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    Custom House

    by stevezero Written Feb 18, 2006

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    Another fine Belfast building, it is one of Belfast's crowning architectural achievements. It was designed by Samuel Ferris Lynn in the Italian Renaissance style and was completed in 1856.
    You?ll see figures of Neptune with his anchor and dolphin, Mercury with a sheaf of corn at his feet; Brittania with her trident and royal shield; and winged figures representing Manufacture, Peace, Commerce and Industry. The writer Anthony Trollope worked in the Post Office here until his departure from Ireland in 1859. In the 19th century, orators carried forth outside.

    Custom House, Belfast Custom House, Belfast
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    belfast parks

    by catherineneill Written Feb 11, 2006

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    botanic gardens belfast are a great place to spend the afternoon, if the weather holds up; further out there is lady dixon park, cairnburn park and of course stormont (see my travellog) all in the east of the city. park-walking is a popular pastime for dog owners; and you will always meet someone you know. my far the most spectacular is stormont with its mile long drive sweeping up to parliament buildings, carson statue, woodland walks, fabulous old trees and a great view form the top of east belfast and dundonald.

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    Vist Bushmills & Giants Causeway

    by clivedinburgh Updated Dec 11, 2005

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    The giants causeway is a great place to visit and the easiest way to do this is with an organised coach tour. The trip also takes in Bushmills Distillery which is the oldest in the world.

    If you are driving then I would recommend driving up the Antrim coast which has some stunning scenery (some scarry hiils too, so not for the faint hearted). Stop off in Ballycastle for a coffee before moving onto the Causeway. Dunluce Castle can also be taken in (see Portrush page). Once done at the Causeway head onto Portrush for a top night out.

    New Years Day 2003, certainly got rid of headache

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    See a comedian die onstage

    by clivedinburgh Updated Nov 29, 2005

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    The comedy night in the Empire is a great way to mispend a Tuesday night. There are two comperes who rotate fortnightly and the venue draws some of the top comedy names.

    The local crowd are not shy when a comedian is not maintaining the high standards and have heard some crackin heckles.

    Head down the basement after the show to catch some great live music.

    Cost is £6 with concessions for students.

    Comedy Night is on upper level
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    Excitement in Belfast

    by Devilly Written Oct 26, 2005

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    Want to experience something exciting? In Belfast? If you're looking for Excitement in belfast. Belfast Area in your first choice! Simply just hop'in a Cab or a Taxi and ask the driver to take you to Shankill Road. In that Area you will Experience robbery, Criminal, Life threaten. Or If you want to experience Car-jacking, just hire an car and drive about in that area. Being hi-jack is almost an guarantee! In my opinion Just keep out from Belfast, Keep out from Northern Ireland. If you really want an hoilday in UK! London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Many places. Just Keep out of Northern Ireland.

    THIS REVIEW IS ONLY MY OPINION, WHAT I'M SAYING IN THE REVIEW REALLY DOES EXIST. MANY MANY PROBLEMS IN BELFAST. I DON'T WANT TO SEE TRAVEL GETTING THEMSELVES INTO TROBLE, DURING THEIR HAPPY HOILDAYS. SO TAKE MY WORK FOR IT.

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  • July 1st and July 12th parades

    by arnoldstewart Updated Oct 6, 2005

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    Whilst it's best to keep well away from the marches at Drumcree (and the general Portadown area) at the time of the marches, I thoroughly recommend seeing one if you're in NI at the time.

    Best spot I found for watching them is just off the North Road where the main Belfast march passes each July 1st (or the Monday if that's a Sunday). Not only will you get a feel for the festival atmosphere of the parades but you'll get a sneak peek at Ian Paisley who lives just round the corner and always comes out to see the parade.

    You need to get there relatively early (before 6pm is best) as a lot of the roads in the surrounding area are blocked with traffic in the time leading up to the start of the parade.

    Safety-wise, there's no problem, though I wouldn't try waving an Irish flag.

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    Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

    by PBY Written Jul 4, 2005

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    I have taken many visitors here and all have been very impressed. It is set beautiful countryside on the edge of the city and contains lots of historic buildings that have been taken down stone by stone and reconstructed in the grounds of the museum. It includes entire rows of terraces and businesses such as the working printing press.

    The Transport museum (on the same site) is also well worth a visit and includes a permanent display on the Titanic (which was built in Belfast).

    To do this justice allow up to 4 hours for your visit.

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    Belfast Lough

    by Catspjm Updated Mar 21, 2004

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    Belfast grew up and flourished as a port due to its position at the mouth of Belfast lough.

    Due to the Ards peninsula (a 50 km long protective finger like protrusion that curves around the lough) acting as a protective wall, the waters are beautifully clean and are a haven for exotic sea life.

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    The Irish sea

    by Catspjm Updated Mar 21, 2004

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    Due to careful patrolling by the marine life immigration service and the rise in demand for both canned and fresh shark meat, we now loose well under 300 surfers a year to shark attacks in the costal waters around Belfast.

    Marine Life with a bite

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  • East Belfast Tour

    by peacelinetours Written May 31, 2003

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    You probably will be a bit wary of the places to go in Belfast so a good place to start is in East Belfast This is the place where the famous Titanic was built. An excellent place to begin your visit is The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum. Here you can see Ireland as it was in bygone days, with actual houses taken apart brick by brick and re-erected in the grounds of the museum. Be sure and bring your walking shoes as this is a long walk around the park, but it is well worth it and one of the best attractions Northern Ireland has to offer. Later in the evening a good place to settle for the evenings entertainment is the Oddeysey. Northern Irelands newest entertainment complex, and while you are there you can take a tour round the Titanic Quarter on the Lagan River Boat. A nice pleasant cruise to end a busy day. ( all these attractions and more can be viewed in the

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  • Parkland

    by volsung Written Mar 26, 2003

    Belfast is dotted with parks - each with a different feel. From the Victorian- style Botanic Park near Queens University to the Waterworks in the working-class north of the city you will see Belfast citizens at rest and play.

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    Saint-Malachy's Church

    by henri123 Written Dec 18, 2011

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    Bild like a castle, this interesting church has a strange ceiling, it almost looks like a very tasty pastry.

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    The Ice Bowl - The Family Choice

    by kranstonakov Written Dec 19, 2006

    In East Belfast you can visit the ice bowl, here you will find crazy golf, jungle jims, bowling and ice skating all under one roof. Good place to go if your visiting as a family.

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    leaning clock

    by beccyandjohn Written Jul 31, 2006

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    this is the leaning clock, they have spent alot of money on this trying to stop it , i think there is somthing running under the clock which has made it unstabel

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    Deer's Head

    by stevezero Written Feb 18, 2006

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    An old fashioned looking drinking establishmaent in central Belfast. I loved the words over the window "imbibing emporium" A place where you can enjoy a drink - they also serve food as well.

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