Belfast City Hall

One of Belfast's most iconic buildings, Belfast City Hall first opened its doors in August 1906 and is Belfast's civic building.

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Titanic Memorial Garden
Located on the east side of Belfast City Hall, the Titanic Memorial Garden commemorates the 1,512 people who perished on RMS Titanic in 1912.
Albert Memorial Clock
The Albert Memorial Clock was erected between 1865 and 1869 in Gothic style to commemorate Prince Albert, it was tall enough to offer an excellent vantage point for at least one enterprising sightseer to get a birds-eye view of Titanic’s launch.
Victoria Square Belfast
Shopping complex with an amazing view in Belfast
St Mary's Roman Catholic Church
St Mary's dates back to 1783 and was the first Catholic church in Belfast city centre. There were only 365 Catholics living in Belfast at the time without a church, so a collection was made to build this church.
Northern Ireland War Memorial Museum
The Northern Ireland War Memorial Museum was the first national memorial to the hundreds killed in the Belfast blitz. It tells the story of how Northern Ireland was affected by and contributed to the Second World War.
The Friend at Hand
The Friend at Hand is a unique whiskey off-licence combined with a mini-museum charting the whiskey distilling history of Belfast Northern Ireland.

Related Tours

Welcome to Belfast: Private Half-Day Introductory Walking Tour
Discover beautiful Belfast, the largest city and capital of Northern Ireland situated on the banks of the River Lagan. Learn about its troubled political past, admire its historic buildings and enjoy its vibrant contemporary culture, signifying a much brighter future. 

On your private tour, you will:

  • Discover Belfast City's highlights such as the City Hall, Victoria Square Dome, and the historic Cathedral District;
  • See the Albert Memorial Clock - Belfast's very own 'leaning tower';
  • Explore the surroundings of Victoria Square and climb to admire the view!;
  • Visit St Anne's Cathedral,  with its founding stone set in 1899, it has been a place of Christian worship for over 100 years(Please note: on weekends, the cathedral's hours for visitors vary);
  • Learn of Belfast's turbulent and often violent history during the partition of Ireland and more recently during the Troubles;
  • Hear about the religious divisions in the city and the split ideologies that led to violence;
  • Learn about the moves towards peace and reconciliation in the famed Murals Square Courtyard, and in art around the city;
  • Admire the street art, and other contemporary monuments signifying the city’s vibrant contemporary culture, and hope for a brighter future;
  • End the tour in one of Belfast’s most historic pubs, with a local pint on us!

Starting at the city hall, admire its opulent architecture and step inside to view the interior of the Dome and modern stained glass windows, then wander over to the Titanic Memorial Garden, which commemorates the names of the 1512 people who perished on that fated vessel. Wander into St Malachy’s Church, and onto St George’s Market – the last Victorian-covered market in Belfast. 

Admire the wonderful view over the city from Victoria Square, and see the Albert Memorial Clock, Belfast's very own 'leaning tower'. At this historic spot, you will discover the reason for the tilting angle and also learn how Belfast got its name.

Your guide will show you an artwork called the Spirit of Belfast – meant to represent the resilience of the people – but locally dubbed the Onion Rings! 

Explore the heart of the pedestrian precinct at Castle Lane and Donegal Place. Today Belfast's main shopping street may look like any other British or Irish city, but it hides a troubled past. Your guide will explain the story behind a bomb attack on a nightclub here in 1971. 

Just a ten-minute walk from the bustling city centre, you’ll wander along the peaceful banks of the River Lagan, the majestic river around which Belfast was built. It was immortalised in the song 'My Lagan Love' which was beautifully sung by Sinead O'Connor: the river like the city has been cleaned and revitalised. 

Here you’ll see the Beacon of Hope – a gorgeous and moving piece of public art that champions the resilience and regeneration of the people and city of Belfast. You’ll also see a wonderful sculpture by John Kindness dating to 1999, called the Big Fish, inspired by the Salmon of Knowledge based on an Irish myth.

Pass through the famous Duke of York pub, and stop for a photo at the courtyard Murals Square before a visit inside Saint Anne’s Cathedral, and a walk through Writers Square. 

