Places to Visit in Belfast

When you travel to Belfast, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Belfast, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Belfast to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Belfast things to do can include exploring Belfast attractions and visiting the places of interest.

A stunning masterpiece of Portland stone, set in an attractive garden is the Belfast city hall. It is the civil building of the Belfast city council. The classical renaissance style construction remains in one piece and is the finest of all in British Isles. While exploring the finest features, it shows us the history of the Belfast city hall.

It is one of the world’s largest Titanic visitor attractions. This distinctive building is a tribute to the story of the Titanic. Only in Belfast can you find the story of Titanic and the passion and pride taken by the designers and makers of the ship. The famous Titanic was built in this very spot. Various tours show the slipways and the dry docks.

This is a great way for the family who love solving puzzles or just want to spent time with their kids. The answers are in the existing monuments so along with the fun of solving the puzzle, they can know about the monuments and buildings. Kids enjoy such an experience. There are a variety of restaurants, cafes and pubs along the path of the trail in case they get hungry. There are also baby changing facilities enroute.

This is a classic tenpin bowling alley with gutter guards for the kids who would like to give this game a try. The kids can also try doing glow bowling to give their excitement an extra edge.

Much like any other water park, Shankill leisure world offers a swimming pool experience with a wavemaker machine and a kid’s swimming pool with dolphin slide. Other games that can be played there are football, netball, squash, basketball and many more.

Kids love candy and Aunt Sandra’s is the most ideal place for the kids to go. The shop has been renovated to the 1950’s style. A tour of the factory to see how the candy is made can also be organised as they made the candy in the traditional homemade fashion. The kids might even get a chance to make their own candyfloss, if they are good.

The Church of St. Anne, the Belfast Cathedral maintains an Anglican as well as Irish identity.

TheClonard Monastery is the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer. Situated in West Belfast, it is style in the early French Gothic way.

After its latest renovations, this museum which is near to the waterfront hall, has become Belfast’s must-see. This place should be high up in the list of the tourists for many reasons. A rich collection of the art, history and natural sciences whether form the past or present can be seen. The museum exhibits a 2500 year old mummy of princess Takabuti who was wrapped in Belfast in 1835. Other items on display include the Armada room, modern masterpieces ancient relics etc.

The best way to relax for a few hours is the botanic gardens. Established in 1828, it has become a public park with over 28 acres of space for tourist to enjoy some peaceful time. The Palm House design contains a variety of tropical plants including bird of paradise and hanging baskets. This building is truly a scientific marvel as the curved iron and glass structure shows how greenhouses were made earlier. The Tropical Ravine has the many exotic plants like bromeliads, bananaand orchids and also protects some of the oldest seed plants.

Belfast castle has been around for many centuries. Originally made in the12th century, it has seen many rulers and renovations. The current structure was built in the 1870’s and has undergone various additions since. The castle is a host to plenty events throughout the year. It is a popular wedding spot as it provides a very picturesque view for such an occasion. The castle is also used for various other events like private dinners, conferences, business meetings or just picnic spots. There’s a restaurant on-site, the Cave Hill Country Park and the adventure playground are a worth visiting. 

If you are fond of outdoor activities, Belfast is the place to be. Water skiing,ice skating,canoeing,yachting, boating,kayaking, fishing, sky diving and climbing are some of the options you may try.

In Belfast you will have a number of spas and health centres for ultimate relaxation.

Belfast is a very beautiful place which guaranteed you to fall in love with nature all over again. It is also very rich in flora and fauna. 

Made to look like a James Bond set, this Japanese restaurant is a sensational addition to Belfast’s cuisine scene. A cocktail bar, sparkling wall of water and glided lilies, ultraviolet stairway and sunken “ta-tammi” dining experience is what makes this place worth every penny spent on building it. The glass floored corridor with the beaded light columns and mirrored ceiling would be difficult to walk through once you’ve had a few too many drinks.

In this super-sized Victoria square restaurant, you will find a good collection of pop culture and sporting memorabilia. Sizzling steaks, huge burgers, awesome fajitas and mouth-watering salads is all a part of the massive menu of this place. And the number of cocktails on the menu is an astounding 500. It is perfect for a family treat or a night out with friends.

Dine on delicious North Indian cuisine which is tandoori cooked and sing along to the latest Bollywood hits playing on the big plasma screen. Offering free Wi-Fi, this modern restaurant does a good job particularly for business lunches. It also has plenty of space for a private party. The food and spices are freshly prepared. The diners can enjoy the taste of Indian beer available exclusively at this restaurant. And also a selection of meat free dishes for the vegetarian. 

Alibi

Exuding a New York style with monochrome floors and smoky mirrors, Alibi is a chic nightlife complex. A faux library and a blue pool table give out the vibe of a gentlemen’s club. Spiced gin, popcorn infused bourbons and toasted marshmallows martinis are amongst the tastiest drinks on the menu. Food is served at the lower floor with live music and the DJ sounds. And upstairs is the plush nook for the VIPs. Personal photo booths allow posting of live pictures on Facebook.

Box

Said to be Belfast’s biggest nightclub, Box covers 2 floors and has a capacity of about 2000 clubbers. It has all the necessary extravagant needed, like the wall of fog, to make it a hip place to party. Volkswagen vans are modified to suit the décor of the place. There are powerful lights and sound systems giving the clubbers the rhythm they need to get moving. Pool tables at the floor below is a good break for the tired ones.

Club Mono

With a capacity of 500 clubbers and a futuristic décor of black, grey and silver this club features different tunes on different nights. And the age range is reflected by the music played. On the last Saturday of every month is the night of the Ministry of Sound, upping the cool quotient of the club.

This is a huge building made from reflective glass and takes up a sizable amount of the Royal Avenue. Being Belfast’s main shopping destination, it brings to the public the high street fashion names along with a food court and stalls under one roof. Debenhams and Gap are some of the leading names amongst the other well-known names like Exhibit, Boots and Laura Ashley. There is also a children’s play area for the hyper kids where they can hire and ride car-shaped buggies.

It is East Belfast’s major shopping centre, shinning with a double height glass front and a food terrace. The ground floor has several low budget shops for fashion, home accessories, jewellery and several bargain stores like Poundland, Bargain Books etc. Shops like Tesco and Argos always succeed at keeping your trolley full.

North-Ireland’s online company that sells the finest Linen made from the fibres of the flax plant. World famous Irish linen is also sold online with plain and other types of linen. Flax linen is the finest linen cloth and has a wonderful quality the just improves over the years of use.

This is a family owned jewellery shop that radiates superiority with its elegant and tailored designer collection. The Steensons work with gems and metal to create some of the much sought after contemporary pieces. In addition to this, they have gathered work from other local and European jewellers and created the biggest gallery of its kind. 

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