24 Hours In Belfast: The Definitive Guide Of Things To Do And Places To Eat

The coolest city around!


Belfast is one of the coolest cities around.

There's so many deadly food spots, you can shop 'till you drop and there's some fab places to explore and get that Instagram, which we all know is key.

Last weekend, I made a trip to this wonderful city to check out Culture Night. It was a great way to get a feel for the city and the various cultures rooted in it, plus it was one of the best opportunities to discover the best things to see, do, drink and eat.

Belfast is a savage spot for a weekend break away, it's super accessible and it's only a short journey from Dublin.

Here's the things you do not want to miss out on while you're there:

To Do:

- Titanic

One of the most iconic buildings in Belfast, you'll spot this museum by the riverside. The Titanic Belfast features nine interactive galleries that delve into the sights, sounds, smells and stories of the most famous ship in the world.

The tour will take you as far back as the 1900s, to the construction of the ship in Belfast and the famous voyage that made history.

-Black Taxi Tour

This is probably the best way to see the city, in a black cab with your own personal tour guide.

The black taxi drivers will take you to some of the most historic places in the city, tell you stories and the history behind them.

Finding all of the murals in the city can be difficult and they can be quite a far walk from one another so this is a deadly way to see them all. The tours take you through every corner, east to west, north to south and inform you on both sides of the community. All of the drivers hav e lived through the bloodshed so you'll get a first-hand insight to what it was like growing up during the Troubles.

-St George's Market

Crafts, music and most importantly - food.

You could spend all day here picking up little bits and thoughtful gifts.

To See:

-The Big Fish

Also known as the salmon of knowledge, this landmark tells the history of Belfast city through ceramic tiles.

A must-see.

-The Botanic Gardens

You can kill two birds with the one stone here because the Botanic Gardens are connected to Queen's University Belfast.

A stunning spot for a stroll.

-The Duke Of York

A great place to pop in for a pint however, it's the exterior of this spot that has us falling head over heels in love with Belfast.

A huge wall of fame mural and pretty, colourful umbrellas above.

Such a lovely spot and deffo one for the Instagrams.

To Eat:


This is deffo one of the best café's in the country.

Chill vibes, 3FE coffee and amazing grub - need I say any more?

-Taylor And Clay

You'll find this trendy spot at the back of The Bullit Hotel.

I called in here on culture night and I promise you, it's the most delicious meal I've had in a very long time.

Presentation, flavour combinations and food in general was phenomenal.

Hands-down best gnocchi I've ever had - must be tried.

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If you're heading up to Belfast for a romantic weekend or a special occasion, this is the spot for you.

It's a little bit pricier but worth every penny.

Top class!


A contemporary Italian with lots of character.

This is a hot spot with locals so you just know it's going to be good.

To Drink:

-The Black Box

A performance and arts venue with music, theatre, comedy, film, visual art, circus, cabaret and bar.

A hipster haven.

-The Dirty Onion

A traditional looking pub with a modern vibe.

Great atmosphere here.

-The Sunflower

A cute spot that serves deadly pints.

Looks like a weekend trip is on the cards!

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Eadaoin Fitzmaurice

Multimedia Journalist. A lanky video-head living her best life by capturing what Ireland has to offer. Can be seen roaming around Dublin city vlogging herself and eating everything that crosses her path.Email: eadaoin@lovin.com Social: @bandeadd