"A little of old Belfast......" Old Belfast Tip by leics

Old Belfast, Belfast: 1 reviews and 3 photos


Some parts of the city as it once was still exist, especially around what is now called 'the Cathedral Quarter'.

There are narrow alleyways, some still cobbled, leading between tall buildings which were once warehouses, offices, businesses.

As you walk (and yes, there are organised walking tours now) take your imagination back to the late 1800s and early 1900s, when Belfast and its port was thriving. Imagine the seamen and the hawkers, the drunks and the beggars, the loose women and the ragged poor desperate to get across the sea and away from the island of Ireland.......the smells of fish, beer, unwashed bodies, urine, sewage......the noise of clattering hooves and iron-bound wooden wheels, the cries of streetsellers......

There are still some places which will take you back, though they are becoming fewer.

Address: City centre, especially the Cathedral Quarter, Belfast

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  • Updated Aug 14, 2016
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