Welcome to North Belfast, where spectacular views from high up on Cave Hill reveal an area stretching down to the waterfront, the beauty of wild mountain parkland, a fairytale castle, great mansions in leafy avenues, bustling streets of tightly knit communities and Belfast’s most iconic historic buildings.
North Belfast is unique in being shaped by both its vibrant Irish and Ulster Scot cultures, as well as for its melting pot of communities from around the world and has produced world-famous artists, novelists, poets and musicians and the stars of stage and screen including Stephen Rea, Ciaran Hinds and Kenneth Branagh.
Here, you can share the passion of Gaelic sports, cheer on the local stars of soccer and boxing and enjoy a round on superb golf courses. Here Ireland’s busiest port welcomes over a million ferry passengers a year to the atmospheric Docks area where Belfast’s legendary shipbuilding industry began and the Titanic was built. There’s a fascinating heritage to discover too, including delightful Georgian buildings, the imposing splendour of Victorian Crumlin Road Gaol and the unique Sinclair Seamen’s church.
That heritage is part of North Belfast life today. On the cobbled streets of the historic Cathedral Quarter, Belfast’s cultural hub buzzes with chic bars and clubs, lively traditional pubs, intimate music venues, gourmet restaurants and opulent hotels. With its two main communities living in such proximity the area suffered disproportionately during the Troubles. But today, its rich diversity and extraordinary heritage is an integral part of the remarkable regeneration of North Belfast and its great potential for the future.
North Belfast Partnership as part of its urban regeneration work is fully committed to maximising the tourism potential of the north of the city.