Holidays in Belfast

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Book a flight to Belfast for an exciting city break or romantic getaway in Northern Ireland. Whether for a weekend trip or a longer holiday, there's something for everyone on a Belfast holiday. From botanical gardens, theatres and cathedrals to traditional pubs, this city is full of Irish charm.

Planning Belfast holidays

Belfast holidays offer a typical UK climate with warm summers, so the best time to travel is between July and September. If you book Belfast holidays in the winter months, remember to bring a pair of wellies. Belfast International Airport is connected to the city with taxis, shuttles and bus service to city centre. The city observes Greenwich Mean Time.

Belfast highlights

The birthplace of the Titanic, exploring the heritage of this historic ship is a must on Belfast holidays - for instance at the Dock and Pump House and Cultra Manor. Head to the Botanic Gardens to enjoy the park and gardens, or to visit the newly renovated Ulster Museum, which illuminates Northern Irish history and modern art. In summer, Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park or Cave Hill Country Park are ideal spots to relax and have a picnic. Castle Court is the place to go for high street fashion, while St. Anne's Cathedral and Cathedral Quarter are worth exploring for elegant Victorian architecture.

Belfast theatre and nightlife

Belfast is home to a lively arts scene, including brilliant festivals like the Belfast Children's Festival, Out to Lunch Festival, and Féile an Earraigh (Spring Festival); the colourful festival atmosphere adds special charm to Belfast holidays. If a night at the theatre is your cup of tea, see a show at the Lyric Theatre or Grand Opera House. Belfast has a diverse cafe culture, with many pubs and eateries to choose from. For a brilliant night of live music, try The John Hewitt Bar, and for vibrant nightlife, explore the pubs around Great Victoria Street and Donegall.