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City Hall

Donegall Sq., Belfast BT1 5GS, Northern Ireland (City Centre)
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Ranked #7 of 155 attractions in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government Buildings, Architectural Buildings
Description: This beautiful, neoclassical building serves as the seat of the city's government.
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Very informative but the guide was a tad bit pompous . Tried to be funny but missed by a long shot. Constantly going on about the time and size of group and that he had another tour in an hour. Just as well it was free there was no chance of a tip

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Berlin, Germany
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Although one may only visit Belfast City Hall by way of one of the 3 daily tours offered, it's worthwhile doing so. The tour last just short of an hour and will take you thought the state rooms of the building. The building is most impressive and offers an insight into Belfast's history, more recent past and the role it... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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251 reviews 251 reviews
91 attraction reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I am biased because we got married here, and the staff were amazing. This is a beautiful building (there is an almost identical one in Durban, South Africa as well), despite being the focal point for so much strife in the province. The architecture is fascinating, and they are trying to make it a focus for both communities, with new... More

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A remarkable building in the centre of the city centre, well worth a visit or guided tour, recommended !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We took the free one hour tour of this remarkable building. The guide was experienced and interesting and the architectural features are similar to our City hall in Philadelphia which is from the same era. However, we also learned a lot about the legislative function, and I was the model for the red velvet legislative robe when we visited the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

This was one of the best site in Belfast. Great architecture and so much history inside. It is free to the public so it is much worth the visit. There is also a big screen outside in which major sporting matches and others can be viewed.

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Willow Street, Pennsylvania
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This huge building is a highlight of Belfast. Granite and marble prevail. Call to book a free guided tour of the magnificent atrium, corridors and official government rooms. Sit where the city fathers do in an ornate chamber. Enjoyable portraits. Visit the Bobbin in-house restaurant for a great lunch.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

What I like in UK is that they used beautiful, old architecture building such as the City Hall for such purpose, where the mayor is who's voted by the locals. In my opinion is a way of appreciation for the people who built and kept it alive all these years. Absolutely beautiful!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This City hall has a very good history and small museum of Belfast. There is also a good café inside for food and snacks. There is a nice Titanic memorial just outside the main entrance.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were unable to visit due to an event taking place when we tried to visit and were turned back around to go outside. Sadly, missing the interior which I saw in photos later and it looks really pretty. Shame. :( Outside the City Hall is a Titanic monument that is worth seeing. It has all the names of those... More

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