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Awaken your Giant Spirit

  1. On the 31st March 1996 Crumlin Road Gaol slammed shut its doors for what many thought would be the final time, but, on the 19th November 2012 the chains fell off and HMP Belfast was reborn as one of Belfast's most popular visitor attractions.
    1. Black Bull Run, Ireland's First Alpine Coaster. Colin Glen, Mountain Entrance.
      Colin Glen is Ireland’s leading adventure park - a land of storytelling and a state of the art sports park with world class attractions. From Alpine coasteering to laser tag, golfing to the Gruffalo Trail, Colin Glen has adventure for everyone.
      1. The World War One warship HMS Caroline is the last surviving ship from the 1916 Battle of Jutland, the largest naval battle of the conflict. Now a floating museum, it invites its visitors to experience the highs and lows of life at sea. By stepping onto its marvellous original deck, you are stepping back in time. Enjoy exploring real parts of the ship on your visit, like the Captain's cabins, the ward room and deck areas. Or try your hand at code breaking!
        1. Ulster Museum is home to treasures past and present. There’s something for art lovers, history buffs, inquisitive kids and the culturally curious! Come face to face with dinosaurs and for a fun family day out dive into the Discovery Zones of art, history and science where you can try on costumes from the past, explore the tree of life and create your own art to take home.
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        2. Explore a changing city through its ever-evolving street art. On this gently paced, two-hour guided street art walking tour, you’ll see the incredible street art currently adding to the atmosphere of Belfast city centre. The tour will help you understand Belfast’s relationship with street art and will show you how the narrative of the city is changing.
        3. Northern Ireland Spirits Trail | Distillery Passport
          In Northern Ireland we have a passion for distilling and we’d love to share it with you. On this page explore our interactive map and use it to build a distillery-led trail for your next short break.
        4. St George’s Market one of Belfast’s oldest attractions and is one of the best markets in the UK and Ireland. It has been voted for numerous local and national awards for its fresh, local produce and great atmosphere.
          1. Food & Drink in Belfast
            Belfast has enjoyed a renaissance in the brewing and culinary arts in recent years. A steady stream of new home-grown chefs, returning talent and foreign mavericks have given Northern Ireland’s capital city a new lease of food and drink life.
          2. Accommodation in Belfast
            From quality to quirky (or quality and quirky) let us help you to find the perfect place to stay in Belfast.
          3. Visitors with tour guide, St. Georges Market,at fish stall sampling oysters
            Enjoy the multi award-winning Belfast Food Tour or choose from a variety of other tours including Sensorium, an interactive sensory cocktail experience, as well as bespoke private tours and corporate experiences.
            1. Two kids enjoying the Edmontosaurus dinosaur; the only real near complete dinosaur skeleton display at the Ulster Museum, Belfast.
              For ideas of what to do and where to eat and stay in Belfast, we've pulled together a sample itinerary to get you started.

            Awaken your Giant Spirit

            1. You'll love the tradition, tranquillity, elegance and warmth of our Victorian townhouse hotel, set in the leafy avenues of the University Quarter and opening on to fashionable streets of Lisburn and Malone Road, 10 min away from Belfast city centre.
            2. A mesmerising exhibition at W5 with a young boy walking through an optical illusion
              W5 is an award-winning science and discovery centre, firing the spirit of discovery with limitless fun for everyone including eight new zones packed full of interactive exhibits that will excite and inspire.
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            3. Nestled in the heart of Belfast’s historic Queen’s Quarter, The Regency awaits. Our timeless and bespoke residences are fully serviced and ready to welcome you. Each residence is unique and offers our short or long stay guests and unforgettable experience.
            4. Photo of the The Errigle Inn from outside.
              The Errigle Inn, situated on the outskirts of Belfast city centre features five bars, roof gardens, a beer garden and live televised sporting games. Known for its fabulous food and drink The Errigle Inn, provides a great location for any occasion, whether that's a private function, a corporate event, a great meal or a fantastic night out.
            5. Coppi restaurant, located right in the heart of the buzzing Cathedral Quarter, is Belfast’s first cichetti bacari/restaurant inspired by those found in Venice and named after cycling legend Angelo Fausto Coppi.
              1. Belfast’s and Northern Ireland's first authentic Jazz Bar offering Live Jazz seven nights a week - located within the elegant Merchant Hotel, Berts offers great live entertainment and mouth watering food.
                1. Anna Madigan with her husband Ian Madigan, who plays for Ireland and Ulster Rugby

                  If you're planning to attend an Ulster Rugby game in the new year, why not make a weekend out of it? We caught up with Anna Madigan, wife of Ireland and Ulster Rugby star, Ian Madigan, for her recommendations on how to have the perfect match weekend in Belfast.

                2. Activities & Attractions in Belfast
                  For such a small and compact city, Belfast has an amazing array of activities and attractions for you to choose from. If you're looking for things to do in Belfast we've lots of great suggestions, including Titanic Belfast, HMS Caroline, Taste and Tour Food Tour, Traditional Music Tour and Belfast City Bike Tours.
                3. Harry McNulty's Escape to Northern Ireland

                  Irish rugby sevens star, Harry McNulty recently paid a flying visit to Belfast and County Down for an energising escape packed full of great activities, amazing places to stay and of course ‘scrum-ptious’ food and drink.

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