Cathedral Quarter Tours

Known for its artistic atmosphere, the ever-expanding Cathedral Quarter is Belfast’s up-and-coming cultural hub. The former trading district, now home to a number of galleries, music spaces, and trendy restaurants, hosts a number of indoor and outdoor events suited to everyone, including young travelers, foodies, and families.

The Basics
St Anne’s Cathedral sits at the heart of the historic area, which is best explored by foot. City sightseeing tours usually include the area in their itinerary, or visitors can opt for a more focused political tour for insight into the city’s sectarian past. Alternatively, some round-trip tours of the Antrim coast, including Game of Thrones tours, also offer sightseeing in Belfast.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The cobbled streets are worth exploring, but remember your umbrella in rainy months—the weather can be unpredictable.
  • With trendy bars, pop-up events, and fine dining, the district offers something for everyone.
  • The Cathedral Quarter is mostly wheelchair-friendly, with paved paths, ramped access, and accessible toilets in main attractions.

How to Get There
The Quarter is a 15-minute walk from Great Victoria Street station, and nearby Ulster University Belfast Campus is served directly by the 2a, 2d, and 2e buses. The narrow streets around the quarter are best explored by foot, though there is some paid parking nearby.

When to Get There
The streets tend to be decorated with flowers in spring and summer; winter, meanwhile, brings festive lights and services at the central St Anne’s Cathedral. Aim to explore after working hours to see the neighborhood’s many bars and restaurants come to life.

Hidden murals
Get off the beaten path and discover poignant, political, and entertaining murals in the Cathedral Quarter. Find the Yellow Umbrella Passage and follow it into a colorful courtyard—it’s a picturesque setting that will provide good cultural insight. 
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Address: Belfast, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland
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Belfast Troubles Historical Walking Tour

Since the official end of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, Belfast has flourished, though the impact of the 30-year conflict is still keenly felt by those who live there. On this walking tour, you'll visit locations where key events took place and get an insider perspective on the conflict, its lingering effects, and Northern Ireland’s path to peace.
  • Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
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Sightseeing Running Tour of Belfast

Join me for a guided sightseeing running tour of Belfast. Why walk it when you can run it?This is an approx. 6.5 km / 4 mile run that takes in major sights of the city and you get to hear about Belfast's interesting past. I will take you to see the city's historic buildings like City Hall and St. Anne's Cathedral. You will get to admire Belfast's latest street art, jog through the famous Cathedral Quarter and maybe even kiss the Salmon of Knowledge.There will be time for stories and to take photos before we sit down at the end for a drink at a local café, where you can ask me some more details about Belfast and what to do.This tour is suitable for all abilities, from novice runners upwards. We will run at a casual pace suitable for the whole group. The actual run usually takes around 1 hour 10 minutes, but this is dependent on the group's pace and how many selfies you all want to take.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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