New Attractions & Tours
A place to grab a bite, crash for the night or kick back and take in the sights. Only 10 minutes from Belfast International Airport, the new hotel offers a stylish restaurant, bar and lake view spa. This is the perfect spot to get stuck into inspiring menus that boast fresh, local and most importantly delicious dishes to savour. Dine with friends, make it a family get together, a date night with your other half or simply just because.
‘Best of Belfast’ is DC Tours’ new guided walking tour for 2021. Starting at our iconic City Hall, DC Tour’s award-winning guides will take their guests on a two-hour tour visiting the most culturally and historically important locations in the city centre. Along the way visitors will discover fantastic street art, beautiful architecture, amazing history and the unique stories of Belfast’s citizens throughout the centuries. Scheduled, private and group tours are available.
Axe Yard – Urban Axe Throwing
Urban Axe Throwing is a really fun activity where you get to enjoy the unique experience of throwing axes at wooden targets. It’s a group activity where you will play fun games and enjoy some friendly competition, so the more the merrier! All bookings include a dedicated coach to teach you all you need to know – we aim to have you sinking axes in no time! Absolutely anyone & everyone! (18+) Axe throwing is perfect for family, friends, corporate groups, team building and hens and stags. There are excellent facilities at the vibrant indoor venue and they can accommodate groups of up to 40 people.
OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory
OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory in Davagh Forest is the only one of its kind in Northern Ireland. It is one of two Dark Sky Parks on the island of Ireland and is the 78th area in the world to be accredited as an International Dark Sky Park. A lack of light pollution at Davagh Forest means the night sky is at its darkest – and at its best to really see the stars. Here you will experience unrivalled and wondrous views of the night sky, one of only 78 places around the globe with official international dark sky accreditation. An amazing 80% of us live under ‘skyglow’, a sky which is illuminated mostly by artificial light, known as light pollution.
Based in Lisburn Square in the heart of the city centre, the industrial, simple but welcoming design is sure to attract both visitors and local residents, who have been eagerly anticipating the opening of the new venue. Haslem, which takes its name from the nearby Haslem Lane in Lisburn, features 45 stylish bedrooms, an 80-seater open plan lobby and bar area, a 68-seater restaurant, residents’ gym, and conference room.
Harrison Chambers of Distinction
The Harrison is a bohemian bolthole in Belfast, hosting scoundrels and scholars since 1879. Friendly, eclectic Victorian heritage accommodation near Queens University. Owner Melanie Harrison has expertly woven past and present into an individual celebration of a city like no other. Each of the 17 rooms combines pieces collected by Melanie over many years with the very best facilities that the 21st-century traveller demands and expects.
Galgorm Spa and Golf Resort - The Palm House
Make your way along the meandering walkways to this ornate botanical-inspired structure situated among the olive trees and apple orchards of The Serenity Garden. Inspired by the notion of Forest Bathing that advocates the therapeutic aspects of spending time in nature, guests can immerse themselves in the sights, sounds and smell of nature which has been known to reduce stress. You can also relax with a view in the new Vitality Pool on the shores of the River Maine, take a break in a private cabana for two, and awaken your senses in a Sauna Pod.
As part of our partnership with the Maritime Belfast Trust, Belfast Harbour will be bringing an exciting new outdoor interactive visitor experience which will bring to life part of Belfast’s maritime heritage story, along the Maritime Mile, through sound. The impressive all-weather structure will be located on the waterside, next to the Odyssey and Abercorn Marina, which was once the site of a brass foundry and Kelly’s Coal yards. The design and sound were inspired by the noise of striking metal emanating from the old shipyards.
Game of Thrones Studio Tour
The Game of Thrones Studio Tour, comprising the breathtaking imagery, captivating sets, original props and costumes, and other behind-the-scenes items from the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, will drop fans in the very heart of the Seven Kingdoms. Guests will be treated to an up-close and personal look at a wide selection of items pulled straight from the screen and have the opportunity to walk through authentic set pieces from some of the show’s most iconic scenes. In collaboration with HBO Licensing & Retail, Linen Mill Studios are designing and building the new 110,000-square-foot interactive experience and will open its gates for visitors soon. It is the first in a series of Game of Thrones Legacy projects announced by HBO last year.
An exciting new addition to the Titanic Quarter, the reefLIVE aquarium will be located on the Queen’s Road opposite the Titanic Hotel, a short distance from the world’s number one visitor attraction, Titanic Belfast. Once open the aquarium will be the largest ocean visitor attraction on the island of Ireland.
Located in Lisburn south of Belfast in the grounds of the beautiful Killaney Estate. The whiskey and gin distillery takes its name from the nearby town of Ballynahinch, whose name in Irish translates as ‘town of the island’. The distillery, spans two floors, housing the whiskey and gin production, bottling line, storage facilities and offices. The visitor centre includes a coffee shop, public restaurant, pub, outside courtyard space, events spaces and retail shop.
Hotels Recently Refurbished
- Hilton Belfast has completed a £10 million transformation project which includes a full refurbishment of the hotel’s facilities and expanding its capacity to 202 bedrooms and suites.
- La Mon Hotel & Country Club major refurbishment of Conference & Events Centre, foyers, events suites and 20 bedrooms
- Dunadry Hotel & Gardens completed a £5 million refurbishment and as a result has recently been awarded 4 star status from Tourism NI
- Clayton Hotel Belfast recently received a £1.5 million refurbishment of bedrooms, restaurant and bar.
- Europa Hotel: Belfast’s Europa Hotel has completed the first phase of a bedroom renovation programme. The programme, which is due to be completed in March of 2022, involves redesigns and upgrades of the venue’s bedrooms and suites.
- Holiday Inn Express: In an on-going commitment to excellence, Andras Hotels, has completed a full lobby ‘New Generation Concept’ upgrade at the Holiday Inn® Express in the culmination of a three-year, £5m investment program