Enjoying the sights and sounds of Belfast
Belfast welcomes you with an enthralling atmosphere and a small town feel that makes getting around easier. It boasts a number of must-see attractions, including the Titanic Belfast, Ulster Museum, Belfast Zoo & Gardens, Giant's Causeway and many more. This city will enchant you with its superb Victorian architecture and cultural heritage. A trip to the local theatres and pubs will give you a glimpse of Belfast's lifestyle.
Events and weather in Belfast
To enjoy Belfast's moderate and warm weather, you should make an effort to visit in summer (June till August). Local streets come alive as hordes of people attend various cultural festivals. The bustling metropolis hosts a number of captivating festivals, including the Ulster Bank Belfast International Arts Festival (October), the Halloween Monster Mash (October), C.S. Lewis Festival (November) and the Cinemagic International Film & TV festival (October). For a quieter and more reserved experience, travel during spring or autumn.
Before your Belfast break
Drop in at one of the two tourist information bureaus when you arrive for tips on what to do while in Belfast.
Important local information
Belfast is served by two airports: Belfast International Airport and the George Best Belfast City Airport. The latter is located less than 8 kilometres from the city centre and the Belfast International Airport lies almost 29 kilometres away. Belfast City Airport offers various city transfer options, including bus (Translink), train and taxi. A train station is located close to the airport and there is a footbridge connecting the two facilities. The buses and taxis are available outside the terminal building. The Belfast International Airport is served by buses and taxis, which operate next to the airport.
The city offers visitors wide-ranging accommodation choices, including hotels, camping guesthouses, apartments, caravans and hostels. Opting for establishments located in the city centre provides a good base for exploring Belfast. The hotels and apartments are situated within walking distance of entertainment and shopping hubs. The area around Queen's University, which lies on the southern part of the city centre, is a great choice if you are looking for a taste of Belfast hospitality.