Belfast is a rising star, emerging from years of political unease to take its place among the UK’s must-see destinations.
A visit will swiftly be rewarded with welcoming locals, superb pubs and restaurants, and top attractions including the atmospheric Crumlin Road Gaol and walking tours of Belfast’s famous murals.
The city has historic landmarks such as Belfast Castle and Belfast City Hall, plus a unique blend of traditional and modern culture.
The birthplace of the Titanic, Belfast’s industrial heritage has shaped a richly cultural city.
Belfast offers the buzz and vibrancy of a British capital city whilst being a gateway to the rural retreats of Northern Ireland.
Head out from the city on a tour of the Causeway Coast to find the Game of Thrones filming locations.
You can fly to Belfast from most British cities. From London it is a 1 hour and 15 minute flight.
Northern Ireland’s capital lies in the east of the country with an array of connections via land, sea and air. Belfast International Airport is 18 miles to the northwest of Belfast (around 30 minutes by car) and serves more than 70 destinations around the world. Airport Express 300 buses link the airport with the city. Situated around five miles from Belfast city centre, the George Best Belfast City Airport serves routes from elsewhere in Britain, as well as Amsterdam, providing a transfer option for international travellers.
Belfast is incredibly well connected with frequent rail routes connecting the city with Bangor, Larne Harbour, Coleraine, Londonderry, Portadown, Newry and Dublin. Translink provides an extensive public transport network, while Stena Line also operates ferry routes from Liverpool, Cairnryan in Scotland and Douglas on the Isle of Man. Purchase a Belfast Visitor Pass for unlimited travel around the centre of Belfast over 1, 2 or 3 days, as well as special offers and discounts on many Belfast attractions.