Belfast Pocket Guide

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Belfast, capital of Northern Ireland, is a city quickly emerging as a popular European city break destination. After 30 years of political strife, a sense of optimism is pervading the streets and more and more people backpacking through Ireland are pencilling in a visit to the city. Once you're done exploring the city for the day, you can round the night off with a drink in one of the many pubs on offer, or dancing the night away in one of city's numerous clubs.

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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Find out what restaurants are best value for money and what are the local specialties.
  • Don't Miss A list of the best local attractions and places worth visiting whilst in Belfast.
  • Budget Tips Insider tips on how to save money or what to do when you don't have any!
  • A day in Belfast... Only have one day to spare? We give you our ultimate day in Belfast.

Belfast City Reviews

  • 60%


    Belfast and Titanic

    I strongly recommend this city to go to with your couple or with friends. Many enjoyable places and the incredible Titanic Museum are all around. Very good city to move by walk and people is kind and polite. They always try to help you if necessary. A bit expensive and food is not very good at all. Although I had a good weather, it is compulsory to wear clothes adapted to the rain.

  • 70%



    One day is quite enough to walk around and pass by the main touristic points. If you are looking for go through the history, would be good hire some city tour to be more involved about the facts and everything else. Strongly recommend take a day to go to Giants of Causeway.

  • 80%



    I only spent one night in Belfast but I enjoyed what I did have the time to see of the city. There is a lot of history here and an energy of a strong, vibrant people. I would recommend the Titanic Belfast Museum if you are stopping in Belfast for a visit. It is a brand new museum with TONS of cools things to offer, not just about the Titanic but also about Belfast and how important ship building is to the culture and history of the city. Great place!

  • 60%


    Belfast in 5 days

    Been to Belfast past week for a couple of things. On the first place offcourse "The Troubles", because this is very present history. Did this with a black cab tour what I definitely can recommend! Visited also the Titanic shipyard (not the museum: to expensive) but this was to overrated in mine opinion. And from Belfast it is one hour to Newcastle (Northern Ireland) where you can hike through the Mourne Mountains!

    Insider Tip:Newcastle in Northern Ireland, one hour with the bus from Belfast and beautiful view ( on a good day ) from the Slieve Donard mountain

  • 80%


    Nice Views

    We were in Belfast for two days and were greatly pleased. Everything is within walking distance, the people were fantastic, and the city is beautiful. There is quite a bit to do. I recommend sitting in the park near the University. It is peaceful, pretty, and relaxing.

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