A good place to start your trip through the essential things to do in Belfast is the Golden Mile, the commercial area of the city in the heart of the historical center. Around Donegall Street, you'll find Belfast City Council Place (you can't miss the dome, which is 53 meters high), Linen Hall Library -- the oldest in Belfast -- and the University of Queens, built in a stunning Victorian style. These Belfast attractions show the city's history. Not far from the university, you can visit the Ulster Museum, the most important in the city with great exhibits that reflect the rich heritage of Belfast, and the Botanical Garden, the perfect spot to indulge in some outdoor Belfast activities.
Certainly one of the most popular places to visit in Belfast is the headquarters of Harland and Wolff, where the ill-fated Titanic was built. And if you'd like to know what to do in Belfast with relation to the most famous ship in history, you'll find Titanic Belfast, a sensational interactive museum built over six floors where you can relive the tragedy. Other stuff to do in Belfast includes a trip to the castle. Here, from the north of the city, you can enjoy the best views across Belfast.
There are attractions in Belfast for the little ones, too. In the Belfast Zoo, you'll find more than 140 species of animals on 22 hectares. Kids will also enjoy W5, the science museum, with more than 160 attractions.
More interesting things to see in Belfast include the ceramic Big Fish sculpture, which has become an icon of tourism in Northern Ireland, the Albert Memorial Clock, and for a taste of the city's more recent history, a trip to the murals that show the problems that Belfast has faced in the last few decades.
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