Solo Female Travel in Belfast

Belfast, the captivating capital city of Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, is located on the east coast of Ireland, nestled along the banks of the River Lagan. Known for its rich, yet tumultuous history, Belfast captivates visitors with its blend of stunning Victorian architecture and vibrant cultural life. This dynamic city famously gave birth to the ill-fated Titanic, which is commemorated in the world-class Titanic Belfast museum. The city centre invites exploration with its splendid City Hall, bustling St. George's Market, and lively Cathedral Quarter famed for its bustling street art, cobbled streets and remarkable nightlife. Home to renowned universities like Queen's University, contributing to its young, electrifying atmosphere, Belfast combines its historical allure with a progressive spirit, embracing its past whilst moving confidently into the future.

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Is Belfast good for solo travel?

Safety:

Safety:Safe

Belfast is generally a safe city to visit, especially in central and tourist areas. Like any other city, it has its problem areas, but these are not the places where tourists usually go. Keep to populated areas and stay aware of your surroundings, especially at night. Petty crime like pickpocketing can happen, but it's less common than in other major cities. Public transportation is reliable and safe to use, even for solo female travelers. However, avoid taking unlicensed taxis.
Transport:

Transport:Easy

Belfast is relatively easy to navigate. The city is compact and most major attractions are within walking distance in the city center. Additionally, public transportation including buses and trains are readily available, offering comprehensive routes. Taxis, bicycles, and pedestrian-friendly streets also facilitate commuting. However, navigation might be challenging in certain outskirts or less populated areas of the city.
Things to do:

Things to do:Interesting

Belfast is a city rich in historical and cultural experiences. Visitors can explore the Titanic Belfast museum and learn the story of the infamous ship, or wander through the Ulster Museum to see art, history, and natural sciences displays. For those interested in politics and history, the Peace Walls and Black taxi political tours are a must. The stunning architecture of the City Hall and St. Anne's Cathedral are also worth checking out. For outdoor activities, the Botanic Gardens and Cave Hill Country Park offer beautiful scenes. This city has diverse culinary options too. The rating is given considering the cultural depth, historical richness and a blend of indoor and outdoor activities. However, compared to other major cities, it has less nightlife options.
Food:

Food:Above average

Belfast offers a healthy mix of traditional Irish cuisine and experimental dishes with ingredients sourced locally. Locally caught seafood, fresh farm produce and Irish beef dominate the menu in many eateries. International cuisine options are also available, such as Italian, Asian or Mediterranean, catering to a diverse palate. Options for vegan or gluten-free diets are also being increasingly offered, making it a delightful place for food exploration. However, it might need a bit more variety to rank it at the top.
Budget:

Budget:Moderate

Belfast, strikes a moderate balance in terms of being budget-friendly. Accommodation in Belfast varies, with budget hostels to premium hotels available. Eating out can also range from inexpensive pubs to high-end restaurants. City transportation is reasonably priced and most tourist attractions have modest entry fees. However, as in any city, costs can quickly add up, particularly if participating in multiple paid activities or dining out often.

Is Belfast worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 7 experiences

Things to do

4.2/5

Safety

4.3/5

Food

4.6/5

Budget-friendly

3/5
Anete

Anete

United Kingdom

Solo travel experience

I loved Belfast! It was also my first ever solo trip (yay)! I stayed in air BnB about 30min walk from the city centre and it was really quiet. After a concert, around midnight I walked to the apartment on my own and felt 100% safe. No unwanted attention whatsoever! I rented a car and went to see the Game of Thrones studio and the Giants Causeway (recommend). The city itself is beautiful to want around, and then there’s the Titanic. I’d say 3 days would be enough to see it all. I found everything reasonably priced but I also did a lot of research before I went so I did know what to expect.

Posted: March 26, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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I loved the Titanic Museum. It was perfect for a rainy day in Belfast when I was there. It's a pity I didn't have more time in Belfast.

Posted: April 23, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I stayed in Belfast for 4 nights. It was completely safe, I lived with locals and everyone said the same - that it's completely safe. I even walked past all the murals, where all the gates are - everything is fine :) I also went on a day trip to Giant's Causeway, it was really nice and so beautiful!

Posted: February 25, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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I went for a long weekend and at any time of the day I felt incredibly safe. I highly recommend a guided walk through street art.

Posted: February 25, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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To do: - Queen's University - City Hall - Prince of York - Titanic Safety: Travels are safe. Recommendations: Belfast is really a cool city. Plenty of bars and restaurants, especially around the cathedral.

Posted: September 16, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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To do: - Belfast Castle - Botanic Gardens - Duke of York Pub - Belfast City Hall - Bittles Bar - Titanic Building - HMS Caroline - The Big Fish sculpture - Lagan Towpath - Queens University Safety: Belfast is not dangerous, just use common sense when you see a situation that should be avoided. Recommendations: Belfast is a great city to spend the day/night.

Posted: September 9, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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To do: - Titanic Belfast - Ulster Museum - Belfast Castle - Belfast City Hall - St. George's Market - Tourist attraction and Crumlin Road Gaol Conference Centre - Botanic Gardens - Belfast Zoo - Carrickfergus Castle Safety: Belfast is very safe. Recommendations: Belfast is a cool city with a ton of history and a lot of attractions. I recommend visiting the Titanic museum and the City Hall.

Posted: September 2, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Meet locals in Belfast

Meet local women in Belfast who are open to meet up for a coffee or a drink, show you around, give local advice or practice a language with.
Orlagh

Orlagh

About Me

Hello, I'm Orlagh and I'm interested in backpacking, nightlife, history, sightseeing, solo travel, trekking, events & social, cinema and architecture

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Ecem

Ecem

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I love traveling and discover new cities, meet new people and learn new culture. I want to meet with someone who also loves coffee and tea :)

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Stay with locals in Belfast

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Kat

Kat

Belfast

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3 days

About me

Nice to meet you, I'm Kat, married with two beautiful daughters, Polish female living in Belfast. Northern Ireland. I love conversations, books, games, travels.

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