Belfast Sights and Landmarks Guide, United Kingdom
Belfast Castle was built in the old Scottish Baronial style and sits on Cave Hill. Features include a restaurant, themed gardens, and a Heritage Center. The grounds are the starting point to many scenic walks.
Address: Cave Hill
Phone: (028) 90776925
Knockbreda Parish Church
Consecrated in 1737, this old church features a cemetery with many large and unique 18th-century mausoleums.
Address: Church Road, Newtownbreda
This house is a Georgian-style mansion that was built in the 1820’s and given to the city in the mid-20th-century. The gardens and views extend over the beautiful Lagan Valley.
Address: Barnett Demesne
Phone: (028) 9068 1246
Ulster Folk & Transport Museum
This unique museum offers a look at life in the early 1900’s in Northern Ireland. The exhibits include a typical town from that period.
Address: 7 miles east of Belfast
Phone: (028) 9042 8428
Harland and Wolff
The Harland and Wolff shipyard was the birthplace of the Titanic. It is not open to the public; however, the famous cranes, Samson and Goliath, and other major attractions can be seen from Victoria Park.
Address: Queen’s Road
St. Anne’s Cathedral
This cathedral was consecrated in the 1890’s but was not completed for nearly a hundred years. It is a Hiberno-Romanesque building featuring many architectural works of art. Visitors can also see mosaics by Gertrude Stein.
Address: Donegall Street
Phone: (028) 9032 8332
These gardens date back to 1827 and include the glass Palm House which was built in the mid-19th-century.
History, Irish, European, British, and American art, archaeology, and natural science exhibits are some of the most popular displays at this museum. Some of these exhibits include the Early Ireland gallery (items from 10,000-1,500 B.C.) and Treasures from the Spanish Armada.
Address: Stranmillis Road
Phone: (028) 9038 3000
Belfast City Hall
After Queen Victoria gave Belfast city-status in 1888, work began on a city hall. It is built in the Edwardian-style of Portland stone and was completed in 1906 with a 173-foot-high copper dome.
Address: Donegall Square
Phone: (028) 9027 0456
Belfast Zoological Gardens
One hundred species of endangered and rare animals are on display within this 50 acre garden found on Cave Hill. The enclosures for the animals are modern and made to feel like their natural habitat.
Address: Antrim Road, Newtownabbey
Phone: (028) 9077 6277
Sir Thomas and Lady Dickson Park
This 128 acre park features woodlands, horticultural gardens, meadows and lawns, and a walled Japanese Garden with ornamental trees. It is a popular attraction for recreation and relaxation.
Address: Upper Malone Road
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- The famous Murals
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The wall Murals of Belfast are the symbols of the city. They depict the division of the streets and neighborhoods according to political an religious point of view. They divide the city into republican and loyalist territories, or...