Fancy making a little more of your trip to Belfast? Whether filling your nights after our evening receptions or extending your stay over the weekend, there are plenty of nice spots in and around the city to eat, sleep, look, walk​.

Getting to Belfast

“There are flights between Belfast International Airport and all major UK destinations, including Birmingham (BHX), Bristol (BRS), Edinburgh (EDI), Glasgow (GLA), Liverpool (LPL), Manchester (MAN) and Newcastle (NCL), as well as from London’s Gatwick (LGW), Luton (LTN) and Stansted (STN) airports. Budget airlines Ryanair and easyJet both offer cheap flights to Belfast International Airport.

“Ferries […] depart from both Scotland and England with journey times of from just two hours and 15 minutes. Alternatively, if you are coming from Dublin in the Republic of Ireland, you can take a train or a bus, both of which take around two hours.”

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Congress Hotels

This year Congress will take place across a selection of different venues in and around the City Centre – see programme and map of locations. Embracing the North, South, East and West of the city, all venues and workshops are no more than a 20-30 minute walk from City Hall.

We have secured a block of rooms and special Congress rate on the following hotels. However, please check the usual comparison sites to ensure you are getting the best rates. The Academy team will be staying in The Quarter.

The Quarter
Bed & breakfast £100 a night (£119 Friday 10 June)
P: +442890 995121

AC Marriott
Bed & breakfast £139 a night (£175 Friday 10 June) based on single occupancy
Use reservation link below

Discounts and offers

To help you make the most of your stay, Congress partner Visit Belfast has put together a selection of exclusive offers and discounts for conference delegates attending events in the city. Click the button below to find a full list of how and where to make use of these.


If you’re looking to flesh out your trip in style, look no further than Condé Nast Traveller’s recommendations of Where to Eat, Stay, and Play in Belfast, given the seal of approval by our local team.

The Our Place in Space sculpture trail along Divis and the Black Mountain opens just after Congress ends and offers a different way to see the city.