Six Things I Want To Do In Belfast

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I’ve not even gone to Hawaii and I’m already looking forward to and planning my next trip. Over the early Mayday Bank Holiday me and my other half are going to Belfast to explore the city together. I’ve been to Belfast once but it was a very quick flying visit during a trip to see Bring Me The Horizon so I didn’t see any of the city itself. I’ve been looking around to try and get some idea’s of what to do while we’re there without planning too much, I’m trying to be spontaneous more! Here are some of the things I really want to do:

Game of Thrones Tour

I am kind of cheating with this one as we’ve actually already booked this. On the Sunday of our trip we’re heading out for about 9 hours’ on a Game of Thrones Winterfell tour to show us some of the places where the series was filmed including Winterfell itself, the Tower House used as Robb’s camp in the Riverlands, the Abbey where Robb and Catelyn hear the news from Kings Landing and the Tollymore Forest Park which is a backdrop to a lot of scenes. I’m pretty excited for the tour as it’s something I know both me and my other half will really enjoy.

Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour

I love doing hop on hop off bus tours’ as I think they’re a great way to see a city properly and to get a good feel for what’s around, especially when you’re only somewhere for a short period of time and may not otherwise get the chance to walk around and explore everywhere. I think this might be a good option for as soon as we arrive as we’ll have quite a few hours to kill between arriving and being able to check into our hotel and this means we can sit down and relax while still seeing the city.

City Hall

Having seen the photos of the outside of the City Hall it looks absolutely stunning and unusually entry to the hall is absolutely free as are the walking guided tours around, although you can opt to pay for an audio tour. I love exploring beautiful buildings and hearing about the history behind them and I regret not visiting more of them on city breaks I’ve done before so this is near the top of my list.

titanic

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Titanic Experience

I can’t go to Belfast and not head to the Titanic Experience which is the world’s largest Titanic experience exploring the story of the cruise ship. I’m going to hold my hands up and say I’ve never seen the movie the whole way through so this is something I need to change before I go. The RMS Titanic started life in Belfast before it set sail from the shipyards to Southampton before heading on it’s fateful maiden voyage in 1912. While the working shipyard no longer exists the Titanic Belfast sits in its place with interactive exhibitions which tell the story of the building of the ship and it’s fate out in the Atlantic. It was named as one of the best tourist attractions in the world so I’m intrigued to explore it.

Eat at Cast and Crew

Of course, I’ve done as much research on places to eat as I have things to do and Cast and Crew seems like the perfect place to go as it’s so close to the Titanic Visitors Centre so it’s not out of the way. The small place is all about food and taste and having scoured their menu I can’t decide whether to plump for a full breakfast with pancakes or for a massive burger lunch.

Acton and Sons

Another foodie entry and this time it comes from a restaurant called Acton and Sons which I have seen quite a few people recommend. The restaurant may not have the biggest menu but there’s plenty of things on there I’d love to try and on either the day we arrive or after our Game of Thrones tour I know we’re going to want a nice meal so this would be a great option. Plus importantly their desert menu looks incredible, so many sundae’s and chocolate things.

Have you been to Belfast? Do you have any recommendations?
April 5, 2017
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  • I live in Belfast. Shout me if you need Hotel ideas or Restaurants. It’s such a lovely city. Shopping is fab, most in Victoria Square which is central. You will have a great time here, we talk very fast and are uber friendly as well x

  • Gareth Torrance

    I would love to go on the Game of Thrones tour… And I would love to go to Belfast in general.

  • Amy

    Game of Thrones tour and Titanic experience, yes please! Two things I would love to do. Gonna have to plan a trip to Belfast!

  • Beautyqueenuk

    The Titanic Experience is interesting, not too sure about GOT as I am not a fan ha *runs and hides* x

  • No thanks been to Belfast but the titanic experience is one I would love to checkout one day

  • Laura

    I would absolutely LOVE to go to Belfast and do the Titanic Experience. That sounds absolutely FANTASTIC!! xxx

  • Oh my god, oh my god! GOT for the win, that is so exciting, I am so jealous that you get to see where some scenes were filmed. Can’t wait to hear your review! x

  • Dena-Jayne McGuinness

    I would love to go to Belfast, I think this year I’m going to Dublin and it would be my first trip to Ireland so I’m excited! xo

  • Anosa Malanga VA

    Oh, I want to experience the Game of Thrones and the Titanic experience! Will still check out what to see in Belfast.

  • Kay Elizabeth Burgess

    I went to Belfast when I was at university. I was doing a policing degree, so didn’t really get to see all of the fun stuff! Love the sound of the Games of Thrones tour! Me and my hubby would love that.

    Kay x

    • I love the sound of the Game of Thrones tour too and how cool that you did a policing degree as well x

  • Cathryn Daws

    Oh I would love to visit. The Titanic experience looks amazing, I’ve always wanted to go since it opened!

  • Lyndsey O’Halloran

    I’d want to do the GoT tour as well. I don’t think I could resist

  • Never been to Belfast before but I have always wanted to. Great places to visit here.

  • We’ve not been but we might as I don’t fly and this can be got to by ferry, great ideas of places to visit, thanks

  • i am definitely referring this when i visit Belfast, it is on my list for this year, thanks for sharing!

  • Kat

    I’ve never been, but I’d absolutely love to! Some good tips here for when I do go. Will be great to read about everything you get up to, once you’re back. Have a lovely trip! x

    Kat | Kitty & B

  • I would love to go to the Titanic Experience sometime.

  • Claire Mason

    Titanic experience would be top of my list as well. Anything about it interests me.

  • I’ve never visited Belfast but when we finally go there ,my first stop will be Titanic Experince for sure; I would really like to visit it.

  • This looks like a great and well planned itinerary. I recently went on my first hop off hop on bus tour in Edinburgh and loved it! x

  • I would absolutely love to visit Belfast, I love bus tours as well they are great way to see a city quickly and get an idea on where things are you want to see more of!

  • Jo Wiggins

    How have you never seen the Titanic all the way through? Crazy! Have a fab time in Belfast x

  • VintageFolly

    The game of thrones tour is on my bucket list. One day Belfast, one day x

  • Ickle Pickle

    I have never visited Ireland – I would love to as it is just across the water from me in Wales! Kaz x

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