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Bullitt Hotel
Bullitt Hotel

40a Church Lane, Belfast BT1 4QN

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5 out of 5 (1 reviews)

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

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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 (999 reviews)

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

£55
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 (1,117 reviews)

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

£69
Europa Hotel
Europa Hotel

Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7AP

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4.3 out of 5 (984 reviews)

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

£81
Malmaison Belfast
Malmaison Belfast

34-38 Victoria Street, Belfast BT1 3GH

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4.2 out of 5 (319 reviews)

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

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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 (625 reviews)

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

£80
ibis Belfast Queens Quarter
ibis Belfast Queens Quarter

75 University Street, Belfast BT7 1HL

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4.1 out of 5 (413 reviews)

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

£50
Malone Lodge Hotel & Apartments
Malone Lodge Hotel & Apartments

60 Eglantine Avenue, Belfast BT9 6DY

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4.3 out of 5 (496 reviews)

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

£74
Stormont Hotel
Stormont Hotel

Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast BT4 3LP

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4.3 out of 5 (271 reviews)

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

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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 (717 reviews)

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

£59
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Pocket Guide: Belfast Central District 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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