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

  • 90%


    Great city!

    This is a great alternative to busy Dublin! It is a lot less busy, but there is still a ton to do and a great night life! People are very welcoming, and there is a very rich history of the town. It is easy to navigate and easy to get to (a 10 euro bus from Dublin via Aircoach).

    Insider Tip:Become friends with the locals, i.e. people working at your hostel, because they know the best spots to go for a great Belfast nightlife experience!

  • 60%


    small but interesting

    Quite small, walkable city. Ulster museum is interesting and the churches, monuments and city hall are worth a look. Titanic is pricy but really interesting.

    Insider Tip:Giants' causeway day trip = great Pop into the greenhouse if you're walking through the botanic gardens -gorgeous flowers!

  • 90%



    Belfast was beautiful, only got to spend 1 day there while passing through. The people of Belfast were all so friendly and the Titanic museum was terrific!

    Insider Tip:Spend more than 1 day!

  • 80%


    Belfast city and the Great Causeways

    The city center itself is full of nice places and parks, you can easily spend a long weekend there and never run of things to do ! I would most definitely recommend 2 things: the Belfast Titanic and the Giant's Causeway.

    Insider Tip:When you get to the Causeway by bus, they might try to sell you a ticket: DON'T buy it ! It's only for the exhibition which is nice but not worth the price. You do NOT need it to go down the shore and see the Causeway =)

  • 100%


    LOVED it.

    I fell in love with Belfast very quickly. The night life, the people, the mentality, all so grand. They also had their christmas market set up at city hall and some great shopping. Down by the river is gorgeous and the Titanic Exhibition is something to see for sure.

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