Wednesday 12 July 2017

Belfast City Trip DAY 1

8am: Left Galway City for Belfast City, arriving around 13.30, commencing our bus tour at 14.00 which included the following points of interest:

Stop 1: Castle Place Departure Point
Carrolls Gift Shop, Albert Clock, Starbucks Coffee and the Award Winning Fish City

Stop 2: Customs House Square
Big Fish Sculpture, Customs House and McHughs Bar

Stop 3: SSE Arena
Odyssey Pavilion, Premier Inn Hotel, W5 Interactive Discovery Centre, Odyssey Cinemas and Ten Pin Bowling

Stop 4: Titanic Belfast
Titanic Visitor Attraction - The World's Largest Titanic Attraction, SS Nomadic, The Wee Tram and Cast & Crew
1.Boomtown Belfast
2.The Shipyard
3.The Launch
4.The Fit-out
5.The Maiden Voyage
6.The Sinking
7.The Aftermath
8.Myths & Reality
9.Titanic Beneath and Ocean Exploration Centre

Stop 5: HMS Caroline
Hop-off for HMS Caroline which saw combat in the First World War and Titanic Dock & Pumphouse

Stop 6: Parliament Buildings (East Belfast)
Stormont Estate (Stop only operates 10:00am - 3:30pm daily), Stormont Hotel, CS Lewis/Campbell College

Stop 7: Belmont Road
Park Avenue Hotel, Shops, and award winning Restaurants and Cafes fit for foodies!

Stop 8: Holywood Road
The Landmark CS Lewis Square featuring 7 sculptures and the EastSide Visitor Centre

Stop 9: Lower Newtownards Road
Known in Belfast as Freedom Corner with Wall Murals, the Titanic Mural & The Yardmen Statue

Stop 10: St. George’s Market
UK’s Best Large Indoor Market 2014, Variety Market on Fri, City Food & Craft Market on Sat & Mixed Market on Sun

Stop 11: Belfast City Hall
Visit Belfast City Hall which is open for free guided tours Monday through Saturday, Titanic Memorial Garden

Stop 12: Great Victoria Street
Irish Tour Tickets Tourist Information Centre, Crown Bar, Europa Hotel, Bus and Train Station and Grand Opera House

Stop 13: Dublin Road
Etap Hotel, Movie House Cinema, The Five Points Whiskey & Alehouse & Filthy McNasty Pub & Club

Stop 14: Shaftsbury Square
Shaftesbury Square, Bradbury Place, Laverys Bar and The Alibi Bar & Club

Stop 15: University Road
Queen’s University, Botanic Gardens and Ulster Museum (entrance to the gardens and museum is free)

Stop 16: Eglantine Avenue
Windsor Park - National Football Stadium, Malone Lodge Hotel and Lisburn Road Shopping

Stop 17: Falls Road
Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich (Café and Tourist Information) and St. Mary’s Teacher Training College

Stop 18: Falls Memorial Garden
Bobby Sands Wall Mural and Sinn Fein Centre and Gift Shop

Stop 19: International Wall Murals
Falls Road International Wall Murals, Peace Walls and St. Peter’s Catholic Cathedral

Stop 20: Spectrum Tourist Information Centre
Spectrum Tourist Information Centre and  Shankill Road Loyalist Wall Murals

Stop 21: Shankill Memorial Garden
WWII Murals, Queen Elizabeth II Mural and Bayardo Remembrance Garden

Stop 22: Crumlin Road
Crumlin Road Gaol Visitor Attraction and Conference Centre and the Old Courthouse

Stop 23: Donegall Street
Clifton St. Poor House, Cathedral Quarter, St. Anne’s Cathedral, St. Patricks Church and Northern Ireland War Memorial

8pm: Left Belfast for Dundalk, arriving around 9.30pm at The Lismar Guest House, Stapleton Place, Dundalk

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