Attractions in Belfast and Northern Ireland
Belfast City Centre
Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland offers the tourist many attractions including Ormeau Park, Botanic Gardens and Belfast Zoo.
Donegall Place is a very popular location for shopping as are the Castlecourt Shopping Centre and the Spires Centre and Mall. You will find all major high street stores in these areas.
The city has a great nightlife with plenty of bars, nightclubs and restaurants to choose from. Venues such as the Odyssey and the Waterfront regularly play host to top international entertainers such as Status Quo and the Kings of Leon.
Where to stay
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Getting out of the city
Outside of Belfast there are many things to do. Towns such as Ballycastle, Lisburn, Coleraine and Downpatrick are all great places to stay and soak in the unique atmosphere of Northern Ireland. Many enjoy travelling the coast road taking in sights such as the Giant's Causeway famous for its 40,000 basalt pillars and the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge.
Those interested in history and culture will enjoy a visit to Armagh, Irelands oldest city, birthplace of St. Patrick and burial place of Brian Boru.
If your are visiting as part of a group and looking for some outdoor experiences, adventure centers such as the Clearsky Adventure Centre or Downpatrick can organise exciting activities such as rock climbing, abseiling, canoeing and many more fun and adrenaline boosting pursuits in different areas throughout Northern Ireland.
Running since 1928 the Castlewellan Show is recognised as one of the foremost one-day agricultural shows in Ireland, attracting over 12,000 visitors. The Belfast Feile is also a long standing tradition in West Belfast every August. Being the biggest community festival in Ireland, it offers a great multicultural program of music and entertainment.
Game Of Thrones
Northern Ireland’s beautiful landscape, rugged coastlines and breath-taking castles feature as the backdrop for HBO’s popular medieval fantasy series Game of Thrones. Rent a car and discover Northern Ireland in a whole new way from Downhill Beach in Co. Derry to Sandy Brea in the Mourne Mountains and little parts of the Seven Kingdoms in between. See our more detailed map of the filming locations for season 1-3 here