Let’s go there!
Whatever the time of year, and whatever the weather, there’s always plenty to do in the city.
Armagh Guided Tours
Armagh Guided Tours was set up by Barbara Ferguson, a local person from the County of Armagh. They offer a range of different tours and are a fantastic way to experience Ireland and all of the history and culture it has to offer.
Belfast Pub Crawls
Belfast Pub Crawls offers traditional Irish pub crawls, allowing tourists and locals alike visit some of Belfast’s best bars on a Friday and Saturday night. The guided tour will take you to four bars with a free drink token for each bar.
Belfast Zoo is a 55 acre site that is home to more than 1,000 animals and 150 species, the majority of them are in danger in their natural habitat. It is an energetic zoo which is passionate about education and discovery.
Established in 1828, the Botanic Gardens have been enjoyed as a public park by the people of Belfast since 1895. There is an extensive rose garden and long herbaceous borders and tree enthusiasts can seek out the rare oaks.
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
Suspended almost 100 ft above sea level, the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge was first erected by salmon fishermen 350 years ago. Today it is a popular tourist destination, attracting thousands of thrill-seekers and birdwatchers.
Castle Espie Wetland Centre
At Castle Espie Wetland Centre you can get up close to Ireland’s largest collection of native and exotic wildlife whilst taking in stunning estuary views. The self-guided walking trials include the woodland walk and sustainability trail.
Cave Hill Country Park
Cave Hill Country Park is home to Cave Hill adventurous playground, archaeological sites, a visitor centre, ecotrails, walking and orienteering routes. Refreshments are also available in the Cellar Restaurant inside Belfast Castle.
Colin Glen Forest Park
Colin Glen is a beautiful wooded glen near Dunmurry that offers an exciting array of outdoor activities, including SKYTrek Aerial Adventure Playground, Gruffalo Trail, youth work and environmental education programmes.
Crumlin Road Gaol
Crumlin Road Gaol is a historic Victorian-era prison which was a working gaol for over 150 years. he tour will cover all aspects of the Gaol from the tunnel linking the courthouse on the other side of Crumlin Road to the hanging cell.
Culturlann MacAdam O Fiaich
Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich is an arts and cultural centre with a strong focus on Irish language and culture. The centre offers, through its arts programme, theatre, music, visual arts, poetry, literary events, workshops and classes.
Dunluce Castle is a now-ruined medieval castle surrounded by extremely steep drops on either side. It may have been a factor to the early Christians and Vikings who were drawn to this place where an early Irish fort once stood.
Flanked by the wild North Atlantic Ocean and a landscape of dramatic cliffs, for centuries the Giant’s Causeway has captured the imagination of all who see it. You can visit the world-famous basalt columns with a tour guide.
Home to the McDonnell family, Earls of Antrim, since the early 17th century, Glenarm Castle is still a family home. Today visitors can enjoy Glenarm Castle’s historic walled garden and the charming tea room.
Glengormley Sportsbowl offers 16 lanes of tenpin bowling, with state of the art automatic bumpers for children. There is also a selection of video arcades, with many paying out tickets which you can exchange for goodies.
Irish Republican History Museum
The Irish Republican History Museum is home to a collection of artefacts and prison handcrafts, representing the phases of the struggle for Irish freedom. Included are items dating back to the Rebellions of 1798 and 1803.
Mount Stewart is a Neo-classical house and celebrated gardens, it is one of the most unusual gardens in the National Trust’s ownership. The formal areas exude a strong Mediterranean feel and resemble an Italian villa landscape.
Naughton Gallery at Queen’s
Naughton Gallery at Queen’s has become one of Belfast’s most exciting visual arts platforms, featuring a programme of works from the University’s own collection, touring exhibitions and shows by local and international artists.
The Odyssey Pavilion at Titanic Quarter is Northern Ireland’s premier entertainment complex. It is home to Odyssey Cinemas, W5 and Odyssey Bowl alongside numerous restaurants, bars, nightclubs and eateries.
Ormeau Park is the oldest municipal park in Belfast, having been officially opened to the public in 1871. It is one of the largest parks in the city and contains a variety of horticulture, woodland, wildlife and sporting facilities.
Rathlin Island, lying off Antrim’s Causeway Coast, has a rare, untamed beauty. The wildlife is evident before you step ashore – it presents many opportunities to spot auks, gannets and gulls with even a chance of porpoise.
Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park
Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park in south Belfast is one of the most popular parks. Covering more than 128 acres, it is made up of rolling meadows, copses, woodland and gardens and is home to a wide range of plants and animals.
SKYTrek is Ireland’s premier high ropes activity centre situated in Colin Glen Forest Park. Based in the magnificent woodland area in the Belfast Hills, visitors can expect to enjoy an unparalleled view over Belfast city from a height!
Step back in time to the great age of transatlantic travel and come aboard the SS Nomadic, the mini Titanic! Stretched over four decks, you can experience first hand what it was like to be a passenger boarding Titanic.
Stormont Parliament Buildings
Stormont Parliament Buildings is home to the Northern Ireland Assembly, the legislative body for Northern Ireland. The tours provide information on parliament buildings as well as about the architecture and Stormont Estate.
Streamvale Open Farm
Streamvale Open Farm enables visitors to experience the sights and smells of a real farmyard and have the opportunity to get up close to traditional farm animals from chicks to dairy cows, baby bunnies to massive pigs!
T13 Urban Sports Academy
Uncover a world of BMX, skateboarding, kick scooter, break dancing, urban art and DJing in the T13 Urban Sports Academy. The academy offers coaching, clubs and outreach programs to a huge number of young people.
Ulster American Folk Park
Immerse yourself in the world famous story of Irish emigration at the Ulster American Folk Park. Follow the emigrant trail as you journey from the thatched cottages of Ulster, on board a full scale emigrant sailing ship.
Ulster Folk and Transport Museum
At Ulster Folk and Transport Museum you can step back in time in and uncover a way of life from 100 years ago. Discover cottages, farms, schools and shops as you wander through the beautiful parkland of the Folk Museum.
Come face to face with dinosaurs, meet an Ancient Egyptian Mummy and see modern masterpieces with a visit to the Ulster Museum. It is home to a rich collection of art, history and natural sciences and free to all visitors.
Victoria Park is open seven days a week. It is home to playing fields, which contains football pitches, a bowling green and a cycling track. One of the park’s biggest attractions is its lake, which is home to a range of water birds.
W5 is Ireland’s award winning science and discovery centre at Odyssey. With over 250 amazing interactive exhibits in four incredible exhibition areas, it provides a unique experience as well as fantastic fun for visitors of all ages.
Winterfell Tours offers an epic Game of Thrones film location tour. When you first arrive onto ancient demesne you soon realise why the HBO® location scouts chose this time-warp, it was the perfect place to create Winterfell.