The Best of Belfast
With a vibrant arts scene in the Cathedral Quarter, the regenerated Titanic Quarter, and lots of innovative restaurants, this is the best time to visit Belfast in Northern Ireland. We’ve put together a list of ten things we love about Belfast, including the Queen’s Quarter, the lively indoor stalls at St George’s Market, the Black Cab tours of the city and of course the iconic Titanic Center Belfast, set in the old shipyards.
Botanic Ct, Belfast BT9 5AB, UK
Bring all the family to see dinosaur exhibits, Egyptian mummies and art galleries, as well as interactive science, art and history exhibitions. It’s a great building to spend time in – but don’t miss the adjacent Botanic Gardens.
The Odyssey, 2 Queens Quay, Belfast BT3 9QQ, UK
Otherwise known as Whowhatwherewhenwhy, W5 is a fun interactive discovery centre in the Titanic Quarter. Beat the lie detector, touch the sound wall, build a race car or robot, play invisible instruments and boggle your mind with optical illusions. It’s designed for kids, but big people will love it just as much. Photo: NITB.
153 Bangor Road
A short drive from the city in Cultra, this museum not only has an impressive collection of vehicles from past times, including trams, steam trains and buses, but there are recreations of thatched cottages, farms, schools and shops from over 100 years ago – complete with costumed characters. There’s also an impressive Titanic exhibition in the museum, with authentic artefacts. The museum is big, with a large outdoor section, so leave yourself a couple of hours take it all in. Photo: NITB.