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what are the places to visit in Belfast?

sree Avatar
8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
we are planning to visit belfast for 3days(mar4th to 7th)will anybody can suggest some good places to get around there .thanks in advance
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8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
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#1
Have you got accomodation booked.

Depending on budget raddison sas is lovely (just stayed there) but laterooms is good site to use for hotels etc

how many are going? adults, kids?

Activities

Obv the shopping
The big wheel (i recommend a nite time trip on this)
The zoo (busy trip away, if you want to do this drop me a pm and i shall find bus route out for you)
Queens Uni is lovely to see
There's cinema's on the dublin road, or at yorkgate (Both movie house). the one at yorkgate has a special deal with flicks resturant there, any 2 meal deals plus 2 cinema tickets £17.95. Cinema tickets will set you back £5 per adult, £3.75 (i think) per child/student

Then there is the odyssey cinema and bowling plus maybe there will be a show on
Grand opera house is another for shows.

Walks include shaws bridge or lagan walkway

If you have a car i would recommend the giants causeway (about 1.5 hours away)

Eating

Bettrice Kenidies (uni rd)
Villa Italia (uni rd)
Red Panda (chinese) (odyssey is better)
Four Seasons (chinese) (dublin road)
Wild Willies steak House (bedford street)
Shu (lisburn rd)

At the min thats all i can think off but i will look on my walk into town for others

Eileen
#2
There is loads to do all in walking distance.

Botanic Gardens is worth walking around and going into some of the glass houses and down the steps gives you the feeling like you are in the Amazon hehe. It is close to Shaftsbury Square where there are loads of restaurants.

If you go to the Odyssey there are loads of restaurants and clubs under one roof, also cinemas, ten pin bowling, ice hockey games and concerts. Not sure what is on at that time of year but you can find out on ticketmaster. There also is W5 Interactive Discovery Centre which is supposed to be for families but my boyfriend and I who are both in our 30's loved it. Really good fun.

St Anne’s Cathedral, designed in ‘Hiberno-Romanesque’ style is lovely to walk around.

Walking Tours including The Old Town, Titanic Trail, Blackstaff Way tours or take a black taxi tour or the bus which shows you around the city and includes the old trouble spots.

St Georges Market has a Food and drink market every week where you can try all the specialities and practically dine for free.

I think the Big Ferris Wheel is still up in the City Centre.

There are great restaurants, far roo many to mention but there is a lovely small intimate one called Telfords which is opposite the Waterfront Hall and it specialises in seafood but does offer other dishes but is great as it is in an old Shipping building, in th eoriginal docks area.

If you have transport or don't mind using public transport to travel a little bit out of the city you have the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum’s carefully recreated ‘Old Town’, which tells the story of life in Ulster in the early 1900’s.

Belfast Zoo if the weather is good too....and sooooooo much more. Hope this helps.
#3
#4
Went to Belfast a few years ago and did the bus tour it was really good,would def do again
#5
allstar2
Lelia you from belfast too then?

http://www.gotobelfast.com/index.cfm/level/page/category_key/197/Page_Key/396/Parent_Key/0/type/Page/PaGeName/Belfast\s_Top_10_things_to_do!

[url]www.translink.co.uk[/url]

these two should be a start


Nope, I'm from the Coleraine area
#6
Other places

If you do as previous suggest and you do have a car, why not visit Newcastle Co. Down (27miles)and see the famous Mountains of Mourne. Visit Slieve Donard Hotel (Top of Town) really plush hotel and have a meal (Percy French also good - part of hotel and at entrance) Also, if you go up the A1 past Banbridge - 20 miles from Belfast, you can see the Bronte church by following the Bronte Homeland Drive route (call at Tourist Info in Banbridge for leaflets and directions).

This is where Patrick Bronte was born and preached before going to Haworth and fathered his famous writer / daughters Emily, Charlotte, Anne & son Branwell (Wuthering Heights etc and the locations for the stories were influenced by the Bronte Homeland Drive area.) My wife is the great, great, great grandaughter of Patricks brother and maiden name Bronte. :thumbsup:

Have fun
#7
michaelmakro
Other places

If you do as previous suggest and you do have a car, why not visit Newcastle Co. Down (27miles)and see the famous Mountains of Mourne. Visit Slieve Donard Hotel (Top of Town) really plush hotel and have a meal (Percy French also good - part of hotel and at entrance) Also, if you go up the A1 past Banbridge - 20 miles from Belfast, you can see the Bronte church by following the Bronte Homeland Drive route (call at Tourist Info in Banbridge for leaflets and directions).

This is where Patrick Bronte was born and preached before going to Haworth and fathered his famous writer / daughters Emily, Charlotte, Anne & son Branwell (Wuthering Heights etc and the locations for the stories were influenced by the Bronte Homeland Drive area.) My wife is the great, great, great grandaughter of Patricks brother and maiden name Bronte. :thumbsup:

Have fun


You've just given me an idea for next weekend! Thanks :)
#8
Some people like seeing the murals (not my cup of tea but you might). Plus it is free, I would see queens as well as someone else pointed out.
#9
[QUOTE=allstar2]Have you got accomodation booked.

Depending on budget raddison sas is lovely (just stayed there) but laterooms is good site to use for hotels etc

how many are going? adults, kids?

