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Belfast Luxury Apartment
Belfast Luxury Apartment

42 Ben Eden Green, Belfast BT15 4GU

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this apartment is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fortwilliam Golf Club and Belfast Castle. St. Anne's …

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Jurys Inn Belfast
Jurys Inn Belfast

Great Victoria St, Belfast BT2 7AP

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (983 reviews)

Located in Belfast City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from Crown Liquor Saloon and Grand Opera House. Ulster Hal …

£59
The Chimney Corner
The Chimney Corner

630 Antrim Road, Newtownabbey

2.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

Situated in Newtownabbey, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Theatre At The Mill, Belfast Castle, and Belfast Zoo. …

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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 (703 reviews)

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

£39
Clayton Hotel Belfast
Clayton Hotel Belfast

22-26 Ormeau Avenue, Belfast BT2 8HS

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (613 reviews)

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

£77
Bullitt Hotel
Bullitt Hotel

40a Church Lane, Belfast BT1 4QN

£104
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 (284 reviews)

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

£36
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 Central District, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of St. Malachy's Church and Ulster Hall. Belfast …

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Dream Apartments - The Gallery
Dream Apartments - The Gallery

71 Dublin Road, Belfast BT2 7JS

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Belfast City Centre, this apartment is within a 10-minute walk of Ulster Hall and Grand Opera House. Queen's …

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Wellington Park Hotel
Wellington Park Hotel

21 Malone Road, Belfast BT9 6RU

3.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (227 reviews)

Located in Belfast City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Queen's University of Belfast and Ulster Museum. …

£55
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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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