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Best things to do in Belfast

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Establishment
“Always a show to catch here. And check out the pre theatre menus in most restaurants nearby :)”
19 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“CastleCourt is a family friendly shopping centre in Belfast with city centre car parking. Over 80 retail stores including cafes and coffee shops”
12 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Built in 1870 & located in Cave Hill has some of the best views overlooking Belfast.”
27 locals recommend
University
“Download the self guided tour and walk around these iconic buildings designed by Charles Lanyon”
24 locals recommend
Bar
“Located in the Cathedral Quarter, with some delicious beers is another must visit.”
31 locals recommend
Route
“Beautiful gardens set between Queens University Belfast and the Ulster Museum. Used in many TV programmes.”
26 locals recommend
Local Government Office
“There are regular free tours, just ask at Reception. Worth getting a look at the famous magnificent building!”
22 locals recommend
Theatre
“Famous Belfast Theatre where Liam Nesson Adrian Dunbar ans Ian McIlhenny to name but a few first trod the boards. Also the venue for the first ever meeting between The Queen and the late Martin McGuinness.”
30 locals recommend
Pub
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“Named after a local Chemist, Horatio Todds houses a good restaurant & a lively bar. Popular with locals, it serves a good selection of beers, wines, spirits & cocktails. There's a large outside are with seating & heating. Has live music and a firiendly clientele”
24 locals recommend
Establishment
“Laverys Bar in Belfast is one of the best bars in Northern Ireland for live sports, entertainment, pool hall, eating out, live music and events”
17 locals recommend
Zoo
“Belfast Zoological Gardens is located in North Belfast on the slopes of Cave Hill. This unique location provides unrivalled views across Belfast Lough with only a 15-minute drive from the city centre. The 55 acre site is home to more than 130 species, many of which are facing increasing dangers in their natural habitats.”
13 locals recommend
Route
“it has a wonderful observation gallery and its free with great views on a clear day ”
24 locals recommend
Pub
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“Long-established bar which serves craft beers. Popular with locals on a Friday night and during sporting events. It is on the Ormeau Road which is an up-and-coming popular area in South Belfast. ”
24 locals recommend
Science Museum
“6 Themed exhibition areas with over 250 interactive exhibitions, something for the whole family. My kids love it. Check out their web page for events and what's currently on. Located just a few minutes walk around the corner at SSE area.”
24 locals recommend
Park
“Great hike up to the top of Cave Hill with panoramic views of Belfast and beyond. Love this walk ”
25 locals recommend
Tour Provider
“If you’re a fan why not spend a night in vibrant Belfast and enjoy a game of thrones tour in Northern Ireland. ”
17 locals recommend