Activities

Obv the shopping
The big wheel (i recommend a nite time trip on this)
The zoo (busy trip away, if you want to do this drop me a pm and i shall find bus route out for you)
Queens Uni is lovely to see
There's cinema's on the dublin road, or at yorkgate (Both movie house). the one at yorkgate has a special deal with flicks resturant there, any 2 meal deals plus 2 cinema tickets £17.95. Cinema tickets will set you back £5 per adult, £3.75 (i think) per child/student

Then there is the odyssey cinema and bowling plus maybe there will be a show on
Grand opera house is another for shows.

Walks include shaws bridge or lagan walkway

If you have a car i would recommend the giants causeway (about 1.5 hours away)

Eating

Bettrice Kenidies (uni rd)
Villa Italia (uni rd)
Red Panda (chinese) (odyssey is better)
Four Seasons (chinese) (dublin road)
Wild Willies steak House (bedford street)
Shu (lisburn rd)

At the min thats all i can think off but i will look on my walk into town for others

Eileen[/QUOTE
we hane no car ,accomod.'booked near city hall,2adults & a 2 yr old kid, plz suggest me more abt giants causeway how to get there,book tickets etc..
#10
I live close to the Giants Causeway. You don't have to pay to walk down to it but if you have no car then you would have to get a bus or train to Coleraine and then could sign up for a tour around the North Coast area by bus or take a bus in the direction to bushmills and take the little steam train up to the Causeway. It would take about 1 hour to get there if you had a car but not sure how long without. It is lovely up here and there are so many beautiful beaches and Mussenden Temple view, Bushmills Distillery and its taste test
#11
Leila70
Nope, I'm from the Coleraine area


close to me then lol

Near ballymoney :thumbsup:

but at uni in belfast.

To op i would be prepared to help you with anything you needed when you got here like info as i will only be up the road at uni and can get you some leaflets and stuff before hand if you want? :thumbsup:
#12
for giants causeway this is a good site to get there and lots of other ideas

http://www.ireland-withpatpreston.com/the-north-sightseeing_tours.htm

Glens of Antrim & Others — Ulsterbus, Northern Ireland's leading bus transport company, offers a full selection of day tours into the surrounding countryside including the Antrim Coast, County Down, Mountains of Mourne, Derry, Bangor & Ards Peninsula, Fermanagh Lakes, and Rathlin Island. Tours are also available to Donegal and other parts of the Republic of Ireland. All tours depart from the Europa Buscentre, Glengall Street. Dates and times vary, but most tours run from end of June to early September. Reservations suggested. For more information, contact Ulsterbus Daytours, tel. 028-9033-7004, web site [url]www.translink.co.uk[/url].
#13
Crown, Robinsons, Benedicts, Empire, Laverys, Cloth Ear and you really must go to "Mint" ssshhh everyone
#14
allstar2
close to me then lol

Near ballymoney :thumbsup:

but at uni in belfast.

To op i would be prepared to help you with anything you needed when you got here like info as i will only be up the road at uni and can get you some leaflets and stuff before hand if you want? :thumbsup:


I go to uni in Belfast part time! :)
#15
I'm at uni at Queen's tooo :) Did 5 years part-time, now I'm there full-time as a post grad.

To the OP if you are interestedin seeing around Queen's University (it's gorgeous, well worth visiting) there are free guided tours, you just need to phone and book.

As you have a little one with you, you might be interested in Aunt Sandra's Candy factory http://www.irishcandyfactory.com/ it's a real sweet factory where you can watch the sweets being hand made and then get some samples. It's free, but you'll be all finished in half an hour or so.

Also Belfast Zoo is great, not as depressing as a lot of other zoos, and it's only 10 minutes on the bus from Belfast. We were there recently and found an escaped red ruffed lemur!!

The Giant's Causeway is stupendous, well worth the visit but not necessarily easily accessible without transport. On my way to uni I pass a place which advertises coach trips to the causeway and back for £14 (I think) I'll see if I can get a note of the phone number for you tomorrow.
#16
Oh, just a thought...Belfast City hall is quite an impressive building, and they do guided tours there too. Again you need to phone up and book in advance.
#17
ok so to hickjack the thread whats everyine studying at queen's then? im doing acc's final year (stuck in the heaney now supposed to be doing a report!)
#18
Leila70
Nope, I'm from the Coleraine area

will u plz suggest me which bus service we need in belfast as there is lots of services we r confused
#19
allstar2
ok so to hickjack the thread whats everyine studying at queen's then? im doing acc's final year (stuck in the heaney now supposed to be doing a report!)


I'm doing an MSc in Molecular Ecology. Im supposed to be writing a literature review right now :p
#20
sree
will u plz suggest me which bus service we need in belfast as there is lots of services we r confused


Where do you need a bus to?
#21
tessb
I'm doing an MSc in Molecular Ecology. Im supposed to be writing a literature review right now :p


im meant to be doing my tax assignment but i feel more like going to see be kind rewind (orange wed) :thumbsup:
#22
I think a break will help you work harder when you get back to it,so you should go to the cinema :D
#23
i did lol

and this morning i got up early and worked hard :)
#24
Was Be Kind Rewind any good? I might go see it this weekend.

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