Things to do in Belfast

Top Things to Do in Belfast

Things to Do in Belfast

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  • LisaVienna4034
    Vienna, Austria572 contributions
    I didn't know the history of the Crumlin Road Gaol beforehand, but I found the information fascinating. Visitors can see and enter different types of cells and areas of the jail (in original condition), and in many of them there is a video of an "inmate" describing his/her incarceration. I learned that children as young as 10 years old were jailed there in the early 20th century. The only weak point was that in one of the cells, there was a video of a "female child" inmate talking about her experiences, and the actress (who looked too old to be referred to as a 'child') was clearly wearing eye makeup - eyeliner and mascara. So even though her face was carefully smudged, she wasn't very convincing.
    Written 2 July 2022
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  • Wild Radek
    38 contributions
    Every visitor to Belfast has to go here. The experience is immersive into Belfast’s rise to industrial domination in the late 1800/ 1900’s. Then on to the ship building industry that created the finest ship of its time. The displays continue to detailed insights into the the building of the Titanic, and it’s eventual fate.
    It’s good that time based entry smooths out entry crowds and congestion on the walk through exhibits. Not to take away from the experience but there are several choke points where interesting displays coincide with narrow passages. Not to worry it all moves along.
    Written 2 July 2022
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  • Neil R
    20 contributions
    A sobering visit to the so-called Peace wall. It was so significant for people like me, who remembered the troubles of the 1970s and onwards.
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • Aroundtheworld_ni
    37 contributions
    The staff are amazing, friendly and so incredibly helpful. They really took time out to explain stuff to my children. Nothing was too much bother.
    Written 3 July 2022
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  • LisaVienna4034
    Vienna, Austria572 contributions
    This covered market is wonderful! There are stands for prepared food, drinks, fruits & vegetables, fish & seafood, arts & crafts, homemade items and at various times there is live music. I spent so much time here looking at the wonderful crafts, talking with people (everyone was so friendly) and eating a variety of snacks. It's open only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until 3:00pm, but it's definitely a must-visit!
    Written 2 July 2022
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  • richardthecrusader
    87 contributions
    I wasnt quite sure what the building was so went in to see. Really friendly and welcoming staff explained its history and directed me to the museum. Superb stained glass windows showing the history of Belfast. Lots of interlinked rooms to wander with lovely displays. The cafe "Bobbin" is great and is a social enterprise unit providing training and work experience places for people with a learning disability, autism or Asperger’s. Highly recommended. Went back her a few times during my trip to Belfast
    Written 27 June 2022
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  • R W
    Belfast, UK82 contributions
    Well worth a visit. I had been to HMS Caroline many years ago and visited again after the restoration - a first class job.
    Written 30 October 2021
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  • richardthecrusader
    87 contributions
    A sad but important part of our history. The artwork really helps understand the politics. Easy to walk around and see lots of murals. The dividing wall and gates between the communities is still there and a stark reminder of events.
    Written 3 July 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Steve Redway
    6 contributions
    Your Titanic experience ticket gets you aboard the SS Nomadic which gives you a sense of how it would have been to join the Titanic at Cherbourg on it's maiden voyage.
    At this time there was no deep water port available hence this little ship along with it's sister ship the SS Traffic would have ferried passenger out, in strict class segregation, to the waiting Titanic.
    I felt it was a shame that unlike the SS Great Britain in Bristol the engine room had not been recreated and was devoid of it's original two H&W built compound four cylinder steam engines with twin propellers. Maybe something for later when funds allow?
    Written 2 July 2022
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  • Steve Redway
    6 contributions
    If you are near Queens Univercity the Botanic Gardens are well worth a visit especiallythe first rain forest ravine hot house. My tomatoes would do great in there!
    Written 2 July 2022
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  • ErkiBear
    London, UK303 contributions
    Interesting area of Belfast to wander around and lots of information boards about the historic buildings etc.
    Written 20 June 2022
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  • Neil R
    20 contributions
    It is great that Stormont and the grounds are open to the public. I have often seen this building on the News over the decades and it was great to see it in the stone.
    Written 1 July 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • mouth_of_flowers
    London121 contributions
    Come from the Antrim Road and the paths rise steeply, but it's worth the effort - but wear decent boots.
    Written 1 January 2022
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  • Char C
    3 contributions
    Great to feed the animals, good day out with friends and family. Love to pet the rabbits and feed the lambs.
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • PUMBRIDGE
    London, UK2,000 contributions
    Those interested in the recent history of Northern Ireland and its Troubles should visit both the Falls Road and the Shankill. The Shankill Road is festooned with wall murals, monuments, shrines etc; everywhere you turn.
    Still, better that the two sides paint than fight.
    Written 30 June 2022
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