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Gay Guide • BELFAST | What to See, Where to Stay, Best Gay Bars and Restaurants | LGBT Guide


Discover this City with our Quick and Practical Guide to Visit the Best Attractions, Savor Typical Dishes and Have Fun in the Best Gay Bars. All this through the Rainbow Eyes of the World Mappers


What to See, Best Places to Sleep, Where to Eat and to Have Fun in BELFAST ?

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Belfast is a city rich in history and culture, but also in political and social tensions, especially regarding the rights of the LGBT community. Despite progress in recognizing LGBT rights across the UK, the situation in Northern Ireland has been more complex. Controversies over marriage equality and other LGBT rights issues have fueled divisions within Belfast society. However, in recent years, there have been signs of change and greater acceptance, with events such as Belfast Pride attracting more and more participants and public support. Local and national organizations continue to work to promote equality and tackle homophobia and discrimination in the city. Despite the challenges, the LGBT community in Belfast demonstrates resilience and determination in pursuing full equality and inclusion.



Titanic Belfast

It is an iconic museum that offers a deep immersion in the history of the Titanic, thanks to interactive and engaging exhibitions that chronicle the construction, maiden voyage and sinking of the famous ship. It is an unmissable stop for history buffs and anyone interested in the tragic story of the Titanic.

Belfast City Hall

This elegant Victorian building is an architectural symbol of the city of Belfast, with its majestic dome and elaborate interior. Visitors can take guided tours to explore the history and architecture of the town hall, but also admire its decorated rooms and informative exhibitions.

Cathedral Quarter & Church of St. Anne Cathedral

Belfast's Cathedral Quarter is a lively neighborhood famous for its artistic and cultural atmosphere, with countless pubs, art galleries and theatres. At the center of this neighborhood you will find the majestic Santa Anna Cathedral which, with its splendid stone facade and impressive interior, attracts visitors from all over the world. Don't miss the magnificent Commercial Court, a super Instagrammable street with many colorful umbrellas that are lit in the evening.

Queen's Quarter

Belfast's Queen's Quarter is a charming university neighborhood characterized by elegant Victorian buildings and a lively student atmosphere. Here is the renowned Queen's University, truly spectacular. This neighborhood is a cultural and artistic hub, with a wide range of cafés, pubs and art galleries. You can explore the narrow cobbled streets, admire the historic architecture and enjoy the lively, cosmopolitan atmosphere of this dynamic part of Belfast city.

Belfast Botanic Gardens

This peaceful and lovely green space offers a refuge from the chaos of the city. Visitors can walk among a vast collection of plants and flowers from around the world, explore the Victorian greenhouses and enjoy a relaxing break along the paths or in the small ponds.

Albert Memorial Clock

This huge monument has been telling the time for 150 years. It was created to commemorate Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, who died in 1861. Today it is probably best known for its subtle slant.

Belfast Murales (Falls Road e Shankill Road)

These political murals bear witness to the city's tumultuous history and community divisions. Visitors can explore the Falls Road and Shankill Road neighborhoods to admire these street art pieces, which represent political ideologies, historical conflicts and hopes for the future.

Belfast Castle

This imposing 12th-century castle is located on Cavehill Hill and offers stunning panoramic views of the city and surrounding coastline. Visitors can explore its ancient walls, towers and landscaped gardens, immersing themselves in Belfast's medieval history.

The MAC (Metropolitan Arts Centre)

This contemporary cultural center hosts a variety of theater performances, art exhibitions, music events and film screenings, offering a lively and dynamic cultural experience in the heart of Belfast.

St George's Market

St George's Market is an iconic Belfast institution, celebrated for its lively atmosphere and vast selection of local produce. It is a market located in the heart of the city that offers a variety of stalls selling everything from culinary delights to handcrafted works of art.



Visiting this city at its best depends essentially on how long you have to fully enjoy it. Here is a solution based on the number of days available to you:

  • Day 1 - Belfast Completa - Google Maps

  • Extra - Belfast Castle (by Car, Taxi or Uber) - Google Maps

  • Extra - Street Art Tour with Shankill Road & Falls Road (by Feet, Taxi or Uber) - Google Maps

  • Extra - Game of Thrones Studio Tour (by Car) - Google Maps

(By opening the Maps with Google, you can easily follow our path)



We advise you to book the best excursions here: Viator - Musement - Get Your Guide

Giant's Causeway

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

Causeway Coastal Route


Mourne Mountains


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Malmaison Belfast *** ® Tested by World Mappers




€€€ - Ox Belfast

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Maverick (Gay Bar & Drag Show) ® Tested by World Mappers

Kremlin (Gay Club)

Outside Sauna (Gay Sauna)


TRAVEL TIPS about BELFAST by World Mappers

  • The Belfast Visitor Pass is an ideal option for visitors who want to explore the city in a convenient and economical way. This card offers unlimited access to public transport, including buses and trains, allowing travelers to easily travel between Belfast's key attractions. Additionally, the pass offers discounts and special offers at numerous partner attractions, restaurants and shops, allowing visitors to save during their stay. With its flexibility and included benefits, the Belfast Visitor Pass is a valuable tool for maximizing your experience of visiting the vibrant Irish city.

