Attractions and Places to Visit in Belfast
Belfast, Northern Ireland’s capital, is a port city known as the birthplace of the RMS Titanic, and for its political murals, documenting the ‘Troubles’ of the 20th century. In the city’s renovated dockyards, the Titanic Quarter includes the Titanic Belfast museum, an aluminium-clad edifice reminiscent of a ship’s hull, shipbuilder Harland and Wolff drawing offices and the Titanic slipways, which now host open-air concerts.
Belfast is home to Titanic Studios where Game of Thrones is shot, and only a stone’s throw away from other filming locations across Northern Ireland including The King’s Road, Winterfell, The Wall and Dragonstone. Take a tour around Northern Ireland and discover the dramatic scenery used in the show.
Albert Clock. Cave Hill. Harland & Wolff. Stormont Castle. The SSE Arena. St. George’s Market. You may recognise some of these places, but there’s a whole lot more waiting to be discovered. We’ve brought together some of the highlights and lesser-known treasures to help you get started. From the birthplace of the Titanic to our iconic city hall and everywhere in between, you’ll find a cornucopia of historic landmarks and fantastic attractions. Who knows what you’ll discover!
HMP Belfast, also known as Crumlin Road Gaol, is a former prison situated on the Crumlin Road in North Belfast, Northern Ireland. It is the only Victorian era prison remaining in Northern Ireland since 1996. It is affectionately known as the Crum. The Crumlin Road Gaol dates back to 1845 and closed its doors as a working prison in 1996. Explore over 150 years of history with a Guided Tour of Belfast's Infamous Prison.
Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park in South Belfast is probably the City's most popular park. It is home to the City of Belfast International Rose Garden, which attracts thousands of visitors to our Rose Week celebrations, which take place in July each year.
Botanic Gardens is a public park in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Occupying 28 acres of south Belfast, the gardens are popular with office workers, students and tourists. They are located on Stranmillis Road in Queen's Quarter, with Queen's University nearby.
The Ulster Museum is located at the main entrance to Botanic Gardens, has around 8,000 square metres of public display space, featuring material from the collections of fine art and applied art, archaeology, ethnography, treasures from the Spanish Armada, local history, numismatics, industrial archaeology, botany, zoology and geology. It is the largest museum in Northern Ireland, and one of the components of National Museums Northern Ireland.