great things to know if you’re visiting
If you are a visitor to Belfast, your first stop should be Visit Belfast – the official visitor information centre and website for Belfast with lots of ideas for accommodation, restaurants, events, places to visit and things to do, including attending our wonderful events!
visit belfast welcome centre
The Visit Belfast Welcome Centre is located opposite Belfast City Hall in Belfast City Centre.
Address: 9 Donegall Square North, Belfast, BT1 5GB. View map.
Telephone: +44 (0) 28 9024 6609
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday: 9.00am – 5.30pm (October to May) and 9.00am – 7.00pm (June to September). Sunday: 11.00am – 4.00pm (year round)
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Belfast has two airports: Belfast International Airport is 19 miles and George Best Belfast City Airport is three miles from the city centre.
Stena Line sails between Belfast and Cairnryan, and between Belfast and Liverpool. P&O sails from Cairnryan to Larne, and from Troon to Larne from the end of March to end of September.
You can rent through the Belfast Bike Scheme with 45 docking stations located across the city centre, providing a low cost, convenient way to travel about.
Translink Metro buses are very regular throughout the day but less frequent in the evening, with no night services. Smartlink day tickets are the best value if you plan to take multiple journeys. Consider buying the Belfast Visitor Pass for unlimited bus and rail travel for 1, 2 or 3 consecutive days within Belfast.
A limited train service runs between Belfast and Dublin, Derry, Larne and stations in between. Lanyon Station is only a 10 minute walk from the city centre. This station links to all local stations as well as the cross-border Enterprise service to and from Dublin.
Contact Translink on +44 (0) 28 9066 6630 or visit translink.co.uk for up-to-date timetable information for bus and train services.
places to stay include:
Europa Hotel ★★★★ Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7AP MAP
Clayton Hotel Belfast ★★★★ 22 Ormeau Avenue, Belfast BT2 8HS MAP
Ten Square ★★★★ 10 Donegall Square South, Belfast BT1 5JD MAP
Bullitt Hotel ★★★★ 40a Church Lane, Belfast BT1 4QN MAP
Malmaison Hotel ★★★★ 34-38 Victoria St, Belfast BT1 3GH MAP
Ramada Encore Belfast ★★★ 20 Talbot Street, Belfast BT1 2LD MAP
Premier Inn Belfast City Cathedral Quarter ★★★ 2-6 Waring Street, Belfast BT1 2DX MAP
Merchant Hotel ★★★★★ 16 Skipper Street, Belfast BT1 2DZ MAP
Radisson Blu Hotel Belfast ★★★★ The Gasworks, 3 Cromac Place, Belfast BT7 2JB MAP
Ravenhill Guesthouse ★★★★ 690 Ravenhill Road, Belfast BT6 0BZ MAP
Maryville House ★★★★★ 2 Maryville Park, Belfast BT9 6LN MAP
Old Rectory ★★★★ 148 Malone Road, Belfast BT9 5LH MAP
Belfast International Youth Hostel 22-32 Donegall Road, Belfast BT12 5JN MAP
Global Village 87 University Street, Belfast BT7 1HP MAP
Botanical Backpackers 63 Fitzwilliam Street, Belfast BT9 6AXMAP
Vagabonds 9 University Road, Belfast BT7 1NA MAP
places to eat include:
Mumbai 27 27 Talbot Street, Belfast BT1 2LD MAP CALL
Coppi Saint Anne’s Square, Belfast BT1 2LR MAP CALL
House of Zen Saint Anne’s Square, Belfast, BT1 2LR MAP CALL
Buba 10 Edward Street, Belfast BT1 2LR MAP CALL
Molly’s Yard 1 College Green Mews, Belfast, BT7 1LW MAP CALL
HOME 22 Wellington Place, Belfast BT1 6GE MAP CALL
Town Square 45 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1HZ MAP CALL
Yügo 3 Wellington Street, Belfast BT1 6HT MAP CALL
places to drink include:
Green Room at the Black Box Hill Street, Belfast BT1 2LA MAP
Pug Ugly’s Bedford Street, Belfast BT2 7EJ MAP
The Crown Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7BA MAP
Kelly’s Cellars Bank Street, Belfast BT1 1HL MAP
Duke of York Commercial Court, Belfast, BT1 2NB MAP
Harp Bar Hill Street, Belfast BT1 2LB MAP
Maddens Berry Street, Belfast BT1 1FJ MAP
Sunflower Public House Union Street, Belfast, BT1 2JG MAP
Morning Star Pottinger’s Entry, Belfast BT1 4DT MAP
White’s Tavern Winecellar Entry, Belfast BT1 1QN MAP
The Woodworkers Bradbury Place, Belfast BT7 1RS MAP
Laverys Bradbury Place, Belfast BT7 1RS MAP
Muriel’s Café Bar Church Lane, Belfast BT1 4QN MAP
The Dirty Onion Hill Street, Belfast BT1 2LA MAP