Visit Belfast

 

Only a 40 minute drive from Cherryhill Lodge, in Belfast you will find some of the coolest nightclubs, superb shopping and enough eateries to satisfy every taste and budget. There’s also no shortage of local and international artists and bands that stop by to perform at fantastic venues like Belfast Waterfront and the world class Odyssey Arena. You’ll also find fascinating walking, bus and taxi tours, cultural escapes, scientific exhibitions and literary inspirations. After all, this is the city that inspired the Chronicles of Narnia and Gulliver’s Travels.


Belfast may be a small city but don't let the size fool you - because it's big on excitement. Once the home of the Irish linen industry, tobacco production, rope making and the world famous Harland and Wolff shipbuilders, Belfast lays claim to a unique history. And there's something for everyone to love.

 

Below is a list of some of the activities that are available in Belfast:

 

Titanic Centre

Only in Belfast can you trace the Titanic story to its source, discover the passion and pride of those who designed and built her and relive the excitement of the Titanic era when the city was at the height of its powers. Now you can relive the Titanic story as never before, at the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience, Titanic Belfast. 

To find out more information on the Titanic Centre, or to book your tickets, click here.

 



Belfast Zoo

Belfast Zoological Gardens is located in North Belfast on the slopes of Cave Hill and and is home to more than 1000 animals and 150 species, many of which are in danger in their natural habitat. The zoo also carries out important conservation work and takes part in over 90 European and global collaborative breeding programmes which help to ensure the survival of many species under threat. 

As one of the oldest visitor attractions in Northern Ireland, many visitors have fond memories of visiting the gardens, which have been home to the animals since 1934. Belfast Zoo is now a leading and award winning visitor attraction in Northern Ireland, with more than 300,000 visitors a year.

Popular attractions include the Asian elephants, Rothschild's giraffes, California sea lions, penguins, apes, Malayan tapirs, giant anteater, Malayan sun bears, Visayan warty pigs, Goodfellow's tree kangaroo, red-backed bearded sakis, crowned sifaka and Sumatran tigers. Other onsite facilities include the Treetop Tearoom, Percy's Picnic Pitstop, 'Zoovenir Shop', children's playground, and designated picnic areas. The zoo also runs a regular programme of special events through the year. 

For more information visit www.belfastzoo.co.uk or phone 028 9077 6277.

 




Sightseeing Tours

You might already know what you want to from your Belfast trip. Guided tours of our world famous murals make their way onto many itineraries. As does a short trip up to the Giant's Causeway. Taking in a lap on an open-topped bus can quickly tie it all together. A pub crawl (length: optional), might untie it all just as quickly, but is a great way to see Belfast old and Belfast new. All you might actually need is a nod in the right direction. Or perhaps you want the full works; to be lifted and laid on a tour of our city, or further afield. Either way, one thing Belfast isn't short of is locals who are happy to share their knowledge! To find out more information visit www.gotobelfast.com.