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Belfast's must see attractions and days out
Your guide to the best of Belfast…
BELFAST’S ‘MUST-SEE’ ATTRACTION
The Titanic Signature Project
Belfast city - the birthplace of fated ship Titanic- has seen the opening of the new Titanic Signature project in April 2012 -Titanic’s centenary year. This iconic building located in the Titanic Quarter of the city (only 10 minutes from Ramada Encore Belfast) will showcase the story of the Titanic and the history of shipbuilding Belfast, including the engineering, industrial, social, cultural and economic origins and connections. 2012 also welcomes a calendar of events and festivals to celebrate the centenary year.
The Crumlin Road Gaol
The Crumlin Road Gaol dates back to 1845 and closed it's doors as a working prison in 1996. After extensive renovations the gaol has re opened as a visitor attraction and conference centre and is now a ‘must-see’ for tourists to Belfast. Today you can take a guided tour of the prison and hear about the history of the site from when women and children were held within its walls through to the political segregation of republican and loyalist prisoners and learn about why the decision was taken to close the prison.
This new six storey building located in St. Anne’s Square, Cathedral Quarter has two theatres, three major visual art galleries, a dance studio, education, workshop and rehearsal spaces, offices for resident arts groups as well as a resident artist and a cool café and bar.
The MAC is now open and offering a world-class programme ranging from blockbuster events and exhibitions to challenging, experimental new works. Across all its spaces The MAC celebrates and showcases the very best in home-grown arts and culture as well as bringing the rest of the world to Belfast.
Restored to her original 1911 glory and back home in Belfast, a visit to Nomadic allows you to experience what it was like to be a passenger boarding Titanic as it was this ship that ferried passengers to Titanic on her fateful maiden voyage.
Albert Memorial Clock
Only 5 minutes walk from the hotel, the Albert Clock, built in 1865 on land reclaimed from the River Lagan, now leans 1.25m from vertical. The sandstone memorial was constructed between 1865 and 1869 by Fitzpatrick Brothers builders and stands 113 feet tall in a mix of French and Italian Gothic styles. The base of the tower features flying buttresses with heraldic lions. A statue of the Prince in the robes of a Knight of the Garter stands on the western side of the tower and was sculpted by SF Lynn. A two tonne bell is housed in the tower and the clock was made by Francis Moore of High Street, Belfast.
Call 028 9032 0202 for details.
St. Anne’s Cathedral
Situated adjacent to the hotel. Belfast Cathedral tours available daily. Services are held every day in the cathedral. Holy Communion is also celebrated at 1:00pm on Wednesdays and Saints' Days and other Holy Days. On Sundays there are four services held in the cathedral, Holy Communion at 8.00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., Choral Eucharist at 11:00 a.m. and Evensong at 3:30 p.m.
The SSE Arena
Only 10 minutes from the hotel in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, Belfast’s number 1 concert venue and home to the Belfast Giant’s Ice Hockey team.
Ramada Encore Belfast is only 10 minutes from the Odyssey Arena- home of the Belfast Giants. Why not book accomodation with us for upcoming matches.
Belfast Unbound offers Burlesque classes for £25 per person which includes your own Burlesque accessories- gloves, feather boa etc. and vodka jellies to get the party started. Includes a full demonstration from a professional dancer and souvenir DVD for the host.
Check out our overnight hen party package.
The Secret Day Spa
Tranquility and relaxation are essential to your wellbeing, so we have carefully created for you a sanctuary of restful calm and indulgence. Take some time for yourself and let us help you unwind and emerge nurtured and refreshed.
SPECIAL OFFER - 10% off treatments to hotel guests and 10% off treatments for hen parties staying at Encore Belfast
The Secret Day Spa
30 Belmont Road, Belfast, BT4 2AN
T: 028 9067 1914
Oh Yeah Music Centre
Journey through the rich music history of Belfast. Open Mon- Fri from 11am- 3pm, Sat 12- 6pm and Sun 2-6pm. Call 028 9031 0845 for details.