Belfast has earned a reputation as a top city destination for many, it’s packed with history, culture, exciting events, great food and super shopping. You don’t have to break the bank to have a great time in the capital city, we’ve put together a list of things you can do for £10 and under. From great restaurants to unique city tours – you’ll find it all in Belfast!
Crumlin Road Gaol
Now reopened to the public after extensive renovations, Crumlin Road Gaol is one of Belfast’s most historic buildings dating back to the nineteenth century. Visitors can explore first-hand, the building’s colourful past and gain a unique and memorable insight of the daily lives and routines of both prisoners and prison officers over the Gaol’s existence. Adult entry for public tour is £7.00
Titanic Boat Tour
Find out all about the world famous ship with the Lagan Boat Company on the Titanic Boat Tour. The 1 hour boat trip is filled with interesting facts & gives you some great views of Belfast Harbour. The tour isn’t rushed & there’s plenty of time to ask as many questions as you wish. Visitors get the chance to see original photos of the shipyard and Belfast giving you a real insider view into this historic, world famous story whilst also seeing all the key Titanic attractions & sights. The tour costs £10 per adult.
Catch a film at the QFT
Queen’s Film Theatre is Northern Ireland’s foremost independent cinema located beside Queen’s University, showing the very best in new and classic world cinema. Tickets cost between £4-£8 for most films. Book online for best value.
Ulster Folk and Transport Museum
Step back in time in and uncover a way of life from 100 years ago. Discover cottages, farms, schools and shops as you wander through the beautiful parkland of the Folk Museum chatting to costumed visitor guides demonstrating traditional crafts. Climb on and off majestic steam locomotives or experience the sensation of flight in the Transport Museum bursting with horse drawn carriages, electric trams, motorbikes, fire-engines and vintage cars. Entry is £7.50 for adults and £4.50 for children aged from 5-17 yrs.
Linen Lunch at Deanes
Enjoy lunch in one of Belfast’s finest restaurants – Deanes on Howard Street in the city centre, offers an excellent value Linen Lunch menu for just £10. And if that doesn’t take your fancy you can avail of lunch for £6.50 at a number of the other Deanes restaurants located across Belfast city centre. Find out more here: michaeldeane.co.uk/lunch-special/
All aboard the SS Nomadic
Step aboard Titanic’s little sister – the newly refurbished SS Nomadic. In 1911 Harland & Wolff built the SS Nomadic as the first and second class passenger tender to the Titanic. Now, over 100 years later, the last remaining White Star Line ship has been restored to her original glory and is back home in Belfast’s historic Hamilton Dock. Come on board and experience over 100 years of authentic maritime and social history. Admission is £8.50 for adults and £5 for chidlren from 5-16yrs.
Black Taxi Tour
The world famous Black Taxi Tour is an ideal way to find out all about the city’s history including the famous murals of Belfast and other visitor highlights like Queen’s University, Titanic Quarter and more. Tour costs £10 each, please note prices quoted are for 3-6 passengers. For more info or to book a tour go to: belfasttours.com
The MAC Belfast
Catch an exhibition in the MAC, Belfast’s newest creative venue. Located in the heart of the cathedral quarter – the centre offers a wide range of cultural programmer, exhibitions, workshops, theatre and more. Entry to exhibitions is normally free, check out what’s on at the MAC here: themaclive.com
Visit Northern Ireland’s treasure house of the past and present, the Ulster Museum is home to a rich collection of art, history and natural sciences and free to all visitors. From Ireland to the South Pacific, ancient relics to hands on activities, the museum offers something for everyone from the simply curious to the enthusiast. Entry to Museum is free.
Explore our Victorian heritage at the beautiful Botanic Gardens in Belfast. Amongst the gardens you’ll find the Palm House, the Tropical Ravine, as well as a children’s playground, a bowling green, walking routes, a rose garden and assorted tropical plants, mature trees and flower beds. There is no charge for entry to the gardens.
And you’ll find plenty more ideas for free things to do in Belfast here: discovernorthernireland.com/belfast/Free-Things-to-Do
Make a break of it
The city offers excellent value on hotel breaks starting from just £49 per room and all in an excellent locations including the Ramada Encore, Premier Inn, the Fitzwilliam and Europa Hotel. Find out more here: discovernorthernireland.com/offers/