Lastly, finish your fascinating and moving tour of Belfast with a jovial pint on us at a local, historic pub! 
Game of Thrones Filming Locations: Private Day Trip from Belfast
Explore the dramatic, rugged splendour of the north Antrim coastline, known to us as Westeros, to see where so many iconic scenes from Game of Thrones were filmed on this private full-day tour from Belfast, with entrance tickets to the craggy ruins of Dunluce Castle – or Castle Greyjoy, among many other locations. 

On your private tour, you will: 

  • Enjoy the personal attention of your private guide – a passionate Game of Thrones aficionado, and the convenience of private transport;
  • Relax on the scenic coastal drives of County Antrim – just an hour from Belfast;
  • Stop at your first Game of Thrones location, Carnlough, where you can see the spot where Arya successfully escaped the Waif in season six;
  • Follow on to the Cushenden Caves, where the shadow baby was born to Melisandre;
  • Walk the cliffs of Fair Head, and marvel at the awe-inspiring views of ‘Dragonstone cliffs’ where Jon Snow meets Danaerys and her dragon;
  • Stop off at Larrybane Quarry and Ballintoy Harbour – known as the Iron Lands;
  • Visit the dramatic Dunluce Castle, perched on a craggy cliff edge, the site of Castle Greyjoy;
  • Stop at Mary McBride’s Pub for lunch (not included). Famous for being Ireland's smallest pub with a Game of Thrones door;
  • Discover the unique geological landmark of Giant’s Causeway, the only UNESCO-listed site in Northern Ireland with 40,000 interlocked hexagonal basalt columns;
  • Walk through the iconic Dark Hedges, the atmospheric tunnel of twisted beech trees used in Game of Thrones;
  • Relax on your scenic drive back to your hotel across the County Antrim plateau. 

Walk in the footsteps of the feuding dynasties of Westeros: the houses of Stark, Arryn, Baratheon, Tully, Greyjoy, Lannister, Tyrell, Martell and Targaryen, as well as your favourite Game of Thrones characters, such as Arya Stark, Melisandre, Danaerys Targaryen and Jon Snow on this adventurous day-long tour of filming locations around the stunningly dramatic and craggy Antrim coastline, just an hour from Belfast. 

Your private day excursion takes you to many Game of Thrones locations and includes entry to the atmospheric 500-year-old Dunluce Castle, perched precariously on a cliff edge, which serves as Castle Greyjoy in the series. 

Stop at the pretty seaside harbour village of Carnlough – more famously known as Braavos in Game of Thrones, where Arya successfully escapes the Waif in Season 6. Further up the coast, you’ll see Cairncastle (from the outside) where Ned Stark beheads Will, the Night’s Watch deserter in episode 1, series 1, before driving to the Cushenden Caves. 

The Cushenden Caves have formed 400 million years ago and were built between 1912-1925 by Lord Cushenden. They became the Stormlands in Game of Thrones and where you can see the birthplace of Melisandre’s demon baby beneath Renly’s Camp. You can also relive the fight between Jamie and Euron in Season 8, which was filmed here.

Staying in Cushenden, have lunch at Mary McBride’s Bar (not included) the smallest pub in Ireland, and examine one of the Games of Thrones Doors, made from the storm-damaged trees of the Dark Hedges, carved with scenes set in Braavos.

Visit Fair Head and walk the crag to explore the mighty Dragonstone Cliffs, where Jon Snow encounters Daenerys and her dragon. A short distance from the cliffs takes you to Larrybane Quarry, a great filming location for the Stormlands. This old chalk quarry became Renly Baratheon’s Camp and was transformed into a tournament arena in season 2, where Brienne of Tarth triumphs in her duel. It is also famous for the death-defying, iconic Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge.

Next, visit picturesque Ballintoy Harbour close by, which is where Theon arrives in Lordsport on the Iron Islands. Nearby, Ballintoy Beach is where Euron is drowned to become king of the Iron Islands.

Drive along the grand Kings Road, to see the twisted trunks of the Dark Hedges. A mysterious and beautiful avenue of old beech trees was planted in 1775. At the end of the Dark Hedges lies Gracehill House – where you will see another of the Game of Thrones Doors, this time commemorating Bran's transformation into the Three-Eyed Raven. 

Return to Belfast through the rugged landscape of the Antrim plateau, and back to your hotel.


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