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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 an 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

The main body of the building dates from 1830's, the tower from 15th century and steeple dates from around 1693. There are old and interesting gravestones including 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

Consecrated in 1904, the Cathedral held a memorial service shortly after the tragic sinking of the Titanic which was attended by several members of Thomas Andrew's family.

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

A great place for thirst-quenching in historical surroundings. This splendid gin palace, built in 1826, is one of the best-known landmarks in the city and one of the National Trust's greatest treasures.

Sentry Hill Historic House & Visitor Centre, Newtownabbey

Sentry Hill is a 19th century farmhouse in the Parish of Carnmoney, County Antrim. The house and its contents provide a rare insight into life in rural Ulster during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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).

The White House Heritage Centre, Newtownabbey

The White House has nestled on the Northern Shore of Belfast Lough for over 400 years. This building has witnessed many scenes from the sailing ships that carried King Williams Armies, the Titanic sailing on her maiden voyage,

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