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Belfast Sights and Landmarks Guide, United Kingdom

Belfast Castle

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

Malones House

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

Botanic Gardens

These gardens date back to 1827 and include the glass Palm House which was built in the mid-19th-century.

Ulster Museum

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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