The A2 is a major road in Northern Ireland, a considerable length of which is often referred to the Antrim Coast Road because much of it follows the scenic coastline of County Antrim; other parts of the road follow the coasts in Counties Down and Londonderry.
Albert Memorial Clock, Queens Square, Belfast, 2011 Prince Albert statue, Albert Memorial Clock, Queens Square, Belfast, October 2009 The Albert Memorial Clock (more commonly referred to as the Albert Clock) is a clock tower situated at Queen's Square in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Belfast (/ ˈ b ɛ l f ɑː s t, -f æ s t /; from Irish: Béal Feirste), meaning "rivermouth of the sandbanks" is the capital city of Northern Ireland, located on the banks of the River Lagan on the east coast of Ireland. It is the largest city in Northern Ireland and second largest city on the island. It had a population of 333,871 in 2015.
Belfast Lough is a large, intertidal sea inlet on the east coast of Northern Ireland. At its head is the city and port of Belfast, which sits at the mouth of the River Lagan. The lough opens into the North Channel and connects Belfast to the Irish Sea. Belfast Lough is a long, wide and deep expanse of water, virtually free of strong tides.
Belfast Zoo is home to two red pandas called Chris and Vixen. This stunning species is facing a high risk of extinction in the wild and is even extinct in some regions of China, demonstrating the importance of zoos and their role in the conservation of the red panda through collaborative breeding programmes.
Black Mountain is a large hill which overlooks the city of Belfast, Northern Ireland. The mountain is one of the most prominent features of the city, towering above most of west Belfast. It reaches a height of 1,275 ft and is composed of basalt with limestone underneath, as is Cavehill further north.
Without them, the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival wouldn’t quite be the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival. Props to Clodagh and Phil for knocking out a show-stopper of a CQAF Instagram takeover. High fives galore to the promoters, sponsors, bookers, managers, suppliers, venues and anybody else who helped us programme what we think, without a doubt, was our very best festival yet.
Cave Hill Country Park gets its name from five caves, which could be early iron mines, located on the side of the main Belfast cliffs. The park itself contains a wealth of natural and historical features including Cave Hill, one of the most visible landmarks in Belfast, and Belfast Castle.
Colin Glen Forest Park is a beautiful wooded glen near Dunmurry at the base of the Belfast Hills and home to the famous Gruffalo Trail. Colin Glen is Based over 2 sites, with a Forest Park & Adventure Centre on the Stewartstown Road, Dunmurry offering an exciting array of outdoor activities, including SKYTrek High Ropes Course, Environmental Education and Youth programmes.
Divis (/ ˈ d ɪ v ɪ s /; from Irish Dubhais, meaning 'black back') is a large mountain and area of sprawling moorland to the north-west of Belfast in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The mountain is 1,568 ft (478 m) tall, making it the highest of the Belfast Hills.
The Golden Mile is the name given to the stretch of Dublin Road, Great Victoria Street, Bradbury Place and University Road between the City Hall and the university area in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Both the Crown Liquor Saloon and the Grand Opera House are on this stretch of road, as are a large number of pubs, bars and restaurants.
Groups across Belfast are to come together to tell stories of the history of the city at the Grand Opera House. Communities from Sandy Row, the Shankill, Donegall Pass and Carrick Hill will be working alongside C21 Theatre Company as part of the venue's 125th anniversary celebrations.
Discover HMS Caroline in the heart of the Titanic Quarter in Belfast as you take your family on an adventure like no other. If you're looking for the perfect family attraction, HMS Caroline offers an interactive self-guided tour, touch screen displays and panoramic views of the harbour. HMS Caroline is the ultimate place to go with the kids.
National Museums NI are Northern Ireland’s premier cultural, learning, and tourist destinations. Our three museums are home to 20,000 works of art, over a million plant, animal, and geological specimens, and tens of thousands of precious objects that together tell the story of human settlement in Ireland—a collection that has been carefully assembled over two centuries.
Divis and the Black Mountain offer spectacular views across Northern Ireland The mountains rest in the heart of the Belfast Hills, which provide the backdrop to the city's skyline. The rich, varied archaeological landscape is home to a host of wildlife.
