Attractions

Top Choice Historic Building in Belfast

City Hall

Belfast's classical Renaissance-style City Hall was built in fine, white Portland stone in 1906. Highlights of the free, 45-minute guided tour include the sumptuous, wedding-cake Italian marble and colourful stained…
Top Choice Historic Building in Belfast

Crown Liquor Saloon

There are not too many historical monuments that you can enjoy while savouring a pint of beer, but the National Trust's Crown Liquor Saloon is one of them. Belfast's most famous bar was refurbished by Patrick Flanag…
Notable Building in Belfast

Stormont

Stormont's dazzling white neoclassical facade is one of Belfast's most iconic. The Northern Irish parliament occupies a dramatic position at the end of a gently rising, 1.5km avenue and is fronted by a defiant statu…
Historic Building in Belfast

Crumlin Road Gaol

Guided tours of Belfast's notorious Crumlin Road Gaol take you from the tunnel beneath Crumlin Rd, built in 1850 to convey prisoners from the courthouse across the street (and allegedly the origin of the judge's phr…
Castle in Belfast

Belfast Castle

Built in 1870 for the third Marquess of Donegall, in the Scottish Baronial style made fashionable by Queen Victoria's Balmoral, multiturreted Belfast Castle commands the southeastern slopes of Cave Hill. It was pres…
Landmark in Belfast

Odyssey Complex

The cylindrical-shaped Odyssey Complex is a huge sporting and entertainment centre on the eastern side of the river at the edge of the Titanic Quarter. The complex features a hands-on science centre, W5; a 10,800-se…
Landmark in Belfast

Lagan Weir

Completed in 1994, Lagan Weir has helped improve the water quality of the River Lagan – the city's former lifeblood – to such an extent that salmon, eels and sea trout migrate up the river once again. A footbridge o…
Historic Building in Belfast

Harbour Commissioner's Office

The striking marble and stained-glass interior of the Italianate Harbour Commissioner's Office (1854) features art and sculpture inspired by Belfast's maritime history. The captain's table that was built for the Tit…
Historic Building in Belfast

Malone House

Malone House is a late-Georgian mansion in the grounds of Barnett Demesne. Built in the 1820s for local merchant William Legge, the house is now used mainly for weddings and conferences, with art exhibitions staged …
Landmark in Belfast

Albert Memorial Clock Tower

At the east end of High St is Belfast's very own leaning tower. Erected in 1867 in honour of Queen Victoria's dear departed husband, it is not as dramatically out of kilter as the more famously tilted tower in Pisa,…