26 Things to Do in Belfast on a Sunday

March 2, 2017

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Stuck for ideas on what to do in Belfast this weekend? Then wonder no more. We’ve taken the leg work out of it for you with our top 26 things to do in Belfast on a Sunday.

Things to do in Belfast this Sunday

1. Explore Northern Ireland’s Ship Building Past with a visit to the 5* Titanic Belfast - the World’s Leading Tourist Attraction – and the Titanic Dock and Pump House Tour. Titanic Belfast Sunday opening: 9am-7pm June/July/Aug, returning to 9am-6pm in September.

Titanci Belfast Maritime Tours

2. Discover Belfast’s maritime history with a tour of SS Nomadic, the last remaining White Star Line Ship in the world and HMS Caroline*, the last surviving ship from the Battle of Jutland.

HMS Caroline

 *Temporary closure. Reopening spring 2017.

3. Experience Belfast’s rich cultural heritage with a trip to one of its famous landmark buildings including Belfast City Hall and Crumlin Road Gaol. City Hall tours operate at 12pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm on a Sunday.

Belfast City Hall Tours

4. Get out and about and explore Belfast’s many open spaces.  Why not make a day of it and dine al fresco with a picnic in the park?

Belfast Parks

5. Enjoy an afternoon tea experience with your friends at one of Belfast’s traditional tea rooms or hotels.

Afternoon Tea Maryville Tearooms Belfast

6. Explore the City from a different viewpoint by sailing down the Lagan on a boat tour.

Titanic Tours at Lagan Boat Company

7. Board an open-top bus and discover the City on a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour.

Belfast City Sightseeing Tour

8. Get up close and personal with the animals at Belfast Zoo - home to more than 140 species – many of which are in danger in their natural habitat.

Belfast Zoo

9. Check out Northern Ireland’s local sports scene and catch a match, or watch Belfast Giants take on their latest opponents at the SSE Arena.

Belfast Giants at SSE Arena

10. Tee off at one of Belfast’s many golf courses and play your own ultimate round.

Royal Belfast Golf Club

11. Tantalise the taste buds with a visit to St George’s Market and enjoy some of Belfast’s finest artisan produce.

St George's Market Belfast

12.  Savour the moment with a glass of something cold at one of Belfast’s famous pubs, or sample a batch craft beer at a local distillery.

The Crown Bar Belfast

13. Dine high in one of Belfast’s Michelin starred restaurants – OX or Deane’s Eipic.

Deane's Eipic


14. Meet the people who are passionate about our local food on a Food Tour of the city or join a Cookery Class and get a true taste of Northern Ireland.

Food Tours Belfast

15. Get on your bike and peddle along one of the many cycle trails in and around the city and discover Belfast’s hidden gems.

Belfast Bike Tours

16. Or for the more adventurous among you, uncover a world of BMX, skateboarding, kick scooter, break dancing, urban art & DJing in the T13 Urban Sports Park. T13 is open 12pm – 8pm every Sunday.

T13 Belfast

17. Discover your inner art critic and visit a gallery or catch a play at one of Belfast’s many art galleries and theatres.

Belfast Art Galleries and Theatres

18. Come face to face with the Mouse, Snake, Owl, Snake and a very large Gruffalo on a walking trail at Colin Glen Forest Park.

Gruffalo Trail Colin Glen

19. Have a family playtime adventure and make learning fun at W5 or don the wellies and head down to the farm at Streamvale Open Farm. 

W5 Belfast

20. Shop to you drop with some retail therapy in Belfast City Centre or visit one of the many independent shops in and around the city.

Belfast Shops Sunday Opening

21. Walk the Belfast Hills and stand atop Divis Mountain for the the best vantage points of the city.

Walking Tours Belfast Hills

22. Discover our ancient past with a trip to Belfast’s award winning Ulster Museum.

Ulster Museum Belfast

23. Explore our Christian heritage with a visit to St Anne’s Cathedral or one of the many other beautiful churches dotted around the city.

St Anne's Cathedral

24. Take a tour of Queen’s University or visit the latest exhibition at the University’s Naughton Gallery.

Queen's University Naughton Gallery

25. Visit historic Belfast Castle  and Cavehill Country Park where you’ll be rewarded with great views over Belfast Lough and the city. The castle is open 9am – 6pm on a Sunday.

Belfast Castle

26. As day turns to dusk, catch a show at Belfast’s newly renovated Waterfront Hall  making your journey to Belfast City a memorable one this weekend.

Waterfront Hall Belfast

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Why not make a break of it and plan your Belfast City getaway today with discovernorthernireland.com 

Whatever you get up to in Belfast this Sunday, make sure and capture the moment and share your story with us at #discovernorthernireland

* Opening times may vary throughout the year. Please check with the operator before your visit to avoid disappointment. 


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