Best Restaurant: Excellent food and wine at Ginger (Bruce Street) which has a fresh & tasty menu and reasonable prices!
Best Shopping: Gilly G (591 Lisburn Road, Belfast) has the best in high fashion and exclusive labels.
Best Kept Secret: Relax in the Rose Garden at Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park.
Home to two Titanic visitor attractions, Belfast is a city bursting with culture and heritage, from beautiful architectural gems and the Cave Hill Country Park to museums and a discovery centre – explore a full list of our favourite Belfast attractions and plan a trip today!
For a little history of the people of this city, such as famous quantum physicist, John Stewart Bell, Titanic Shipbuilder, Thomas Andrews, or World Flyweight champion, ‘Rinty’ Monaghan, take a look at our infographic of Unsung Heroes of Belfast.
The Odyssey Pavilion
A prime entertainment venue, Odyssey Arena offers a thriving hub of live music bands, musicals, comedy shows, ice hockey games, and more. The Odyssey Pavilion also offers a IMAX theatre, cinema, a variety of restaurants and bars, the W5 discovery centre, and more. Take a look at what’s on at the Odyssey Arena or peruse film listings at the Odyssey Cinema to plan your trip.
Situated on the waterfront, The Odyssey Pavilion is a twenty-minute walk from Jurys Inn Belfast. Alternatively, you can take bus 600 or 100.
Situated on Lanyon Place, a ten-minute walk from our hotel.
Grand Opera House
Celebrating a 120 years of business, the Grand Opera House is one of Belfast’s top entertainment venues. Running a varied of programme of family, drama, comedy, concerts, and more, this beautiful and historical venue is the perfect place for a unique and entertaining night out. Browse upcoming productions and plan a visit!
Just a one-minute walk from our hotel, we’re ideally placed for those wanting to catch a show during their visit.
Titanic Belfast is an exciting new attraction offering over nine galleries dedicated to this iconic ship and its maiden journey. Drawing together special effects, dark rides, full-scale reconstructions, and more, Titanic Belfast tells the Titanic story in a fresh, engaging, and insightful way. Embark on the shipyard ride, travel to the depths of the ocean with HD footage of the wreck, and uncover the true legend of Titanic, in the city where it all began. Opening times depend on the time of year and admission costs £15.50 for adults and £7.25 for children (5-16 years).
Situated in the Titanic Quarter, Titanic Belfast is a leisurely thirty-minute walk from our Belfast hotel.
W5 - WhoWhatWhereWhenWhy
An amazing place to visit for adults and children alike, W5 is Ireland's first purpose-built interactive science and discovery centre located at the Odyssey complex in the heart of Belfast. The centre has over 250 interactive exhibits, from robots and circuits to genetics and geology, there’s plenty to keep visitors entertained, engaged, learning. W5 also offers range of changing events, shows and smaller exhibitions. Admission costs £8.50 for adults and £6.50 for children (3-16 years).
Situated at the Odyssey Arena, W5 is a twenty-minute walk from Jurys Inn Belfast, alternatively, you can catch the bus 600 or 100.
Situated north of the city, Belfast Zoo offers 55 acres housing over 1,000 animals and 150 different species. Many of the animals at this zoo are in danger in their natural habitat and the zoo partakes in a breeding programmes to help the survival of the species’ under threat. Highlights include the bird park, giraffe & elephant enclosure, and rainforest house, there is also a lake side with picnic tables, farm, and play centre- ideal for a lunch stop.
Belfast Zoo is a ten-minute drive north, or you can catch the Citybus 45-51. The zoo is open daily April to September, 10am to 7pm (last admission 5pm); October to March, 10am to 4pm (last admission 2.30pm). Admission cost around £12 for adults and £6 for children (4-17 years).
A member of the Russell Group of 24 leading UK research-intensive universities, alongside Oxford, Cambridge and Imperial College London, Queen’s University is an highly esteemed international centre of research and education, and describes itself as ‘a major part of the fabric of Northern Ireland’. Explore the campus, beautiful architecture and grounds, and The Queen’s Welcome Centre, which offers a programme of exhibitions and information for tourists and visitors.
Admission is free and there is a self-guided tour leaflet – ‘Walkabout Queens’ available. Queen’s University is a short fifteen-minute walk from our Belfast hotel.
Titanic Visitor Centre, Dock & Pump House
Explore Titanic’s Dock and Pump-House and immerse yourself in the grandeur and overwhelming size of the ‘largest moving object ever constructed by the hand of man.’ The Titanic was ground-breaking, decadent, and luxurious, now, over 100 years after its maiden and only voyage, you can visit the dry dock where she spent her last days and explore the pump-house containing the original engineering works.
