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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

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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...

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

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  • 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
  • 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

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...

Small Group Armagh Private Day Tour From Belfast Navan Fort Celts

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  • Book your Private Tour and get off the beaten track away from all the usual tourist areas, this tour would suit visitors who have been here before and seen all the usual sights, History buffs will love this tour! Prepare to be Amazed by County Armagh Aka "The Orchard County!" Navan Fort is an ancient ceremonial monument and According to tradition...read more
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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...

Derry Londonderry Small Group Private Day Trip From Belfast

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  • 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 did...read more

Belfast - Giants Causeway , Dunluce Castle and Dark Hedges

clock Duration: 6 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 Dark Hedges, Giant's Causeway, and other attractions surrounding these sites
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A History of Terror - Belfast City Centre Walking Tour

clock Duration: 120 to 150
  • 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 place
  • An informative commentary - filled tour where you will get full knowledge of the 30 - year
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Belfast Political Tour-Conflicting Stories in Two Taxis

clock Duration: 2 hours 15
  • It is a tour that shows you the full story behind the troubled times Belfast experienced
  • A discovery of how civil political war affected Belfast city and how they were able to bounce back into what they become today
  • A guided tour where you'll hear interesting facts about the war and see places affected by the conflict
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Giant’s Causeway Day Trip from Belfast

clock Duration: 10 hours
  • A full day tour into the UNESCO World Heritage - listed site in Belfast - the Giant's Causeway
  • It is a tour that drives you in a comfortable ride into the natural wonders that constitutes the Giant's Causeway
  • Also the sightseeing of Carrickfergus Castle - a Norman fortress, drinking whisky at the Old Bushmills Distillery,
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Belfast Hop-on Hop-off Tours

clock Duration: 1 hour 15
  • A tour aimed at effectively making your visit to Belfast worthwhile making sure no stone of fun is left unturned
  • It is a sightseeing outing into almost all of the main attractions in Belfast like: Albert Clock, the Jail, AC hotel, Freedom Corner, Parliament building, St. George's market, The Crown Bar, Queen's University, Shankill
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Private Giants Causeway Tour From Belfast

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  • 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 private experience
  • Get a ride into what people call "the Eighth Wonder of the World, and
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Giant's Causeway Full Day Tour from Belfast

clock Duration: 7 hours
  • This Is a tour that makes you delve into the beautiful Northern Irish countryside with an interesting itinerary to follow
  • It is an all-round travel into the most of Ireland's attraction landmarks like the Dark Hedges, Giant's Causeway, Carrick - a - Rede Rope Bridge, and others
  • An informative tour that takes you down into the
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There are many things you can do for free in Belfast like booking free entry into some Belfast museums, joining locals to do some free activities and others. This allows you to have fun and relax on a budget or save for further experiences on your trip.

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