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Europa Hotel
Europa Hotel

Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7AP

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4.3 out of 5 (865 reviews)

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

£85
Radisson Blu Hotel Belfast
Radisson Blu Hotel Belfast

The Gasworks, 3 Cromac Place, Belfast BT7 2JB

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (677 reviews)

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

£89
Tara Lodge
Tara Lodge

36 Cromwell Road, Belfast BT7 1JW

4.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (244 reviews)

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

£93
Travelodge Belfast Central
Travelodge Belfast Central

15 Brunswick Street, Belfast BT2 7GE

3.0 out of 5.0
3.3 out of 5 (477 reviews)

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

£62
Ten Square Hotel
Ten Square Hotel

10 Donegal Square South, Belfast BT1 5JD

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (93 reviews)

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

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Central Belfast Apartments
Central Belfast Apartments

67 Maryville Street, Belfast BT7 1AE

4.0 out of 5.0
4.9 out of 5 (19 reviews)

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

£120
Pearl Court Guesthouse
Pearl Court Guesthouse

11 Malone Road, Belfast BT9 6RT

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (167 reviews)

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

£60
Apple Apartments
Apple Apartments

62 Donegal Quay, Belfast BT1 3AT

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (72 reviews)

Located in Cathedral Quarter, this apartment is within a 10-minute walk of Big Fish, St. Anne's Cathedral, and Waterfront Hal …

£98
Belfast City Backpacker Hostel
Belfast City Backpacker Hostel

53-55 Malone Avenue, Belfast BT9 6EP

2.0 out of 5.0
2 out of 5 (1 reviews)

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

£22
All Seasons
All Seasons

356 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 6GJ

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (138 reviews)

Situated in Belfast, this bed & breakfast is within 2 mi (3 km) of Balmoral Golf Club, Queen's University of Belfast, and …

£35
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Pocket Guide: Belfast Ulster Hall Hotels

Ulster Hall is at the heart of Belfast and at the heart of some of Northern Ireland’s key cultural and political events. The music venue, nicknamed the Grand Dame of Bedford Street by locals, has hosted some of Ireland’s and Britain’s most famous names ever since it opened in 1862.

The building was commissioned with a competition to design a new music venue, and Ulster Hall’s main feature was an enormous pipe organ, to drown out the sounds of the linen factory nearby. The Mulholland organ was restored in the late 1970s and is used at some classical music concerts.

Over last 150 years, Ulster Hall has seen appearances by no less than James Joyce and Charles Dickens, who gave readings from A Christmas Carol and David Copperfield in 1869, and the famous Italian opera singer Enrico Caruso in 1909.

More recently, Led Zeppelin gave the first performance of their most famous song, Stairway to Heaven, at Ulster Hall in 1971 and punk bands like Stiff Little Fingers, the Undertones and the Boomtown Rats performed there as well as Manic Street Preachers, AC/DC and the Rolling Stones.

It is the political rallies that Ulster Hall is more famous for. In the early 20th Century, Lord Randolph Churchill led opposition to William Gladstone’s Home Rule in Ireland bill in the hall, while his son Winston Churchill was locked out several years later when trying to speak in favour of Home Rule. John Tyndall, a Victorian scientist, provoked outrage from both protestant and catholic preachers for putting the case for science over religion. And in 1986, loyalists held a meeting led by Sir Ian Paisley forming an organisation called Ulster Resistance objecting to the Anglo-Irish Agreement.

The venue is still one of the most active in Belfast and continues to host classical concerts and pop music, craft fairs and political conferences.

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