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Belfast was once home to C.S.Lewis, author of the Chronicles of Narnia. Maybe this is where he found his inspiration? The world's most famous musician Van Morrison also grew up in Belfast. Music does play an important part in this city’s social scene and bands often perform at the Odyssey Arena or the Belfast Waterfront.

The Titanic Experience

This is your chance to learn everything about the legendary Titanic. Here you will find nine galleries featuring mind-blowing exhibitions covering fascinating details of the fitting of the ship, the maiden voyage, the sinking of the ship and all that happened after. Even the building itself is a sight for sore eyes.

Address1 Olympic Way, Queen's Road, Titanic Quarter, Belfast
Phone+44 28 9076 6386
Webwww.titanicbelfast.com

Grand Opera House

This beautiful and opulent Victorian building was designed in 1894, and restored in the 1970’s. With its programme of plays, operas and concerts, the best way to see the building is to attend a show. There are also Saturday tours.

AddressGreat Victoria Street, Belfast
Phone+44 28 9024 1919
Opening hoursBox Office closed on Sundays
Webwww.goh.co.uk

Belfast City Hall

The City Hall is an extravagant building built in the early 1900’s, in classical Renaissance style, symbolizing the sudden wealth of Industrial Revolution Belfast. Free guided tours are available and be sure to check out the portraits of past Lord Mayors.

AddressCity Hall, Donegall Sq, Belfast
Phone+44 28 9027 0456

Black Taxi Political Tour

A great way to see Belfast’s political hotspots is in a black taxi. For very moderate prices, a cab will show you the famous political murals, Falls and Shankill Roads, and the Peace Walls. These are often highly entertaining, depending on the driver’s point of view.

Ulster Museum

Ulster Museum is a museum of art, archaeology, local history and natural sciences. They have a fine permanent collection, as well as rotating exhibitions and events.

AddressBotanic Gardens, Belfast
Phone+44 28 9044 0000
Webwww.ulstermuseum.org.uk

Queen’s Film Theatre

World and art house cinema with two screens and an attractive fully-licensed bar serving light snacks. You can find this gem right next to the beautiful Botanical Gardens.

Address20 University Square, Belfast
Phone+44 28 9097 1097
Webwww.queensfilmtheatre.com

St Anne’s Cathedral

This Neo-Romanesque building is what gave the Cathedral Quarter its name. Inside there is lots of marble and huge coloured mosaics. The church has been at the forefront in recent years of cross-community initiatives, hosting weekly “heal our land” services for people of any denomination.

AddressDonegall St, Belfast
Phone+44 28 9032 8332
Opening hoursMon-Fri 10 am-4 pm
Webwww.belfastcathedral.org

Lagan Boat Tour

Lagan Boat Tour is a great way to get a unique perspective of Belfast. Make your way through the city by boat, and visit the birth place of the infamous Titanic with an 8 kilometre tour of the River Lagan.

Address66 Donegall Quay, Belfast
Phone+44 28 90 240 124
Webwww.laganboatcompany.com

Botanical Gardens

Just a short walk from the university lies this green haven, sloping down to the River Lagan. Its centerpiece, the Palm House, is a beautiful conservatory of cast iron and glass designed in 1939 by Charles Lanyon.

AddressBotanical Gardens, Belfast
Phone+44 28 9031 4762
Opening hoursMon-Fri 9 am-4.30 pm