Planning a break in Belfast, any advice on where's good will be gratefully received

I think you turned me on to it! Sooooo good!!!

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Did we not do this same thing a while ago for you but for Bangor?
Anyhoo most of that still applies as a lot of it was Belfast centric.
Get you mitts on this festival in May in Belfast:


Aye Jason Lytle is playing Friday night.
Hannah Peel doing a 2pm show on the Sunday.
Others to be announced still.

I’m getting deja vu.

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I’ve only been to the crown, it was good.

Titanic museum is, contrary to whatever they claim, not the number one tourist attraction in the world. Its completely fine.


These bots are becoming more convincing every day - and NI specific :grinning:

Looking forward to ‘Planning a stay in Lisburn’ thread :smile:


Yes. Empire itself is decent for night out. Laverys is the big one around that area and just down the street basically. Student area so this might affect your decision.
Belfast isnt big mate, everywhere is a short taxi ride away.
Cathedral Quarter is very good for drinks and a bit of craic.


Big fan of the fact the gift shop was selling Titanic ice cubes. Lovely.

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when you over?
lots of good restaurants up around Queens quarter too and the local indie cinema QFT too.

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Well remembered and yes - might just base myself in Belfast now and do an extra night.

Only concern is cost of getting to and from Greyabbey as likely will be taxi from city centre.

weighing up my options.

Thinking of basing myself in Belfast itself now and travelling out for the wedding.

Aye fair enough. Taxi will be pricy enough like.
Keep an eye for those gigs some great stuff that weekend!

Nice one.
You doing Twilight Sad?
Meat Puppets are on in the Empire the very next night :slight_smile:

I’m def going and I think @Icarus-Smicarus might be too.
Edit: oh you heading to The Cure the next day then?

Nice one.
Skipping Dub and doing the Glasgow one instead (weirdly worked out cheaper) and better lineup imo.
Sure if you end up going let me know or if theres any other deets you need Im sure the Belfast branch of DiS can keep you right.

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Hen Ogledd too. Got tickets for that and Peel do far, will probably do Lytle too

Lol aye The Cure in August.
I’d love to be able to tour around with them tho :slight_smile:
No bother sure - we’re a decent bunch here.

Bought tickets for the Jason Lytle and Say Sue Me shows.
Came quite close to bringing Say Sue Me over to McHughs myself last year and like to think the info I gave them has helped get them here now.
Gonna get Hannah Peel tix cos like her stuff and 2pm Sunday afternoon gigs are the bloody best :grinning:
Reckon Shonen Knife will be announced before long too which Im up for.
Are Hen Ogledd any good (Richard Dawson too?), in my head its music for morris dancers (sorry)

thought I was going (more) mad for a moment there

Some people say NI is stuck in a timewarp…
turns out it’s just the DiS threads about it (and also our awful politics) :laughing: