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Local spar beside me has good deals and bus runs every 15 minutes or so to city centre

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By member743545
On 13th November 19

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Most helpful review

Local spar beside me has good deals and bus runs every 15 minutes or so to city centre

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By member743545
On 13th November 19

Living in Belfast

Queen’s University in Belfast has a great location; close to the waterfront and right on top of all the main attractions that Northern Ireland’s Capital has on offer.

There’s a lot here for sports fans, with professional football and rugby teams playing at venues in the city, and an ice hockey team at the Odyssey Arena. There’s also the Gaelic games played over at Casement Park. These games are unique to Ireland and if you’ve not watched them before the vicious speed and skill of a hurling match is really something to see.

Belfast is cheaper than most cities of a similar size in the rest of the UK, so you can really get your money’s worth when you go shopping. Two key places to know about are the Victoria Square Shopping Centre, which includes over 50 shops, restaurants and a cinema, and St George’s Market. This historic market is over 150 years old but is still a major part of city life and a great place to track down some bargains.

There are several cinemas in the city, including the QFT art house cinema that’s run on the Queen’s campus, and a good number of theatres. The nightlife here is as good as you’d hope, and there’s a fairly even mix of pubs, clubs and bars to suit everybody - of course with the usual student favourites like The Bot and Laverys. However it’s the live music scene in Belfast that is truly fantastic, with a huge variety of venues showcasing live acts from traditional Irish right up to contemporary mainstream music. Bigger venues include the Odyssey Arena, Waterfront Hall and Ulster Hall, but it seems like every other pub in Belfast has a band in it too, so try out a few different ones and find your favourite.

It’s raining! What can I do?

  • Get cultured: Belfast’s history is culturally rich and intensely political, and you can find out all about it at the Armagh County Museum. Then again, you could just go the Ulster Museum instead and enjoy the dinosaurs and Egyptian mummies. Who doesn’t love a 10ft high reindeer?
  • The Titanic: It’s impossible to talk about Northern Ireland’s capital city without mentioning the ill-fated Titanic, which was built and launched from Belfast’s drydocks. Recently the city has been celebrating this part of its impressive engineerings heritage more, so if that floats your boat the Titanic Belfast experience in its iconic building is easy to find.
  • Get cultured: The Grand Opera House, Lyric Theatre and Tinderbox Theatre provide a range of shows, comedy and music acts.  Check out their websites to see what takes your fancy.

Good to know

  • Bus: The Metro service runs from the centre to the outskirts of the city in several directions, while Ulsterbus connects you up with the rest of Northern Ireland. Check their websites for routes and times.
  • Taxi: Value Cabs or Fonacab
  • Ferry: As long as the weather’s good, there will be between 2 and 6 ferries going between Dublin port and Liverpool per day.


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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th November 19

Local spar beside me has good deals and bus runs every 15 minutes or so to city centre

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 12th November 19

If you are planning to live here and away from home be prepared to be broke all the time

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 10th November 19

Belfast is a very student oriented city! It’s a great place for students looking for the city experience in a less overwhelming form

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 9th November 19

Nothing better

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 9th November 19

Overall experience in Belfast was good.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 8th November 19

Belfast cost of living is living and public transports runs to most places.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 4th November 19

belfast is great wee place to live with something for everyone

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 4th November 19

There's a lot to do and it's great for a night out ( provided there's student nights on).

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd November 19
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th October 19

Great nights out, love the live music, but expensive public transport.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 26th October 19

Great public transport compared to the rest of N.Ireland. Great shopping centres such as Victoria square and castle court. Great place for a cheap night out

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 26th October 19

Have to say Love Belfast even though it’s barely a city

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 25th October 19

Small but homey

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th October 19

Cheap and safe. Belfast gets a bad reputation for what happened 40-50 years ago but the reality is its now one of the safest places in the UK due to incredibly well-trained police and security. Public transport can be hit or miss, so expect to arrive 5-10 minutes later than the bus service tells you to. Food quality is very high due to Northern Ireland being an agriculture-driven economy.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 18th October 19

Great city

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 17th October 19
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 16th October 19

Great place to live

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 15th October 19

Belfast is all found a great place to be a student , there are plenty of cheap supermarkets , great nightclubs , restaurants and shopping centres! Public transport is cheap and easy to use.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd April 15

Belfast is only a wee place, you can walk it in a day which makes it a good university city. On top of that the people are the friendliest you could hope to meet and it's cheap to live. It's also better than England, being Ireland.

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