Belfast Tourist Information

Time is GMT +0.00

Currency is British Pounds Sterling £ .

Many shops and stores in Belfast city centre accept Euros.

Banks:Are open Mon to Friday 9.30am to 4.30pm. Closed at weekends

Bureau de Change available in travel agents, hotels and most banks and Post Offices.

Post Offices open Mon- Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm, and also Saturdays (most also have Bureau de Change facilities)

Standard electrical supply 240v, 3 pin plugs require

Emergenncy Phone number for Police, Ambulance,Fire dial: 999

Important Passport and Visa Requirements:

For UK nationals a passport is not strictly necessary but photographic id is required. Check with your airline/ferry carrier as requirements may vary.All other nationals – a valid passport or photographic identity card is required. Citizens from most other western countries and Mexico! – visas not usually required. Further information is available from the British Embassy, call: +44 (0)870 606 7766 visit online at

Shops are open 9.30am – 530pm wekdays Late Nite Thursdays to 900pm. Sun opening hours are 1.00pm to 6.00pm

Smoking is BANNED on all buses,cafes,bars,trains- all public enclosed spaces.”If in doubt put it out”

Most bars and pubs are open to 11.00pm, some bars especially city centre and night clubs are open later to 1.00am at weekends (email us with specific request on any particular venue).

For any further information do not hesitate to contact us using abous us page.

We will be delighted to assist with any queries you may have.

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