27th August 2020
After this years antics, it is only fair to say that this Summer was all about holidaying at home and it seems it may just be the case for the rest of the year. But you know what? That is absolutely fine because why go abroad when Belfast City Centre has so much to offer!
Whether it’s a girly weekend, a couples getaway or a family break, make Belfast your number one destination for your staycation.
But first, Lets Check-In!
Belfast One is home to a range of Hotels for visitors and locals to enjoy! From award-winning budget Hotel Ibis, to urban Hotel Bullitt, there is certainly something for everyone!
Located on Castle Street, Ibis Hotel is within walking distance of all main attractions of Belfast City Centre, including the shopping and nightlife districts. The Hotel is also ideally located as the perfect base for your stay with all transport links in close proximity.
Situated at the heart of the City on Howard Street, The Flint is amongst the best eateries, shops, bars and attractions that the City has to offer.
Located on Church Lane, Bullitt is so much more than a bed for the night! Whether you’re looking for mouth-watering meals, craft beers or rooftop cocktails, they have got you covered:
• Head to Taylor & Clay for breakfast, lunch or dinner;
• Head to the Bullitt bar for light bites, delicious drinks or a strong coffee;
• Call up to Babel, the hotel’s rooftop bar and garden, for amazing cocktails and tasty food!
Located on Donegall Sqaure South, Ten Square Hotel is the very definition of chic City Centre accommodation. It offers an enticing array of bespoke accommodation packages to suit all occasions & events.
You can find local gins, craft beers and fine wines in the bar and a range of delicious steaks, fresh fish and seafood at Jospers restaurant.
Retail therapy? Belfast One has you covered!
Home to global brands that you cannot get anywhere else in Northern Ireland, (Zara, Frasers, Apple Store) unique local independents and high street stores, Belfast One has so much to offer!
The two family-friendly shopping centres CastleCourt and Victoria Square are at the core for your retail therapy needs.
CastleCourt has a wide range of high street independent stores such as, Debenhams, Argos, Miss Selfridge, and many more with a convenient multi-storey car park, a fantastic food court and family friendly services.
Victoria Square has four levels of luxury and high street stores such as Frasers, Hollister, Topshop, and Apple store. As well as a multi-storey car park, a wide range of restaurants and an Odeon. Victoria Square is also very popular due to the iconic dome that sits at the top of the centre. Here visitors can take in some of Belfast’s most iconic and historic landmarks, including the famous Harland and Wolf cranes!
Remember: face masks are compulsory in retail stores.
For the History and Culture!
If it is the history and culture you are after then look no further than a free walking tour! Book* your free tour online and join the most experienced, entertaining and charismatic walking tour guides Belfast has to offer, they will weave stories that will make you laugh and maybe even bring a tear to your eye.
*Booking for the free tour is essential due to COVID-19 Tracking Regulations.
You can also take a walk through the grounds of City Hall (Please remember to keep a safe distance from others).
Whether you are here for just one day or a few days why not hop on a Belfast City Sightseeing Tour (reduced services, temperature checks and face masks required) and see a few of the major attractions of Belfast!
If you are looking something different, why not join ‘If Buildings Could Talk’ tour for an insightful and leisurely walk around the City and hear stories of interesting, unusual and entertaining events that have happened in Belfast over the last 150 years.
If a tour isn’t your thing, why not take a dander around the City Centre and indulge in the street art and the unique entries! Visit Joys Entry and learn all about Henry McCracken! When there, why not pop into Henry’s or The Jailhouse, both steeped in Belfast history, for a drink or a bite to eat.
Food and Drink in the Centre of Belfast
Belfast City Centre is certainly not short of restaurants, cafes, and gastropubs so you will certainly not be stuck for choice when dining out any time of the day!
Breakfast / Brunch
If you fancy exploring what the City has to offer for the most important meal of the day or if you don’t like waking up early for breakfast, then why not indulge in a delicious fry from Downtools or if you want a more healthy option head to The Juice Jar for a tasty acaie bowl or toasted sourdough sandwiches.
If it’s hearty food in the heart of the City Centre you are looking for then look no further than The Rusty Saddle.
Why not experience a full dining experience in Michelin Star restaurant Deanes EIPIC.
Who doesn’t love a good Sunday roast? If that is what you are looking for on a beautiful Sunday afternoon why not book a table in one of Belfast’s finest gastro-pubs, The Morning Star.
Fancy a drink?
Belfast City Centre is home to a range of places that you can unwind in for a deserving alcoholic beverage! From cocktail venues such as Margot , Babel and Broken Shaker, to traditional style bars/pubs such as Hell Cat Maggies, Bootleggers and Fountain Lane there is something for everyone.