- The Queen’s Quarter, named after the world-renowned Queen’s University, is one of Belfast’s most interesting areas, with rich architecture, vibrant nightlife and unique attractions.
- Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter, with its rich cultural heritage, cobbled streets, alleys and historic buildings is home to the city’s pub, restaurant and music hotspots. The quarter is also now the hub of Belfast’s arts scene.
- See Belfast’s amazing skyline, including the famous yellow cranes of Harland & Wolff, the grounds of Queen’s University and Belfast City Hall from the heights of the Big Wheel.
- Belfast is a top destination for shoppers, whether you are serious about clothes, shoes or accessories, some of the most exciting names in the fashion world, together with Northern Ireland’s most celebrated independent designers, can be found in the city. On the Lisburn Road, on the doorstop of Victoria Apartments, are some of Belfast’s finest boutiques, and just a short walk away in the city centre is Belfast’s latest shopping and entertainment attraction Victoria Square. Victoria Square is Northern Ireland’s largest retail centre, with names like House of Frazer, Top Shop, H&M, Urban Outfitters and more.
- The acclaimed Ulster Orchestra has been in operation for over 40 years. As Northern Ireland’s celebrated professional symphony orchestra, the Ulster Orchestra tours throughout Europe, Asia and the USA.
- Wander around the historic St. George’s Market on a Saturday from 0900 and experience one of the UK’s finest food markets. Stalls sell hot drinks, an eclectic range of European and world cuisine, local and organic produce as well as arts, crafts and artisan gifts.
- The Grand Opera House is located in the heart of Belfast City Centre, with its landmark building, magnificent auditorium and opulent mouldings. The Opera House has staged some of Belfast’s most exciting shows and performances, and is home to Luciano’s gourmet restaurant. There is a year-round programme of drama, musicals, ballet and opera. Tickets can be purchased online or at the Grand Opera House.
- The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, on the fringes of Belfast, is one of the island’s premier tourist attractions bringing to a contemporary setting the life and traditions of the people of our past. Its outdoor and indoor collections of restored 18th century buildings bring history to life through the impressive collection of steam trains, railway memorabilia, planes, carriages and more.
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