The most prominent of several modern artworks on the riverbank between Clarendon Dock and Ormeau Bridge, Bigfish (1999), by Belfast-born artist John Kindness, is a 10m ceramic salmon symbolising the regeneration of the River Lagan. Its blue tiles depict the history of Belfast.

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Nearby Belfast attractions

1. Custom House

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Opposite the west end of Lagan Weir is the elegant Custom House, built by Charles Lanyon in Italianate style between 1854 and 1857; the writer Anthony…

2. Lagan Weir

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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…

3. Obel

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Ireland's tallest building, the 2010-completed, 27-storey Obel, contains luxury apartments and dominates the waterfront at Donegall Quay.

4. Albert Memorial Clock Tower

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At the east end of High St is Belfast's very own leaning tower. Erected in 1865 in honour of Queen Victoria's dear departed husband, it is not as…

5. Queen's Bridge

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This bridge, not to be confused with the adjacent Queen Elizabeth II Bridge, was designed by Charles Lanyon. It was constructed in 1844 and widened in…

6. Oh Yeah Music Centre

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A charitable organisation that provides rehearsal space for young musicians in a converted whiskey warehouse, the Oh Yeah Music Centre is also home to an…

7. Duel of Belfast

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Irish artist Conor Harrington painted The Duel of Belfast, Dance by Candlelight on a Hill St gable wall as part of the 2012 Cathedral Quarter Arts…

8. Golden Thread Gallery

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This gallery showcases local and international contemporary art in changing exhibitions.