Belfast is definitely a place to add to your bucket list, particularly if you’re interested in exploring a city’s more unique side.
There are countless things to see in Belfast that some may not consider, and if you’ve got the freedom to spend leisure time in the city, take advantage of it. In order to make the most of every moment you have on your break, it’s worth looking into car hire in Belfast so you can drive yourself from spot to spot.
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Some of the best ideas for unique places to visit in Belfast:
The Peace Walls
There are plans in place to remove the Peace Walls in Belfast in the next few years, so we’d recommend adding these to your itinerary while you can. The walls were put up many years ago to separate Catholic and Protestant areas and these days are covered with graffiti. There are almost 100 walls, all of which are popular with tourists to this day.
According to VisitBelfast, this visitor experience is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the city because it was where the ill-fated Titanic was designed and built in 1911. The experience is filled with information about how it was made and its voyage. Visitors will be able to see the full history of the world-famous ship.
Visit a dance show
Getting a flavour of local culture is part and parcel of the beauty of travelling. Attending an Irish dance show is an incredible experience as it’s different to many other types of dance. Whether you discover talented dancers in the street performing a show or you’ve booked tickets for a venue, it’s worth seeking out a performance while you’re in Belfast – you certainly won’t be disappointed.
The Belfast Viewpoint
Hiking to the top of Black Mountain in Belfast will be an unforgettable experience, and once you get to the top you’ll have a view of all of the city. With lots of different wildlife to spot on your journey up the large hill, it’s a tranquil and fascinating hike not to be missed.
C.S. Lewis Trail
If you’re a fan of Narnia, this may be an enjoyable tour for you to go on. Some locations in Belfast inspired C.S. Lewis for his book series, and you’ll be able to see some of these on the walking tour. Whether you’re looking at The Searcher sculpture or Belmont Tower, you’ll feel more in touch with the series than ever.
Visit the cabaret
It’s rare to find a cabaret club nowadays, but in Belfast, there’s still a wonderful ‘20s inspired location. If you’re looking for a night of jazz and burlesque, head to the Cabaret Supper Club on Upper Arthur Street. You’ll discover a night packed full of fun and laughter awaiting your arrival.
George Best Trail
If you are a football fanatic then you won’t want to miss the George Best Trail. The former Manchester United player was born and raised in Belfast. The self-guided tour will take you to his house at 16 Burren Way, the fields where he first started to play the sport, ending with his burial place.
Belfast Music Tour
Take the two-hour music bus tour from the Oh Yeah Centre. You’ll start at Ulster Hall – this is the most famous and popular live entertainment venue in Belfast. You’ll continue to the Maritime Hotel – it was here that Van Morrison and the Them debuted. Are you a fan of Ruby Murray, The McPeake Family, James Galway or Gary Moore? You’ll also find out more about their careers on this tour too.
If you like to explore the more unique side of a destination then you’ll love Belfast. Now you know a few, you have a great starting point to discover this city. You never know where you might end up…