Whenever travelling in Belfast for business or pleasure, make sure to visit the most popular places in the city. Take in the awe-inspiring views, architecture and experience the culture and vibrant atmosphere of Belfast.
• Belfast Castle
Designed in the Scottish Baronial style, the Belfast Castle is sits on the slopes of Cavehill Country Park in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The castle provides an unimpeded view of the city centre and the Belfast Lough. Belfast castle is now a popular venue for weddings and other special occasions, and features antique shops, restaurant and visitor centre.
• Crown Liquor Saloon
Located along Great Victoria Street, the Crown Liquor Saloon is Belfast’s most popular pub and one of Ireland’s best pubs. They are famous for their pints of Guiness and an amazing interior lit by gas lamps.
• Belfast City Hall
The Belfast City Hall is home to the Belfast City Council and the centrepiece of the city’s attractions. Take their daily tour free and bask in the amazing interior. Outside, you will see the lantern-crowned copper dome and surrounded by four towers at every corner of the building. It reigns over the Belfast skyline and is a famous city landmark.
• Linen Hall Library
Located at the Donegall Square North is the famous Linen Hall Library. It was founded in 1788 by several artisans and was known as the Belfast Reading Society. The library got its present name as the Linen Hall Library because in 1802, then called Belfast Society for Promoting Knowledge, it transferred to its final location at the White Linen Hall.
• Odyssey Arena and W5
You will find the Odyssey Arena at the Titanic Quarter. It is a large sports and entertainment centre and hosted W5 (stands for Who, What, Where, When, Why), a science exhibition centre.
• Saint Anne’s Cathedral
St. Anne’s Cathedral is a cathedral of the Church of Ireland and is noteworthy for it serves two separate dioceses. The cathedral is famous for its stunning architecture and the centre of the Cathedral Quarter.
• The Ulster Museum
Located in the Botanic Gardens in Belfast, the museum features numerous collections of fine art, archaeology, ethnography, botany, zoology,etc. It is the largest museum in Northern Ireland and amazingly free to enter and enjoy.
• Queen’s University
At the right time of the year, get a chance to experience the annual Belfast Festival or witness the Belfast Film Festival. Take in the stunning architecture and the beautiful sights of the Queen’s University.
• Botanic Gardens
The Botanic Gardens contains two main buildings, the Palm House and the Tropical Ravine, and features a children’s playground, walking routes, and an assortment of flowers, plants and trees. There are also occasional events such as band recitals, operas and the like.
• Titanic Quarter
Visit the Titanic Quarter and explore the site where the RMS Titanic was built in the early 1900s or take a tour of the around the riverside entertainment area.