Historic Sites in Belfast

Historic Sites in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast Historic Sites

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  • Numptynuts1
    Glenrothes, UK23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had a few hours to spare so walked from city centre to this attraction. Worth every penny and really enjoyed it. The tour is well thought out and great to get a unbiased opinion of the troubles.
    Written February 27, 2024
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  • Noel Q
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A superb tour, with a warm welcome from every member of staff we met. Our Tour Guide Sarah was outstanding, full of knowledge and enthusiasm. The Stormont Parliament stands full square at the centre of Northern Ireland politics since its opening in 1932 right up until today. Northern Ireland politics is complicated, so its worth reading up a little of the background in advance and leaving ones own preconceptions at Reception.
    Written January 9, 2024
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  • Victoria Campbell
    Southend-on-Sea, UK374 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    To really understand the troubles in Northern Ireland, it is essential that you visit the Falls Road and the Shankill Road.
    With a reasonable/fair level of fitness, you can do it as a walk. As well as this mural, you will see other wall paintings on the falls road, it is pretty much every next road. Great bit of historical tourism on a dry day.
    Written February 28, 2024
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  • Victoria Campbell
    Southend-on-Sea, UK374 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Observed initially on the hop on hop off bus, and went back on foot. Fascinating wall art in the unionist area, tribute to HM the Queen and also homage to the King. I did not feel unsafe at all. People were friendly. Took a wander from here to the derilict Court House and the Jail. The street art continues on the walls in the surrounding area.
    Written February 21, 2024
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  • Lesley M
    London, UK4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We knew that there was no guided tour that day, but as the place was open we went to see it for ourselves. We found it so interesting seeing all the people who had been there, from all those who had died, and all the children with their ages, who had lived there. We were the only visitors so enjoyed seeing the various rooms and plaques, without interruption. On entering we were given a leavelet about Clifton House, which helped us enjoy the visit.
    Written July 31, 2023
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  • Tengiene
    Balbriggan, Ireland1,702 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This Tropical Ravine in Belfast’s Botanic Gardens has been restored with many of its original Victorian features reinstated and preserved.Split over two levels with an open reception area on the ground floor, the building has been modernised to make it more energy efficient with new triple-glazed windows installed to retain heat and create the right environment for the tropical plants it is home to. Visitors will now be able to learn about the conservation work and plant collection thanks to new interactive and digital exhibits. Accessibility has also been improved with the introduction of sensory facilities for sight and hearing-impaired visitors. There is limited access to the ground floor. You can arrange access when booking a tour and for certain activities in the Tropical Ravine Programme.
    Written February 20, 2024
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  • TheMarshal84
    Liverpool, UK445 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Named in honour of Albert (Victoria’s Husband) this Memorial Clock is a monster in construction! Great landmark in knowing were your heading to in the city! Worth a look! Useful note, the 96 bus to the ferry terminal leaves from across the road from the clock…
    Written September 30, 2023
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  • Kat
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK698 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Recently went to the Ulster Hall for an Abba Waterloo story evening and we had a great time. My only gripe is that when we arrived the bar downstairs was closed and we had to go upstairs. Lids are removed from bottles for 'health and safety' yet we where allowed to go back downstairs with drinks in our hands which to me seemed quite unsafe.

    The open bottles also led to a lot of spillages. Two people in my close proximity's drinks went everywhere and the floor became really slippy.
    Written July 21, 2022
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  • 1981Lillian81
    Belfast, UK83 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    a really enjoyable hour of wandering through a really interesting old graveyard while our guide "brought to life" excuse the pun - the lives of so many interesting people who are buried here. The guide had such a depth of knowledge of dates - events and put these into context as he moved between the various graves - his stories were so interesting, without being in any way disrepectful of the surroundings. He was able to touch on so many important parts of the history of Belfast and Ireland in such a way as to want you to find out more - a very skilled guide.
    Written September 28, 2020
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK179,666 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Customs House of Belfast stands opposite the Lagan Weir and The Big Fish Sculpture. The building is closed to the public, but even from the outside, it's a magnificent and elegant building in the Italianate style.

    The front of the building contains a bronze statue of a man talking to an empty crowd as a reminder that the Custom House steps were once a speakers' corner. On the waterfront side, the pediment has sculptures of Britannia, Neptune and Mercury.

    Definitely worth a look if in Belfast especially as many of the landmarks of Belfast are in this area.
    Written February 10, 2019
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  • BelfastFoodTravelMan
    Belfast, UK5,961 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went for a picnic here and we all loved it. A short drive out of Belfast with vast open green. Kids loved running around. Very relaxing
    Written April 5, 2016
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  • kvasir
    London, UK1,206 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly educative walking tour led by Dara Bennett not only informed us of the history of this and other cemeteries, but also weaves in a fascinating discourse on the economic and social history of Belfast, and also of a diversity of colourful characters who have shaped its evolution over the past two Centuries.
    Written June 30, 2023
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  • William B
    Bayfield, Canada74 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We stumbled upon this wonderful fountain while taking a stroll through downtown, The detail and craftsmanship were incredible. It was lovely to see everything on the fountain and made me do wee bit of research.
    I think the bus tours should put this on the route just a drive by point of interest.
    Written September 3, 2018
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  • pakabay
    Adelaide, Australia2,110 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Belfast Entries are as series of historic, narrow laneways in the centre of Belfast City.

    Dating back as far as at least 1630 the area is known as the birthplace of Belfast.

    There contain artwork, character and several Victorian & pre-Victorian pubs & bars and are completely fascinating.
    Written May 10, 2023
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  • Jo S
    Belfast, UK102 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A hidden gem the graves are so old there’s even a watch area for families when body snatching was going on a fantastic statue of queen Victoria stands in the middle of it a beautiful clean place and there’s a a quiet area for people who have lost their loved ones
    Written February 17, 2020
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