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Belfast City Centre

Over the last couple of decades Belfast has undergone a dramatic transformation and nowhere has this been more evident than in its bustling centre.

About Belfast City Centre


Over the last couple of decades Belfast has undergone a dramatic transformation and nowhere has this been more evident than in its bustling centre. Typified by the regeneration of the Cathedral Quarter, whose charming cobblestoned streets and Victorian warehouses now host some of the city’s most ebullient nightlife and finest restaurants, the changes have included spectacular new shopping centres, apartment blocks, music venues and clubs.

Streets of Edwardian and Victorian buildings radiating off Donegall Square offer good housing opportunities while apartment living is becoming more fashionable. A little further afield, good value housing is available on the fringes of the centre. The final stage in the Belfast renaissance will be to build up a thriving community in the centre, which can still feel underused in the evenings. So, why not join this growing trend while you still can.

Ideal for

Those who love the buzz of City life with great shopping, restaurants, nightlife and attractions right on the doorstep.

Nearby

Cathedral Quarter, Titanic Quarter and SSE Arena, The George Best Belfast City Airport, St. George's Market.

The Market

Fashionable apartment living in the centre.

Popular Places

Belfast Waterfront, Victoria Square, City Hall, Royal Avenue, Grand Opera House, Europa Hotel.

Experience Belfast City Centre

Eat & Drink

Deanes

Northern Ireland’s most decorated chef, Michael Deane, has built a veritable empire of great restaurants from the classic Deane’s Epic to the carnivore’s delight, Deane’s Meat Locker.

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Mourne Seafood Bar

Andy Rea’s Belfast flagship serves the best value fish and seafood you will ever eat in an atmospheric restaurant next to Kelly’s Cellars in Bank Square. Acclaimed cookery school upstairs, great fish shop at the entrance.

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Home

Originally a pop-up, this award winning restaurant boasts fresh, local, seasonal produce and innovative menus.

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The National

In the heart of the City’s Cathedral Quarter, The National hits the spot with a superb brunch menu and an extensive lift of craft beers. Great beer garden too.

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Shops

Victoria Square

From House of Fraser to Apple, if you can’t find what you’re looking for at Belfast’s premier shopping centre, you’re in trouble. Great views of the city from their glass dome.

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St George’s Market

One of the finest food markets in the UK sees many dozens of artisan producers selling their wares at Ireland’s oldest covered market. Their fish market is worth the trip alone.

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Steensons

Sublime locally made jewellery from one of Ireland’s leading contemporary designers. It’s located near the wonderful hand made shirts of Smyth and Gibson in Bedford Street.

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Sawers

Established in 1897, Sawers is Northern Ireland’s oldest deli with a magnificent myriad of produce. A real national treasure.

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Parks & Recreation

City Hall Gardens

Workers and visitors alike traditionally congregate at these famous gardens in the very heart of Belfast. On the east side of City Hall the Titanic Memorial Garden commemorates the iconic ship in various ways.

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Botanic Gardens

Perfect for picnics and family days out, this charming park by the Ulster Museum contains the colourful Palm House, an early Victorian glasshouse, and the steamy Tropical Ravine with its exotic plants.

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CitiGolf

Simulated golf never felt more like the real thing! There’s big screen Wii, Xbox and food and drink too. The ideal place to perfect your swing.

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Titanic Quarter

A large scale regeneration project with luxurious apartments, Hotel, film studio, education facilities and the world’s largest Titanic themed visitor attraction.

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