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Jurys Inn Belfast
Jurys Inn Belfast

Great Victoria St, Belfast BT2 7AP

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Belfast Central District, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from Crown Liquor Saloon and Grand Opera House. Ulste …

£59
per night
Europa Hotel
Europa Hotel

Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7AP

4.0 out of 5.0

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

£77
per night
Malmaison Belfast
Malmaison Belfast

34-38 Victoria Street, Belfast BT1 3GH

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the center of Belfast, this family-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Transport House, Waterfront Hall …

£89
per night
Park Inn by Radisson Belfast
Park Inn by Radisson Belfast

4 Clarence Street West, Belfast BT2 7GB

3.0 out of 5.0

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

£55
per night
Clayton Hotel Belfast
Clayton Hotel Belfast

22-26 Ormeau Avenue, Belfast BT2 8HS

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Belfast Central District, this spa hotel is steps from Ormeau Baths Gallery and Ulster Hall. Belfast City Hall and …

£80
per night
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 …

£80
per night
ibis Belfast City Centre
ibis Belfast City Centre

100 Castle Street Northern Ire, Belfast BT1 1HF

3.0 out of 5.0

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

£39
per night
Stormont Hotel
Stormont Hotel

Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast BT4 3LP

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Dundonald, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Knock Golf Club, Pirates Adventure Golf, and Dundonald Internationa …

£68
per night
Malone Lodge Hotel & Apartments
Malone Lodge Hotel & Apartments

60 Eglantine Avenue, Belfast BT9 6DY

4.0 out of 5.0

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

£70
per night
The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast
The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast

Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7HR

5.0 out of 5.0

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

£110
per night
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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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