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

  • 50%


    Belfast is more of a stopping point for major sights around it, unless you are there for a holiday. It's starting to turn into a very fun city but still lacks things to do, you can finish almost everything in the city in one day easily.

  • 30%



    didn't like the city too much cold and not many people I prefer full of life cities and no info about transportation

    Insider Tip:carry an umbrella and directions to places you wanna go

  • 90%


    Belfast is a beautiful city, full of history, great night out and very friendly people :D Just loved the place!

    Insider Tip:The Black Cab tour is very interesting! Did it with Paddy and he is a truly nice guy! He knows the city very well and loves a good chat :D

  • 60%


    Pretty quiet town

    It was a nice town not as rough as everyone said it would be. All the bars and clubs close pretty early this could also possibly be due to the colder weather.

    Insider Tip:I would definitely hire a car, it's much cheaper than the tour and you can drive along the stunning coast line. Everything is pretty close so you can see a lot in only one day.

  • 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.

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