Free Things To Do In Belfast

The capital city of Northern Ireland is arguably most renowned for being the birthplace of the infamous Titanic ship that famously sunk in 1912.

Of course, there are plenty of more defining features and attractions of Belfast city and we aim to share the very best of the things to do in Belfast in this extensive travel guide.

If you’re looking for the top 10 best free attractions in Belfast, or you’d prefer to take a look at some of the most popular paid attractions in Belfast, we’ve got you covered with our detailed list!

Free Attractions in Belfast

Top Rated Belfast Attractions


Belfast Castle Estate and Cave Hill Country Park

The marvellous complex that is the Belfast Castle Estate is the perfect place to bring the whole family on a day out in Belfast.

The Castle is set upon beautiful acres of pristine gardens and offers endless hours of family fun.

Of course, the castle is free to visit so you don’t have to worry about extortionate entry fees for the whole family, and you can take your time wandering around and admiring the complexities of...

Combo: Titanic Belfast Ticket and 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

clock Duration: 4 hours
  • It is an unlimited hop - on and hop - off tour and admission ticket into main attraction embedded in Belfast City center
  • A visit to the most visited attractions in Belfast central as you hop - on and hop - off an open - top double decker
  • It is also a discovery of places like the Parliament house, Albert Clock, St. Anne's
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Belfast City Hall

No visit to Belfast would be complete without seeing the Belfast City Hall; a truly stunning iconic and beautiful building in the capital city.

Take a leisurely stroll around the grounds of the hall and make sure you pay a visit to the Titanic Memorial Garden where you can pay your respects to all the people who suffered in the terrible tragedy of the 1912 ship sinking.

You can also take a free tour inside Belfast City Hall...

HMS Caroline Ticket

clock Duration: 1 to 4 hou
  • It is the wandering away into one of Belfast's newest and coolest attraction
  • A 1 - 4 hours guided exploration into HMS Caroline, a World War 1 Ship built over 100 years ago
  • A tour that takes you back into history of how HMS Caroline participated actively in the World War 1
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Divis and Black Mountain

If you’re looking for a great free attraction in Belfast that will allow you to get out of the busy city streets for a few hours, then you definitely need to add Divis and Black Mountain to your list of things to do.

Take a walk along the 4.2-mile Ridge Trail which offers spectacular views over the city. As it’s a fairly easy and pleasant walk, you can complete it with the whole family in tow.

There are numerous...

Titanic Belfast Entrance Ticket: Titanic Visitor Experience Including SS Nomadic

clock Duration: 2 hours 30
  • This is an expedition into the World's largest Titanic exhibition located in the prosperous city of Belfast
  • It is one that dips you into the history of the fatal first and last voyage of the titanic ship
  • Also an included exploration into the surface of the last remaining White Star Line Vessel where you'll experience over a
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The MAC, or the Metropolitan Arts Centre to use its official name, is a contemporary arts and culture centre situated in the city centre of Belfast.

It’s renowned for being one of the best venues in the city for live music, dance and comedy performances and is well worth a visit if you get the chance while you’re in Belfast.

There are plenty of art galleries to explore and enjoy in Belfast, but the MAC is often said...

Self-Guided Tour of Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast

clock Duration: 60 to 120
  • It Is delving into Belfast's history of criminality and where those revolting convicts were held
  • An exploration into where prisoners are detained as they await their final day of hanging for their crimes
  • It is an informative tour where you will hear stories of famous offenders and where they spent their final days before
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Stormont Parliament Buildings

If you want to learn more about Northern Ireland’s eclectic political history, as well as more recent happenings within the government, then a visit to the Stormont Parliament Buildings needs to be on your travel itinerary while in Belfast.

You can take a free tour of the buildings which will provide you with a brief insight into the history of the parliament and the buildings that house them.

You can also enjoy a brief...

Derry Londonderry Small Group Private Day Trip From Belfast

clock Duration: 6 to 7 hou
  • A Completely Unique Private Tour with a Professional Tour Guide including Private Transportation.This Tour is completely Unique in that it is not offered by ANY other company ANYWHERE in Northern Ireland.It is an amazing day out in beautiful ancient County Derry/Londonderry!This tour would suit previous visitors to Northern Ireland who have more

Ulster Museum

Located within the Botanic Gardens (see below for more information!), the Ulster Museum offers approximately 8,000 square metres of collections of art, sculptures and archaeological discoveries.

Inside the Ulster Museum, you will find an abundance of fascinating collections from everything from the Ancient Egyptians, to dinosaurs, to modern day works of art.

It’s certainly the place to be if you want to immerse yourself in...

Museum Ticket

clock Duration: 1 to 2 hou
  • Bookings – we can arrange guided tours and lodge meetings for groups. Bookings can be made via email or telephone and made 6 weeks in advance. Group rates are above.

    Lecture Hall – will host events, talks and will be available to rent out. For more information go to Venue Hire.

    Replica Lodge Room – Booking is essential more

Museum Ticket

clock Duration: 1 to 2 hou
  • Bookings – we can arrange guided tours and lodge meetings for groups. Bookings can be made via email or telephone and made 6 weeks in advance. Group rates are above.

    Lecture Hall – will host events, talks and will be available to rent out. For more information go to Venue Hire.

    Replica Lodge Room – Booking is essential more

Original Belfast history war and mural tour by Black cab

clock Duration: 2 hours
  • Our company was est during the troubles with the original drivers who supplied transport to their communities while the bus service was taken of the streets for years.
    The original black taxi men
    All our guides have a full knowledge of 800 years of British and Irish history and our company is a mixed work force we not just Catholic more

Belfast Sightseeing Cruise: Titanic Quarter and River Lagan

clock Duration: 1 hour
  • This is a 1 - hour sightseeing sail alongside the River Lagan
  • It is the witnessing of the rare gems that Belfast has in terms of Naval and Ship building
  • It is a visit to North Ireland's biggest and largest seal colony (though this is summer weather bound)
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IRA Troubles Conflict Private Tour Museum Graves Murals and Political Analysis

clock Duration: 120 to 180
  • An exceptional tour with a guide who is an Irish Republican Political Activist and have much knowledge about the conflict that troubled Belfast in the past
  • It is an history based tour where you will learn how they targeted at ending the British supremacy into creating a United Ireland
  • A visit to areas tourist don't usually go
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Guided Day Tour: Giant's Causeway from Belfast

clock Duration: 7 hours 30
  • This Is an exploration of Northern Ireland's most rare gems embedded in the Giants Causeway tour from Belfast
  • An 8 - hours intensive travel into the rich legacy and geology of the rural region of Northern Ireland
  • It is an exclusive cruise into top attraction sites like the Bushmills Whiskey Distillery, Dunluce Castle and the
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Shore Excursion: Giants Causeway Tour From Belfast Port

clock Duration: 7 to 8 hou
  • It is cruising your way pass the ship docks in Belfast to the amazing land of the Giant's Causeway
  • An informative tour that tells you about the history of the district from the local guide provided
  • A small group tour which ensures lots of responsiveness from your guide
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Giant's Causeway Tour including Game of Thrones Sites from Belfast

clock Duration: 8 hours
  • A travel into locations used by GoT TV series which makes Belfast City a fast rising tourism center
  • Immerse yourself in the natural beauty embedded in the spectacular Antrim Coastal Road, The Dark Hedges, Carrickfergus Castle, the Carrick - a - Rede Road Bridge and many other attractions in the causeways
  • A tour through the
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