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Getting To Belfast

By air:

Flights from all major UK and European cities arrive at either of Belfast’s two airports. Belfast International is 19 miles from the city centre, and George Best Belfast City Airport three miles from the city centre.

By boat:

Stena Line sails up to six times a day between Belfast and Cairnryan, and up to twice a day between Belfast and Liverpool. P&O sails up to nine times a day from Cairnryan to Larne, and twice a day from Troon to Larne from the end of March to end of September.

By bus:

Translink Metro buses are very regular throughout the day. A single journey bus ticket starts at £1.40. Smartlink day tickets start at £2.50 off peak or £3.50 unlimited See

By train:

Lines run between Belfast and Dublin, Larne, Derry and points in between. For routes and fares, visit

By foot:

The Cathedral Quarter is a leisurely 10 minute walk from Belfast City Hall; follow signs for the University of Ulster or Belfast Cathedral.

Parking in the Cathedral Quarter:

Park securely at Saint Anne’s Square multi-storey car park, right beside the MAC on Edward Street. It’s open 24 hours.

By rail:

Central Station is only a 20 minute walk from the Cathedral Quarter. This station links to all NI stations as well as the cross-border Enterprise service to and from Dublin. Travel with NI Railways after 9.30am any day of the week and get 1/3 off a day return ticket.

By bus:

All Metro buses drop off in the City Centre. Laganside bus centre is a 10 minute walk, while Great Victoria Street Bus Centre is a 20 minute walk. Cathedral Quarter is at stop #23 on the Belfast City Sightseeing tour route, on Donegal Street. From there it’s only a 4 minute walk to our Box Office at the MAC.

Contact Translink on +44 (0) 28 9066 6630 or visit for up-to-date timetable information.

Where to Stay

Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter is the historic cultural hub of the city. Home to a bustling culture and arts scene, cosy pubs, music venues and a many of the city’s best restaurants, bars and hotels. Not to mention St Anne’s Cathedral, which gives the quarter (and our festival) its name!

Nearby Hotels (Cathedral Quarter):

Bullitt Hotel ****

40a Church Lane, Belfast BT1 4QN

Malmaison Hotel ****

34-38 Victoria St, Belfast BT1 3GH

Ramada Encore Belfast ***

20 Talbot Street, Belfast BT1 2LD

Premier Inn Belfast City Cathedral Quarter ***

2-6 Waring Street, Belfast BT1 2DX

Merchant Hotel *****

16 Skipper Street, Belfast BT1 2DZ

Other Belfast Hotels

Europa Hotel ****

Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7AP

Clayton Hotel Belfast ****

22 Ormeau Avenue, Belfast BT2 8HS

Ten Square ****

10 Donegall Square South, Belfast BT1 5JD

Park Inn by Radisson Belfast ***

4 Clarence Street West, Belfast BT2 7GP


Ravenhill Guesthouse ****

690 Ravenhill Road, Belfast BT6 0BZ

Maryville House *****

2 Maryville Park, Belfast BT9 6LN

Old Rectory ****

148 Malone Road, Belfast BT9 5LH


Global Village

87 University Street, Belfast BT7 1HP

Arnie’s Backpackers

63 Fitzwilliam Street, Belfast BT9 6AX

Where to eat

Some of the finest eating spots in Belfast are situated right in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter.

Cathedral Quarter


10 Exchange St, Belfast BT1 2LS
T: 028 9023 5053

Made in Belfast

23 Talbot Street, Belfast, BT1 2QH
T: 028 9024 4107

Mumbai 27

27 Talbot Street, Belfast, BT1 2LD
028 9023 3926


Saint Anne’s Square, Belfast, BT1 2LR
T: 028 9031 1959

The Muddlers Club

Warehouse Lane, (Just off Waring St or Exchange Place), Belfast
T: 028 9031 3199

House of Zen

St Annes Square, Belfast, BT1 2LR
T: 028 9027 8688


Unit 4 St Anne’s Square, 10 Edward St, Belfast BT1 2LR
T: 028 9568 0162


5-8 Hill St, Belfast BT1 2ED
T: 028 9031 2266

Pizza Punks

20-22 Waring Street, BT1 2ES
T: 028 9031 4110

And beyond!

Deane’s Deli Bistro (near Ulster Hall)

44 Bedford St, Belfast BT2 7FF
T: 028 9024 8800

Molly’s Yard (near Lyric Theatre)

1 College Green Mews, Botanic Ave, Belfast, BT7 1LW
T: 028 9066 3101

HOME (near Grand Opera House)

22 Wellington Pl, Belfast BT1 6GE
T: 028 9023 4946

Town Square (near Crescent Arts Centre)

45 Botanic Ave, Belfast BT7 1HZ
T: 07938 244851

The Barking Dog (near Queen’s University)

33-35 Malone Rd, Belfast BT9 6RU
T: 028 9066 1885

Howard Street (near Grand Opera House)

56 Howard St, Belfast BT1 6PG
T: 028 9024 8362

Yügo (near Grand Opera House & Ulster Hall)

3 Wellington St, Belfast BT1 6HT
T: 028 9031 9715

Holohan’s at the Barge (Belfast Barge)

1 Lanyon Quay, Belfast BT1 3LG
T: 028 9023 5973

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