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Top Things To Do on Sunday in Belfast

There's lots to do in Belfast on a Sunday. You may want to attend a morning service at one of the city’s stunning cathedrals, browse around the atmospheric St George’s Market or take one of the many sightseeing tours to learn more about our great city. Discover famous landmarks such as Belfast City Hall or Crumlin Road Gaol, or explore historic artefacts and stunning art collections at the Ulster Museum.


Titanic Belfast and SS Nomadic

Sunday opening hours: 10am - 5pm (October - March), 9am - 6pm (April, May and September) and 9am - 7pm (June - August)
Recently named the World's Leading Tourist Attraction, Titanic Belfast is a state-of-the-art interactive exhibition, where you'll uncover the true story of the Titanic, from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her famous maiden voyage and subsequent place in history. The SS Nomadic ferried 1st and 2nd class passengers to Titanic from Cherbourg and was designed by Titanic's designer Thomas Andrews. Book your tickets online to beat the queues. Read more >>

St George's Market

Sunday opening hours: 10am - 4pm
The Sunday Market is a mixture of the traditional Friday Variety Market and Saturday’s award-winning City Food and Craft Market. It has a special emphasis on local arts and crafts, offering more local craftspeople the opportunity to show off their talents. Live music from top local bands and solo artists also ensures that visitors are kept entertained. Products on sale include local, continental and specialty foods, scented candles, clothes, handmade jewellery, antiques, art and souvenirs. Read more >>

Crumlin Road Gaol

Sunday opening hours: 10am - 4.30pm
Crumlin Road Gaol first opened its gates to prisoners in 1846 and for 150 years it was a fully operational prison. During those 150 years, the Gaol has housed murderers, suffragettes and loyalist and republican prisoners. It has witnessed births, deaths and marriages and has been the home to executions, escapes, hunger-strikes and riots. On a 70 minute guided tour you will be taken through the years and experience what life was like for those imprisoned in ‘The Crum’ at one of Belfast's most unique visitor attractions. Read more >>

Ulster Museum

Sunday opening hours: 10am - 5pm
As Northern Ireland's treasure house of the past and the present, the Ulster Museum is home to a rich collection of art, history and natural sciences and is free to all visitors. The museum tells the story of the people of the north of Ireland from earliest times to the present day. Impressive galleries and interactive discovery zones bring history, science and art collections to life for visitors of all ages. Read more >>

HMS Caroline

10am - 5pm daily
Price: £12

HMS Caroline has undergone extensive restoration and visitors can now discover a range of historic spaces including the Captain Crookes Cabin, Royal Marines Mess, Seamen's Wash, engine room, sick bay and galley kitchen. Explore the importance of the Battle of Jutland and discover what life was like at sea for over three hundred crew who served on board. In the Torpedo School, visitors can learn about the role of naval weaponry and design a 'Dazzle' paint scheme for their ship, explore the insides of a torpedo and learn about the various roles of crew when in battle. Read more >>

Belfast City Hall

Sunday tour times: 12pm, 2pm and 3pm (exhibition open from 10am)
Take a free tour of Belfast City Hall, led by an experienced guide, and uncover the history of Belfast City Hall. Exploring some of its finest features and the Titanic Memorial Garden. The grounds feature a number of monuments and memorials. The Belfast City Hall Visitor Exhibition is open from 10am. Read more >>

Sunday Brunch

Nothing beats a big breakfast at the weekend or brunch with friends. From a traditional fry to pancakes and bacon, see some of our top suggestions for breakfast and brunch in Belfast. Try The Bar and Grill at James Street South for a brunch menu including a full cooked breakfast, brioche French toast and crêpes, or enjoy a tasty breakfast at The National Grande Café including Eggs Arlington with poached eggs, smoked salmon and Hollandaise sauce on toasted brioche. Or if a family lunch is more your style, Little Wing's 'Little Wing Little Bill' offer is available every Sunday-Wednesday, including two courses and a drink for just £12.95. See more breakfast and brunch ideas >>

Belfast Zoo

Sunday opening hours: 10am - 4pm (1 October - 31 March) and 10am - 7pm (1 April - 30 September)
The zoo is home to more than 1,000 animals and 150 species, many of which are in danger in their natural habitat. Popular attractions include the Asian elephants, Rothschild's giraffes, California sea lions, penguins, apes and Sumatran tigers. Read more >>

W5

Sunday opening hours: 12pm - 6pm (last admission 5pm)
With over 250 amazing interactive exhibits in four incredible exhibition areas, W5 provides a unique experience as well as fantastic fun for visitors of all ages. In addition to permanent exhibits, W5 also presents a changing programme of large and small scale temporary exhibitions and events. They have a daily programme of live science demonstrations and shows throughout the day. Read more >>

