Belfast Tourist Attractions and Sightseeing
(Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK)
The various tourist attractions located within Belfast offer something for everyone. When you first arrive in this captivating city, it is strongly recommended that you join a guided bus tour, which will not only allow you to learn a little about the attractions in Belfast, but also provide you with an understanding for the layout of the city itself.
Tourists may also like to join a walking tour of the city and these depart each Saturday throughout the year, from the Belfast Welcome Centre at Donegall Place. Other attractions include regular performances at the Grand Opera House on Great Victoria Street, the Odyssey Entertainment Complex on Queen's Quay, and the Waterfront Hall on Lanyon Place. Alternatively, why not join a guided tour of the Ulster Brewery and sample some truly authentic Caffrey's Irish Ale.
Guided Bus Tours
Open-top hop on / off guided bus tours operate throughout the day at regular intervals in central Belfast. These popular bus tours provide an easy way of sightseeing in Belfast and with daily hop on / hop off tickets, they are also a very useful way to travel around Belfast, since you can leave the bus to explore and get back on when you are ready.
The Belfast bus tours connect all of the major points of interest in Belfast, including numerous tourist attractions and other places of real interest. Guided Bus Tours in Belfast are operated by several different companies and many offer different languages.
- Belfast City Tour
Address: Castle Place, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Tel: +44 (0)28 9045 8484
There are a number of walking tours around Belfast and these provide tourists with a real insight into some of the city's most interesting and historic attractions, landmarks and historic areas. Expect entertaining and humorous commentary along the way.
- Take a Walk - The Blackstaff Way
Address: Belfast Welcome Centre, 47 Donegall Place, Belfast, April to December, every Saturday from 11:00 for approximately one hour and 30 minutes
Tel: +44 (0) 28 9029 2631
Grand Opera House
Address: 2 Great Victoria Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Tel: +44 (0)28 9024 1919
The Grand Opera House was built in the late 19th century and some of the particular highlights here include dramatic ceiling paintings, an amphitheatre and regular theatrical performances.
Box office open hours: Monday to Wednesday - 08:30 to 20:00, Thursday - 08:30 to 21:00, Friday - 08:30 to 18:30, Saturday - 08:30 to 17:30
Address: Bass Ireland, Glen Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Tel: +44 (0)28 9030 1301
The Ulster Brewery is the home of Caffrey's Irish Ale and features regular guided tours for small groups, which should always be booked in advance.
Open hours: by appointment
Address: 2 Lanyon Place, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Tel: +44 (0)28 9033 4400
Belfast's striking Waterfront Hall is a major arts and entertainment venues, hosting countless exciting events, concerts and sporting competitions. The Waterfront Hall is also an important business centre, used for many corporate meetings and conferences.
Open hours: daily
Odyssey Entertainment Complex
Address: 2 Queen's Quay, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Tel: +44 (0)28 9045 1055
Belfast's Odyssey Entertainment Complex is the city's premier entertainment complex and is situated on Queen's Quay. Attractions at the Odyssey Entertainment Complex include a multiscreen cinema, an IMAX cinema, an indoor arena, lively bars, restaurants and fitness facilities.
Open hours: daily
Address: University Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Tel: +44 (0)28 9024 5133
Queen's University has been the leading university and research complex in Northern Ireland for more than 150 years.
Open hours: visitor centre, Monday to Friday - 10:00 to 16:00, grounds - daily