Buildings

  • Entrance to former Ormeau Public Baths, Ormeau Avenue, Belfast.
  • The tower at Belfast City Hospital, south Belfast.
  • St Mary's Catholic Church, Chapel Lane, Belfast. erected in 1784.
  • St Georges’ Church, High Street. Church of Ireland church, erected in 1816.
  • St Anne’s Cathedral, Cathedral Quarter. Church of Ireland cathedral.
  • Robinson & Cleaver’s (former) Department Store, corner of Donegall Place/Donegall Square.
  • Ballatrade of the Robinson & Cleaver’s (former) Department Store, corner of Donegall Place/Donegall Square.
  • Mayfair Building, Nos. 5-11 Arthur Square, Belfast.
  • Art Deco Elephants on the 1933 Burton's Menswear Building, Ann Street, Belfast.
  • Dunnes’ Store, 3-11 High Street. Former Woolworth store,
  • Joy Street, Belfast; developed between 1825 and 1840.
  • Assembly Rooms, North Street and Waring Street. Built in 1769, it is now a listed building and currently derelict (July 2020).
  • Former Drawing Rooms for the Harland and Woolf shipyard; now the Titanic Hotel in the Titanic Quarter.
  • Castle Buildings, High Street, Belfast, built in 1905.
  • Danske Bank, Donegall Square West in Belfast. This was the location in December 2004 robberly of £26.5 million.
  • Dunnes’ Store, 3-11 High Street, Belast.
  • St Aiden’s Church Hall and Donegall Road Public Library, Donegall Road, south Belfast.
  • Former building of Donegall Road Public Library, Donegall Road, south Belfast.
  • Former TB Institute, Durham Street, Belfast.
  • Art deco entrance to the 1930s offices of the former aircraft company Shorts Brothers located in East Belfast.
  • Titanic Belfast and the Titanic Hotel Belfast (to left).
  • Titanic Belfast visitor centre, Titanic Quarter.
  • Dunnes’ Store, 3-11 High Street, Belast.
  • Stormont Parliament Buldings, east Belfast.
  • Scottish Provident Institution, 1-11 Donegall Square West, completed in 1902.
  • Sinclair’s department store, Royal Avenue, constructed in the interwar period.
  • St Georges’ Church, High Street. Church of Ireland church, erected in 1816.
  • St Mary's Catholic Church, Chapel Lane, Belfast. erected in 1784.
  • Central Panel, Scottish Provident Institution, 1-11 Donegall Square West. completed in 1902.
  • Robinson & Cleaver’s (former) Department Store, corner of Donegall Place/Donegall Square.
  • Ballatrade of the Robinson & Cleaver’s (former) Department Store, corner of Donegall Place/Donegall Square.
  • Lanyon Building, Queens University Belfast, South Belfast. Designed by Sir Charles Lanyon and opened in 1849.
  • McCracken Memorial Presbyterian, Malone Road. It was opened in 1934.
  • Merchant Hotel, Waring Street, Belfast, a former bank is now a five-star hotel.
  • Northern Whig Buildings, High Street, Belfast.
  • Art Deco Elephants on the 1933 Burton's Menswear Building, Ann Street, Belfast.
  • Castle Buildings, High Street, Belfast, built in 1905.
  • Danske Bank, Donegall Square West in Belfast. This was the location in December 2004 robberly of £26.5 million.
  • Former Drawing Rooms for the Harland and Woolf shipyard; now the Titanic Hotel in the Titanic Quarter.
  • Danesfort House, south Belfast, now the US Consulate in Northern Ireland.
  • Linen Hall Library, 17 Donegall Square North, Belfast. Founded in 1788, it is the oldest library in Belfast.
  • Customs House, Custom House Square, Belfast.
  • Bank of Ireland, Royal Avenue, Belfast. Built between 1929 and 1930; a fine example of Art Deco
  • Palm House, Botanic Garden, south Belfast; designed in 1840 by Charles Lanyon.
  • Dunnes’ Store, 3-11 High Street. Former Woolworth store,
  • First Presbyterian Church, Rosemary Street, Belfast.
  • Former Water Office (Marks & Spencer), 1 Donegall Square North, Belfast; built in the Italian Gothic style with a side tower on East façade.
  • The Lynn Building, Queen’s University Belfast, built in 1913; it is now the home to The Graduate School.
  • Elmwood Hall, University Road, south Belfast.
  • Maggie May’s, Malone Rd, south Belfast.
  • Titanic Memorial, Belfast City Hall,.
  • Central Presbytarian Church, May St, Belfast; built in 1829.
  • Clarence House, May St, Belfast, constructed 1865-67 to a design by Lanyon, Lynn and Lanyon.
  • Saint Malachy's Catholic Church, Alfred Street in Belfast's Linen Quarter.
  • University Road Methodist Church., built in 1864–65.
  • 1-3 Arthur Square, Belfast, built in 1888.
  • Assembly Rooms, North Street and Waring Street. Built in 1769, it is now a listed building and currently derelict (July 2020).
  • 10-14 Victoria Street, Town Parks, Belfast. Home of the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission.
  • Campbell College Belfast, east Belfast. Built in the early 1890s, famous pupils have included novelist C.S. Lewis and musician Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol).
  • Church of St John the Evangelist, Parish of Malone, Diocese of Connor. Located on the Malone Road,
  • Campbell College Belfast, east Belfast. Built in the early 1890s, famous pupils have included novelist C.S. Lewis and musician Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol).
  • Cresent Church, University Rd, south Belfast.

This one-and-a-half hour Belfast walking tour is an introduction to the outstanding heritage buildings in Belfast’s city centre. It is aimed at people with an interest in architecture rather than architects.

It aims to tell Belfast’s history through its buildings and will explore some of the religious, civic and commercial architecture of Belfast’s Linen and Cathedral Quarters.

It will examine buildings designed by famous Belfast architects, such as Sir Charles Lanyon and W.J. Barre, and also consider how different social, economic, and historical events shaped the built environment of Belfast.

Book this Belfast walking tour via email contact@drtomstours.com

DETAILS

  • START: The tour is 1.5 hours; departs from St Anne’s Cathedral. Times will be arranged in advance.
  • LANGUAGE: All tours are delivered in English.
  • MEET: opposite Cathedral in Writers’ Square, Donegall Street (postcode BT1 1DL for GPS)
  • END: Approximately 1.5 hours later at Belfast City Hall (postcode BT1 5GS).
  • COST: 18.50 GBP per adult (16 and over); minimum group is 5 adults, maximum is 15.
  • INCLUDED: tour guide.
  • EXCLUDED: refreshments/transport.