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5 Cant Miss Attractions in Belfast

Visiting Belfast and are stumped on what to do first? No worries – We’ve got you covered!

Titanic Belfast

Of course, we couldn’t leave this incredible attraction out! If you’re visiting Belfast then there’s no question about it, this is a must-see! Join their passionate tour guides around the museum and see what life was like back then for the equally passionate workers constructing the famous cruise ship and learn about its fateful journey as it set sail for New York City. It is said that tempting fate is dangerous, as was the case when The Titanic was said to be unsinkable, but after striking an iceberg in the North Atlantic on its maiden voyage, it sank with the loss of 1,500 lives. There’s no better place to learn about history than at the worlds largest exhibit dedicated to the Titanic!

Ulster Museum

Located in the Botanical Gardens stands another iconic museum.

With many pieces on show across four floors, it is a wonderful place to learn more about the history of Ulster and Northern Ireland as well as the rest of the world. Through the extensive collections of art, history, and natural sciences, you are transported across time, space, and planet earth.

Discover collections of art, history and natural sciences, there is something for everyone and the cherry on top is that it’s all completely FREE!

Belfast Botanic Gardens

This gorgeous blooming garden is located in Belfast, Northern Ireland, next to the previously mentioned Ulster Museum. It stretches for 28 acres and is a popular destination for office workers, students, and tourists.

Here lies a delicate example of an early glasshouse made of curved iron and glass as well as many vibrant tropical plants and birds! There are even dedicated walking routes perfect for those who want to get the full experience out of their visit to the garden.

Crumlin Road Gaol

How about a bit of an unusual visitor attraction next to spice up your trip? If that sounds like your thing then give the Crumlin Road Gaol a visit next time you’re in the area. Former prison HMP Belfast, which is also known as Crumlin Road Gaol, is located on Crumlin Road in north Belfast, Northern Ireland.

As of 1996, it is the last prison still standing in Northern Ireland from the Victorian era! Discover over 150 years of history through images, videos and holograms on their self-guided tours. So much is included in this tour including a chance to explore the prison through the footsteps of former prisoners via the tunnel, the holding cells and also offers visitors an insight into life in the gaol, as well as into the Northern Irish conflict, thanks to interviews with former prisoners, Jim McVeigh (former IRA), and Billy Hutchinson (former UVF). 

Visitors who wish to understand how the recent phase of the British/Irish conflict still impacts today’s Belfast should take this tour.

Belfast Castle

Visit the gorgeous castle dating back to the 1870s. Explore the inside of the Castle and its quaint decor and design, see if you are lucky enough to get a quick snap of the views from the castle. As it is 400ft above sea level, there really is no better way to view the whole of Belfast with unobstructed views than from the Castle (very fairy-tale-like if you ask me!).

There are also luxurious, well-maintained gardens for you to wander through while the kids run off to the swings, slides and bicycle roundabout at their adventure playground!

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