Visiting Belfast – Check the top 10 activites.
The Ultimate to do list – Belfast
1. Belfast Botanic Gardens & Palm House
Amazing park with beautiful walks and gardens and a very friendly atmosphere. Developed in 1828 and looking better than ever. Located beside Queens University and the Palm House is full of exotic flora and fauna and the whole area makes for a brilliant family day out.
2. Titanic Belfast
A museum based on the famous ship the titanic which has had its fair share of attention from Hollywood and most people are familiar with the tragic story. It is in a very impressive building with its modern-art design it stands out not only for its looks but the building is built to the exact height of the titanic also. The museum offers a great deal of knowledge about the creation and history of this beautiful ship and makes for a great day.
3. Belfast Castle
Built in the 1860s this impressive structure is embedded in the history of Northern Ireland and should be on any ones top places to visit in Belfast. With lots of history and incredible staff who have great knowledge and a keen interest in the building you can learn as much as you wish about it or just enjoy its beauty and gorgeous grounds.
4. Ulster Museum
This museum is located in the botanic district of the city and is only one mile from the center. It is full of a mixture of natural history with an impressive fossil collection it makes for a brilliant day out for both adults and kids bringing to life history as well as being very informative.
5. Crumlin Road Gaol
Once a prison known for its political prisoners for the infamous Troubles of Northern Ireland it has been renovated and it now open to the public and offers a deep insight into life behind bars for all crimes during the period giving a chilling experience. It is a great day out and also a fantastic way to learn about the troubles and the times faced by all during.
6. Grand Opera House
The opera house has played host to come amazing world class performers with genres ranging from west end productions, comedians to pantomimes and dramas. Built in 1895 with breathtaking architecture it is venue to impress all. Its main theater can sit up to It is extremely popular so make sure to book in advance.
7. Stormont Parliament Buildings
Home of the Northern Ireland Assembly, and constructed in 1921 at a cost of £1.7m this building represents the coming together of the North helping to opposing sides to work together after the Good Friday agreement in 1998. Currently still in use guided tours can be organised, they are completely accessible with braille and sign language interpreters. The 6 floor building is also 365 feet in length representing the days in the year and has disability access throughout.
8. St Anne’s Cathedral
St Anne’s Cathedral is located in the beautiful cathedral quarter of the city with a Romanesque design. Beautiful mosaics adorn two of the ceilings, as well as above the very entrance to the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, and the intricately carved archangels are truly a marvel.
9. City Hall
Located right in the center of the city this gorgeous building plays host to all kinds of community events including the world famous Belfast Christmas market. It takes great effort to include everyone in the city and even had one of the 21 screens from the 2012 Olympics project which now is used for display and occasionally screening vintage movies or even major sporting events. Inside it has a range of public art displays.
10. SS Nomadic
The SS Nomadic is the last of the White Star Line ships which has been fully restored and now open to display for the public. It was designed by the same man as the Titanic Thomas Andrews, and it shadowed by its siblings more famous story. The SS Nomadic was to be used for transport and the restoration has been completely accurate to depict travel back then. It offers a great experience to all travelers.
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