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Belfast - Past, Present & Future
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Belfast is a city of industry and elegance with a rich and varied past. Its origins go back to an ancient fort controlling the ford across the River Lagan, which flows through the city. A panoramic tour of the city introduces you to the many varied features of Northern Ireland’s largest city. Built with 19th century industrial money, many fine buildings from this era grace the city still and are reminders of its prosperous past. Enjoy commentary as you see such sights as the Grand Opera House and the Albert Memorial, Queen’s University and the Botanic Gardens. Drive past Belfast City Hall – an impressive building with a 300 ft long façade of Portland stone, which dominates Donegall Square.
Travel a short distance outside the city to see Stormont, seat of the Northern Ireland Assembly. A symbol of progress to Northern Irelands troubled past. The power sharing executive with responsibility for Northern affairs rule from this impressive building. Journey to Cave Hill to view Belfast Castle. Cave Hill, its familiar outline visible from many parts of the city, has captivated generation after generation. Belfast Castle, sited on the lower slopes beneath Cave Hill, is one of Belfast's most outstanding and historically significant buildings. There are beautiful gardens and an adjoining country park. Don't miss the splendid views of Belfast Lough and sight of the city below you.
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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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