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Belfast on a budget | What to see and do

There are so many things to see and do in Belfast if you are travelling on a tight budget. Read Evbeing Travel Guide on the free and affordable attractions to do in Belfast.

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Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland. A lively and energetic city with lots to see and do. Every city you visit in the world has an interesting story to tell and Belfast won’t disappoint you.

Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Join a Belfast free walking tour! If you have never joined a walking tour I highly recommend you do! A free walking tour departs from the City Hall, opposite the ‘Visit Belfast’ Tourist Office in Donegall Square. The tours run from Monday to Friday at 11 am, Saturday and Sunday at 11 am and 2:30 pm (TIP THE TOUR GUIDE).


  • Visit some of Belfast’s popular landmarks: the Albert Clock, the Docklands, The Lagan River, the Cathedral Quarter, the Big Fish, the Belfast City Hall.
  • The City Hall is one of the most popular buildings in Belfast city centre, designed by Alfred Brumwell Thomas in the Baroque Revival style.
Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Visit the permanent art and history exhibition in the City Hall. The exhibition presents the original architecture of the City Hall as designed by Alfred Brumwell Thomas in the late 1890s. There are 16 rooms to view and explore across six themes; The City, The Growth and Governance, The City at Work and Play, The City Speech and City Streets, the City Commemorates, The Reflection Space and The City Celebrates.
  • Enjoy a 360° view of the city of Belfast! Visit the Dome Observation Deck in Victoria Square Shopping Centre. Take the lift to the top to view Belfast skyline, visit the mall which comprises floors of retail, fashion, coffee shops, brand stores.
Belfast, Northern Ireland, The Titanic Museum
The Titanic Museum
  • What is Belfast best known for? Visit the Titanic Belfast, an iconic architecture building. The exhibition provides information on how the RMS Titanic was built, shows interactive galleries and effects.
  • Visit the Botanic Gardens occupying 28 acres of south Belfast.
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  • Visit the Ulster Museum. The Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00. You will have the chance to see a rich collection of art, history and natural sciences exhibitions, from bronze and gold jewellery, paintings, dinosaurs, Egyptian mummies (FREE).
  • View the Albert Memorial Clock. The 141-feet high clock was constructed in 1869, is one of the best-known landmarks of Belfast (FREE).
  • Henry Cooke‘s statue stands in the College Square near the Grand Opera House. Cooke was an Irish Presbyterian leader that played a major role in Belfast’s history during the early and mid-nineteenth century. Cooke’s imposing statue was erected in September 1875 and represents an influential symbol of the Protestantism of Northern Ireland (FREE).
  • The Grand Opera House, a historic theatre of superb architecture, is presenting shows of drama, dance, opera, comedy, musicals and pantomime. The opera house is located in the heart of the city, was designed by Frank Matcham and opened on the 23rd December 1895.
  • The Crown Liquor Saloon is a Victorian-style decorated pub in Great Victorian Street. The bar has ten private booths, each of them has a separate door, where you can dine if you are lucky to book one. Crown Liquor is a different style pub that can get very crowded from time to time.


The Established Coffee: WHAT TO ORDER: coffee and cakes.


Chubby Cherub at Donegall Square. WHAT TO ORDER: pasta, risotto, salads, pizza.

Belfast, Northern Ireland

This post was most recently updated on May 23rd 2020.

2 thoughts on “Belfast on a budget | What to see and do

  1. I had a lovey day in Belfast, in fact it really surprised me, this city is unique and amazing, hope to return there soon 🙂 cheers from Portugal, PedroL


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