An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.
Parliament Buildings, often referred to as Stormont because of its location in the Stormont Estate area of Belfast, is the seat of the Northern Ireland Assembly, the devolved legislature for the region. The Executive or government is located at Stormont Castle.
The wall dividing Springfield Road and Springhill Avenue in west Belfast is destroyed. Photograph: PA Another of Belfast’s so-called peace walls separating Catholic and Protestant communities is being dismantled as part of a programme to eliminate barriers that divide the city into rival sectarian zones.
Samson and Goliath are the twin shipbuilding gantry cranes situated at Queen's Island, Belfast, Northern Ireland. The cranes, which were named after the Biblical figures Samson and Goliath, dominate the Belfast skyline and are landmark structures of the city. Comparative newcomers to the city, the cranes rapidly came to symbolise Belfast in a way that no building or monument had hitherto done.
Scrabo Tower, from across Strangford Lough. Scrabo Tower is located to the west of Newtownards in County Down, Northern Ireland. Built in the 1850s as a memorial to the Marquess of Londonderry it was originally and formally known as the 'Londonderry Monument'.
Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park was donated to the people of Belfast by Lady Dixon in 1959, in memory of her late husband, Sir Thomas. Originally formed in the mid-18th century, as part of the Wilmont estate, the park was first owned by the Stewarts; a farming family from Scotland.
SS Nomadic is a former tender of the White Star Line, launched on 25 April 1911 in Belfast now on display in Belfast's Titanic Quarter. She was built to transfer passengers and mail to and from RMS Olympic and RMS Titanic, and is the only White Star Line vessel in existence today.
St Anne's Cathedral, also known as Belfast Cathedral, is a cathedral of the Church of Ireland in Donegall Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland. It is unusual in serving two separate dioceses (Connor and Down and Dromore). A cathedral is the place where a bishop has a seat but Belfast Cathedral is unusual in having the seats of two bishops – the Bishop of Connor and the Bishop of Down & Dromore ...
About St George's Market. St George’s Market is one of Belfast’s oldest attractions. It was built between 1890 and 1896 and is one of the best markets in the UK and Ireland. It has been selected for numerous local and national titles and awards for its fresh, local produce and great atmosphere.
Belfast, Northern Ireland The Big Fish also called The Salmon of Knowledge is a printed ceramic mosaic sculpture by John Kindness. The 10-metre-long (33 ft) statue was constructed in 1999 and installed on Donegall Quay in Belfast, near the Lagan Lookout and Custom House.
The Palm House and the Tropical Ravine House were symbols of Belfast's growing industrial might and prosperity in the Victorian era and attracted over 10,000 visitors a day. The gardens also feature one of the longest herbaceous borders in the UK and Ireland.
Titanic Quarter in Belfast, Northern Ireland is a large-scale waterfront regeneration, comprising historic maritime landmarks, film studios, education facilities, apartments, a riverside entertainment district, and the world's largest Titanic-themed attraction centred on land in Belfast Harbour, known until 1995 as Queen's Island.
The Folk Museum tells the story of life in early 20 th century Ulster. A bygone era is recreated in a rural landscape of farms, cottages, traditional crops and local breeds of livestock. The Transport Museum creatively displays one of Europe’s largest and most comprehensive transport collections in our permanent galleries.
The Ulster Museum, located in the Botanic Gardens in Belfast, has around 8,000 square metres of public display space, featuring material from the collections of fine art and applied art, archaeology, ethnography, treasures from the Spanish Armada, local history, numismatics, industrial archaeology, botany, zoology and geology.
Victoria Park contains a large lake. Victoria Park Victoria Park lake in Winter Stations Victoria park had a namesake station called Victoria Park which was opened in 1905 by the Belfast and County Down Railway and closed in 1988. Today the Victoria Park can be accessed from Sydenham.
Belfast Waterfront is Northern Ireland's only purpose-built conference and entertainment centre. Our newly extended and fully integrated conference centre boasts 7,000m2 of flexible event space for conferences, exhibitions and a variety of business and entertainment events.