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Clifton House

Clifton House 2 North Queen Street, Belfast BT15 1ES, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9099 7022
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Tour of Clifton House & Clifton Street Graveyard

I highly recommend the tour of this historic house and nearby graveyard as it has such historical... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Maggie O
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Excellent historical tour of Clifton House and Graveyard

I highly recommend this tour of Clifton House and nearby graveyard where you will discover many... read more

Reviewed April 20, 2018
jhndowds
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Clifton House is an impressive Georgian building, set in tranquil landscaped gardens in the heart of Belfast. Opened in 1774 by Belfast Charitable Society, the building was used until the late 1880s as Belfast's Poor House. Facilities include car parking, a range of catering options and wireless internet. Guests can also learn about the history of this fascinating building through our interpretative centre which features a large collection of antiques and artefacts, some dating back to 1774 when the Poor House was first opened. Clifton House History Tours are on every Friday at 3pm, with tours of Clifton Street Cemetery available. We advise booking in advance to avoid disappointment. Group and private tours are also available by appointment. Combining Georgian elegance and a city centre location, Clifton House also offers an impressive space for a wide range of events including meetings, exhibitions, AGMs, workshops, conferences, dinner and receptions. Many of Northern Ireland's leading public and private sector organisations have used Clifton House for events and our in-house staff will work closely with you to ensure a successful and professional event.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Clifton House 2 North Queen Street, Belfast BT15 1ES, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend the tour of this historic house and nearby graveyard as it has such historical significance to Belfast . Our guide Aaron was just excellent and I learned so much about Belfast’s Poor House and those who were involved with it . Working...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

I highly recommend this tour of Clifton House and nearby graveyard where you will discover many interesting facts about early Belfast society given by a very enthusiastic and informative guide Aaron.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We really enjoyed our visit to this historic house and graveyard. The boardroom is apparently one of the most historically significant rooms in Belfast, where the great and the good met to improve the well being of Belfast and its citizens. We found out about...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

I visited both the house and grave yard, our guide was very informative and enthusiastic My mother of 93 was with us and she was reared in this part of Belfast and never knew of the existence of the old burying ground. Lovely to see...More

Thank Carol1949lin
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

I recently attended a series of lectures on Irish History 1912-23 organised by the Belfast Charitable Society in Clifton House. The setting was excellent. The staff were very welcoming. Enjoyed the tea/coffee before each lecture. Lectures by Eamon Phoenix and other academics from QUB were...More

Thank Pat M
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

This historic setting sits in a tranquil vacuum amongst the hustle & bustle of Belfast city life that surrounds it. At £6.50 the tour is very reasonably priced compared to other visitor attractions but the experience is no less valuable. I was struck by the...More

Thank Jason B
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Took this tour with Causeway U3a. Aaron our guide was most informative and interesting. He displayed a real enthusiasm for his subject and his in depth knowledge was impressive - both in the house and at the graveyard. I learned so much and would highly...More

Thank jlockhart010
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

As members of Townswomen, we went for a tour of Clifton House. Our guide was Louise, and we were well informed about the origin of Clifton House as a 'Poor House'. It was quite a humbling experience to hear of the privations suffered by much...More

Thank Aineniamh
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

An excellent & very informative tour given by Aaron our guide who was very knowledgeable & communicated the information across in very relaxed & easy to listen to way. We found out so much interesting historical information in the house & Graveyard that helped us...More

Thank jauntycglm
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

You could pass this by and never notice - a lovely rose among the thorns of roadway traffic. Tour guide Aaaron was informative, knowledgable and witty. He gave a detailed insight into the development of social policy in relation to the poor in Georgian Belfast....More

Thank NomadPerth
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