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11 Unforgettable Things to Do in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Sonali Pimpale Jul 13, 2019
The homeland of the tragic RMS Titanic, and a city that has risen from the ashes of ‘The Troubles’, Belfast draws countless globetrotters with an arsenal of attractions.

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Partake of a delicious meal in the cellar restaurant at the Belfast Castle.

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The fortuitous location of the stately, 18th century home in the grounds of the Cave Hill Country Park offers exceptional views of the city.

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Live out the story of the iconic ship at the Titanic Belfast, right from its birth to the devastating end.

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Standing exactly in the place where the RMS Titanic took form, the museum offers plenty of interactive displays that will take you back to early 1900s. With prior reservations, you can walk down the staircase recreated from the celebrated movie, and enjoy high tea on Sunday afternoons.
Run into a mummy and encounter dinosaurs at the Ulster Museum. The largest museum in Northern Ireland is a treasure trove of artifacts related to art, history and natural sciences, from all across the globe.

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Admire the majestic Parliament Buildings in the Stormont Estate area.

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Get a free guided tour of the estate or enjoy a leisurely stroll in the picturesque gardens.
Savor the chilling tales of prisoner escapades, deaths, hunger strikes and executions at the Crumlin Road Gaol. Take a tour to see the prison wings and the execution cells of the former prison, the only Victorian jail left in Northern Ireland.
Take a guided tour of the magnificent City Hall. Delve into the history of Belfast and admire the lavish interiors of the Baroque Revival style structure, built to commemorate Belfast’s newly granted city status by Queen Victoria.

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Gorge on tantalizing delicacies and hunt for antiques at the St George’s Market!
Ramble among beautiful blossoms at the Botanic Gardens. Drop in at the striking Palm House, one of the first curvilinear greenhouses in the world.
Catch a riveting performance at the Grand Opera House, the stunning 19th century Victorian theater. Book a tour to marvel at the opulent architecture of the grand theater.
Look for Napoleon’s Nose at Cave Hill Country Park! This distinct rock formation is believed to be the source of inspiration for Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels.
Visit the Peace Lines that act as a barrier between the warring Catholic and the Protestant neighborhoods, a bleak evidence of Ireland’s troubled past.
The lines are famous for the political murals on both sides, each supporting their respective causes.