Your guide to the best of Belfast
Home of Thrones
Filmed in Titanic Studios, Belfast and locations throughout Northern Ireland, we are proud to be home of HBO’s award-winning Game of Thrones. With a selection of tours available, exploring Game of Thrones territory during your stay with us could not be easier.
Many tours available can be booked with Ramada Encore Belfast reception (although pre-booking is advised to avoid disappointment).
Stones & Thrones Tour
Traveling with the same company that transports the cast and crew so they have all the insider knowledge! Whilst visiting the locations along the stunning north Antrim coast you will have lots of opportunity for photographs with costumes and props provided.
The Westeros tour is the perfect mixture of jaw- dropping scenery coupled with insightful commentary by our guides who have experience working for the hit series.
Weave through the nine glens of Antrim making your way North past untouched stretches of coastline that will transport you to the world of ice and fire.
Hotel pick up provided.
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Ireland’s premier Game of Thrones Visitor Attraction on the sprawling demesne of Old Castle Ward only 45 minutes from Belfast city.
Visitors can wear real costumes & props from the show, explore the demesnes film locations on cycle & boat tours, have a go at archery in 'Winterfell Archery Range Movie Set' and meet actors onsite plus the real life Direwolf dogs that starred in the show.
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Belfast city is the birthplace of The Titanic and this amazing attraction opened in 2012, the famous ship’s centenary year, to honour its history. Just 10 minutes’ walk away, Ramada Encore Belfast is perfect for those looking for a hotel nearThe Titanic Signature Project. This iconic building, located in the aptly named Titanic Quarter of the city, showcases the story of the Titanic and the history of shipbuilding in Belfast, including the engineering, industrial, social, cultural and economic origins.
The Crumlin Road Gaol
The Crumlin Road Gaol dates back to 1845 and closed its doors as a working prison in 1996. After extensive renovations it re-opened as a visitor attraction which has become a ‘must-see’ for many visitors to Belfast. Today you can take a guided tour of the prison and hear the many fascinating stories of its history, from when women and children were held there, through the political segregation of republican and loyalist prisoners, and the prison’s ultimate closure.
This impressive six storey building, in St. Anne’s Square, has two theatres, three visual art galleries, a dance studio, offices for resident arts groups, and a cool café and bar. The MAC offers a world-class programme ranging from blockbuster events and exhibitions to challenging, experimental new works. The MAC celebrates and showcases the very best in home-grown arts and culture while bringing the rest of the world to Belfast.
Restored to her original 1911 glory and back home in Belfast, a visit toNomadic allows you to experience what it was like to be a passenger boarding Titanic as it was this ship that ferried passengers to Titanic on her fateful maiden voyage. This is a must-see attraction for Titanic fanatics.
The Albert Clock
Only 5 minutes’ walk from the hotel, the Albert Clock is a popular landmark for tourists to visit. The sandstone memorial was constructed between 1865 and 1869 and stands 113 feet tall in a mix of French and Italian Gothic styles. A statue of the Prince in the robes of a Knight of the Garter stands on the western side of the tower and an impressive two tonne bell is housed in the tower.
St. Anne’s Cathedral
The impressive architecture of St. Anne’s Cathedral sits at the centre of Belfast’s popular Cathedral Quarter. You can take one of the popular Belfast Cathedral tours, which are available daily, to see the best of the area. If you want to get a sense of the full cathedral atmosphere, open services are held every day in the cathedral.
The SSE Arena
The SSE Arena is a hugely popular entertainment and events arena situated in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter. Only 10 minutes away, Ramada Encore Belfast is ideal for those seeking a hotel near The SSE Arena Belfast. You will always find lots happening around the Arena, Belfast’s premier concert venue, which regularly hosts performances from world-class performers, and is also the home venue of the Belfast Giant’s Ice Hockey team.
Ramada Encore is ideal for those seeking a hotel near the Belfast Waterfront, a multi-purpose conference and events location in the city centre. The venue is only 15 minute walk, or 5 minute drive, from the hotel. Waterfront Hall is a popular choice for industry conferences and exhibitions, and we welcome many business travellers for these events. While here they often choose to use the first-class meeting facilities within the hotel. Find out more about our meetings facilities here.