Did you decide to have a short city-break to Belfast, however, you don’t feel like spending a fortune? You’re in luck, Belfast is a city that has so much to offer, and all you need is just a good pair of shoes and enough time to do everything!

We prepared a list for you from which you can choose all the free things to do in Belfast, according to your hobbies, so your short city-break in Belfast will nott only be free, but also fun!


1.Ulster Museum

Come face to face with dinosaurs, meet an Ancient Egyptian Mummy and see modern masterpieces with a visit to the Ulster Museum. As Northern Ireland’s treasure house of the past and present, the museum is home to a rich collection of art, history and natural sciences and free to all visitors. Opened daily from 9 to 5, including weekends, Ulster Museum is a great place to visit if you want to know more about history, nature, biology, etc. Check the Ulster Museum Page to find more information about it. 

2.Belfast City Hall Tour

Take a free tour of Belfast City Hall and uncover its history and stunning architecture. Led by an experienced guide, the tour lasts around one hour. The grounds feature a number of monuments and memorials. Tours are available on a first-come, first served basis and leave from the reception area inside Belfast City Hall.

Monday-Friday: 11 am, 2 pm, 3 pm
Saturday, Sunday: 12 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm

3. CS Lewis Square

Rediscover The Chronicles of Narnia with a walk through CS Lewis Square, a public space commemorating the Chronicles of Narnia creator, CS Lewis, who was born in Belfast! Featuring seven bronze sculptures from ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’, including Aslan, The White Witch, Tumnus, The Beavers, The Robin and The Stone Table, it is a stunning display of public art.

4. Botanic Gardens

Botanic Gardens from Belfast is a top attraction for people all around the world. If it’s a rainy day, you can’t really enjoy a nice simple walk around, but you can visit the Palm House and enjoy amazing views of local, tropical and exotic plants. The building itself was established in 1828 by the Belfast Botanic and Horticultural Society, and it’s open to the public since then. Open daily from 7:30 am till 6:30 pm, no matter the season, you will be amazed by the amazing nature. If you want to find out more information about it, you can look here.

5. Linen Hall Library

The Linen Hall Library is the oldest library in Belfast and the last subscribing library in Ireland. Over 225 years old, the library has one of the largest Robert Burns collections outside of Scotland as well as early Belfast and Ulster printed books. With an exciting calendar of events and exhibitions, it is well worth a visit. Check their website to find out what are the latest events happening at the library, and make sure to free your time to attend them!


These are our top 5 picks for a weekend break in Belfast. However, if the weather will not be in your favour, make sure to check our other blog article about what to do in Belfast on a rainy day, and make the most of your trip to our beautiful city!