Shopping

Sunday opening hours: 1pm - 6pm (St George's Market is open 10am - 4pm)
Belfast has high street stores, family-owned businesses, designer boutiques, markets and the incredible Victoria Square and CastleCourt shopping centres - all within minutes of each other. Start your shopping day at St George's Market, open from 10am, and pick up some tasty brunch while you're there. Read more >>

Take a Tour of the City

From open top bus tours to running tours and adventures further afield, take a sightseeing tour of Belfast and beyond with some of these Sunday suggestions:

  • Belfast City Bike Tours - 10am and 2pm on Sundays: Belfast City Bike Tours offer fun, eco-friendly tours of Belfast City with local guides to show you the sights, some of which are only reachable by bike. Read more >>
  • Belfast City Sightseeing Bus Tours - 10am - 4.30pm. Read more >>
  • Belfast City Bus Tours - 9.45am - 4.15pm. Read more >>
  • Value Cabs Taxi Tours - can be arranged at a time that suits you. Read more >>
  • Titanic Discovery Tour - 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm (April - Sept) and 12.30pm and 2pm (Oct - March). Read more >>

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Wee Tram Tour

Sunday opening hours: 12pm - 5pm (leaves Titanic Belfast every half hour)
Hop on and hop off for two days travel around the attractions of the Titanic Quarter. On board you’ll hear amazing stories of the shipyard, with photography, video material and local knowledge on screens in each tram carriage. You can even wear your very own Edwardian ‘duncher' as you travel, it’s the old yardmen’s cap! You can stay on board for a full tour - it takes approx one hour and it’s a great day out in its own right - or you can use the tram to go the extra mile and explore all the attractions of Titanic Quarter yourself! Read more >>

We Are Vertigo

Sunday opening hours: 11am - 6pm
The Ski Centre offers skiers and snowboarders, of all abilities, the chance to learn, enhance or brush up on their skills on the never ending ski slopes. The Adventure Centre is where kids of all ages can enjoy an Alpine Swiss play village, Sky Trail high ropes, low ropes, climbing wall, electric quads and log cabin party rooms. Plus there's Northern Ireland's only trampoline park, boasting an enormous open trampoline area and stunt pit. Or for some relaxation time, visit the Vertigo Alpine Spa for the chance to get pampered and soothe those aching muscles after a work out on the slopes. Read more >>

Belfast Cathedral

Sunday opening hours: 1pm - 3pm, Sunday services from 8am
Belfast Cathedral is the church of Saint Anne. The Romanesque architecture gives the cathedral a lofty grandeur with semi-circular arches and massive pillars, vast and high single windows, and the whole possessing an uncluttered spaciousness. Take an audio tour, conducted by a variety of commentators. Highlights include the tomb of Lord Carson - the only person buried in the Cathedral - where the audio includes extracts from the original funeral service in 1935, and personal reflections by Sir Donald Murray, who was a choirboy in St Anne's on the day of the service. Sunday services times are 8am Eucharist, 10am Eucharist, 11am Sung Eucharist and 3.30pm Evensong and visitors are very welcome. Read more >>

Gruffalo Trail at Colin Glen Forest Park

Opening hours: 9am - 5pm (October - March), 9am - 8pm (April - September)
Colin Glen Forest Park is a beautiful wooded glen located in the southwest of Belfast City in the heart of the Belfast Hills. Visitors can expect to enjoy beautiful woodland walks, adventurous outdoor activities and superb leisure facilities. Discover the Gruffalo Trail, join the very clever mouse and meet the silly old fox, owl and snake on the way to an amazing 8 foot tall Gruffalo, complete with knobbly knees, turned out toes and a poisonous wart on the end of his nose! Read more >>

Live Music Sundays

Enjoy the sound of the city with live, local and traditional music in Belfast at Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich, an arts and cultural centre with a strong focus on Irish language and culture, featuring live music every Sunday from 12.30-2.30pm. Or call into McHughs Bar for live sessions on Sunday afternoon and Gypsy Wish live from 4pm. Catch a traditional session at The Garrick, one of the oldest pubs in Belfast, from 6pm on Sundays. Hear traditional music sessions in the Dirty Onion 2-5pm and 7-10pm every Sunday. Join some of the best local talent for live Solo Sundays at The John Hewitt from 9pm. Sunday listings include Ken Haddock at Belfast Empire from 10pm, one of Belfast's longest running live residencies. Read more >>


* Opening hours subject to change, please check attraction website for current opening hours.


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