Belfast - Do & See
Belfast was once home to C.S.Lewis, author of the Chronicles of Narnia. Maybe this is where he found his inspiration? World 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'll 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.
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 which cost £3.
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, call for details. Be sure to check out the portraits of past Lord Mayors.
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. Often highly entertaining depending on the driver’s point of view!
Museum of art, archaeology, local history and natural sciences. They have a fine permanent collection, as well as rotating exhibitions and events.
Queen’s Film Theatre
World and art house cinema with two screens and an attractive fully-licensed bar serving light snacks.
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.
Lagan Boat Tour
For a unique perspective of Belfast, make your way through the city by boat, and visit the birth place of the infamous Titanic with an 8km tour of the River Lagan.
Just a short walk from the university lies this green haven, sloping down to the River Lagan. Its centrepiece, the Palm House, is a beautiful conservatory of cast iron and glass designed in 1939 by Charles Lanyon. Admission is free and the gardens are open daily from dawn to dusk.