List of Famous Belfast Buildings & Structures Buildings

List of Famous Belfast Buildings & Structures

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List of the famous landmarks that make up the Belfast skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Belfast architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Belfast are included on this list. Information about these Belfast buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Belfast and older historic landmarks.

The list you're viewing has a variety of buildings, like Belfast Castle and Belfast City Hall, in it.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Belfast?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Belfast. Famous architectural houses within the city of Belfast are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.


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    Albert Bridge, Belfast

    The Albert Bridge is a bridge in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Its three flat arches span the River Lagan and it is one of eight bridges in the city. It was completed in 1890 by Belfast city surveyor J C Bretland after two arches of the previous bridge suddenly collapsed in 1886. It is located close to the ...more

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    • City/Town: Republic of Ireland
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    Albert Memorial Clock, Belfast

    The Albert Memorial Clock is a clock tower situated at Queen's Square in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It was completed in 1869 and is one of the best known landmarks of Belfast.more

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    • City/Town: Belfast, United Kingdom
    • Opened: Jan 01 1870
    • Architect: W. J. Barre
    • Created By: W. J. Barre
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    Bank Buildings, Belfast

    The Bank Buildings is a red Dumfries sandstone building located at 1-27 Castle Street in Belfast, Northern Ireland.more

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    • City/Town: Republic of Ireland
    • Opened: Jan 01 1787
    • Architect: Robert Taylor
    • Created By: Robert Taylor
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    Belfast Castle is set on the slopes of Cavehill Country Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland in a prominent position 400 feet above sea level. Its location provides unobstructed views of the city of Belfast and Belfast Lough.more

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    • City/Town: Belfast, United Kingdom
    • Opened: Jan 01 1870
    • Architect: Charles Lanyon, John Lanyon
    • Created By: Charles Lanyon, John Lanyon
    • Style: Scottish baronial style
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    Belfast City Hall

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    Belfast City Hall
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    Belfast City Hall is the civic building of Belfast City Council. Located in Donegall Square, Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, it faces north and effectively divides the commercial and business areas of the city centre.more

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    • City/Town: Belfast, United Kingdom
    • Opened: Jan 01 1906
    • Architect: Alfred Brumwell Thomas
    • Created By: Alfred Brumwell Thomas
    • Style: Edwardian Baroque architecture, Neo-baroque
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    Belfast Zoo

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    Belfast Zoo
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    Belfast Zoological Gardens is a zoo in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It is located in a relatively secluded location on the northeastern slope of Cavehill, overlooking Belfast's Antrim Road, resulting in a uniquely tranquil environment for the animals that the zoo is frequently praised for.more

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    • City/Town: Belfast, United Kingdom
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    The Crown Liquor Saloon

    The Crown Liquor Saloon is a public house in Belfast, Northern Ireland, located in Great Victoria Street. Refurbished to a high standard in 1885, it is an outstanding example of a Victorian gin palace, and is one of Northern Ireland's best-known pubs.more

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    • City/Town: Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, United Kingdom, with Dependencies and Territories
    • Style: Victorian architecture
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    First Church of Belfast

    First Church of Belfast is a historic church on Church Street in Belfast, Maine. It was built in 1818 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.more

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    • City/Town: Belfast, Maine, USA
    • Style: Federal architecture
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    Grand Opera House, Belfast

    The Grand Opera House is a theatre in Belfast, Northern Ireland, designed by the most prolific theatre architect of the period, Frank Matcham. It opened on 23 December 1895. According to the Theatres Trust, the "magnificent auditorium is probably the best surviving example in the United Kingdom of the ...more

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    • City/Town: Belfast, United Kingdom
    • Opened: Dec 23 1895
    • Architect: Frank Matcham
    • Created By: Frank Matcham
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    HM Prison Crumlin Road

    HMP Belfast, also known as Crumlin Road Gaol, is a former prison situated on the Crumlin Road in north Belfast, Northern Ireland. It is the only Victorian era prison remaining in Northern Ireland and has been out of service since 1996. It is affectionately known as the Crum. The Northern Ireland ...more

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    • City/Town: Belfast, United Kingdom
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    King's Hall, Belfast

    The King's Hall Complex is a multi-purpose venue located in Balmoral, Lisburn Road, Belfast in Northern Ireland. The King's Hall Complex consists of 6 event venues, 4 of which are still in operation. The King's Hall Complex is owned by the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society, who moved to the Complex in ...more

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    • City/Town: Republic of Ireland
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    Linen Hall Library

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    Linen Hall Library
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    The Linen Hall Library is located at 17 Donegall Square North, Belfast, Northern Ireland. It is the oldest library in Belfast and the last subscribing library in Northern Ireland. The Library is physically in the centre of Belfast, and more generally at the centre of the cultural and creative life of ...more

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    • City/Town: Republic of Ireland
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    McHugh's Bar

    McHugh's Bar is a public house in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Located on Queen's Square in Belfast City Centre, it is one of the city's best known pubs and the oldest building in Belfast.more

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    • City/Town: Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, United Kingdom, with Dependencies and Territories
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    Obel Tower

    The Obel Tower is a highrise building in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Costing £60 million and measuring 85 metres in height, the tower dominates the Belfast skyline. On completion it overtook the previous tallest building in Belfast and Northern Ireland, Windsor House, also in Belfast. Developed by the ...more

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    • City/Town: Belfast, United Kingdom
    • Opened: Jan 01 2010
    • Structural Height (m): 85.0
    • Construction Started: 2006
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    Odyssey Arena
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    The Odyssey, which consists of the Odyssey Pavilion and Odyssey Arena is a large sports and entertainment centre situated in Titanic Quarter, Belfast, Northern Ireland, a part of the Belfast Harbour Estate. It was jointly funded by the Millennium Commission, the Laganside Corporation, the DCAL, the ...more

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    • City/Town: Belfast, United Kingdom
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    Parliament Buildings

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    Parliament Buildings
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    Parliament Buildings, commonly known as Stormont because of its location in the Stormont Estate area of Belfast, is the seat of the Northern Ireland Assembly. It previously housed the defunct Parliament of Northern Ireland.more

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    • City/Town: Belfast, United Kingdom
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    Queen Elizabeth ll Bridge

    The Queen Elizabeth ll Bridge is a bridge in Belfast, Northern Ireland, not to be confused with the adjacent Queen's Bridge. It is one of eight bridges over the Lagan in the city. It was built in the 1960s.more

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    • City/Town: Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, United Kingdom, with Dependencies and Territories
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    Queen's Bridge

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    Queen's Bridge
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    Queens Bridge is a bridge in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It is one of eight bridges in the city, not to be confused with the adjacent Queen Elizabeth II Bridge. It was opened in 1849.more

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    • City/Town: Republic of Ireland
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    Royal Courts of Justice, Belfast

    The Royal Courts of Justice in Belfast is the home of the Court of Judicature of Northern Ireland established under the Judicature Act 1978. This comprises the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal, High Court of Northern Ireland and the Crown Court in Northern Ireland. This building in Chichester Street was ...more

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    • City/Town: Republic of Ireland
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    Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast

    The Royal Victoria Hospital is a hospital in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The hospital is undergoing a £74 million refurbishing. This includes an extension to the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, new wards in the main hospital, a new accident and emergency department and a new maternity unit. The ...more

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    • City/Town: Republic of Ireland
    • Opened: Jan 01 1906
    • Style: Victorian architecture
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