The starting point for a visit to Belfast, with all the main shops, restaurants, theatres & bars. Start at the Visitor Centre to get ideas and information about what all Belfast has to offer within the city centre and its four cultural quarters, as well as the sites & attractions in its suburbs.
Cathedral Quarter (or the 'Half Bap') takes its name from St. Anne's Cathedral and has taken on the mantle of the city's key cultural locality. No visitor should leave Belfast without visiting at least one of its bars or restaurants which are always bustling with locals & tourists.
Titanic Quarter covers 75 hectares of reclaimed land adjacent to the harbour. It has been redeveloped over the past 20 years to transform parts of the former shipyard, with the aim of it becoming one of the largest waterfront developments in Europe. Work continues to this day with the Titanic Hotel just recently opening in September 2017 in the former drawing offices of Harland & Wolff.
Queen's University of Belfast sits at the heart of this bustling suburb. Aside from the student population it is a busy area for professionals and is just a short walk to the upmarket shopping available on the Lisburn Road.
West Belfast has every aspect of Irish culture you could possibly imagine, from the language, arts, entertainment and, of course, the black stuff. The area is rich with tour guides covering the architecture, murals and the cemetery.
There are just so many things to do within the city centre or the four cultural quarters that it's hard to squeeze everything in. But if you do have time we've highlighted some of the other sites and attractions which you should definitely try and visit. Transport will be required for these as they are just slightly further out from the city centre & its hotels.