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Europa Hotel
Europa Hotel

Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7AP

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4.3 out of 5 (941 reviews)

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

£90
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 (1,088 reviews)

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

£63
Apple Apartments
Apple Apartments

62 Donegal Quay, Belfast BT1 3AT

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4.4 out of 5 (96 reviews)

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

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Travelodge Belfast Central
Travelodge Belfast Central

15 Brunswick Street, Belfast BT2 7GE

3.0 out of 5.0
3.3 out of 5 (509 reviews)

Located in Belfast Central District, this hotel is steps from Crown Liquor Saloon, Grand Opera House, and Ulster Hall. Belfas …

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Ten Square Hotel
Ten Square Hotel

10 Donegal Square South, Belfast BT1 5JD

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Belfast Central District, this hotel is steps from Belfast City Hall and Ulster Hall. Grand Opera House and …

£107
St Johns Wharf Apartment
St Johns Wharf Apartment

Laganbank Road, Belfast BT1 3LT

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Belfast Central District, this apartment is within a 10-minute walk of St. George's Market and Waterfront Hall. …

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The Crescent Townhouse Hotel
The Crescent Townhouse Hotel

13 Lower Crescent, Belfast BT7 1NR

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4 out of 5 (102 reviews)

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

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Salisbury Street Apartment
Salisbury Street Apartment

4 Salisbury Street, Belfast BT7 1AH

3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Belfast Central District, this apartment is within a 10-minute walk of Ormeau Baths Gallery, Ulster Hall, and Gran …

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Salisbury Court
Salisbury Court

46 Salisbury Court, Belfast BT7 1DD

3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Belfast Central District, this apartment is within a 10-minute walk of Ormeau Baths Gallery, Ulster Hall, and Gran …

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Bradbury House
Bradbury House

205 Sandy Row, Belfast BT12 5ED

3.5 out of 5.0

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

£125
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Pocket Guide: Cathedral Quarter Belfast Customs House Hotels

It’s impossible to walk the streets of Belfast city centre without being reminded of the vital role the city has played in the industrial, economic and political life of the UK throughout the centuries. As the capital of Northern Ireland, it boasts more than its share of striking and imposing buildings from throughout the centuries, and this rich architectural heritage is matched with a determination to move with the times – creating stunning new buildings and repurposing traditional structures and spaces.

Over seven million visitors a year make their way to Belfast, and this is reflected in the range of accommodation on offer in a fairly small area of the city centre. From the cutting edge boutique hotels of the bohemian Cathedral Quarter, to luxury five star accommodation along the waterfront, Belfast offers rooms of every type and size. Whether you’re a backpacker looking for a budget hostel or a family seeking the warm welcome of a family run bed and breakfast, you’ll be able to find the perfect base from which to explore.

Customs House Square

The area of Customs House Square offers a perfect illustration of the way in which Belfast, as a city, has moved on to offer a truly 21st century visitor experience without compromising on the beauty of its historical architecture. Customs House Square is located in the city centre, close to the River Lagan and the landmark of the Albert Memorial Clock Tower. This means it is easily reached no matter where your accommodation is based, and makes an excellent meeting point as well as being the perfect place to linger if you simply wish to while away a few hours watching the world go by.

The History of Customs House Square

The square is dominated by the presence of the Customs House itself, an Italianate structure built in 1857 and designed by Charles Lanyon, the architect responsible for many of the most striking buildings in Belfast. Other notable buildings surrounding the square include the Albert Memorial clock tower, the Northern Bank and McHugh’s Bar, which opened in 1711 and is one of the oldest surviving buildings in Belfast.

Speakers Corner

For many years during the 19th and early 20th centuries, Customs House Square achieved fame as the Speakers Corner of Belfast; large crowds would gather in the square in front of the Customs House and listen, or heckle, as orators stood on the steps and held forth on the burning issues of the day. Perhaps fittingly, the street lights located around the edge of the square are known, to this day, as “hecklers”.

Modern Customs House Square

The square in front of Customs House has undergone a £4 million redevelopment in recent years, becoming a pedestrianised public space that is used as a venue for a range of live events, concerts, performances, markets and street carnivals. Whether you’re lucky enough to be in Belfast when an event such as the Belsonic Music Festival, which is held there during August each year, is taking place, or whether you simply want to explore one of the most pleasing public spaces in Belfast, Customs House Square is definitely well worth a visit.

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