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“Beautiful” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Stormont Estate and Parliament Buildings

Stormont Estate and Parliament Buildings
Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast BT4 3SD, Northern Ireland
44-28-9052-0600
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Ranked #8 of 141 Attractions in Belfast
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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“Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

We visited on a rainy day, even though the hill is a bit of a trek, it's definitely worth a visit. The building is just stunning from the outside, and the inside is outstanding. We missed the official tours which were at 10am & 3pm, but enjoyed the history of how stormont was built. Every member of staff we met were genuinely lovely, really enjoyed our banter with the security guards in the security building you pass through to gain entry. A special mention must be made to the lovely Tom & Stuart, the custodians who took the time to chat to two wet and weary scots folk, they were friendly and took photos for us, it was lovely taking the time to chat to them, I think my husband could have stayed another half hour just chatting to them, thanks guys!!

Visited January 2013
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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“stunning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

what a fantastic building, what a pleasure to be able to view a parliament building close up. The gardens are stunning. Well worth the visit

Visited August 2012
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Campbelville, Ontario, Canada
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“Good place for weddings”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

But not where I would go to dinner otherwise. Teh "castle" is simply a banquet facility but the gardens are great and the rooms adequate for functions.

Visited June 2012
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Dummerston, Vermont
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“Seat of Government”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Very informative. Schedule to meet a representative before you arrive if you'd like to speak with those who are best able to inform on the current political situation

Visited May 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Amazing Architecture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Stormont Castle in Belfast is arguably the most impressive piece of architecture in Belfast.
Built in a similar architectural style to Buckingham Palace and Stockholm Palace, Stormont Castle is the seat of the Northern Ireland Assembly and the Northern Ireland Executive.
The grounds surrounding Stormont are also vast, pristine and beautiful and well worth an hour or two to walk about the property.
Highly recommended.

Visited October 2012
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