Northern Ireland's capital has seen vast regeneration of late and is now a buzzing city with cutting edge restaurants and bars. Yet Belfast is rightly proud of its fascinating Victorian industrial heritage and unique Titanic connection.
Belfast has restaurants, pubs and cafes throughout the city, so it won't be hard to find something to suit both your taste and your pocket. The famous Golden Mile is still the place for restaurants, but try the Cathedral Quarter for lively pubs. The more adventurous can seek out the alleyways of the Entries for a typical Irish pub, full of atmosphere and character.
For retail therapy try the main shopping thoroughfare that runs from Donegal Place to Royal Avenue, or the new Victoria Square centre. For chic boutiques, head to the south of the city to Lisburn Road in the Queen's Quarter.
Titanic BelfastThe Titanic Quarter is a huge regeneration project built on the old Harland and Wolff shipyard, the centre piece of which with by Titanic Belfast. Housed in an iconic new building and featuring state of the art technology, the exhibition is an interactive journey through Belfast's history and the Titanic story.
Belfast CastleOverlooking the city on the slopes of Cave Hill, 400ft above sea level, this beautiful sandstone building has undergone an extensive restoration project.
Giant's CausewayTake a day trip from Belfast to see this unique ancient wonder that was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986.
Must DoNamed after Queens University, the laid back Queen's Quarter is home to Ulster Museum and Belfast's Botanic Gardens, a green oasis in the city.
Discover Belfast's splendid Victorian architecture beginning with the classical City Hall and ending with a pint in the flamboyant Crown Liquor Saloon, still lit with gas lamps.
Visit the famous political murals in the East and the West of the city.
The lively and eclectic Cathedral Quarter is a centre for the arts and its narrow cobbled streets are where you'll find the city's new and interesting bars and restaurants.
Titanic BelfastThis state of the art visitor experience tells the story of Titanic from Belfast’s perspective.
Titanic Belfast extends over nine galleries, with multiple dimensions to the exhibition, drawing together special effects, dark rides, full-scale reconstructions and innovative interactive features to explore the Titanic story in a fresh and insightful way; from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her infamous maiden voyage and catastrophic demise. The journey goes beyond the aftermath of the sinking, to the discovery of the wreck and continues into the present day with a live undersea exploration centre.