For many people, thinking of things to do in Ireland often involves Guinness and Father Ted, but Northern Ireland has so much more to offer than the obvious. Make your day in Belfast stand out and one to remember, by taking in the sights, enjoying the history and culture that is on offer and seeing the real Ireland.

If you are stuck for ideas on what to get up to and have a spare few hours or a day to spare, then read on for ideas on how to fill your time in Belfast; albeit with family or friends.

Crumlin Road Gaol

The infamous Crumlin Road Gaol is an excellent way to while away a few hours. Explore and get to know local history and just why the prison got closed down in 1996. Crumlin Road Gaol is a great cultural attraction for those with a penchant for crime and punishment.

Belfast Zoo

Belfast Zoo has over 1,000 animals, birds, reptiles and amphibians; including bears, elephants, lions, owls and turtles. Fun for all the family; seeing some lesser known animals is not only educational for children but fills them with wonder and awe, too.

SSE Arena

Fancy something a little different to the usual sightseeing? Book a ticket for a concert at the arena and catch up with the hottest bands and artists around. Sports fans are in luck, too, as the SSE Arena is home to the Belfast Giants ice hockey team.

Best Game of Thrones Tour

Our Game of Thrones location tour is one of the best in Belfast. Featured highlights include Larrybane, the infamous  Dark Hedges and the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. The tour can be modified to your taste, and gives a real VIP feel to your day.

Lyric Theatre

If arts and entertainment is more your cup of tea, stop by the Lyric Theatre and see the Christmas production ‘Christmas Eve Can Kill You’, for a Christmas comedy to rival the traditional pantomime.

Giants Causeway

Your day in Belfast would not be complete without taking in some of the beautiful scenery and stunning views that is the Giants Causeway. The natural beauty of the location is not to be missed, so book your tour today to avoid missing out on the cream of the Irish coastline.

With so much to see and do, there is more than enough to keep you and your family busy on your trip to Belfast. For more information on any of the excursions operated by Legends of the North,  please contact us, or browse our full list of tours.