Opening hours are 10am-5pm every day bar Friday, which opens a half hour earlier at 9.30am. Self-guided tours cost £3.50 for children (5-16 years) and £5 for adults, Family tickets are £12 and children under five go free. The TitanicVisitor Centre, Dock & Pump House is a short eight-minute drive from our Jurys Inn Belfast.
Belfast Botanic Gardens
Situated next to the Ulster Museum, the Belfast Botanic Gardens is home to a range of tropical plants, birds of paradise, seed plants, and more! The Palm House offers one of the earliest examples of a glasshouse made of curved iron and glass and is a beautiful building in itself. The gardens offer a fantastic day out for all ages and interests and is a great spot for a picnic in summer.
The Belfast Botanic Gardens are a leisurely twenty-three minute walk from our Belfast hotel.
Ulster Folk and Transport Museum
A fantastic immersion into Belfast history, the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum offers a truly unique experience. Discover 100 year old heritage as you explore cottages, farms, schools, shops, and beautiful parkland of the Folk Museum, as well as costumed visitor guides providing demonstrations of traditional crafts. Browse steam locomotives, horse carriages, motorbikes, vintage cars, and more at the impressive Transport Museum, offering a fantastic day out for all the family.
A little outside the city centre, the Ulster Folk & Transport museum is a twenty-minute drive from Jurys Inn Belfast.
Belfast Castle & Cave Hill Country Park
Explore Belfast's famous Cave Hill Country Park. Offering one of the highest spots in Belfast (Cave Hill), the country park and castle estate is home to a range of natural, archaeological, and historical features. There is a beautiful garden to explore, orienteering courses to try, an adventure playground for the kids, and breath-taking views to discover!
Admission is £2.50 and the castle estate is a short thirteen-minute drive from our Belfast hotel.
Belfast City Hall & Titanic Memorial Gardens
In 1888, Queen Victoria gave Belfast ‘City status’ and with it, this stunning City Hall was built to manage its industrial growth. Belfast City Hall runs free tours which includes the history of the hall, as well as showing you its finest features.
On the eastern side of the hall you can find Titanic Memorial Gardens where the Titanic monument was unveiled in 1920, as well as the plinth from the garden opening in 2012, the 100th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic. The plinth is the first monument to list in one place all of the 1,512 names of the people who perished.
Belfast City Hall is a short five-minute walk from Jurys Inn Belfast.
Bursting with dinosaurs, Egyptian mummies, and ‘modern masterpieces’, the Ulster Museum is home to an array of history, natural sciences and art collections for visitors to explore, learn, and immerse. Perfect for an outing with the kids, the museum is open daily with free admission.
Situated a little south of the city, the Ulster Museum is a brief twenty-minute walk from our Belfast hotel.
Albert Memorial Clock
A quick stop at the Albert Memorial Clock is a Belfast ‘must’. An iconic landmark of the city at 113ft, the Gothic style clock is a unique and impressive piece of architecture, with a statue of Prince Albert integrated into the structure just above the base.
Situated in the heart of the city, the Albert Memorial Clock is a brief thirteen –minute walk from Jurys Inn.
Crumlin Road Gaol
Until its closure in 1996, Crumlin Road Gaol was the oldest working prison in Northern Ireland. After a major restoration, Crumlin Road Gaol is now open to the public for visitors to embark on a historical journey of political segregation and loyalist prisoners. Dating back to 1845, the gaol is bursting at the seams with rich Irish history – take a guided tour to discover its secrets.
Tours run seven days a week and admission costs £8.50 for adults, £6.50 for concessions or £25 for a family of 2 adults & 2 children. Tickets are available on the day but booking is advised. Crumlin Road Gaol is a 25-minute walk from our Belfast hotel.
Bursting with all your favourite high street stores, Victoria Square shopping centre is the perfect place for a little retail therapy. Peruse fashion, electronics, jewellery, sportswear, and more! There are plenty of places to grab a bite to eat from a sandwich in Starbucks to a sit down meal at Pizza Express – browse all the stores and restaurants available to plan your trip.
Victoria Square is a brief ten-minute walk from Jurys Inn Belfast.
Castlecourt Shopping Centre
Filled with a variety of stores and places for a quick bite, Castlecourt offers all you need for a browse around the shops. Treat yourself to a new outfit at Dorothy Perkins or Burton, peruse Debenhams for a little bit of everything, or indulge in a new scent at the Perfume Shop – explore all the stores available and plan a visit.
CastleCourt Shopping centre is a short ten-minute walk from our Belfast hotel.