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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 …

£100
Europa Hotel

Europa Hotel

Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7AP

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (1,034 reviews)

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

£94
Malmaison Belfast

Malmaison Belfast

34-38 Victoria Street, Belfast BT1 3GH

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (410 reviews)

Located in the center of Belfast, this family-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Victoria Square Shopping Centre, …

£88
Jurys Inn Belfast

Jurys Inn Belfast

Great Victoria St, Belfast BT2 7AP

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (1,038 reviews)

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

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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
Clayton Hotel Belfast

Clayton Hotel Belfast

22-26 Ormeau Avenue, Belfast BT2 8HS

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (661 reviews)

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

£74
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. …

£74
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 (522 reviews)

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

£87
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 …

£53
Wellington Park Hotel

Wellington Park Hotel

21 Malone Road, Belfast BT9 6RU

3.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (263 reviews)

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

£55

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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