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!
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Premium Game of Thrones Tour from Belfast including Giants Causeway
Giant's Causeway Day Trip from Belfast
Titanic Belfast Entrance Ticket: Titanic Visitor Experience Including SS Nomadic
City Sightseeing Belfast Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Belfast Troubles City Centre Walking Tour
Guided Tour of Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast
Belfast Sightseeing Cruise: Titanic Quarter and River Lagan
Titanic Walking Tour in Belfast
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.