The beautiful city of Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland. It’s well-known for being the birthplace of the RMS Titanic. Belfast has so much to offer including history, art, culture, and nightlife. Hoping to plan a visit soon? Use this Belfast travel guide to ensure you hit all the best spots in the city! Here are some of the best places to see in Belfast that you won’t want to miss.
Apart from being one of the most Instagram‑worthy places in Belfast, Cathedral Quarter is an energetic part of the city. There are plenty of bars to choose from to grab a pint, many of which feature live music that brings these cobblestone streets to life throughout the day and night.
The Titanic Museum is such an interesting building, both inside and out. It sits at the head of the slipway where the Titanic was built. At night, lights in the ground illuminate in the outline of the ship.
Belfast Peace Wall
The Troubles, which only concluded in 1998, are a significant part of Northern Ireland’s history. This wall was built as a divide between Catholics and Protestants, however, it was not a religious conflict, it was political. Today, the wall stretches several kilometers and is covered in writing and murals.
This indoor/outdoor shopping mall was one of my favorite places to shop in the city. It has 70+ stores, coffee shops, and restaurants. The most unique part about this complex is the observation deck. Take the elevator as high as it will go and you will have a stunning 360-degree view of Belfast.
Titanic Quarter is a cute place in the city to go for a stroll. Here, you can stop for a picture at the Big Fish, marvel at the architecture of Albert Memorial Clock, and walk over the Lagan River bridge which lights up beautifully at night.
Sitting near the base of the popular hiking trail Cavehill, this 12th-century castle is one of the many gems of Northern Ireland. You can even grab a quick bite or a pint at its restaurant or tavern.
St. George Market
One of my favorite places in Belfast, St. George Market is a lively place to enjoy the weekend. There’s a booth for nearly any kind of food you can imagine, fresh produce, live entertainment, and countless handmade items for sale.
If you’re looking for a great nightclub, Limelight is the place to be. With three different rooms playing three different genres of music, nightly drink specials, a rooftop terrace, roaming professional photographers (taking FREE photos), and chances to win free entry on social media, this nightclub really has it all.
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