  • Are you a Game of Thrones fan? Then here's the one for you! The Game of Thrones Studio Tour in Belfast offers fans the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the iconic sets and locations of the famous television series. With expert guides and breathtaking scenery, this experience allows visitors to relive the epic adventures of the show's favorite characters. Click here for Info & Prices

  • End the day by immersing yourself in the welcoming and convivial atmosphere of a traditional Belfast pub. Let yourself be lulled by good live music as you join the party and infectious energy of the city's clubs, creating unforgettable memories and fully experiencing the vibrant spirit of Belfast nightlife.

  • The Salmon of Knowledge, also known as The Big Fish, is a strange, must-see statue in Belfast, covered in ceramic tiles displaying text and images relating to Belfast's history.

  • Don't miss the majestic Anglican cathedral - St Peter's Church, located in the heart of Belfast, is an impressive example of Gothic architecture. Its imposing façade and richly decorated interior attract visitors and worshippers, offering an experience of quiet contemplation and artistic admiration.

  • Belfast Castle Estate and Cavehill Country Park offers large green areas, scenic walking paths and stunning views of the city and surrounding countryside. It is the ideal place for a relaxing walk, an outdoor picnic or to enjoy unspoiled nature just a short walk from Belfast city centre.

  • Located just a short drive from Belfast, lovely Cranfield Beach offers golden sand, crystal clear waters and stunning scenery along the Northern Ireland coast. It's the perfect place for a day of relaxation, taking a walk along the shore or enjoying water sports.

  • Also unmissable is the Crumlin Road Gaol, a historic prison located in the heart of Belfast, which has housed prisoners for more than 150 years. Now open to the public as a tourist attraction, it offers visitors the opportunity to explore its cells, corridors and the stories of the prisoners who lived there, offering a unique experience of Northern Ireland's prison history.


Instagrammable Places to See in Belfast

Don't miss the best instagrammable places in Liverpool, here are our favorites:

  1. Commercial Court Belfast

  2. Titanic Belfast

  3. St. Peter's Cathedral

  4. Guinness - Joy's Entry

  5. Belfast Botanic Gardens

  6. Cavehill

  7. Belfast Castle

  8. Queen's University Belfast

  9. Victoria Square Shopping Centre

  10. Botanic Avenue


Unusual and Particular Places to See in Belfast

Outside the classic places to visit of the city, there is a "Secret Belfast" that has simply bewitched us. Here are the 5 Things and Places to See in Secret Belfast (and Surroundings):

  • Glass of Thrones Belfast – It is a series of stained glass works depicting images from the hit TV show GOT.

  • C.S. Lewis Square – Features over 300 native trees and statues by artist Maurice Harron who was inspired by the characters in C.S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The square is a public space commemorating Belfast-born author CS Lewis, author of 'The Chronicles of Narnia'.

  • Crown Liquor Saloon – It's a Victorian-era pub with a style that's over a hundred years old: it's one of the few places in the world where Victorian opulence has never lost its grip or luster

  • Launch Site of the Titanic – Located next to Titanic's slipways, Harland & Wolff design offices and Hamilton Graving Dock, the very place where Titanic was designed, built and launched, Titanic Belfast tells the story of the Titanic from her conception, through her construction and launch, to her maiden voyage and subsequent place in history.

  • Ulster Museum - This museum offers a large collection of historical artefacts, works of art and natural finds, from local and international history to science and nature. It is a great place to learn and discover the rich history and culture of Belfast and Northern Ireland.



Do you want to discover the city and enjoy one of Best Gay Tours in Belfast? We recommend the following local operator(s): - Tour Operator offering tours and excursions dedicated to the LGBT+ community Worldwide. Special Tours and Gay & Lesbian Friendly Guides ready to make you discover the beauties of this destination.

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Belfast • Gay Friendly Tour & Titanic’s Secrets

Enjoy a walking tour of all the highlights of this vibrant city including the famous shipyard of Harland & Wolff where the “Titanic” was built, the historic Queen’s University and The Linen Hall Library. See the new developments along the Lagan River with the Waterfront Hall and the impressing Odyssey Complex. You will also see Belfast’s famous City Hall, home of the Belfast County Council and a fine example of Classical Renaissance style of Portland stone with a most ornate dome, a grand staircase, an oak furnished Council Chamber. Don’t miss to have a drink in the famous Crown Liquor Salon the most perfectly preserved Victorian pub interior in the province and a landmark in this city. The pub is also the only pub owned by the National Trust. Learn the real story of the RMS Titanic—from its design to its 1912 ill-fated maiden voyage—on this 1.5-hour guided walking tour around Belfast’s Titanic Quarter. You’ll past the drawing offices where the British passenger liner was designed, meander along the slipways where it first touched water, and journey 44 feet down to the floor of the massive dry-dock where the Titanic was finished. Finally enter the Titanic Experience Museum and discover the untold history of Gay Passengers and Crew.


* Gay or Lesbian Friendly Tour Guide for City Tour (3 hours)

* Skip-The-Line Entrance Fee – Titanic Experience in Belfast


Belfast by Night • Gay Tour

Enjoy an enlightened Belfast and an amazing walking tour through Belfast's gay & lesbian bars and clubs to live on your skin the magic atmosphere and LGBT scene of the city. Enjoy your included drink (also alcohol free drink available) and own the night !


* Gay or Lesbian Tour Guide for Night Tour (2 hours)

* Drink in Gay Bar (1 Drink)



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