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Built Heritage

Enjoy the heritage and history of Belfast with a trip to one of its famous landmarks. Take a tour of Stormont Parliament Buildings or uncover your ancestry at PRONI (Public Records Office). Or for a leisurely afternoon, take a stroll at Shaw's Bridge and stop off at the Lock Keeper's Cottage for a light lunch.

Places To Visit

Belfast City Hall, Belfast

Completed in 1906, Belfast City Hall is a magnificent Edwardian 'wedding cake' built to reflect Belfast's city status, granted by Queen Victoria in 1888. The grounds are also used for many events from continental markets to open air concerts.

Malone House, Belfast

Malone House, located in Barnett Demesne in south Belfast, is a late Georgian mansion which dates from the 1820s.

Carrickfergus Castle, Carrickfergus

For more than 800 years, Carrickfergus Castle has been an imposing monument on the Northern Ireland landscape whether approached by land, sea or air. The castle now houses historical displays as well as cannons from the 17th to the 19th centuries.

Bangor Abbey, Bangor

Founded in 558AD the main body of the building dates from 1830's, the tower from 15th century and steeple dates around 1693. Interesting gravestones include a memorial to the assistant surgeon of the Titanic, local man John Edward Simpson.

Belfast Castle Estate, Belfast

Belfast Castle estate is situated on the lower slopes of Cave Hill Country Park in North Belfast. It contains both parkland and mature mixed woodland and offers superb views of the city from a variety of vantage points.

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).

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.

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.

Albert Memorial Clock, Belfast

Built on land reclaimed from the River Lagan, the "Albert Clock" features a statue of Prince Albert as well as ornately carved crowned lions and floral decorations.

Crown Liquor Saloon, Belfast

You will find The Crown Liquor Saloon in Belfast within a short stroll of Europa Hotel, Grosvenor Road and Glengall Street - however, you won't find another like it.

Knockagh Monument, Carrickfergus

County Antrim War Memorial – erected and dedicated to the fallen from the County of Antrim who fell during the Great World War (1914-1918) and later dedicated in Remembrance to those from the County who dies in the Second World War (1939-1945).

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