It was breath taking the grounds around it was beauitful worth seeing. I went on bus tour would of liked to of be able to get out and walk about.
The reviews listed are for Parliament Buildings within the Stormont Estate Belfast. Often wrongly called Stormont Castle, which is not open to public. This free entrance estate is a fantastic large formal estate with paths, green areas and a big kids play park. It is well worth a visit throughout the year. The beautiful large white building is Parliament Buildings... More
What ever you may feel about Stormont as a political and administrative feature of the Northern Irish landscape take a look at this as a piece of neo-classical architecture and its varied uses over the years since its building to give form to partition. Walk up the long driveway, and then take in both its use as a present day... More
As you approach Stormont Castle from the main entrance it is one extremely impressive building perched in a prominent position overlooking Belfast. Can't go alone, need a tour guide, but the accents of the tour guides are worth the price of admission. Not particularly impressive inside but, when an inventory was taken after the Windsor castle fire in the early... More
Our tour guide was friendly and efficient; his knowledge was extensive; a credit to Stormont. Coffee and cake in the small cafe was delightful. On the downside, being hard of hearing I depend on loop sytems in public buildings; unfortunately although I was assured there was a loop system it probably wasn't switched on. I only stayed about ten minutes... More
The site is miles out of downtown. Buses drop you at the foot of the Hill, requiring a 15 minute climb and pass through security before you arrive at the building. The first Hop on Hop Off bus arrives at 10 and the last picks up at 3:30. Tours are twice a day at 10 am and 3 pm. So... More
Make sure you arrive to take one of the hourly tours. Our guide worked in the building and knew her stuff. Lots of useful information and to be able to explore the Northern Ireland Assembly and sit in the chamber was an honour.
I recently went on a public tour around stormont (which are free and operate hourly in July and August) where you can access more than the grand hall such as the debating chamber and the library. The tour was very interesting and I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the tour- highly recommended. The grounds at stormont are also... More
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