Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, is 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.
How to Spend a Perfect Day in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Join a free walking tour! If you have never joined a walking tour I highly recommend you do! Belfast free walking tour is a great way to see the center of the city in a couple of hours.
Claire, our tour guide, a young individual, very welcoming and informative, provided us with a great experience. What you will see when joining Belfast walking tour; the Albert Clock, the Docklands, The Lagan River, the Cathedral Quarter, the Big Fish, the Belfast city Hall, etc. The tour departs from the City Hall, opposite ‘Visit Belfast’ Tourist Office, in Donegall Square, Monday to Friday at 11 am, Saturday and Sunday at 11 am and 2:30 pm. A walking tour is a great chance to learn about the city!
- During my stay in Belfast, I visited the permanent art and history exhibition in the City hall. The exhibition presents the original architecture of 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. Entry is free.
- 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.
- What is Belfast best known for? The Titanic Belfast is an art and history visitor experience, open daily all year round (£19). The Titanic Belfast, an iconic architecture building, provides information on how the RMS Titanic was built, showing exhibitions, interactive galleries and effects.
- The Ulster Museum, the most popular museum in Belfast, 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. Entry is free.
- Henry Cooke’s statue, stands in College Square, near Grand Opera House, in the centre of the city. 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.
- 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, a Victorian-style, beautifully decorated pub is located 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 shop: Good coffee, brunch and cakes, in a central spot. A great place to have a coffee in a chilled atmosphere.
- The Chubby Cherub by Donegall Square offers a great variety of pasta, risotto, salads and pizza in a relaxing environment (£15).
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