Days out

Let’s go there!

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

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.

Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon

Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon

For the culturally curious to the great escapers; together time seekers to the cosmopolitan traveller – a visit to Armagh and the surrounding areas of Banbridge and Craigavon promises to offer diverse visitor experiences.

Belfast Castle

Belfast Castle

Belfast Castle estate is situated on the lower slopes of Cave Hill Country Park in north Belfast. It contains both parkland and mature mixed woodland and offers superb views of the city from a variety of vantage points.

Belfast City Sightseeing

Belfast City Sightseeing

The Belfast City Sightseeing open top hop on/hop off bus tour that provides you with a look at this special city and allows you to explore every area and district of this unique place. The tour operates seven days a week.

Belfast Hidden Tours

Belfast Hidden Tours

Experience the authentic and best tours Belfast has to offer with Belfast Hidden Tours. The best way to discover Belfast is walking through its streets, interacting with its culture, meeting its people and enjoying the craic.

Belfast Pub Crawls

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

Belfast Zoo

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.

Botanic Gardens

Botanic Gardens

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.

Carnfunnock Country Park

Carnfunnock Country Park

Carnfunnock Country Park is packed full of exciting and unusual attractions set within 191 hectares of mixed woodland, colourful gardens, walking trails and spectacular coastline, offering panoramic views of the Antrim Coast.

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

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

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.

Castle Ward

Castle Ward

A visit to the eccentric 18th century house and its beautiful 820-acre walled demesne will transport you to another world. Castle Ward and the surrounding estate was the location for Winterfell Season 1, of HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Cave Hill Country Park

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 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

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

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

Dunluce Castle

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.

Giant’s Causeway

Giant's Causeway

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.

Glenarm Castle

Glenarm Castle

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

Glengormley Sportsbowl

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.

HMS Caroline

HMS Caroline

HMS Caroline is a world class visitor attraction and events venue that combines fully-restored historic spaces and hands on contemporary exhibits. Visitors will embark on a journey across 100 years of naval history.

Irish Republican History Museum

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.

Lagan Boat Company

Lagan Boat Company

The Lagan Boat Company have been operating for 20 years on the River Lagan and Belfast Harbour. The boats cruise along by the award-winning Titanic Quarter where the former shipyards of Harland & Wolff were located.

Lagan Valley LeisurePlex

Lagan Valley LeisurePlex

The Lagan Valley LeisurePlex has established itself as one of the most popular leisure destinations in Northern Ireland. There is a variety of activities on offer which make it one of the most unique local leisure facilities.

Lisburn & Castlereagh City

Lisburn and Castlereagh

Lisburn & Castlereagh City is known for its superior shopping, outdoor activities, attractions, restaurants and memories of Castlereagh heritage trail. There is also a vast array of top class events including the Ulster Grand Prix.

Lost City Adventure Golf

Lost City Adventure Golf

Start your epic adventure at The Lost City Adventure Golf, Northern Ireland’s first indoor adventure golf course! Open 10am till 10pm daily, come and enjoy two 18-hole indoor, rainforest themed adventure golf courses.

Lough Neagh Tours

Lough Neagh Tours

Lough Neagh Tours depart from Belfast city centre to the shores of Lough Neagh, an area world renowned for its folklore, flora, fauna and eel, guests are transported to an untapped wilderness likened to the Florida Everglades.

Mount Stewart

Mount Stewart

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

Arts and Culture in Belfast

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.

Northern Ireland War Memorial

Northern Ireland War Memorial

Situated in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter beside St Anne’s Cathedral, Northern Ireland War Memorial is an accredited museum which is a ‘must see’ for anybody with an interest in Northern Ireland’s role in the two world wars.

Odyssey Pavilion

Arts and Culture in Belfast

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.

Old Bushmills Distillery

Old Bushmills Distillery

Take a guided tour around the working distillery with all the associated sights and smells, tutored whiskey tastings, a specialist whiskey shop and a well stocked gift shop with exclusive Old Bushmills Distillery merchandise.

Ormeau Park

Ormeau Park

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.

Paddy Campbell’s

Paddy Campbell’s

Paddy Campbell’s are Belfast’s famous black cab tours that offer political and historical tours highlighting both sides of the peace wall. The tours strive to give clients the most informative, fun and unbiased tour possible.

Rathlin Island

Rathlin Island

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.

Scullion Hurls

Scullion Hurls

Scullion Hurls located in the village of Loughguile, not far from the Antrim Coast and Glens. Visit the workshop and experience the craft of traditional Irish hurl making, watch brothers Micheál and Denis as they create hurls.

Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park

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

SKYTrek

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!

SS Nomadic

SS Nomadic

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

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

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

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.

The Echlinville Distillery

The Echlinville Distillery

Echlinville Tours offer a real insight into the workings of Northern Ireland’s first licenced distillery in over 125 years. Guests will be personally welcomed and guided through the entire distilling process.

Titanic Belfast

Titanic Belfast

Make your way through the nine interactive galleries of the Titanic Experience, explore the symbolism of the iconic building with The Discovery Tour, dine in Bistro 401 or browse for an exclusive gift in the Titanic Store.

Ulster American Folk Park

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

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.

Ulster Museum

Ulster 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

Victoria Park

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.

Visit Ards and North Down

Visit Ards and North Down

Delve into rich culture and heritage, explore parks and gardens, discover the coast and feast on fabulous food in Ards and North Down. The Ards Peninsula is sprinkled with villages, pockets of history, abbeys and castles.

W5

W5

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.

Wee Toast Tours

Wee Toast Tours

Wee Toast Tours is an open-air gathering meets a sight-seeing cycle tour. Saddle up for a unique party around the streets of Belfast. Each bike seats 15 with at least eight keen cyclists required for the tour.

Winterfell Tours

Winterfell Tours

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.