New Attractions, Tours & Events

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Belfast2024

A Year of Culture

Belfast has an exciting year ahead! Belfast 2024 is the cities ambitious cultural celebration made by the people of Belfast. This programme will see the city come to life with creative projects, events and civic initiatives taking place across Belfast throughout the year.

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Titanic Distillers

New Attraction

In the heart of the Maritime Mile, where the Titanic once stood is Thompson Dock and Pumphouse – the home of Titanic Distillers. Once dwarfed by the great ship, the Pumphouse stood in the shadows.  Now you can come and walk in the footsteps of the shipyard workers, the air thick with stories of former glory, and experience the new spirit of Belfast’s famous docklands. Just a five minute walk from the Titanic Hotel, explore the true home of Titanic.  Learn first hand about the characters that have shaped and inspired the Titanic Distillers story and whiskey

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Lagan Adventures

New Attraction

Explore the River Lagan through this unique water sports experience. Hydrobikes provide a gentle, low-impact aerobic total body workout; but it all depends on how fast you pedal. This is the only experience on Belfast’s Historic River Lagan Waterway and it is a unique way for visitors to see Belfast and the its historic Waterfront, Harland and Wolf cranes, Obel Tower, historic bridges, canal structure and much more.

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Room2

New Hotel

With 175 rooms, four event spaces, a trendy restaurant & bar, a delightful tea shop and a welcoming lobby, we’re here to offer a great choice for all our future guests.

The hometel will consist of 175 rooms across nine floors as well as a vibrant café, beautifully designed tea room, meeting and event spaces, a gym, bar, restaurant and a spacious lounge available for both guests and locals alike looking for a vibrant eco-friendly space to work, relax or simply catch-up with friends.

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Fancy a Pint?

Pull your own pint experiences across the city!

A trip to Belfast isn’t complete without a pint of the world famous stout. Enhance this experience by learning how to pour the perfect pint of Guinness yourself, in one of Belfast’s famous pubs! Step behind the bar and learn from the experts as they teach you the craft and skill of pouring a pint of the black stuff.

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DoubleTree by Hilton, Kingfisher Country Estate

Refurbished Favourite

Kingfisher Country Estate will feature world class facilities including the luxurious DoubleTree Resort Hotel, modern, immersive hydrotherapy area and spa, health club with indoor pool, sauna and fitness centre, award-winning Parkland golf course, outdoor activities and accommodation pods bringing you closer to nature. Located within a 15-minute drive of Belfast Airport and 13 miles from the City Center, this is the perfect spot for rest and relaxation.

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Belfast By the Glass

New Experience

An alternative history of Belfast through booze. 6 Drinks. 6 Chapters. 6 Stories to be told. Sit back and sip. Get swept away in the boozy story of Belfast. Enjoy six delicious chapters and drinks, served with spirit by their storytellers. Sitting by the fire in the elegant parlour of one of the most historic buildings in Belfast, you will sip your way through the stories that make Belfast a city to be admired. .

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Grace Neills

Ireland's Oldest Pub - Group Firendly!

Fabulous food, perfect pints, and cool cocktails are served up in this traditional Irish pub, which also boasts a modern family friendly restaurant, and a spacious beer garden. Nestled in the heart of lively Donaghadee, Grace Neills is within walking distance of plenty of local shops, the famous Donaghadee lighthouse, and the Copeland Distillery. Said to be haunted (lovingly!) by the ghost of Grace Neill herself, make sure to visit for a taste of Irelands warm hospitality and vibrant culture.

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Hillsborough Forest Digital Sculpture Trail

New Experience

Explore 10 sculptures along the trail with an exciting, augmented reality App that takes you through the forest leading you from one sculpture to the next. Witness the journey of the sculptures from inception to completion, with a detailed description of the internationally gathered artists, their inspiration and history of the development of each sculpture. The Digital Sculpture Trail is based on themes inspired by Hillsborough Forest and the surrounding area which include child’s-play, reflection, motion, science, fantasy, heritage, hope & inspiration, nature and flight. At each sculpture the app will open another world that comes alive

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Belfast Distillery Company at Crumlin Road Gaol

The original home of this iconic brand was in Belfast City and produced whisky until it closed its doors in 1930. It’s fair to say McConnell’s had its fair share of troubles over the 150 years of production, with fires and prohibition bringing that great era to an end. But the hibernation period is over for McConnell’s and once again it’s alive and well. In Belfast City, they are building a state-of-the-art distillery and visitor centre located in the historic Crumlin Road Gaol so that McConnell’s Irish Whisky will be once again alive and flourishing in this great city and around The World!

Launching March 2024!

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Belfast Stories

By 2028, following an unparalleled programme of story collection across the city and beyond, an exciting new visitor destination will open. It will reflect the unique spirit of Belfast through a variety of media and a mix of immersive experiences. It will drive culture-led regeneration across the city, enabling international and local visitors to connect with Belfast and one another through stories, screen and social spaces. Located on the historic site where North Street meets Royal Avenue, this £100m landmark development will create a major tourism anchor right in the city centre – an authentic experience with Belfast’s people and personality at its heart.

Launching 2028!

New and Recently Refurbished Hotels

Refurbished Favourites 

  • Radisson Blu – Recently Refurbished
  • Ibis Belfast City Centre- £1.5mil refurbishment
  • AC Marriott – New riverside dining terrace
  • Hilton Hotel Belfast-  New £10mil refurbishment,  which includes a full transformation of the hotel’s facilities and an expansion of its capacity to 202 bedrooms and suites
  • Bullitt Belfast- New rooftop restaurant, bar and garden showcasing fresh local seafood with an Italian accent alongside sourdough pizza and imaginative aperitivo inspired cocktails.

New Hotels

  • Wilton House Belfast-  Wilton House Belfast is located in the heart of Belfast, less than 5 minutes walk to city centre shopping and the most popular bars and restaurants. Experience the Georgian craftsmanship of this historic 1820’s listed townhouse now restored and renovated to an exception standard for an unparalleled stay. Each of the statement residences has been elegantly designed for superior comfort with the highest quality facilities.

 

 

More information

Visit Belfast is a partnership organisation with over 450 partners so this is by no means a full list of what our partners have to offer! For more information on specific products, our travel trade manager would love to hear from you!

traveltrade@visitbelfast.com

+44 (0) 28 9023 9026

Our Travel Trade team can also carry out product briefings with yourself and your team either virtually or in person*

 

 

 

*location depending

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