Albert Clock. Stormont Castle. The Odyssey Arena. St. George's Market. These well known landmarks represent just a fraction of the amazing sights you'll see when you visit Belfast
. From the world's largest Titanic museum to the neoclassical City Hall, you'll find an array of historic landmarks and fantastic attractions.
Parks and Gardens
is rich with beautiful parks and century-old gardens. The Botanic Gardens in the Queen's Quarter (South Belfast
) are an important part of Belfast
's Victorian heritage, hosting many residents, students and tourists on a daily basis. Also in South Belfast
, Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park is one of the city's most popular parks. It covers more than 128 acres and is home to the City of Belfast
's International Rose Garden.
Drumglass Park, located between Lisburn and Malone Roads in south Belfast
, is a great place to hang out with family or catch a summer concert. Just beyond Belfast
, in Saintfield, is the very charming Rowallance Garden. Created more than 150 years ago, this enchanting garden features exotic plant species, spectacular shrubs and various rhododendron species.
Housed in an iconic six-story, state-of-the-art building, Belfast
Titanic is the world's largest Titanic Museum and a must see for those visiting. Opened in March 2012, nine innovative galleries that combine special effects, dark rides and reconstructions tell the story of the famous liner through her construction to her infamous demise.
Discover an extensive collection of ancient artifacts and modern masterpieces at the Ulster Museum. Admission is free for all visitors, which makes a visit to this museum an excellent option if you are traveling with a group.
Another admission-free option is Lisburn's oldest building, the Irish Centre and Lisburn Museum. This award-winning museum is in the center of the city, highlighting the heritage of craft skills and the history of the Irish linen industry.
Erected in 1865 to commemorate Prince Albert, Albert Clock is a must-see if you are visiting Belfast
. This landmark includes a statue of its namesake, as well as baroque carvings of crowned lions and floral decorations.
Between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, The Northern Ireland Assembly's Stormont Parliament Buildings are open to the public. While the Assembly is in session, open public tours are available Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. All tours are free.