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Park Inn by Radisson Belfast
Park Inn by Radisson Belfast

4 Clarence Street West, Belfast BT2 7GB

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4.4 out of 5 (1,103 reviews)

Located in Belfast City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Ulster Hall and Grand Opera House. …

£69
Ramada Encore Belfast City Centre
Ramada Encore Belfast City Centre

20 Talbot Street, Belfast BT1 2LD

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (993 reviews)

Located in Belfast City Centre, this hotel is steps from MAC Theatre and St. Anne's Cathedral. Belfast City Hall and …

£55
Apple Apartments
Apple Apartments

62 Donegal Quay, Belfast BT1 3AT

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (99 reviews)

Located in Belfast City Centre, this apartment is within a 10-minute walk of Obel, St. Anne's Cathedral, and Waterfront Hall. …

£77
Clayton Hotel Belfast
Clayton Hotel Belfast

22-26 Ormeau Avenue, Belfast BT2 8HS

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (616 reviews)

Located in Belfast City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ulster Hall, Belfast City Hall, and Grand Oper …

£80
Platinum Serviced Apartments
Platinum Serviced Apartments

16 Rotterdam st, Belfast BT5 4AJ

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Belfast City Centre, this apartment is within a 10-minute walk of Odyssey Arena and Waterfront Hall. Belfast Cit …

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Premier Inn Belfast City Centre Alfred Street
Premier Inn Belfast City Centre Alfred Street

ALFRED STREET,, BELFAST BT28ED

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Belfast City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of St. Malachy's Church and Ulster Hall. Belfast City …

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Dream Apartments - Titanic Arc
Dream Apartments - Titanic Arc

Apartments 4.12 The arc 2c Queens Road, Belfast BT3 9FB

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Belfast, this apartment is within a 10-minute walk of Odyssey Complex, Odyssey Arena, and Titanic Belfast. …

£108
Pearl Court Guesthouse
Pearl Court Guesthouse

11 Malone Road, Belfast BT9 6RT

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (216 reviews)

Located in Belfast City Centre, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Queen's University of Belfast and Ulster …

£40
Salisbury Street Apartment
Salisbury Street Apartment

4 Salisbury Street, Belfast BT7 1AH

3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Belfast City Centre, this apartment is within a 10-minute walk of Ormeau Baths Gallery, Ulster Hall, and Grand …

£79
Tara Lodge
Tara Lodge

36 Cromwell Road, Belfast BT7 1JW

4.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (277 reviews)

Located in Belfast City Centre, this romantic guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Queens Film Theatre and Queen's …

£85
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Pocket Guide: Cathedral Quarter Albert Memorial Clock Tower Hotels

Belfast is the largest city in Northern Ireland and its capital, being the centre of government, commerce and the tourist industry. More than seven million people per year visit the city, many of them arriving via Belfast International Airport or George Best Belfast City Airport. Visitors range from business people taking advantage of the conference centres in the city to families using it as a base from which to explore the rest of Ireland.

One thing all visitors to Belfast have in common is that they’ll be given a genuinely warm welcome, whichever part of the city they stay in. Whether the accommodation you require is a five star luxury hotel or a budget-priced, family-run bed and breakfast, you’ll discover the fabled Irish hospitality is a fact and not merely a cliché.

Architecture in Belfast

The range of architecture on view in Belfast city centre is eclectic and impressive, and makes exploring on foot an absolute pleasure. Buildings range from the Victorian splendour of the Lanyon Building at Queen's University to the imposing Edwardian façade of the City Hall on Howard Street, and there are smaller gems such as the quirkily titled Crown Liquor Saloon and the Albert Memorial clock tower.

Finding the Albert Memorial Clock Tower

The Albert Memorial Clock Tower is located at Queens Square in Belfast, close to the point at which Bridge End, the A2, crosses the River Lagan, and it is one of the most easily recognised landmarks in the whole of Belfast. The streets around the square are packed with hotels and guesthouses of every kind, from national chains to independent boutique accommodation, so no matter what kind of accommodation you’re looking for you can find something suitable just a short walk from this historic attraction.

The History of the Albert Memorial Clock Tower

The design of the clock tower originally came about following a competition held in 1865, in which entrants were invited to design a memorial to Prince Albert, the late consort of Queen Victoria, who had died in 1861. The winner was WJ Barre, also responsible for the design of Ulster Hall, a concert hall on Bedford Street in Belfast. The memorial is constructed from sandstone and is designed in the Gothic style. It cost £2,500 to build and work on it was complete by 1869.

Design Features of the Clock Tower

The tower is 113 feet high and local legend has it that an intrepid youth climbed to the top of the tower to get a better view of the launch of the Titanic. There are carved heraldic lions around the base of the tower, a statue of Prince Albert himself and the time is marked by the ringing of a two- tonne bell.

The Leaning Clock Tower

For many years, the Albert Memorial Clock Tower leaned over by four feet, making it an Irish rival to the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. This is because it was originally placed on wooden foundations in soft, reclaimed land around the River Farset, although restoration work in recent years has corrected the tilt as well as cleaning the stonework of the tower.

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