Belfast Shopping Guide

Home to sprawling shopping centres and small designer boutiques alike, Belfast shopping makes bargain hunting a breeze. Several streets of the city centre are almost exclusively dedicated to shopping centres, precincts, squares, and markets.

From high fashion to homemade keepsakes to remember your northern adventure by, there’s a great souvenir waiting for you in Belfast. If you aren’t sure where to start, take a trip to the CastleCourt shopping centre, the Queen’s Arcade, or consult a Belfast shopping guide to see when and where markets are being held during your holiday.

Shopping Centres

There are plenty of Belfast shopping centres, but few are as well-known or well-appointed as the huge CastleCourt shopping centre. Located in the north of the city centre, CastleCourt is home to everything the Australian traveller in Belfast could possibly need, from travel essentials to fun souvenirs. Wondering what to buy in Belfast? Chances are you’ll find it here.

Shopping Precincts

A short walk from CastleCourt lie both the upmarket Queen’s Arcade shopping district and the massive Victoria Square. The twin homes of Belfast fashion, these two locations rank among the most popular and long-standing Belfast shopping districts. For the fashion-forward, both locations are absolutely unmissable. Spend some time exploring their halls and find your new favourite outfit.


If you’re on the hunt for that special, one-of-a-kind keepsake, you will find yourself spoiled for choice. Belfast markets are everywhere, from the docks to the hinterland. Double check their hours before you go, though – some are only open on specific days of the week. The Belfast Flea on Library Street, for example, operates on the first Sunday of each month.