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Belfast City Hall is the focal point of the city and I found it easy to start off there when trying to work out directions to certain places. It dates back to 1906 and is built of Portland stone with a large green dome on top. You will also spot the Belfast Wheel which is right next to it and indeed towers above it. There was major restoration work underway when I visited (May 08) so it was not possible to look inside but it is due to reopen in 2009. The gardens surrounding the building are however open and are nice place to have a quiet sit down and soak up the sun on a Summer’s day.

The building was once described by novelist E.M.Forster as a costly Renaissance pile which shouts “Dublin can’t beat me” from all it’s pediments and domes, but does not say anything else. Seems a bit harsh.

Address: Donegall Square, Belfast BT1 5GS
Directions: In the City Centre surrounded by Donegall Square
Website: http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk/cityhall

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  • Written May 26, 2008
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