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Where to Stay in Belfast

Updated: Apr 1, 2022

Belfast is a compact, walkable city. There are four quarters that make up central Belfast: City Centre, Cathedral Quarter, Titanic Quarter and Queens Quarter.


Travelling outside of Belfast to the Giant's Causeway explore where Westoros came to life? Thankfully, there is an extensive bus and train service for those day trips!

For the sights

Stay around Belfast City Hall, one of the captivating landmarks where you're right in the middle of it all - walk to the shipyards for the interactive and popular Titanic Museum or south towards Queens University where you'll find the impressive Lanyon Building and Botanic Gardens.


Titanic Quarter is a great choice to stay in the city's historic shipyard's and footsteps from the namesake museum. Cross the Queen's Bridge over the Lagan River and you're right in the Cathedral Quarter.

To soak up culture

Head to the Cathedral Quarter, allowing easy travel to the many world-class exhibition spaces such as The MAC, Golden Thread Gallery, and St Anne’s Cathedral.


Guest houses, smaller hotels, and hostels can be found in Queens Quarter for the Ulster Museum and the university, whilst staying in the City Centre gives you access to a range of hotels, City Hall, and the Grand Opera House.


For some fun

Base yourself in the Cathedral Quarter to be steps from the epicentre of the nightlife. Live bands and DJs are concentrated in the bars and clubs between High and Talbot Streets.


Queens Quarter is another great spot to be close to a vibrant party scene. The Botanic Inn, aka The Bot, and The Eglantine are the a couple of the city's best student bars that also see a young, professional crowd. Filthy Quarter houses a raucous scene in its multiple venues just on the edge with the City Centre.


Two Passports Top Tip: Get a Belfast Visitor Card!

The Belfast Visitor Card offers free travel around zones 1 to 3 as well as travel on the Airport Express 600 service to George Best Airport - however, not valid for Airport Express 300 to Belfast International. The card also offers discounts on museums and sites.


1/2/3 days = £6

2 days = £11

3 days = £14.50


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