Top Attractions In Belfast For Free

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

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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...

Small Group Giant's Causeway and Game of Thrones From Belfast

clock Duration: 7 to 8 hours
  • It is a tour that takes you into the land where the hit TV series GAME OF THRONES was filmed
  • It is a wonder - filled ride into the mysterious and supernatural rock creations of the Giant's Causeways
  • Learn more about the history...
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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...

In the Footsteps of Seamus Heaney Tour

clock Duration: 8 hours
  • This is a tour into knowing the life lived by a Legendary and Nobel Prize winning Irish poet Seamus Heaney
  • It is a visit to the multi - million pounds fascination embedded in the Poet's HomePlace
  • A tour through the works,...
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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...

Belfast Troubles City Centre Walking Tour

clock Duration: 120 to 150 m
  • This tour is centered around the trial times of conflict North Ireland has experienced and its effect on Belfast City
  • It is a walking tour to the main locations where the war affected and the key places events of the war took...
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The MAC

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...

Guided Day Tour: Giant's Causeway from Belfast

clock Duration: 8 hours
  • 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...
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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...

Giant's Causeway Tour including Game of Thrones Sites from Belfast

clock Duration: 10 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...
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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...

Premium Game of Thrones Tour from Belfast including Giants Causeway

clock Duration: 9 hours 30 m
  • This is an exclusive full - day journey directly into the Seven Kingdoms of the GoT filming locations
  • It is a visit to one of the UNESCO - listed landmarks, the Giant's Causeway and the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
  • It is also an...
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Botanic Gardens

Speaking of the Botanic Gardens, this incredible 28-acres of pubic open space in the heart of the city is another great free attraction in Belfast.

They’re a popular place within the city for local workers, students and tourists and they’re a place where everyone can enjoy some quality alone time, or spending time with others.

The Gardens are home to astonishing species of plants and flowers and the original...

Giant's Causeway, Titanic Experience and Dark Hedges day tour from Belfast

clock Duration: 8 hours
  • This is a tour that takes you to three of the top attractions holding Northern Ireland's tourism section
  • It is a discovery of the aftermath of Titanic in the Titanic Experience Museum, gazing in awe at the wild yet beautiful Giant's...
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Free

Colin Glen Forest Park

The Colin Glen Forest Park is one of the best free places in Belfast for the whole family.

You’ll find a whole wealth of interactive and immersive activities that will involve everyone inside the Forest Park, including numerous woodland walks and even a Gruffalo Trail that young children in particular are sure to love!

The Colin Glen Forest Park is also one of the best places in the city to take part in several adventurous...

Game of Thrones locations and Giant's Causeway from Belfast

clock Duration: 8 hours
  • This 9 - hours tour takes you into the Game of Throne famous film locations
  • It is a package that gives you access into the well - known spots of the TV series e.g. the Carrick - a - Rede Rope Bridge, Dunluce castle, Lordsport and...
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Free

St George’s Market

Voted as “The UK’s Best Large Indoor Market of 2014”, St George’s Market has simply got to be a place that you visit while in Belfast!

It’s the perfect place in Belfast to try out different foods from cities and countries all over the world so if you have a particular penchant for trying out new cuisines but don’t have the time or budget to fly everywhere, then this is a great solution for...

Giant's Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge Day Trip from Belfast

clock Duration: 9 hours
  • It is delving into one of the beautiful landmarks and a UNESCO - Listed site, the Giant's Causeway
  • It is an exploration of bravery where you will cross the amazing Carrick - a - Rede Rope bridge
  • A stop at various sites like the...
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Linen Hall Library

Linen Hall Library is the oldest library in Belfast and is also the last library in Northern Ireland that offers subscriptions.

It dates back more than 225 years so it’s absolutely teeming with history and it also houses one of the biggest Robert Burns’ collections in the world.

The Linen Hall Library might not look that much from the outside, but on the inside, it treats visitors to a wealth of incredible books and...

Private Giants Causeway and Antrim Coast Tour From Belfast

clock Duration: 8 to 10 hour
  • This is an awesome tour aimed at giving you the best of private experience as you walk down the Giant's Causeway
  • It is a tour into the wonderland of Giant's Causeway via private transportation with a private guide giving you the best of...
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