Belfast City Tours - City Tour
Belfast City Tours - See the historical sites of Belfast
On our Belfast city black taxi tour you will see and hear how the city grew from a collection of villages in the 17th century to the city it is today.
Belfast was granted city status by Queen Victoria in 1888. A time when Belfast led the world in Linen manufacturing, Rope making, Engineering and Shipbuilding.
At the end of the 19th century Belfast was home to the largest shipyard in the world with over 35,000 men employed there.
The tour starts in the city centre and takes you through three of the ‘Belfast Quarters’, The ‘Titanic Quarter’, the ‘Queens’s Quarter’ and the ‘Cathedral Quarter’. The fourth quarter, the ‘Gaeltacht Quarter is cover in our political/Mural Tour.
Below are just some of the sites you will see on this tour.
City Hall: The home of Belfast City Council, The city hall was built between 1898 & 1906.
Titanic Memorial: Situated in the grounds of the City Hall. The statue was originally dedicated in June 1920. On the centenary in April 2012 a memorial garden was added and a monument containing the names of the 1512 people who died.
Crown Bar: An outstanding example of a Victorian Gin Palace. Now a popular public house owned by the National trust.
Queens University of Belfast: This beautiful building was opened in 1849.
Botanic Gardens: The gardens were opened in 1828 and have one of the earliest examples of a curvilinear glasshouse in the world.
Ulster Museum: Founded in 1821 it houses exquisite collections of art, history, natural sciences and treasures from the Girona, a ship of the Spanish Armada.
This is the oldest part of Belfast with some buildings dating back to the 17th century.
Albert Clock: Standing 113 feet high was erected in 1869. Belfast’s own leaning tower of Pisa!
St. Anne’s Cathedral: Built between 1899 & 1904 is made of stone from the 32 counties of Ireland.
Custom House: Built in 1857 is consider to be Belfast finest neoclassical building.
The Odyssey: Belfast’s Millennium building officially opened by President Clinton in December 2000
Harland & Wolff Shipyard: Where the famous RMS Titanic was built.
Titanic Belfast: The new Titanic museum opened 31st March 2012
Thompson Dry Dock: Where the Titanic was fitted out before its fateful maiden voyage.
This tour lasts between 60 and 90 minutes