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Belfast
With a population of almost 300,000 in the city proper, Belfast has grown into a cosmopolitan destination and become a popular weekend break spot. With feelings of optimism and life pulsing through the city, Belfast makes for an energizing getaway. It's never been easier to tour the city, thanks to a number of intriguing bus, taxi, boat and pedestrian options. Don't miss the Ulster Folk Museum or the Belfast Cathedral, and make sure to experience some of the award-winning restaurants, bars, clubs, galleries and theaters.

All things to do » Things to do

Crumlin Road Gaol
Crumlin Road Gaol
Owner description: The Crumlin Road Gaol dates back to 1845 and closed it's doors as a working prison in 1996. After extensive renovations the gaol has re opened as a visitor attraction and... more Owner description: The Crumlin Road Gaol dates back to 1845 and closed it's doors as a working prison in 1996. After extensive renovations the gaol has re opened as a visitor attraction and conference centre. Today you can take a guided tour of the prison and hear about the history of the site from when women and children were held within it's walls through to the political segregation of republican and loyalist prisoners and learn about why the decision was taken to close the prison.During the tour of the gaol you will be taken by your tour guide to visit the underground tunnel that used to connect the gaol to the Crumlin Road Courthouse, you will get a chance to sit in the Governor's chair, view all the wings from the circle and of course pay a visit to the condemned mans cell before seeing the execution cell where the majority of the 17 men were hanged. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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Titanic Belfast
Titanic Belfast
Owner description: The Titanic Belfast visitor attraction extends over nine galleries, with multiple dimensions to the exhibition. Drawing together special effects, dark rides, full-scale... more Owner description: The Titanic Belfast visitor attraction extends over nine galleries, with multiple dimensions to the exhibition. Drawing together special effects, dark rides, full-scale reconstructions and innovative interactive features you will explore the Titanic story in a fresh and insightful way from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her infamous maiden voyage and catastrophic demise. The journey goes beyond the aftermath of the sinking, to the discovery of the wreck and continues into the present day in the Ocean Exploration Centre. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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City Hall
City Hall
This beautiful, neoclassical building serves as the seat of the city's government.
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Government Buildings
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Ulster Museum
Ulster Museum
Owner description: Come face to face with dinosaurs, meet an ancient Egyptian mummy and see modern masterpieces with a visit to the Ulster Museum. As Northern Ireland's treasure house of the past... more Owner description: Come face to face with dinosaurs, meet an ancient Egyptian mummy and see modern masterpieces with a visit to the Ulster Museum. As Northern Ireland's treasure house of the past and present, the museum is home to a rich collection of art, history and natural sciences with impressive galleries and interactive discovery zones. From Ireland to the South Pacific, ancient relics to modern masterpieces, the Ulster Museum offers something for everyone from the simply curious to the enthusiast. less
Attraction type: Natural History Museums; History Museums; Art Museums
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HMS Caroline
HMS Caroline
Owner description: Much of HMS Caroline has undergone extensive restoration to her 1916 appearance from the Battle of Jutland. Open from 1 June to 31 October 2016, visitors can discover a wide range... more Owner description: Much of HMS Caroline has undergone extensive restoration to her 1916 appearance from the Battle of Jutland. Open from 1 June to 31 October 2016, visitors can discover a wide range of historic spaces, including the Captain's Cabin, Royal Marines Mess, and Seamen's Wash as well as the very important engine room, sick-bay and galley kitchen. During their visit, visitors will discover the importance of the Battle of Jutland, learning what life at sea was like the over three hundred crew who served on board HMS Caroline during 1916. Visit the Torpedo School and explore the role of naval weaponry; peruse the Virtual Access Suite a contemporary, comfortable space where all visitors can explore the ship; Grab a bite to eat or a refreshing drink in the Mess Deck Cafe, and finally visit the Gift Shop, to bring home a reminder of your visit to HMS Caroline. less
Attraction type: History Museums; Specialty Museums; Ships
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All places to eat » Places to eat

The Dock
The Dock
Ranked #1 of 1,047 Restaurants in Belfast
Cuisines: Irish, Cafe, British, Soups
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Kathmandu Kitchen Nepalese & Indian Restaurant
Kathmandu Kitchen Nepalese & Indian Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 1,047 Restaurants in Belfast
Price: $8 - $19
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Balti, Nepali
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Holohans Pantry
Holohans Pantry
Ranked #3 of 1,047 Restaurants in Belfast
Price: $7 - $31
Cuisines: Irish
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Ginger Bistro
Ginger Bistro
Ranked #4 of 1,047 Restaurants in Belfast
Price: $16 - $26
Cuisines: Irish, European, British
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Holohans At The Barge
Holohans At The Barge
Ranked #5 of 1,047 Restaurants in Belfast
Price: $9 - $46
Cuisines: Irish, European, British
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Ravenhill Guesthouse
4.0 of 5
Ravenhill Guesthouse
$52 (£40)
Ranked #1 of 47 Belfast B&B and Inns
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Old Rectory
4.0 of 5
Old Rectory
$47 - $86 (£36 - £66)
Ranked #3 of 47 Belfast B&B and Inns
Vagabonds
Vagabonds
$18 - $56 (£14 - £43)
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Tara Lodge
4.0 of 5
Tara Lodge
$109 - $173 (£84 - £133)
Ranked #1 of 43 Hotels in Belfast
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Benedicts of Belfast
4.0 of 5
Benedicts of Belfast
$119 - $160 (£91 - £123)
Ranked #3 of 43 Hotels in Belfast
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Premier Inn Belfast City Centre (Alfred Street) Hotel
4.0 of 5
Premier Inn Belfast City Centre (Alfred Street) Hotel
$85 - $210 (£65 - £161)
Ranked #4 of 43 Hotels in Belfast
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

The Gregory
4.0 of 5
The Gregory
$116 - $198 (£89 - £152)
Ranked #2 of 47 Belfast B&B and Inns
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Merchant Hotel
5.0 of 5
Merchant Hotel
$226 - $435
Ranked #2 of 43 Hotels in Belfast
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The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast
5.0 of 5
The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast
$156 - $311 (£120 - £239)
Ranked #5 of 43 Hotels in Belfast
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