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Belfast is closer than you think – take a day trip today

Published on Monday, August 15th, 2016

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Take a short 2 hour 15 minute ferry journey across the Irish Sea and you’ll arrive in the heart of Belfast – packed with restaurants, museums, bars and plenty for all the family to enjoy. Take a look at our top 5 tips for things to do in Belfast below:

1. Get the ultimate Titanic experience…

The fateful maiden voyage of the Titanic has fascinated people around the world for over a hundred years. The Titanic Belfast houses the world’s-largest display on what happened that day – experience the true legend of this iconic ship in the city where it all began.

2. Taste the difference…

St George’s Market has been serving up delicious food to the people of Belfast since 1604. Whether you’re after the perfect coffee or some delicious street food – St George’s Market has it all. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, makesure you stop off for some tasty treats.

3. Visit Belfast’s very own Alcatraz…

Crumlin Road Gaol operated as a prison for 151 years, it housed some of the region’s most notorious criminals. Take a tour and see how the condemned men spent their last hours before being taken to the execution chamber. For those that like a little fright, why not take the paranormal tour – you’ll guide will recant the  famous ghost sightings of this old jail house.

4. Get curious at the Ulster museum…

From Egyptian mummies, dinosaurs and modern art – the Ulster museum has it all. Open 7 days a week and free for all to enjoy – the museum houses something to satisfy even the most curious of minds.

5. Belfast’s secret garden…

From tropical trees and flowers to birds of paradise – Belfast’s Botanic Gardens is a must see. One of the finest examples of Victorian glass houses, the iron dome is home to  a plethora of fauna and fauna that will transport you to lands far away.

A foot passenger on the Stenaline Ferry starts from £20 and running 6 crossings a day, you could be in the heart of Belfast in time for a cup of tea by 10.00am and back at Sands of Luce to enjoy a pint of Guinness at The Lighthouse Bar!

For information on ferry timetables