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Europa Hotel
Europa Hotel

Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7AP

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4.3 out of 5 (871 reviews)

Host to world leaders and celebrities, Europa Hotel is in the historic centre of Belfast, next to the Grand Opera House and …

£77
Jurys Inn Belfast
Jurys Inn Belfast

Great Victoria St, Belfast BT2 7AP

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (915 reviews)

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

£62
Holiday Inn Express Belfast
Holiday Inn Express Belfast

106 University Street, Belfast BT7 1HP

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4.1 out of 5 (813 reviews)

Located in Queens College District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Queens Film Theatre and Queen's University of …

£59
Botanic Rest Bed & Breakfast
Botanic Rest Bed & Breakfast

7 Cromwell Road, Belfast BT7 1JW

3.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (259 reviews)

Located in Queens College District, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Queens Film Theatre and Queen's …

£48
Tara Lodge
Tara Lodge

36 Cromwell Road, Belfast BT7 1JW

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4.8 out of 5 (253 reviews)

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

£83
Windermere Guest House
Windermere Guest House

60 Wellington Park, Belfast BT9 6DP

2.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (86 reviews)

Located in Queens College District, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Queen's University of Belfast and …

£65
Lagan Backpackers
Lagan Backpackers

121 Fitzroy Avenue, Belfast BT7 1HU

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4 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Located in Queens College District, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Queens Film Theatre, Queen's University of …

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Queens Quarter Apartment
Queens Quarter Apartment

Apartment 6, 27 Wellington Park, Belfast BT9 6DL

3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Queens College District, this apartment is within a 15-minute walk of Queen's University of Belfast, Ulster Museum …

£71
Cordia Serviced Apartments
Cordia Serviced Apartments

Lisburn Road,355-367, BELFAST BT9 7EP

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4.6 out of 5 (12 reviews)

Located in Queens College District, this apartment is within 1 mi (2 km) of Queens Film Theatre, Queen's University of Belfas …

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The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast
The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast

Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7HR

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (948 reviews)

Located in the heart of Belfast, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Grand Opera House, Ulster Hall, and Belfas …

£105
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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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