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Titanic Hotel Belfast

Titanic Hotel Belfast

Queen's Road, Titanic Quarter, Belfast BT3 9DT

4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Titanic Quarter, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Titanic Belfast and Odyssey Arena. Waterfront Hall and S …

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Clayton Hotel Belfast

Clayton Hotel Belfast

22-26 Ormeau Avenue, Belfast BT2 8HS

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (670 reviews)

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

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Bullitt Hotel

Bullitt Hotel

40a Church Lane, Belfast BT1 4QN

4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (75 reviews)

Located in Belfast City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Victoria Square Shopping Centre, St. Anne's Cathedra …

£100
Park Inn by Radisson Belfast

Park Inn by Radisson Belfast

4 Clarence Street West, Belfast BT2 7GB

3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (1,219 reviews)

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

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Radisson Blu Hotel Belfast

Radisson Blu Hotel Belfast

The Gasworks, 3 Cromac Place, Belfast BT7 2JB

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (870 reviews)

This city center hotel is a short distance from the Ormeau Baths Gallery, St. Malachy’s Church, CitiGolf, and Ulster Hall.

£83
Caledon House

Caledon House

11 Caledon St,, Belfast BT13 3AX

Situated in Belfast, this vacation home is within 2 mi (3 km) of Crumlin Road Jail, St. Anne's Cathedral, and Grand Opera …

£75
Culloden Estate & Spa

Culloden Estate & Spa

Bangor Road, Holywood BT18 0EX

5.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (135 reviews)

Located in Cultra, this luxury hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Ulster Folk and Transport Museum and within 3 mi (5 km) of …

£173
Stormont Hotel

Stormont Hotel

Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast BT4 3LP

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (291 reviews)

Located in Dundonald, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Stormont Parliament Buildings and Knock Golf Club. Pirates Adventur …

£83
Malone Lodge Hotel & Apartments

Malone Lodge Hotel & Apartments

60 Eglantine Avenue, Belfast BT9 6DY

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (580 reviews)

Located in Belfast City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Queen's University of Belfast and Ulster Museum. …

£71
ibis Belfast City Centre

ibis Belfast City Centre

100 Castle Street Northern Ire, Belfast BT1 1HF

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (785 reviews)

Located in Belfast City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Castle Court Shopping Centre, Grand Opera House, and …

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Pocket Guide: Belfast Belfast Zoo Hotels

Belfast is the official capital of Northern Ireland, the seat of government and home to most of the country’s leading commercial and retail institutions. It is also the cultural and tourist capital of the country, offering a blend of hospitality, art, architectural splendour and accommodation that no other part of the country can match.

There are hotels of every shape and kind in Belfast, from luxury five star accommodation to cosy, family-run bed and breakfasts. No matter what kind of a visit you have in mind, you’ll be able to find the room that perfectly meets your needs, whether you’re looking for a base while you explore the wider city or a room in a boutique hotel that is an experience in its own right.

Family Fun in Belfast

Many of the seven million people who visit Belfast every year come as a family group looking for child-friendly fun in a city that offers more than most. Belfast is packed with wide open green spaces, museums, galleries and shops, and a hotel close to the centre, on the waterfront or near to the Cathedral Quarter will be within easy walking distance of a huge number of these attractions.

Belfast Zoo

Travel a little further afield, six miles outside the city centre itself, and you’ll find Belfast Zoo. It is located in Belfast Zoological Gardens on Antrim Road, and can easily be reached by car along the M2 north of the city. If you don’t have access to a car then don’t worry – as many as eight buses run direct from Upper Queens Street in Belfast city centre to the zoo, dropping off just 500 metres from the main entrance.

History of the Zoo

More than 300,000 people per year visit Belfast Zoo, making it the most popular fee-paying attraction in the whole of Northern Ireland. It covers 55 acres and is home to more than 1,000 animals. Most of the 150 species that call the zoo their home are actually endangered species, underlining the fact that it combines entertainment and education with a commitment to conservation.

Belfast Zoo originally opened in 1934, having cost a grand total of £10,000 to build. At that stage it only covered 12 acres. After a period of decline during the 50s and 60s, the zoo was rebuilt in 1974, and went on to become the leading attraction it is today.

Highlights of Belfast Zoo

With so many animals to choose from it’s pretty difficult to single out specific highlights of Belfast Zoo. Stay in a nearby Belfast hotel and the chances are that your kids (and you) will want to come back more than once, to make sure you haven’t missed anything. Some of the most popular animals in the zoo include the Barbary lions, which are the species once used by the Romans for gladiatorial combat, the spider monkeys, a herd of giraffes, 33 of which have been born at the zoo since 1996 and the stunning indoor Rainforest House.

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