours >>
Hop on one of the bus tours, Belfast City Sightseeing or City Tours Belfast, and discover the Titanic Quarter, the murals on the Falls and Shankill Roads, the historic Cathedral Quarter and Queen’s Quarter. Tickets are available from the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre.
Enjoy a unique perspective of the changing face of Belfast's historic harbour which built well over 10,000 ships in its history. Explore all the sites in the Titanic Quarter on the Lagan Boat Company Titanic Boat Tour hop on, hop off water taxi service.
With the Giro d’Italia Big Start coming to Belfast during May, there’s no better time to explore Belfast by bike! Both Belfast City Bike Tours and Belfast Bike Tours & Hire can provide guided tours as well bike equipment.
Discover the history of Belfast with a guided walking tour of the city with Belfast Compass Tours and Hidden Belfast Walking Tours, or follow in the footsteps of Titanic's builders on the Titanic Walking Tour.
Belfast City Cemetery headstone inscriptions tell the story of the Empire and the golden era of industrialisation. Take a tour of the City Cemetery and Milltown Cemetery and find out about the history of Belfast.
Love running? Try Belfast’s first and only Running Tour – find out about Belfast while keeping fit!
Take a guided journey into the dark shadows and alleyways of haunted Belfast with the Belfast Ghost Walk, or discover the murals with the Belfast Mural Tour. Learn more about our politics with the Coiste Irish Political Tour, guided by political ex-prisoners.
Value Cabs Taxi Tours, Belfast Attractions, Belfast Cabs, The Black Cab Tour, Cab Tours NI and TaxiTrax all provide great tours of Belfast covering popular attractions, political murals and the city's Titanic and maritime heritage.