Belfast City's top ten tourist attractions
Once riddled with destruction during “The Troubles” Belfast is now the second most visited city in Ireland
The capital was once riddled with destruction and conflict, a period known as ‘The Troubles’, but Belfast has changed enormously in recent years, becoming one of the most visited cities in the UK, and second most visited on the island of Ireland, according to Irish Tourism.
Belfast (Beal Feirste) is the capital of, and the largest city in Northern Ireland. The Name Belfast originates from the Gaelic “Beal Feirste’ which means ‘mouth of the river’.
Belfast may be a small city but tourists won’t be stuck for anything to do as there is plenty to explore, including the fascinating Titanic Quarter, Ulster Museum, Belfast city hall and shopping at the fabulous Victoria Square shopping centre.
Belfast City Hall is a stunning masterpiece of Portland stone, set in an attractive public lawn.
It is the civic building of Belfast City Council and it first opened its doors in 1906. The magnificent building remains one of the of the most important examples of the Classical Renaissance style anywhere in the British Isles.
Free public tours of City Hall are available Monday to Saturday. Led by an experienced guide, they last around one hour and uncover the history of Belfast City Hall, while exploring some of its finest features.
Titanic quarter is one of the world’s largest urban-waterfront regeneration. Here you can relive the Titanic story at the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience, Titanic Quarter, Belfast.
Only in Belfast City can you trace the Titanic story to its source, discover the passion and pride of those who designed and built her and relive the excitement of the Titanic era when the city was at the height of its powers.
A luxury tour of all Titanic's key sites which is conducted by broadcaster and journalist Susie Millar. Millar is the great-granddaughter of Thomas Millar, who worked in Harland & Wolff on the construction of Titanic and then sailed aboard the ship as an engineer on the fateful maiden voyage to New York in April 1912.
Waterfront hall is an award-winning, purpose-built conference, arts and entertainment centre offering a variety of facilities, hosting events and exhibitions.
The hall is a key venue for the Belfast Festival at Queen's and for concerts given by the Ulster Orchestra. Belfast Waterfront is now one of the world’s leading conference centres and is a top destination for national and international performers.