Visit Belfast: plan your trip

Belfast is a city of contrasts. A rich, captivating past blends with a vibrant, energetic character that attracts people from all over the globe. From charismatic streets and welcoming pubs to the picturesque landscapes and striking scenery just minutes away, Belfast is a small city with a big heart. Whether you’re stopping by on a day trip to Belfast or are planning a weekend break in Ireland, you’ll be able to fill your time with a great variety of attractions.


Once the home of the Irish linen industry, plus tobacco production, rope making and the world-famous Harland and Wolff shipbuilders, Belfast lays claim to a unique history. You’ll discover a host of historic buildings and enlightening museums, where you can get a glimpse of the city’s past. It’s a shopper’s paradise too, with a range of High Street favourites and unique, independent shops.


Then, there’s the people. The easiest way to get to know the Belfast of today is to meet the friendly folk that call the city home. Don’t be surprised if a stranger strikes up a conversation with you over a pint of Guinness – it’s all part of the craic!


Book your ferry trip to Ireland today, and start planning your visit to Belfast using this handy city guide.



Travel to Belfast

We offer the greatest choice of routes and sailings direct from Britain to Ireland:


Cairnryan - Belfast

Liverpool - Belfast

Holyhead - Dublin Port

Fishguard - Rosslare

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