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

  • 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.

  • 80%


    Nice place, plenty ot see and do.

    I work in Belfast, used to live in it, drink in it regularly too. Theres plenty of things to do here, Try and get on one of the bus tours, or the taxi tours, and you can see all the murals, and the different areas of Belfast. I would recommend going down to the docks, do the Titanic tour, in my opinion its only workth it, if you can do an actual tour of the shipyard, but sont let me put you off it. Plenty of cinmeas to head to, Odyssey, Dublin Rd, City side, loads of museums, bars etc etc.

    Insider Tip:If you want to travel cheaply, you can get a day ticket on the metro buses (£3.90), buy it before 9.30 am, or after 7 pm monday to friday, cheap as chips, also, bus tours, the city sightseeing hop on hop off thing is good if you are clueless about Belfast, used the same thing in Dublin once, you will see plenty, and you'll have some compere to give you a run down of the place. Pints of good beer are going to be about £4.00, wetherspoons or an off licence is cheaper, dont get too wasted, too hard to get i

  • 80%



    Beautiful city, was easy to get around. The people were friendly and willing to answer questions and the tourist inquiries was centrally located.

    Insider Tip:Do a tour of the causeway, it is a must see. Also Ryan's bar has amazing food for great prices, really enjoyed it there.

  • 80%


    Weekend trip to Belfast from Dublin

    Belfast is quite a small city so a weekend is definitely enough to explore the city. The Titantic Museum is very much worth the money since the exhibition is very well laid out and uses multiple forms of presentation. I went on a hike to the Belfast castle and it makes for a great Sunday morning thing to do as most shops closes on Sundays. The Cuban sandwich stall in St. George's Market is just simply heavenly.

  • 80%


    Love It or Hate It

    Belfast is apparently a town you either love or hate. I can't say I loved it, but I would go back as there is a lot to do! Lavery's is a fabulous pub, the Ulster museum is fascinating, and the Giant's Causeway tour is lovely. There is also the Titanic Museum, a Game of Thrones tour, and black taxi tours...

    Insider Tip:Get a map and stick to the tourist sections as some areas of Belfast are not recommended for wandering into.

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