Lisburn Student Guide

Posted at: 3:41 pm,  09/06/2016


Sitting slightly Southwest of Belfast and on the River Lagan is Lisburn, which currently boasts a population of roughly 71,465 according to the most recent figures. The city is also the third largest city in Northern Ireland and one of the most popular too.


Lisburn’s culture is celebrated in the city’s museums, and so is the history and culture of the United Kingdom. The city commemorates all of this in the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum which is accessible and affordable to all members of the public and gives you an insight into the city’s history.

If you’re looking for some of the most recent releases from Hollywood, then we would always recommend checking it out at the cinema. Lisburn has a cinema for you, but if you want to see a wider variety of films we recommend you go a little further afield. In Lisburn, the cinema that you’ll see is Omniplex, which we do recommend. Lisburn is clearly quality over quantity.

There are numerous famous people from Lisburn too which include: Sir Richard Wallace, Damien Johnson, Mary Peters, Henry Munro, William H. Conn and Barry Fitzgerald.


Lisburn’s nightlife is certainly something. We’ve compiled a list of three places that we think are perfect for you if you’re looking into having a good night out. Lisburn has everything that you could possibly hope to have and more!

First up, we have Lizzie Drakes, which is a restaurant that serves the whole family and your friends. If you’re looking for something where you can enjoy a relaxed vibe complete with a good atmosphere and alcohol, then this is certainly the place for you.

Secondly, we have Hagues Bar, which is a mix of everything from live music to a regular bar, but the enticing nature of the people inside and the friendly staff is sure to have you coming back time and time again, and you’ll be grateful that you did!

Thirdly, we have The Cardan Bar & Grill, which is the perfect mixture of everything you need for a relaxed night out and gives you everything that you didn’t know you needed. The bar and grill are certainly enough to have you coming back, and you’ll be very pleased that you did.


Lisburn has a broad range of things that you can do, one of them is The Jolly Rooks Festival Hillsborough, which is a celebration of music and other things that make Lisburn great and we cannot recommend it enough, and it’s a lot cheaper than you might think!


Lisburn has a well organised transportation system, complete with bus routes which run every hour and a train station which runs all the way through to Belfast (And is probably the best and quickest route there). Lisburn, unfortunately, doesn’t have an airport, with the closest one being Belfast International Airport, which flies to most international destinations.


Lisburn bowl

Lisburn bowl gives you the option to pay per game or pay per lane for an hour, around £3-£6 per player. Food and drinks are available and are served to your lane, so you can keep bowling away!

Drumbo Park Greyhound Stadium

Drumbo Park Greyhound Stadium is a great evening out with friends. The atmosphere here is awesome outside, and at the same time, you can sit inside for some food and drinks, perfect!


BreakFree is an escape room puzzle and adventure activity. The price is per room, so the more on your team, the cheaper it will be!