3 Days in Belfast: Things to Do, Where to Eat, Where to Stay, and Travel Tips!

If you’re looking for your next exciting global destination, look no further than Belfast, Ireland. The most cosmopolitan city in Northern Ireland has some of the best food, attractions, natural wonders, and people in the entire United Kingdom. 

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Check out our 3-day guide to where to stay, what to eat, and what to do in Belfast.  

Day 1: Settle In and Explore Your Neighborhood 

The first thing you’ll want to do is settle into your accommodations. Belfast is large enough that there are plenty of affordable options for accommodation. For a great cultural experience, book a bed and breakfast in one of the friendliest countries in the world.  

Check out the Avenue Belfast on the Eastside or Pilot Street Homestay in Sailortown. And before you book, always call to see if they can help you hook up your portable power station for convenient charging and power. 

Exploring all the nooks and crannies of either of these historic neighborhoods would take weeks, but you only have a few days. The best way to explore the city is by taking a walking tour. See the Ulster Museum, Crumlin Road Gaol, and Titanic Belfast, learn about Northern Ireland’s turbulent history, and interact with the locals. 

Who doesn’t love a good Irish pub? According to the World Health Organization, in Ireland, over 80% of people consumed alcohol in the past 12 months. If you’re looking for a pub, there will be plenty along the way. 

Day 2: See the Natural Wonders 

The best part about Ireland is the lush, green, natural wonders it has in store.  

Take a trip to the Parliament Buildings and stroll the palatial grounds. The Neoclassical-style palace stands at the top of a mile-long avenue lined with perfectly groomed trees. It’s quite a sight to see. 

If you want more rugged wilds, visit Black Mountain or Cave Hill Country Park. You can access Cave Hill by walking from the famous Belfast Zoo. This natural wonder gives you full, 360-degree panoramic views of the city and the country that lies around it.  

You can see Carrickfergus, Bangor, and even the Newtownards from the top of the summit. But beware, if you intend to climb it, ensure you’re wearing mud-proof shoes. 

Day 3: Take a Day Trip 

One of the true marvels of the world is the bizarre geological formation known as Giant’s Causeway. This strange expanse of hexagonal columns jutting out of the sea can be reached by the Belfast-Derry railway line in no time.  

The Causeway resulted from an ancient volcanic eruption that led to some 40,000 interlocking basalt columns studded across the seashore. Now a UNESCO world heritage site, Giant’s Causeway will take your breath away. See it while you have the opportunity.  

Doing Belfast Right 

There’s no one way to do Belfast right. Whether you spend all your time walking around the romantic, cobblestone streets, or you plan to spend every day out in the country, you’re sure to have the time of your life.  


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