Titanic Belfast is the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience, exploring the Titanic story in a fresh and insightful way.
Make your way through the 9 interactive galleries of the Titanic Experience, explore the symbolism of this iconic building with the Discovery Tour.
Walk the decks of the last remaining White Star vessel SS Nomadic or immerse yourself in the historic slipways as you uncover the true legend of Titanic, in the city where it all began.
Come to one of Ireland’s biggest landmarks The Giant’s Causeway.
Located in County Antrim on the north coast of Northern Ireland, about three miles northeast of Bushmills village.
Here you will read all about Irish mythology and its legends.
The Giant’s Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption.
In the small village of Bushmills, settled on the banks of the river you’ll find the oldest working distillery in Ireland.
A place where family and friends have worked for generations is a small Northern Irish village. Here for over 400 years it has kept to its own philosophy. By hand crafting small batches is the way to produce beautifully smooth tasting Irish whiskey.
Experience a guided tour around the distillery and listen to how this famous Irish Whiskey is made from the very beginning to the bottling stage. There’s also the opportunity to purchase some of its products.
Belfast City Hall
The site now occupied by Belfast City Hall was once the home of the White Linen Hall. This was an important international Linen Exchange.
The street that runs from the back door of Belfast City Hall through the middle of the linen quarter is Linen Hall Street.
Construction of the building started in 1898 and was completed in 1906.
There are 15 amazing rooms to look through on this tour with amazing history for you to read and take in.
The people of the city and its visitors are welcomed to sit on the lawns and watch Belfast City at work.
The gardens opened in 1828 as the private Royal Belfast Botanical Gardens.
Continued as a private park for many years, only opening to members of the public on Sundays prior to 1895.
It then became a public park in 1895 when the Belfast Corporation bought the gardens from the Belfast Botanical and Horticultural Society.
The gardens are now owned by Belfast City Council. It has two main exhibits the Palm House and the Tropical Ravine House. Here you will find many species of flower and trees from around the world.
Concerts have been performed in the gardens notably U2 who played here in 1997 their first concert in Belfast since 1987.
You could spend hours browsing this state-of-the-art museum, but if you’re pressed for time don’t miss the Armada Room.
The museum is filled with artefacts retrieved from the 1588 wreck of the Spanish galleon Giron. It also holds the Egyptian Room, with Takabuti, a 2500-year-old Egyptian mummy unwrapped in Belfast in 1835.
Everyone is interested in history and a visit to this museum will give you an idea of what life was like in each ancient world.
Crumlin Road Gaol
This Prison was partly based on another prison in London, it was one of the most advanced prisons of it’s day.
The prison was designed to hold between 500 to 550, one prisoner per cell but in the early 1970s that rose to 3 prisoners per cell.
During its 150 year history the prison has had many prisoners pass through its doors. Some of the more well known prisoners included Eamon De Valera, Martin McGuinness, Michael Stone and Bobby Sands.
The prison closed its doors in 1996 and was left empty for many years. In 2012 the prison reopened as a tourist attraction and recreates the history this prison once held.
This castle was built by the Normans. Owned by the Scots, Irish, English, French and remains as one of the best preserved medieval castles in Northern Ireland.
Built by John de Courcy in 1177 as his headquarters, after he conquered eastern Ulster in 1177 and ruled as a petty king until 1204. He was ousted by another Norman adventurer, Hugh de Lacy.
It has had many uses over the years, first to house prisoners of war then became a prison. For a hundred years it served as an armoury. During WW1 it was a garrison and ordnance store then during WW11 it became an air raid shelter.
Ulster Folk And Transport Museum
The Ulster folk and transport Museum is situated about 11 kilometres east of the city. It comprises of two separate museums, the Folk Museum and the Transport Museum.
The Folk Museum endeavours to illustrate the way of life and traditions of the people in Northern Ireland, past and present. While the Transport Museum explores and exhibits methods of transport by land, sea and air, past and present.
In 1958, the Folk Museum was created to preserve a rural way of life in danger of disappearing in Northern Ireland.
The present site was acquired in 1961. With the museum opening to the public for the first time three years later in 1964. In 1967, the Folk Museum merged with the Belfast Transport Museum, to form the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum.
Stormont Castle is a mansion on the Stormont Estate. It is used as the main meeting place of the Northern Ireland Executive it’s not classed as a castle in real terms.
Between 1921 and 1972, it served as the official residence of the Prime Minister of Northern Ireland.
It also served as the location of the Cabinet Room of the Government of Northern Ireland from 1921 to 1972.
Before devolution it served as the Belfast headquarters of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, during the Troubles.