Top hidden gems in Belfast

  1. Let your tastebuds take you back to a poignant moment in time at Rayanne House, just northeast of Belfast. Built in 1886, Rayanne has views of the Lough from which the Titanic sailed, so it’s a fitting place to sample the food served to first-class passengers aboard the ship.

 

  1. The new Brewbot Belfast is a bar serving craft beers from small, local microbreweries such as the Whitewater, Hilden and Farmageddon Breweries.

 

  1. Belfast’s Botanic Gardens include the Tropical Ravine which contains some of the oldest seed plants around today, as well as banana, cinnamon, bromeliad and orchid plants. It was built in 1889 lead by the park's head gardener, Charles McKimm.

 

  1. Follow the Van Morrison Trail through Belfast and you’ll discover the city of the famous musician’s youth. Many places you will discover inspired his life and lyrics.

 

  1. He’s one of the world’s most famous footballers, and now you can stay in George Best’s House, in which he lived in Belfast before he left to join Manchester United in 1963. The house contains mementos from Best’s life and football career.

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