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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...

Private Guided Tour Giant's Causeway Game of Thrones Rope Bridge From Belfast

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  • 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 surrounding the atmospheric tree - shrouded Dark hedges Road
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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...

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

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  • 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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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...

HMS Caroline Entry 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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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...

Titanic Belfast Ticket: Titanic Visitor Experience Including SS Nomadic

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  • 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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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...

Self-Guided Tour of Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast

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  • 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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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...

Armagh Private Day Tour From Belfast

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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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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...

Derry Londonderry 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
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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...

Museum Ticket

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  • 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 if...read more
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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...

Death, Tragedy & Betrayal (Clifton St Graveyard Tour) Ticket

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  • This Halloween Week Clifton House will be hosting a special Halloween tour of Clifton Street Cemetery. Opened in 1797 as the ‘New Burying Ground’ there are many tales to be told here.

    Death, Tragedy & Betrayal focuses on the ‘darker side’ of the graveyard’s history- from the infamous body snatchers which plagued the cemetery in...read more
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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...

Tayto Park Theme Park Day Trip from Belfast

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  • Get on board a luxury coach in central Belfast and get ready to spend an exhilarating day in Ireland's only theme park, Tayto Park.

    Tayto Park hosts a variety of activities suitable for all ages. Visitors can visit the Zoo and see animals such as the Amur tigers, meerkats, buffaloes, and the adrenaline seekers can take a ride on one of the...read more
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