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Belfast City and Greater Belfast Highlights

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Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast

Parliament Buildings is home to the Northern Ireland Assembly, the legislative body for Northern Ireland established under the Belfast Agreement 1998 (Good Friday Agreement).

The Belfast Barge, Belfast

Belfast’s first floating visitor attraction, moored on the River Lagan, just minutes from the city centre, houses a vibrant interactive museum on Belfast's proud maritime history.

Harland & Wolff Cranes - Samson and Goliath, Belfast

Although not officially classed as wonders of the world, the two massive cranes in Harland and Wolff Belfast, which serve one of the world’s largest Building Docks, are certainly masterpieces of engineering.

Belfast Cathedral - The Cathedral Church of St. Anne, Belfast

St Anne's Cathedral was consecrated in 1904. It contains mosaics by Sir Charles Nicholson and sculptures by Rosamund Praegar and Maurice Harding. The Spire was added in 2006. A modest entry charge applies though Cathedral is free for private prayer.

Belfast Zoo, Newtownabbey

'Winner' of Best Visitor Experience, NITA Awards 2013. Belfast Zoo is situated on a breath-taking 55 acre hilly site with panoramic views over Belfast Lough. The zoo acts as a safe haven for more than 160 species of rare and endangered animals.

Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, Hillsborough

Hillsborough Castle is one of the most beautiful, and interesting historic properties in Northern Ireland. Hillsborough is the official residence of the Royal Family when they are in Northern Ireland.

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